I just thought how ridiculous it would be for the little thing to have been caught in a net, died, frozen, transported to my local supermarket, then bought by me, only to end up being thrown away without having been cooked. :s …Even if some of the stew might be thrown away because not everything was eaten. Meh. It’s complicated.
…Or not, but let’s not start a veggie discussion here.
I feel the same about meat and fish. Throwing away leftover vegetables don’t bother me much, but I feel ashamed when it happens to meat or fish.
But then I learned that for every fish on your plate seven other water animals died. Eight lives for every fish you eat. It is sad the way we treat animals, just for food. I am not a vegetarian and never will be one, but I try to eat organic meat and sustainable fish (is that correct word?) and hide my head in the sand for the ugly truth. It is so complicated.
In short I do the same as in the last line of your comment. Luckily most brands now seem to use dolphin-safe nets, except… John West. The biggest and most famous brand out there. Sigh. >_>
I respect this awe for the natural value of food. I remember a previous comic (about an all-you-can-eat buffet), it seemed to me that your feeling on this point is not restricted to food from animal sources alone.