Mark Zuckerberg: I killed a pig – and I liked it

May 27, 2011
David Cairns

Facebook founder made vow to only eat meat from animals he has killed himself

Many captains of industry like to relax by slaughtering defenceless animals and now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined their ranks. But there's a catch: rather than hunting, shooting or fishing, the Zuck's new hobby seems to be a sort of home abattoir.

Always one to march to the beat of a different drum, Zuckerberg likes to give himself a life challenge every year. Last year, when he wasn't running the world's biggest social network or watching Hollywood movies about himself, he was learning Chinese.

This year, Zuckerberg has made a vow: he will only eat meat from animals he has killed himself, reports US magazine Fortune.

"I just killed a pig and a goat," said Zuckerberg, posting the bizarre news on his private Facebook profile to his 847 friends. "I celebrated by drinking their blood naked at dawn," he didn't add - though some of his pals reacted as though he had.

Zuckerberg was forced to explain: "The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," he said. "I'm eating a lot healthier foods. And I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals.

"It's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day."

Wise words indeed, and certainly a step up from Zuckerberg's rather underwhelming personal challenge for 2009, when he reportedly wore a tie every day.

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