I think the reason is that the role of the "neighborhood butcher" is becoming obsolete. For most people there just simply isn't a butcher to ask. Most meat now is processed in large production facilities. The job the butcher used to have is fragmented to multiple workers in order to increase production and profits.
Wondering why Witnesses don't ask if meat is bled anymore!!!!
German Ex Witness great qoute! So they encourage licking your cuts!!!??? Jehovah will not be pleased. Why don't they have blood cards for the butcher? I mean you go in and give him your no blood in my meat card...just to be sure. The whole point is Acts 15 says: "Abstain from BLOOD, AND THINGS STRANGLED, AND FROM FORNICATION." Like with fornication even touching is porneia, but for blood it's a conscience issue, you don't have to ask you butcher....however why ask your doctor whether he will use blood or not then?
The first edition N.W. translation says "Keep oneself free from blood..." Later more dramatic versions, "Abstain from Blood.."
I know some Witnesses who like Chinese food especially Peking duck....everyone knows those birds are strangled, so what the hell is up with that.
Because they are afraid that the butcher, an evil worldly person, will lie and tell them that it is bled when in fact it is not.
GermanXJW quotes the Watchtower:
If there is valid basis to believe that animal blood (or a component of it) is definitely being used locally in food products, Christians should exercise due caution. Still, it would be unwise to be upset by mere suspicion or live with unfounded worry.
In the late 1970's, the congregations in my area were swept by the rumor that chickens in local supermarkets were not properly bled, except for a single brand. I finally called the state about this (can't remember the name of the bureau; or it might have been the local FDA office). The agent I talked to told me that it's illegal to sell unbled chickens at all in my state.
So I passed the word along and quit worrying about it. But I continued to prefer the "safe brand," because it actually tasted better
Old JW Urban Legend:
3 Musketeers bars have blood in them.
I think they're a favorite food of Smurfs too.
Remember when we weren't supposed to buy pet food that contained blood? Or fertilizer?
I mean...we couldn't go out and buy Brand X cat food for TabbyKat because it had blood in it, but we encouraged him to kill and eat the mice at the toolshed. I wonder if he properly butchered and drained the blood from the mouse before eating it?
And fertilizer...I never understood that one. According to the Mosaic Law, what was supposed to be done with blood from the sacrificed animals? Poured on the ground. So you buy fertilizer that has traces of blood in it. What are you going to do with that fertilizer? Pour it on the ground...
Problem is: Even IF an animal is bled safely ( cutting the throat and hanging it upside down) there is still blood in the meat. Gee, I wonder why when we buy those packs of chicken parts there is still blood when we de-thaw it?
Witnesses say they will eat NO BLOOD, well, then, that means NO MEAT, because even in meat bled correctly, there is still blood. We can see it when we buy meat for our table from the grocery store.
They say that that's ridiculous, and that if meat is bled correctly, they are complying with the law of God. Yet... when it comes to saving their children from the wrath of God, they will still deny them ANY BLOOD, and kill them. Go figure.