Competitor Says Zuckerberg Killed Goat with Stun Gun, Served It to Him for Dinner


I have nothing against using goats — or any ruminant, really — as food. If you haven’t tried it, in fact, I would suggest it.

Nor, in fact, am I against killing your own food. Again, I think it’s something I would suggest. Given the percentage of our readership that hunts, I’m probably on safe ground to say that many of you have already done so.

However, if you’re a major tech CEO having another tech CEO over for dinner, killing a goat with a stun gun and serving it for dinner is, perhaps, a little extreme for whatever Silicon Valley’s version of Emily Post’s “Etiquette” is.

In the latest weird escapade attributed to the tech industry’s most advanced android, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims in an interview with Rolling Stone published earlier this week that his dinner at Zuckerberg’s house involved cold goat, a butcher and a very strange dinner.

During the interview, Dorsey was asked about his most memorable encounter with Zuckerberg.

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“Well, there was a year when he was only eating what he was killing,” Dorsey said.

“He made goat for me for dinner. He killed the goat.”

The interviewer then asked if the killing took place in front of him.

“No. He killed it before. I guess he kills it,” Dorsey said. “He kills it with a laser gun and then the knife. Then they send it to the butcher.”

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Dorsey corrected himself after the interviewer asked about the laser gun part, saying that it was a stun gun.

“They stun it, and then he knifed it,” Dorsey said. “Then they send it to a butcher. Evidently in Palo Alto there’s a rule or regulation that you can have six livestock on any lot of land, so he had six goats at the time.

“I go, ‘We’re eating the goat you killed?’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Have you eaten goat before?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I love it.’ I’m like, ‘What else are we having?’ ‘Salad.’ I said, ‘Where is the goat?’ ‘It’s in the oven.’”

Apparently, the preparation left something to be desired. After about thirty minutes, Zuckerberg said he thought the goat was finished.

“We go in the dining room. He puts the goat down. It was cold.” Dorsey said. “That was memorable. I don’t know if it went back in the oven. I just ate my salad.”

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This likely traces the incident back to somewhere around 2011, when Zuckerberg publicly undertook a challenge to only eat meat that he had killed himself as a “personal challenge,” according to Fortune.

“I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” Zuckerberg said at the time. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.”

This is all very true, but it doesn’t preclude serving it warm.

Strange goat-dining experiences aside, Dorsey also had misgivings about Facebook’s purpose as a company.

Asked to described his “philosophical differences” with the Facebook CEO, Dorsey responded, “I would love to. I just don’t know what his philosophies are. I don’t know what their purpose is … I know what they say, but I don’t know. I see Mark as a very, very smart businessman. He will excel to gain as much market share as possible.”

As for that goat, though. Power move? Tone-deaf weirdness? Interesting anecdote? All of the above? Zuckerberg is a fairly inscrutable character, so I would hesitate to guess. For all we know, maybe he found out the goat was a conservative.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture


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