Do you think it's okay to eat cats and dogs?

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    Apr 24, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    I like cats and dogs best as pets, but I can't really see it as being worse than eating other animals.
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    Apr 24, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    I had a hot dog with catsup for lunch.
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    Apr 24, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/edibles/dogsoup.asp
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    Apr 24, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
    I think eating carnivores is gross. Omnivores only marginally better.
    I prefer to eat vegetarians.
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    Apr 24, 2015 9:38 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI think eating carnivores is gross. Omnivores only marginally better.
    I prefer to eat vegetarians.


    Ditto.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 24, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    christ no, might as well eat a toddler
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    Apr 24, 2015 10:44 PM GMT
    Why do you think it's gross to eat carnivores? It even happens in nature icon_smile.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 24, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
    Marmoy saidWhy do you think it's gross to eat carnivores? It even happens in nature icon_smile.gif


    In the United States, and most "Western" cultures, it is repulsive to eat dog/cat. It's cultural, and how we are conditioned.

    Just as it's repulsive for some cultures to eat cows, which are often sacred.

    So, to answer your question, HELL NO I don't want to and don't want anyone else too.
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    Apr 24, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    Supposedly pigs are smarter than cats and dogs. And people can change their minds regardless of 'culture' because I know that plenty of people who have pet cats and dogs don't consider it bad to eat them. It doesn't really make sense to have a problem with it. Unless the animal in question is endangered.
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    Apr 24, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
    Well, it really depends on the sauce.
  • Apparition

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    Apr 25, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    most of us dont eat pussy or bitches.
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    Apr 25, 2015 3:53 AM GMT
    Oh yeah, like any bitch on here is gonna admit to eating a cat or dog..... fucking freak. icon_rolleyes.gif

    And no, it's not acceptable to eat a dog or cat.... at least not in western culture.
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    Apr 25, 2015 5:13 AM GMT
    Marmoy saidWhy do you think it's gross to eat carnivores? It even happens in nature icon_smile.gif


    Eating carnivores is more likely to give you parasites.
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    Apr 25, 2015 5:16 AM GMT
    I will leave you with this queasy op-ed from the NYT.

    NYT: MY father-in-law, an anthropologist, likes to talk about the time he ate dog penis. He was visiting a remote town in South Korea, and the mayor invited him to lunch. Once they’d finished the dog soup (not a big deal), a waitress carried out the boiled penis on a silver plate. The mayor cut it lengthwise with scissors, then served half to each of them.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/opinion/eat-up-youll-be-happier.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  • metta

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    Apr 25, 2015 5:20 AM GMT
    I have been a vegetarian so long that I really don't see much of a difference in eating a cat, dog, cow, pig, horse, etc., other than more people give cats and dogs names. Once people name them, then they see them more as individuals, and are less likely to see them as food.
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    Apr 25, 2015 8:00 AM GMT
    Generally the people who eat dog meat are Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. For cat meat I think only China people eat it. Not going to lie, my father and grandmother ate it during war time, they will tell me story about how grandmother bashes a dog's head to death with a wooden stick while the dog head was covered with wheat bag. Do I think it is ok or not? NO. My family has a dog who been with us for 12 years and we love her very much, although sometimes we scold her when she poops at the front gate.
  • venue35

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    Apr 25, 2015 10:03 AM GMT
    The Chinese are trying to bring their exotic ways of eating into western culture.
    They skin snakes and eat them alive and they eat puppies too. They don't eat any kind of dog meat tho.
    It has to be a certain species apparently.
    And let's not forget about live frog sushi...
    Do you all remember the video of that which was posted here last year?? It was no small froggy..
    It was as big as the plate that it was served on and it wouldn't die..
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    Apr 25, 2015 11:58 AM GMT
    If they were farmed for meat and looked after I don't think parasites would be a problem. Apparently people eat them without a problem. Even pigs aren't really veggie animals. And I'm not saying they should be killed inhumanely, but factory farms in the west kill livestock painfully too. It's not really possible to kill 'humanely', just less painfully than others. I just don't see a difference between eating them, other than you like that animal more.

    I've seen some people admit to not eating mammals too, but will still eat chicken and fish, because they see them as 'different'. It's weird that you people feel sorry for a cat or dog getting hurt but not a pig. I'm not vegetarian by the way, but I see no real reason why it's wrong for one animal and not another. It's just what you get used to.
  • venue35

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    Apr 25, 2015 12:08 PM GMT
    So dontknowwhy...you have no problem eating a cat??
    your point is what exactly?..
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    Apr 25, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    Do you mean me? icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 25, 2015 3:37 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    Marmoy saidWhy do you think it's gross to eat carnivores? It even happens in nature icon_smile.gif


    In the United States, and most "Western" cultures, it is repulsive to eat dog/cat. It's cultural, and how we are conditioned.

    Just as it's repulsive for some cultures to eat cows, which are often sacred.

    So, to answer your question, HELL NO I don't want to and don't want anyone else too.


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    Apr 25, 2015 8:02 PM GMT
    I'm willing to eat any kind of (edible) animal tbh. I don't think about what's considered normal much.
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    Apr 26, 2015 3:04 PM GMT
    BP201 saidI'm willing to eat any kind of (edible) animal tbh. I don't think about what's considered normal much.


    You should try , grasshopper , ants , cockroaches and so on ...
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    Apr 26, 2015 3:05 PM GMT
    BP201 saidI'm willing to eat any kind of (edible) animal tbh. I don't think about what's considered normal much.


    Would you eat Long Pig?
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 26, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI have been a vegetarian so long that I really don't see much of a difference in eating a cat, dog, cow, pig, horse, etc., other than more people give cats and dogs names. Once people name them, then they see them more as individuals, and are less likely to see them as food.


    Nope. Half of my family grew up on a farm, named all the cattle, slaughtered and ate them. Not a big deal. But they'd never eat "old yeller." I even saw some of the cows, learned their names (forgot them now), and I had no qualms eating a burger in front of a cow.

    There is something different about Western culture that makes it "okay" morally, and it has nothing to do with the name. Slaughtering chickens wasn't a big deal either, and I saw it done once from afar. And yes, they do twitch after you whack the head off.