Chinese Dog Eat Festival starts in June

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How do you respect a culture that eats dogs after they are boiled?

  1. I don't

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  2. Its fine with me.

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  1. Belgique macrumors member

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    Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix among celebrities in video hoping to stop Chinese dog eating festival
    MICAELA HOOD
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Sunday, June 19, 2016, 9:09 PM

    Coming to the aid of man's best friend!

    Celebrities such as Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Mara, Alicia Silverstone, Alyssa Milano, and Pamela Anderson hope to put an end to a Chinese dog eating festival taking place June 22 in Yulin, China.

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    Matt Damon appears in the PSA in hopes of putting an end to a dog eating festival held every summer in China.
    (ANIMAL HOPE AND WELLNESS FOUNDATION VIA YOUTUBE)
    The stars are featured in a PSA along with Marc Ching, the founder of the Animal Wellness Project, an organization that works in Yulin trying to save dogs before the 10-day festival begins.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    When will they start advocating for cows and pigs as well?

    Either you eat meat or you don't eat meat, but it's pointless to try to tell someone else what kind of meat he can or can't eat.

    Remember Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land? Do you feel like food?
     
  3. Belgique thread starter macrumors member

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    Personally, I do not eat cow or pig.....after seeing an online PETA video at Hormel on how they kill pigs and another on line video of how the machine twists off the head of cows....I GAVE UP EATING IT ALL.
     
  4. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    I would be more concerned if they didn't boil the dogs first.
     
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    The cows and pigs don't give it up easily. A few other folks do eat beef and pork, so, perhaps you can be less sensitive, and come up with a kill method that you would consider more acceptable.
    Should be do-able.
     
  7. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    I'd never consider eating a dog, but what are we supposed to do about it? Invade China and tell them that their centuries-old cultural traditions make us uncomfortable? What differentiates an animal between being either food or a pet is completely cultural. People in other countries react the same way to us eating cows and pigs as we do to eating dogs and cats.
     
  8. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    Why, thank you very much! I'm flattered!
     
  9. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I've had dog in Korea. It's quite good. There is a breed raised as livestock.

    Dogs are still raised as food in China, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mexico and even Switzerland...
     
  10. phrehdd, Jun 20, 2016
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    I wonder how many people here would eat a dog, especially after seeing how barbaric they are when it comes to the cruel way they kill the animal.

    Just an opinion here - for me it isn't about what we consume but about our humanity in finding humane ways to treat the animal and if to be consumed, how to put it down.

    I don't eat pig meat because I don't eat dog. Pigs are about as smart as dogs and sadly most don't really fathom the cruelties that go on to kill a pig in many Western countries. If you want to eat a pig, by all means, just be aware of the
    cruelties and decide if you want to be in that loop.
     
  11. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    What happens when you see the world. Been to Korea as well...probably had dog. Didn't taste bad if so. With Korea if you give me soup that looks nice and red to where it looks angry....can put just about anything in it really. Some "meat" I could not identify. Mixed with soup broth....quite good.

    Rule of travel I find useful is don't ask what you are eating, may not like the answer and may prevent from trying. World has different flavors and tastes. You can tend to try them out when you get around a bit.



    My only exception to that is if the food just has a horrible odor to it. If I can't even stand the smell of it near me....its a no go. Like Natto with the Japanese. Fermented beans, has the consistency of snot with beans in it and has an odor that I can't stand. So never ate it. As I can smell it a few feet away when the wife and kid eat it and its a smell that I find god awful. They love the stuff...to each their own.

    Oh and some dishes like a filipino one involving chicken embryo's still in the egg unhatched. I am told its the bomb by some filipinos I work with....just not seeing me finding out though lol.
     
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    Pretty much the same advice I always give. Taste first, ask questions later.

    I ate dog in Taiwan. Didn't know it at the time. Probably wouldn't do it again if I had the choice. Then again,i would never have discovered picked octopus if I were particular. And I'm content in the knowledge that if there's ever some kind of apocalypse, I won't go hungry.

     
  14. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Well I guess they will be scratched off my bucket list.
     
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    Trump 2016!
     
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    That's a delicacy. I used to eat them by the dozens about a decade ago. I had to give them up because the funny looks the kids kept giving me. The things a father does for his ingrate brood.:p

    I can't take them to the Old Country because the kind of meat the street vendors sell... rats, dogs, snakes, lizards, fish (yuck! I'm a meat guy, no fish;)).
     
  17. RoccoFan macrumors regular

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    In the words of that great philosopher, LL Cool J, "Pass the Heineken and mind your business."
     
  18. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I see that the green hats that advocate dog eating are alive and well. Darn shame they haven't a clue.
     
  19. decio Suspended

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    In a world where we actually toss new born male chicks into a shredder because they don't have the meat that the females do, we have the nerve to complain about the Asians eating dogs?? What makes us any better? Why don't we try to show more respect for all forms of life...
     
  20. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Maybe some of us do consider all of this but find it especially disgusting to take man's best friend and club them to death or skin them alive. I do understand your point but the disdain (for some of us) about eating dogs still is a relevant issue unto itself. Those that boast about eating dog as if it is some macho rite of passage to me are simply lacking.
     
  21. skinned66 macrumors 65816

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    The eating of the dogs I don't have as much of a problem with as much as the way some of these animals abuse the dogs before they're eaten.
     

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