I did some reading through the vegetarian thread on this off topic forum. I thought it would be an interesting to turn it around, and ask are there any animals that you would not eat and why. For the general purposes of this thread I will lay down a set of topic rules and a definition. Definition: Animal means any creature from the kingdom Animalia. rule 1: This thread is about species. The answer, "I would eat a chicken, but I would not eat my brother's pet chicken.", is not an answer to this thread. rule 2: The animal in question must die as a result of you getting your meal. This means that seal placenta does not count. Animals that die from accidents or "die on there own" do not count. The animal in question must have a significant portion of it's life cut short to make your meal. rule 2.5: Any animal raised for human or animal consumption anywhere in the world counts for this thread. So regardless if the animal is killed for you in particular or it was killed for market, it does NOT negate rule 1, it is still on the menu unless you vote against it. rule 3: broad categories are allowed. If you are a pescatarian, you could say, "I will not eat any animal that is not a fish.", is an acceptable answer. You could even turn this to the extreme and say, "I will not eat any animal that is not a domestic pig,chicken or cow.". rule 3.5: If you are a strict vegetarian then there is little point to this thread because your answer would be, "I would not eat any animals.". rule 4: This thread does not count if you are starving. I would imagine, if it was a choice between your death and the death of an animal, most people would have little reservation. For this thread, you would choose between your usual meat and the unusual meat. rule 5: For western/urban cultures, you do not have to see the individual animal when it is alive. You do have to know what species the meat came from. Other that that, you would only see it when it looked like packaged meat or cooked meat. rule 5.5: Manner and cleanliness of the slaughter are not part of this thread. So just assume that it is clean and humane as you define it. rule 6: This discussion does not count animals parts that are accidentally consumed or animals that are so small they are inadvertently swallowed. (dammit, I would NEVER eat a tardigrade!) So what sorts of animals would you not eat, and WHY? PS. you are allowed to add somthing to your list, if you forgot.