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To see nothing wrong with eating dogs in principle

(88 Posts)
ReallyTired Fri 20-Sep-13 15:01:10

I have to admit that I have never eaten dog and I don't fancy the idea. However provided the dogs have a reasonable and are humanely killed, I don't think its any worse to eat a dog than to eat a cow or a sheep or pig.

I feel that rescuing animals which suffer cruety in Thailand like this woman has done

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23785231

is a poor use of money. She has done nothing to improved the lot of dogs in Thailand.

In the UK there are lots of healthy dogs which get put down every year because no one wants them. Why could she not have given a Scottish dog a home? Sadly there is plenty of animal cruelty in all parts of the British Isles. The costs of paying for animal from Thaliand to fly to the UK and be quantinened would have saved numerous dogs in Scotland.

Rather than trying to stop dogs being eaten surely it would be better to set up farms and humanely kill dogs that are destined for the table just like sheep in the UK. (Ie. with similar hygiene standards to the UK.) Saving one dog by bringing it to England is not going to improve the dog meat trade in Thailand.

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 21:35:36

<hides self from potential cannibals.
no pointing fingers, can't risk fingers being chewed off>

MalcolmTuckersMistress Fri 20-Sep-13 21:38:19

And fish don't count!

TylerHopkins Fri 20-Sep-13 21:41:22

What Princess said.

StickEmUp Fri 20-Sep-13 21:44:48

Zing don't mention fingers!!!!!!

Lweji Fri 20-Sep-13 21:46:47

On things that eat mainly meat, I once ate (reportedly) alligator.

And frogs, and camel (also reportedly).

Meat is meat. I think I'd be able to eat any cooked meat, just not kill the animal or human.

I'm more averse at some vegetables. blush

Lweji Fri 20-Sep-13 21:48:13

anyone eaten guinea-pig.

I know people who did. Some say they didn't like it. Others said it was just meat.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 21:51:08

JesusInTheCabbageVan

Olivia did a bit of person get stuck in your throat?

grin
Not sure unpasteurised human is allowed when preg.

utreas Fri 20-Sep-13 22:07:53

I would have no issue with eating dog, I'm sure it tastes quite nice.

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 22:14:17

Stick
I can't work it out if you are for or against. so I'm watching my fingers!grin

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 22:15:13

I don't even dare to wave to anyone... [scared]

<counts fingers and toes>

ButterMyArse Fri 20-Sep-13 23:07:24

I've eaten guinea pig, and dog. The guinea pig was ok, if a bit scrawny. Would eat it again (it's a delicacy where I live). Dog tasted a bit muttony. I'm not particularly sentimental about animals but found myself a bit repulsed by eating dog and wouldn't do so again.

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:53

this thread just reminded me of that scene in "War of the Roses" when Barbara Rose pretends to have made pate out of Benji the dog.

"Woof" is just one of best lines ever.
and her face. then his. then the table - a brilliant scene that is!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 21-Sep-13 10:53:23

Olivia Just cook him/her well and don't eat the liver.

It's not your DH is it? Because that's what praying mantises do.

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