This was in a Reader's Digest many years ago... A family bought a steer to fatten up and butcher, and naturally the kids made a pet out of him, and named him Charlie (or something like that IIRC). After he was in the freezer, one daughter's friend was visiting when they cooked hamburgers and hot dogs. All the family kids wanted hot dogs, because they didn't want to eat Charlie. The little girl visiting said, "I'll have a hamburger. I didn't know him that well."