It seems pretty clear that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer killing all the animals he eats (don’t worry, that’s just his dog Beast in the picture. Pretty sure he didn’t eat him). Last year, in an email to Fortune, Zuckerberg reportedly said:
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.
This weekend, he posted the following status update:
I updated my grilling app, iGrill, today and it now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome. I’m making a Fred’s steak.
Apparently, that’s not something that he killed. If you take a look at the other side of his Timeline, you’ll see his recent activity, which also includes “liking” Chicken McNuggets on Saturday.
Of course, this is just a Facebook “interest” page, and not an actual Page from McDonald’s. Perhaps he’s only interested in McNuggets.
Earlier this month, he “liked” McDonald’s:
Not a bad endorsement for a company who seems to have had its share of stumbles in social media marketing.