If you are an animal lover, you’re probably not gonna like me very much after this article. I accepted my fate once the topic came to my mind, with the knowledge that there is only a slim chance that I can get away with asking such a question.
But I really want to know. Why can’t I eat my cat and dog for dinner?
The question itself was inspired by an episode of “come dine with me”, where it was pointed out that it is “illegal” to eat a cat.
Admitedly, its been a while since I had cravings for cat, in fact I can’t really put my finger on a date when the thought of eating a cat ever crossed my mind.
But today, I want to eat a cat!
I can already see the look of horror on your face, but I don’t hear the shouts of human rights to back me up.
If I said I wanted to eat a chicken, you would have no problem with that. I can eat a snail, a crab, a goat, a rabbit, heck I can even eat an entire cow and you would have no objections. So why I can’t I eat my cat and dog?
I hear you, they are pets. Its not civil to eat a dog, its barbaric. It’s inhumane to even conceive of eating man’s best friend. Unfortunately, these arguements are all subjective. One mans pet duck is another mans duck in black bean sauce.
What right do we have to control what other people choose to eat? If you don’t like eating dogs then by all means, dont eat your dog. I won’t complain if you choose not to eat meat and call yourself a vegetarian; and i would expect the same level of respect on nights when i intend to eat a hot dog, literally.
Personally i find it offensive when i see dogs wearing jewels and clothing, especially with the knowledge that there are human beings who live in far worse conditions. I may not like it, but i mind my own business. I don’t write a letter to the government and start a campaign to ban dog clothing; though now that i think of it……….. 🙂
During a previous world cup South Korea was put under huge amounts of pressure by foreign governments to ban the sale of dog food. The dog meat industry in the country apparently involves about 10 percent of the population, with over 1 million dogs being killed to supply the 6,000 restaurants that serve the delicacy. Lets just say ‘taking the dog for a walk’ could have a variety of endings.
If i was born in South Korea and in the society i live in dogs are not brought up as pets, but rather they are fattened up so they can be eaten; why should i stop doing this because other people are uncomfortable with it?
If my culture kept chickens and cows as pets would the rest of the world refuse to eat their meat?
In my research i came across a very controversial question that is slightly more dramatic than the one being discussed here. The writer asked – “Why is it wrong to rape animals, but okay to kill them?
The question itself is laughable, but it really does open your eyes and give you some perspective on the way people think. I am yet to hear one sensible argument as to why anyone should have a problem with eating cats and dogs.
So i open the question to you – Why cant i eat my cat and dog for dinner?