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maybe the thought of eating a beloved pet has something to do with it, I know dog is a delicacy in some Countries


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With the amount of pets that go missing in this country, we might well be.

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What do you think ?

 

Mans best friend in many countries.

 

I visited a dog cemetery in western Australia that is dedicated to Australian shepherd dogs, where the owners have created amazing gravestones/shrines for their lost friends. These dogs are known for their amazing bond with the farmers that are often out all day every day with them.

 

Dogs often know their owners better than the people themselves. You have Dogs that can sniff out cancer. Dogs that help people with disabilities. Dogs used for security at airports. Etc etc etc.

 

In China they eat millions every year and the way they are killed is often very cruel. Some are killed by boiling them alive. Some are attacked to increase adrenaline levels, as that apparently increases tenderness of the meat.

 

But i do eat meat, so i cannot deny people rights to eat what they want, but they should ensure there is no cruelty.


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We eat chicken, lamb, duck and beef, to name a few, so why not dog ?

 

It's a matter of cultural acceptability and norms really, I've eaten horse in France before (and REALLY enjoyed it) but I know that our horse loving neigbours would have an anuerism at the thought of doing so. Likewise with other 'unusual' meats it's down to what's palatable in the conscience of the person doing the chewing. I've been to a few restaurants that served different meats like zebra, crocodile, wild boar, kangaroo etc and in fairness they're all just 'meat', I'm sure I've been to a few dodgy takeaways too and probably eaten something domesticated in the process.

 

I personally don't particularly like dogs, although I wouldn't knowingly put one on my plate for the time being at least.

 

Besides, soon enough we'll all be eating insects routinely anyway, a nice beetle cutlet for dinner?


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It's a matter of cultural acceptability and norms really, I've eaten horse in France before (and REALLY enjoyed it) but I know that our horse loving neigbours would have an anuerism at the thought of doing so. Likewise with other 'unusual' meats it's down to what's palatable in the conscience of the person doing the chewing. I've been to a few restaurants that served different meats like zebra, crocodile, wild boar, kangaroo etc and in fairness they're all just 'meat', I'm sure I've been to a few dodgy takeaways too and probably eaten something domesticated in the process.

 

I personally don't particularly like dogs, although I wouldn't knowingly put one on my plate for the time being at least.

 

Besides, soon enough we'll all be eating insects routinely anyway, a nice beetle cutlet for dinner?

 

Eating crocodile might make me snappy, kangaroo would make me jumpy, but eating horse would be fine as long as it was cooked properly or I might end up in horse-petal..

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I wont eat rabbit, But that is because i had rabbits as pets when i was young

 

I now have a cat as a pet, i wouldn't eat cats either

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It's a strange sort of question, really: we don't eat dogs because we see them as companions, not as food (exceptions exist, I realise, but the general rule is there). In other words, we find them friendly, cute, cuddly etc, and the idea of eating them seems repulsive physically and morally. And there's nothing wrong with, or irrational about, that.

 

We've had a very long association with these animals and their ancestors, probably for about as long as homo sapiens has been recognisable as a species. Our very progress as a species is bound up with theirs, we've grown to understand them to some extent, and they've evolved to understand us to an extent that seems, in many cases, almost startling. So really, it's more than just their cute appearance - we feel that we understand them and communicate with them, and that they mean a lot more to us than cows, chickens and so on. I mean, I hope most of us would not intentionally mistreat a cow, but we generally don't see them as "friends" in the way we do with dogs.

 

For millennia these slightly goofy mini-wolves have been around, helping us out in so many ways and asking for relatively little in return. Why would we want to eat them?


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I went to iceland a few months ago and bought a batch of the various aussie burgers they have started selling.

kangaroo

crocodile

osterich

 

Interesting but I wouldn't go back for more


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My way of life is pretty simple: If it moves and it's not venomous, eat it!

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We eat Horse, A Tesco delicacy

 

We eat processed meat pies, do you really believe that is meat you are eating, well 1% is

 

Anyway after my dog passed away after 15 years loyal companionship, truly mans best friend:

 

A dog has a unique emotional bond with its owner. When they go it tears your heart out

 

My beloved Prince turned my life around when no one else cared. To see that happy face and wagging tail as soon as i walked in cannot be put into words. To this day i have been unable to even contemplate another.

 

I could not stop myself if i ever witnessed such animals being abused in any way

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what earth prompted the OP to ask such an odd question in the first place - what is wrong with you??

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what earth prompted the OP to ask such an odd question in the first place - what is wrong with you??

 

Has been in the news recently. MP's discussed the dog meat trade on Thursday.


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Well we seem to be trading everything else with China, why not our domesticated live stock:-x

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To further the debate , who are 'we'

 

It clearly can not be a collective we , because in some countries, as said , dogs are eaten-and in these countries people also keep them as pets

 

Are the we being referred to in some way better than the rest? It is a sign of how careful we need to be with language and how unconscious prejudice can manifest itself

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Are the we being referred to in some way better than he rest? It is a sign of how careful we need to be with language and how unconscious prejudice can manifest itself

 

Yes agreed, unless I am mistaken your use of "he" was a dropped T rather than a unconscious prejudice manifesting itself ?

 

Sorry it made me chuckle.

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To further the debate , who are 'we'

 

It clearly can not be a collective we , because in some countries, as said , dogs are eaten-and in these countries people also keep them as pets

 

Are the we being referred to in some way better than he rest? It is a sign of how careful we need to be with language and how unconscious prejudice can manifest itself

 

I used "we" advisedly and inclusively. Even in areas where eating dogs is not culturally taboo in the same way that it is in the West, it is far less common than the consumption of most other species that, worldwide, are widely considered to be "food" animals. I also deliberately chose not to provide links to this information (specific numbers, worldwide cultural practices and so on) as I have no wish to cause any offence or distress.


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Yes agreed, unless I am mistaken your use of "he" was a dropped T rather than a unconscious prejudice manifesting itself ?

 

Sorry it made me chuckle.

 

Corrected but your quote will make it live on

 

However , who said my prejudices were unconscious:wink:


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Anyway after my dog passed away after 15 years loyal companionship, truly mans best friend:

 

A dog has a unique emotional bond with its owner. When they go it tears your heart out

 

Theres a hell of a lot of truth in the old joke:

The divorce destroyed me ... she got custody of my dog.

 

If you want a hard life full of woe - get married

If you want love - get a dog.


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i was not referring to you when I questioned the use of the word we, I was questioning the wisdom of using the word we in the context that consumer dude used it . I am not at all saying it was done deliberately however

 

Title of thread - Why do people not eat dogs\

reference we do not eat dogs

 

Therefore it could, and I stress could, suggest, that the person who wrote it thinks that, we are people ,but that those that eat dog are not people .Do you see what I mean about having to be very careful with language?


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