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Mark Zuckerberg: 'I Only Eat Meat From Animals I've Killed Myself'

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Mandarin. This year the Facebook founder is determined to appreciate where his food comes from.

"The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," Zuckerberg tells the CNN's 'Fortune'. "I spend almost all of my time building Facebook, so these personal challenges are all things I wouldn't normally have the chance to do if I didn't take the time."

"This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have."

"This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself."

"So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals."

"I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn't want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive."

"That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don't have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from."

May 27, 2011 |

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