Q: What is this, anyway?
A: Suicide Food is a blog that explores the absurdities of meat culture by examining images of animals that appear to want to be eaten.

Q: Why don’t you feature images of vegetables and fruits that want to be eaten?
A: Because there's no there there. Depicting corn-on-the-cobs diving into a pot of water isn't exactly... Well, it just doesn't seem to matter. We don't care much about the putative feelings or miseries of fruits and vegetables. There are two kinds of people who think plants feel pain: people trying to score rhetorical points against vegans and… No, actually, there's only one kind of person who thinks plants feel pain.

Q: Can’t you take a joke?
A: Who, us? You wound us, sir! (Madam?) We love jokes. But only when they're funny.

Q: If everyone became vegan, what would happen to all the cows and pigs? We’d be overrun! Ha ha!
A: You’re the only person in the world who thinks vegans have the power to bring about the instantaneous abolition of all livestock and animal byproducts. The rest of… everyone… thinks that if something like this happened—and maybe it has already begun!—it would be a long, gradual process. If it were to happen at all, it would start with “farmers” artificially inseminating fewer animals. Fewer animals would be born to “replace” the animals that met untimely ends. Eventually, in time, there would be no new animals, and the old ones would die or get themselves killed, as they do now, and then, one day... Hey, look! Things are different!

Q: What right do you have to use someone else's copyrighted material without their permission?
A: We have the same right anyone has to use someone's copyrighted material without their permission: It's called the Fair Use doctrine, and it says that, in certain cases, people may use copyrighted material without permission. The wikipedia article on the subject—http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Usedescribes Fair Use as “a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship.” Moreover, we never misrepresent the logos and other material we use. When we know, we say exactly whose material it is. We don't claim it as our own. We don't cause confusion in the minds of consumers. We even say it right up there in the top-right corner: All images are trademarks and/or copyrights of their respective owners.

Q: How do I submit an image to Suicide Food so you can write about it?
A: Just drop us a line at suicidefood (at) gmail (dot) com. (Thanks!)