Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Indians weren't vegetarians

Yesterday Ellie was learning about Indians (as in Americans, Native) at school.  On the way home she was telling me what she learned.

"Indians lived at my school before we were there.  And they ate animals.  That's silly."

"Well, did you know most of the people at your school eat animals?"


"That's right.  Did you know that chicken nuggets are made out of chickens?"

"How do they do that?"

"Well, you have to cut up the chicken and then turn it into nuggets."

"How do you cut up the chicken?"

"Well, first you have to kill the chicken, then cut it up and cook it."

"Killing animals isn't nice."

"Well, we don't eat animals.  Our chicken nuggets aren't made from chickens.  Ours are really made from plants and cooked to be like chicken.  That's why I sometimes take you a special lunch, because we don't eat animals."

"Yeah.  I eat plants.  But not the kind that grow in the ground.  That's silly."

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