Mark Zuckerberg: Dweeb turned hunter.
Mark Zuckerberg: Dweeb turned hunter.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Kills and Eats a Bison

Back in May, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to only eat animals he kills as part of his yearly personal challenge. Last year's challenge was a less-brutal one. He attempted to learn to speak Chinese. The year before that? Wear a tie every day.

According to, Zuckerberg attempted to explain his strange pledge via (what else?) Facebook.

"Every year I have a yearly personal challenge. It's a good way to

explore different things I wouldn't normally do and challenge myself.

Towards the end of last year I reflected a bunch of how thankful I was

that we were building so many good things and things have gone well so

far and I decided to make this year's challenge around being more

thankful for what I have. I struggled for a while about how to implement

this, but eventually decided that forcing myself to get personally

involved and thank the animals whose lives I take in order to eat them

was the best day-to-day way to remind myself to be thankful. So every

day when I can't eat meat I am reminded of why not and how lucky I am,

and when I do get the chance to eat meat it's especially good. This

challenge also has the benefit of making me generally healthier, and I'm

also learning a lot about sustainable living."

So far, Zuckerberg has claimed to kill a lobster, a chicken, a goat and a pig.


at the recent F8 Developers Conference, Zuckerberg displayed his

Facebook page on a large screen -- complete with a notification that he

was cooking bison burgers.

Speculation has run rampant on whether

Zuckerberg actually went out and hunted a large, snorting animal with

deadly horns himself.

Fortune's Patricia Sellers reports that sources close to the Facebook co-creator confirm that, in fact, Zuckerberg obtained a hunting license and "recently shot and killed a bison".

We're so hoping that Zuckerberg gets a hankering for alligator in the near future, because we gotta see that in person!

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