Did He Just Say He Butchers Animals in Hotel Bathrooms?

Categories: Chewing the Fat

OK, did any of you just hear that? Kris Boyd, host of Think on NPR, just had hunter, writer and host of MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel, Steven Rinella, on her show during the 1 o'clock hour to discuss his new book Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter.

I didn't catch the entire interview, but I did hear the segment in which Rinella described, in not too much detail but enough, how he travels, hunts and processes his meat.

He starts by breaking down his hunted game (say, deer or javelina) into quarters while out in the field, then back at the hotel, he finishes processing the game by using the hotel bathtub and by laying plastic on the bathroom floor.

Conveniently, hotels also have a lot of ice. So, he packs it down. And I think I heard him say that sometimes he hides the packages of game meat in the hotel ice machine (but, I'm not positive). But, I know I heard him say the only problem he's ever had is when he lost two American eels.

(Where?! C'mon, Kris! He lost two processed eels. You didn't ask him where!? Please, we all need to know.)

Granted, all of this meat is for his for his personal consumption. He's not selling it on the street corner or anything. But, it's not the meat I'm really worried about.

He processes animals in hotel bathrooms and bathtubs!

Do you think he hangs the "Do Not Disturb" sign?

I'm being totally open minded. Is this OK?


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Um, gross. Scenes from American Psycho are flashing through my mind.


Really, LDD? You are in Texas. This should come as a surprise to, oh...... NO ONE.


Besides, some of the things that two consenting adults do in hotel bathrooms are much worse.....


I heard that too.  Kris Boyd mentioned it must look like a scene from Dexter.  It sounded gross, but I imagine worse things happen in hotel bathrooms, and it's always comforting when they assure me that everything's been sanitized for my protection.


The ice machine thing is different.  He said it's wrapped in plastic, "so it's sanitary", and I'm sure he washes his hands before he handles my ice, but now I wonder what the hell else people are storing in there.  What kind of ice machine is he talking about.  I usually try not to think about what has previously happened in my hotel room, but from now on, I'm drinking everything neat.


I've never watched hardcore porn in a hotel, but it must be disconcerting, lying on your bed, watching people leaking all sorts of bodily fluids on a hotel bedspread.


@cityofate Probably gonna have to book his hotel rooms under a pseudonym now. #notcoolbro


picture this guy hauling a feral hog thru the lobby of ZaZa

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 @ceepee I rather know that 2 people fucked in the hotel bathroom over know some animal was skinned and deboned and bled all over the place


 @marvin Did you ever see that old movie called Psycho?

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