China May Ban Eating Dogs and Cats

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  1. Jade Tigress

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    Just as a note this is a Southern Chinese thing and not so much. if at all, a Northern Chinese thing

    As Woman I once knew who was from Guangzhou (South China) told me "In the south we eat anything with legs except tables and chairs"

    As my wife, who is from the North once told me "Southerners eat weird food"
     
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    That huge collective sigh you just heard was from the southern portion of China by dogs and cats hiding out everywhere they can.
     
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    If there is a food shortage, Rover is back on the menue; and, why not? Just because America believes in wasting all the animals it euthenizes everyday, doesn't mean China should.
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    Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat. I'd never eat a dog myself, as long as I have options. Besides, like Jules says, a dog's got personality. But in an emergency, sure. Hell, in an emergency I wouldn't recommend any of you stand too close either, if you know what I mean. ;)

    As far as a ban goes, I don't know if that would change anything without cultivating a sense of "ick" at the concept. If the sentiments of Ms. Yong catch on, they would have to stop selling it because there would be no supply.
     
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    100 points for the "Motel Hell" reference!
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    It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters.
     
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    How about "Animal Shelter Skelter"?%-}
     
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    Dang.... just when I said to myself... Self, I wanna eat a dog and cat tonight instead of chicken. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a friend from a United States territory; he once killed and bar-b-qued the family dog. His parents were pleased with the meal, but then asked where the dog was. Needless to say he was grounded to the basement for six months. His father was a teacher; so, going to school was not an option.
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    sounds like he had issues... the neighbors dog, maybe, but your own!
     
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    Nicest guy you could ever meet.
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    We had it in the north, near Da Tong.

    Guests: "What kind of meat is that?"
    Hosts: "It's local."

    It was like marbled sliced turkey. Kind of dry.
     
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    Shanxi Province, coutryside or city?

    If city I'm surprised, if countryside all bets are off. They served a friend of mine in a village delicacy in the North, in the countryside, that my wife also thought was incredibly weird... I forget what they called it but he described it as... plate of whole roasted mountain rat.

    But even in the cities, since the rules have lightened up, people are coming form other areas and bringing their foods with them. But go to the Beijing night market and you will find foods that are... well.... nothing I wuold even think about eating and that has been there for a VERY long time.
     
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    I blame the potential ban on the internet. ;) That's only half tongue in cheek. The world's getting smaller and the biases of the rest of the world are moving in, it seems. I don't have a problem eating a dog or a cat and I have both as pets. The difference is I wouldn't eat the family pet. There's a relationship there. Protein is a vital part of the diet and needs to be gotten where you can get it. IIRC, most of the dogs eaten in China are a specifically bred animal just for consumption and not the neighbors pet.
     
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    It wasn't that long ago that Farmers in the United States would not even bother to name the barn cats. Its my susicion that that is why everyone calls cats, "kitty,kitty". Its imbeded in our culture. I grew up around chickens, pigs, and cows, that we all named and later ate. My Grandfather loved those animals more than any of us but he was the one who prepared the pets for their new role. He just came from different times. So, I don't help my Islander friends eat raw turkey, nor do I partake in whatever they offer me; unless, It at least looks like Chicken.
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    Darned Internet!

    I've kept my dogs Coal and Holmes in line by threatening them with a Chinese vacation when they misbehave...... whoa is me, now what'll I ever do?

    Guess travelers had better be wary of ordering a "hot dog" in China...
     
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    You keep talking like it doesn't happen in the U.S. every single day. I won't burst that bubble.
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    Well, maybe there is something sinister going on at "The Storybook Dog Bakery" in upstate NY.......
     
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    if that means sparing us further stories of the family dog being grilled and fed to unsuspecting family members by "nicest guys", one can only thank you for keeping the bubble intact.
     
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