...Eating the whole of an animal, "nose-to-tail dining," is a time-honored tradition born of necessity and, yes, respect for the animal that died for your dinner. Why waste anything? As one of my most meat-loving friends once said, "Look. Eating meat means eating gross stuff. You have to accept that if you're going to do it."
The meat in the picture, he continues, is just the "parts that you would
gnaw on if you had a good whole roasted chicken sitting in front of
Lam concludes it's the symbolism behind the picture that gets him ― the factory processing, the recognition of thousands of animals being turned into a Play-Doh product to feed the masses. Personally, I'm reminded of Otto von Bismarck's famous quip, "Sausages are like laws: It's better not to see them being made." Er, something like that.