One of the main things we wanted to do when we moved to France and had the space, was to rear our own animals to eat. We get a butcher in the slaughter the sheep and pigs but we do the poultry ourselves (ducks, turkeys and chickens). Yesterday and today it was the time for our 12 table chickens to take a one way journey to the freezer. When people know that we slaughter our own birds it elicits a range of reactions from "How could you?" to "I couldn't do that but respect that you can" to "Could you show me how it's done!?".
What about you? Could you kill something that you had raised and then eat it?