Very horrible and disturbing.
And yet I must wonder how people can support a candidate (Obama) who is in favor of a woman's right to do essentially the same thing, from a results point of view, to her unborn baby: to stop a beating heart by performing a violent, painful, sickening killing. Given the choice, I'll pick human-life protection from this very imperfect slate of candidates. I'm not excited about the Republican choices this year--I'm not a blind, Republican-right-or-wrong voter, for example--but I do see terrible irony in people's horror (including mine) at hunting in this manner, and yet an absence of horror at exactly what goes on during an abortion procedure on a human being.
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan