One of the most difficult thing to know as a meat eater is all that meat had a face once upon a time. As a farmer who lives off what we raise and what we can harvest in the wild we can't think of that. A chicken is merely dressing or dumplings or fried pieces. Calves are hamburger meat, roasts, steaks and innards. We save the parts: liver, tongue, mountain oysters and heart. Same with deer. Waste not want not. But it's okay if you thank their spirit for feeding you or so I've been taught.
Today we said goodbye to Sir Loin. He will feed us well as we have fed him. It is the way. We thank him.