What's wrong with eating dog meat?
A Chinese animal lover consoles a dog after a convoy of trucks carrying some 500 dogs to be sold as meat, were stopped along a highway in Beijing on early April 17, 2011, and the dogs were later rescued to the China Animal Protection Association. There were about 58 million pet dogs in 20 major Chinese cities at the end of 2009 and the figure is rising about 30 percent each year, according to a survey, as pet owners in China spend an estimated two billion USD a year on their animals.
June 30th, 2011
02:05 PM ET

What's wrong with eating dog meat?

By , Global Post

Barbecued dog and steamed paws?

These and so much more were to be had at this weekend's dog meat festival near Seoul.

Alas, it was not to be.

Animal rights activists put up such a stink that the organizers, from the Korea Dog Farmers' Association, said there was no way they could go through with the event.

"We couldn't possibly go on with the plan due to endless phone calls of complaint ... now there are few willing to rent us a place for the event," Ann Yong-Geun, a professor of nutrition at Chung Cheong University and an advisor to the association, told AFP.

Organizers of the festival had wanted to showcase the positive side of the dog meat industry in South Korea, where there are about 600 farms that raise dogs for meat, according to Ann.

Dog soup, or Boshintang, is a summer delicacy in South Korea, though the Wall Street Journal reports that it isn't as popular as the media would make it seem.

A minority of people eat it regularly. It’s consumed most frequently in summer but is available year-round. And it’s more popular with men than women and is said to possess qualities that "help stamina."

They were, for example, going to show videos of farms raising dogs under sanitary conditions — something, they will tell you, that would become a more ubiquitous practice were the industry legalized and regulated.

But for many activists, the humane treatment of the dogs is beside the point. To them, dogs are companions not a main course, end of story.

Read: North Korean propaganda.

The irony is that in South Korea, that wasn't really true until more recently. And even now, it's really only true in the city, where they raise "pet dogs," as opposed to "meat dogs."

As William Saletan wrote in Slate a few years back:

In the country, they raise "meat dogs," also known as "junk dogs" and "lower-grade" dogs. But you don't become a "lower-grade" dog by flunking an IQ test. You're just born in the wrong place. Then you're slaughtered and fed to a man who thinks he's humane because he pampers a Golden Retriever that has half your brains.

So, what's really wrong with eating dog? Just because we don't do it in the U.S. doesn't seem to make for a very good argument.

GlobalPost's Dog Meat Mafia series, delves into the seedy world of the booming dog meat industry in Southeast Asia.

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  1. Joe

    Some things are just morally wrong. We don't brutally sterilize our young woman in the U.S. as they do in parts of Africa, so I guess there is nothing wrong with that practice either.

    June 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • Space Wizard

      What an ignorant analogy. What does forcibly sterilizing humans have to do with the cultural stigma of eating an animal that is biologically not much different from pig or sheep? I'd consider myself a dog-lover, but if I was offered dog to eat, I would probably eat it.

      June 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Reply
      • Veronica Galistan

        I consider myself a human lover. If i was offered to eat human flesh, i'll have it baked.

        Meat is meat!!

        July 1, 2011 at 6:40 am |
      • Maya

        Humans have been eating humans since the beginning of time, longer than we have been eating pigs. It's called evolution, we don't have to eat certain things like humans and bugs anymore we have alternatives. There is an unfair advantage to eating dogs since they are not prey animals we bred them for companionship and to trust and rely on us. The only people who eat dogs are selfish c**tz.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am |
      • dhondi

        But Veronica, that would be illegal...

        July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am |
      • JP

        Wrong is wrong space imbecile

        July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am |
      • dhondi

        wrong is subjective you galactic ephtard.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:49 am |
      • bill pealer

        The the analogy you dislike is terrible. Your response is even more flawed. Mainly because biologically, we are no different to any mammal, so with that as your fouindation, is it ok to eat people?

        July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • Chris

        You're not very different from a pig biologically either. Mind if I douse you on BBQ sauce and slap you on the grill?

        July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • dhondi

        And the reason that pigs are useful is due to the fact that we as humans are not biologically different. I guess i would like being BBQ'ed just about as much as you.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am |
      • dhondi

        That being said, I will take you up on the offer, you may "eat me" 😉

        July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am |
      • Libby

        ok....I have two dogs....they each can understand many many commands and some words. I teach school and my dogs are smarter than some of the children! That comes with parenting as my dogs are my children. I cannot imagine eating a dog or cat for that matter! and yes I do eat meat! That is just not right! GROSS! just sayin

        July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am |
      • dhondi

        Your dogs are not smarter than any child, pigs are smarter than your dog however....yet you continue the slaughter?

        July 1, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • LeeATL

        This story freaks me out! Eating a dog for me, would be like eating a human being. It's all cultural I understand, but it just seems so backward. I would think that a dog's ability to connect with man to the degree they do on an emotional level; far greater than a cow, chicken or salmon, would alone prevent someone from eating one. It's just freaking creepy!

        July 1, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • Dog a la King

        That's why you are a space idiot

        July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am |
      • Gregg

        Everything Chris said. To Space Wizard, well, your name says everything perfectly about you and what's going on in your brainpan.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • AR

        IMO there are definitely moral implications to eating a dog. I understand the idea that they are animals like pigs, cows, etc, but there is a fundamental difference to me. Dogs, through thousands of year of evolution and domestication by humans has given them the ability to bond and show love to humans. Not many animals are capable of this. Sure cows and sheep and pigs can be domesticated pets, but they care about the food you feed them. They don't run up to you with a ball in their mouth wanting to play or curl up on your lap when you are sad regardless of if you feed them or not like a dog does. You want to go eat a dingo or wild dog be my guest, but surely everyone can see the problem with eating a domesticated dog, all they want is to love and be loved.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • Jim

        The only reason I wouldn't eat dogs (if their meat was readily available) is because I have one and I love him. If i raised a pig from birth and trained it I'm sure I would develop a bond with that pig that would make it seem barbaric to eat any pig. It's understandable that since not many people in Korea have dogs, it's more acceptable to eat them. If everyone had a pet pig do you think we would still eat them?
        Also, it would save a lot of resources if we ate the dogs that are killed in shelters. They're going to die anyways why wouldn't we eat them?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • YummyLabrador

        There's nothing more succulent than fresh oven-roasted Golden Retriever with Chalula sauce. I especially like sucking on the eye sockets.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • PhillyMark

        Um, how many dogs are euthanized in America each year? While the thought of eating dog meat is revolting to me, I will save my sanctimony for something more pressing and let the South Korean's eat what they will.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:10 am |
      • Knucklehead

        Eat the rich.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:18 am |
      • Limvi

        Not ignorant. If there is no regard for humans, there definitely will be no regard for the animals. I think this person is saying that culture/society is barbaric and it is.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:19 am |
      • Grant

        The differenc is, dogs have a personality and loyal creatures that love unconditionally.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:23 am |
      • Duerson

        I could never eat a dog, but who am I to say anyone else doing so is wrong??? I've eaten deer, lamb, rabbit, and an outright assortment of animals seen as cute, cuddly and sometimes intelligent. Dogs are not people, meat is, for the most part, meat. Should we have stopped eating chickens when suburban mom's started a trend of having them as pets?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • PEte

        Shouldn't which animals we are willing to eat be based on how cute the animal in question is? Therefore, it should be decided on a case by case basis. You cannot simply write-off an entire species, as they are all delicious in their own right. However, just pick the ugliest ones from each species to kill and eat. Makes sense, yes?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • spacewizardeatsdogs

        Seriously? You call Joe's argument ignorant but your argument seems to state that you would eat anything that is similar to pigs and sheep. Have you ever compared the similarities of the human genome to that of pigs and sheep? Though not 100% similar the genomes are still incredibly similar. By your logic you would also eat obese children if they were put in front of you.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:48 am |
      • Whatever

        I would have no qualms about eating a dog. Being poor I was brought up with the philosophy that if you kill something you eat it. I have ate snakes, turtles, frogs, raccoons, possum, and all sorts of other critters. You eat what available to survive, and dogs although they may make wonderful companions are not completely off the "food list" if it came down to it. What disgusts me is people who press their values, taboo, and stereotypes upon people of a different culture who do not share those views.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:50 am |
      • MrHanson

        Ahh yes, Evolution. The justification for everything. From canablism to rape and infanticide.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • Andres

        You are sick. If it was a life or death situation, the I´d understand, but no, it is not.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:01 am |
      • Lindsey

        DISGUSTING!!! Maya is right about dogs being raised to trust and obey us, throughout history...and in many, MANY countries, dogs have been raised to protect us, trust us, obey us, and be man's best friend. It's amazing how many of the shady people responding on here saying they would try it are the same morons wouldn't be able to kill a dog let alone any of the meat they eat. I don't mind people eating meat but there's no reason why these animals cannot be treated kindly and honored as they are forced to give themselves to feed others. There's no reason (other than greedy losers) to cram these animals in very tiny spaces, not feed them, kick them, hurt them, etc. The cow, chicken, and pig industry here in the US is BAD enough.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:03 am |
      • nykspree8

        i"'d consider myself a dog-lover, but if I was offered dog to eat, I would probably eat it.", you're not a dog lover, you're an idiot.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:08 am |
      • luke

        Pigs are scientifically proven to be as smart, if not smarter, than dogs. We as a country still justify killing them with no questions asked, other than some sanitary issues here and there. Who are we to judge the traditions and cultures of a country? I would venture to guess that the same activists who are against dog killing in Korea are also against the war in the Middle East. Aren't those relative? Think about it. If you are against oppresion in one area, don't for a second think that you can impose your opinion on other countries when you have no grounds to do so. Just sayin...

        July 1, 2011 at 11:08 am |
      • Julie

        Poor doggies. I just threw up in my trashcan.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:12 am |
      • True Dog Lover

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        July 1, 2011 at 11:23 am |
      • JF

        I agree, as long as I don't have to see the dog being slaughtered I'm sure it tastes just fine and is nutritious.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:35 am |
      • Marti

        If you're a dog lover, God help your dog.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:36 am |
      • Ted Oldham

        What kind of evil sickness do you have?

        July 1, 2011 at 11:36 am |
      • Rosie

        It's a disgusting practice and should be abolished. Dogs are man's best friend. Not cows, not pigs. Dogs. Since the dawn of time, dogs have assisted human survival, asking for nothing more than love and a spare bone now and then. Anyone looking at the expression on the golden retriever's face above who isn't moved to tears by the abject grief, loneliness and misery is a heartless cretin. Dog farmers? They should be rounded up and shot. Anyone eating dogs or cats or other similar species are, imho, guilty of canabalism.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:42 am |
      • Andy

        dhondi, its actually been scientificly proven that many breeds of dogs are as smart as a 4 or 5 year old child.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • tstrom

        What a sick and awful story. Why do we spend money defending such a barbarici coutnry?

        July 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
      • MelGibson2012

        I have eaten dog in Singapore, and it was delicious. I was a little drunk, but it tasted like BBQ beef brisket or something. I would eat another dog without hesitation. I would eat all of your dogs. I would eat human for that matter. when the world is ending and all you people are starving, i will be ok.
        Bon Appetit!

        July 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
      • BEAR

        I've always said I am an egalitarnian. I will eat whatever tastes good. .beef, pork, chicken, fish, people, dogs, (not cats.. they are holy..).

        July 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
      • Ignorant SpaceWizard Fail Lulz

        SpaceWizard said :What does forcibly sterilizing humans have to do with the cultural stigma of eating an animal that is biologically not much different from pig or sheep? LULz what an Epic fail of a Statement. We are not that much different biologically from Pigs our Sheep either. So would you eat a baby? Lol I bet your brain plays the theme from Sanford and Son when you try to formulate an idea or argument. It so amazing how clueless people are out there and the statements they make, when knowledge is just a few keystrokes away. O my science helpp them.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • Erzhik

        @Maya, Dogs are not the creation of people nor are they bred for partnership. Dogs evolved from wolves which are in fact what you call prey animals. People who eat cows and c****z. See, I can do that too. Just because eating dogs is not supported in your culture, doesn't mean other cultures have to change. Korean culture was here before American. FYI, eating pigs or cows is extremely wrong in other cultures, you don't see them calling Americans and Europeans c***z, do you? Your have a very hypocritical mentality.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • pokerdiva

        To all those that say there is nothing wrong with slaughtering dogs, and indeed furthermore, animals for no other reason than to eat them, please memorialize your stated opinions and then reflect back on them 20 years from now. And try to forgive yourself. I won't.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
      • Texas

        I think most of the people on here are missing the bigger picture. Humans if given the choice do not eat meat of predator animals. In other words we do not generally eat meat of meat eaters. Cows, pigs, sheep, deer,etc. do not eat meat. Cats, Dogs, Wolves, Coyotes, Lions etc, eat meat and we do not eat them.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Maya

        First of all wolves are not prey animals, they are predators. Korea is only about 100 years old it was split into the North and South around 1945. America had people here long before the Europeans arrived, so I don't get your ridiculous point of who has the older culture. There's nothing worse than a dumb c***. Maybe too much doggie is rotting your brain.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
      • Chris

        I guess each nation/culture navigates subjectively by their own moral compass. Some compasses are just more skewed and F'd up than others. Take the Japanese, for instance, who freely go out into the oceans and capture and murder thousands of whales and dolphins for their own benefit. The Chinese are no different when it comes to slaughtering man's best friend. I'm not saying the average individual in either country is cold hearted or immoral, but I will argue that the cultures shared similar archaic and despicable traditions that overall give them a bad reputation.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
      • zethreal

        If you're using "dogs are close to pigs" argument for why we should be able to eat them, take a minute to think about this... Pigs are close enough to Humans (internally) that the valves of their heart are used for valve replacements.

        Personally, I think meat is meat. I've tried just about everything you can eat and can't see what the big deal is...

        July 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • ChrisB

        Koreans will eat anything. They eat people too.
        From a Washington Post article:
        "One woman in my town killed her 7-month-old baby, and ate the baby with another woman. "
        "It was common that people went to a fresh grave and dug up a body to eat meat. I witnessed a woman being questioned for cannibalism. She said it tasted good."

        So, is it OK to eat Koreans if they are raised for food and not as pets?

        July 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • MJ Shaw

        Space Wizard, humans are not genetically far from pigs either. In fact, when learning to suture skin, pig parts are used due to its remarkable similarities. If your opinion/theory is to be considered, then would you mind if I Bar-B-Q'd one of your children this weekend during my party on the 4th? I mean, I love kids and all, but I guess I wouldn't mind eating one – it could be tasty...

        July 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • Frank

        I agree. Pigs are actually smarter than most dog breeds, and can be trained like dogs, and are great pets. But we eat pigs, so whats the difference?

        July 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
      • Learn some history Maya

        Korea is only 100 years old? really? Where the hell did you get an education?
        They were invaded by imperial Japan (again) in the early 1900's, but as far as existing? they've been around for thousands, if not tens of thousands, of years.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea

        ChrisB there is quite a difference at the moment between the Republic of Korea, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I suggest you figure that out before posting something that has nothing to do with the topic.

        As far as eating animals, I've had dog before, it's not bad, not something I'd eat on a regular basis. These dogs are not companion animals, they are food animals. Should the US stop eating pigs because they are more intelligent than dogs? Pigs are not prey animals, they aren't predators, but in nature they don't have anything that eats them, wild boars are damned scary animals. Cows are sacred animals in some cultures, should we bow to external cultural pressure and cease eating the divine bovine?

        July 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
      • Maya

        "They were invaded by imperial Japan (again) in the early 1900's" Did you even bother to read the wiki? Italy didn't become a country until the late 1800s, does that mean the Roman Empire didn't exist? Becoming their own country is not the same as having a history. There have been cultures all over the world for hundreds and thousands of years. Why do you think I wrote there were people here before the Europeans? People trying to hide behind their "old" culture to be gross is cowardly.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
      • Franko

        Uhhm, and men and apes share 99% of the genome. People in Africa and South America eat apes. Is that now suddenly wrong?

        July 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • birdy

        absolutely dogs have cognitive and emotional abilities beyond that of a human 2 year old. so, if it's okay to eat a dog because it's dumber than us, i guess it's okay to eat toddlers.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • Maude

        You are an idiot. You eat my dog and I will feed you to my pigs. Civilized people don't eat dogs nor have sex with them. These other sub-humans will one day figure out what to do. In the meantime don't let them drag us down to their level.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
      • Learn some history Maya

        They were their own country. I don't see them trying to hide, and I doubt their purpose is to be "gross". Just because you are a vegetarian doesn't mean the rest of us have to be. I honestly don't even see what point it is that you're trying to make. Some animals are companions, some animals are food, hell, some animals are holy creatures. It is possible that they are the same animal. Your ethnocentric moral outrage is silly. Americans as a whole aren't going to stop eating pigs because they are unclean to muslims (Or any old testament religion really), Americans as a whole aren't going to stop eating cows because they're holy to hindus. The minority of Koreans that eat dog shouldn't stop eating dogs just because they are companion animals in America.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
      • Jay

        @Maya: Phenotypic plasticity just means that if you set a pig out into the wild, their -offspring- will eventually revert back to being wild... same genes, but just expressed differently due to different stimuli. The pigs themselves will always remain the same - they don't have the ability to shape-shift, you know.

        Yes, their personality will change.. but the same argument goes for dogs that are set loose in the wild. They will form packs with other wild dogs, fight for dominance, and pretty much revert back being more akin to wolves. In fact, you could Google stories about stray dogs imposing problems because they form packs and attack livestock as well as humans.

        Plain and simple, if you eat pigs, you have no argument against eating dogs. I personally wouldn't eat dogs, but do eat pigs... probably for the same reasons as you, but I'm not going to criticize other people for doing it.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
      • Josh

        Cannibalism leads to the human variant of mad cow disease. Cannibalsim is not even close to eating dogs

        July 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
      • queenbee

        Texas

        I think most of the people on here are missing the bigger picture. Humans if given the choice do not eat meat of predator animals. In other words we do not generally eat meat of meat eaters. Cows, pigs, sheep, deer,etc. do not eat meat. Cats, Dogs, Wolves, Coyotes, Lions etc, eat meat and we do not eat them."

        Your ignorance is telling. Both Pigs and Chickens are omnivorous. In fact, in confinement facilities, steps have to be taken to separate chickens and pigs for other of their own kind due to the propensity to cannabilize. Pigs will not only eat other pigs (including lesser or weaker brothers or sisters) but given the chance, they will also eat humans–even fighting, screaming, trying to get out of the pen, humans. Any animal that eats insects is eating meat–any meat eater will eat what they can get... especially if they cannot get what they prefer. Pigs will even eat pork sausage or bacon.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
      • Maya

        Why do people keep responding to me? I am responding to this article which I assume is from an American writer. Koreans are fighting with Koreans, Chinese are fighting with Chinese on this issue. The majority of Chinese have dogs as pets, the majority of Koreans don't eat dog. The more money these people make and the more educated these countries become the less likely they will support dog eating in the future. History shows humans usually change for the better so I'm optimistic. And in regards to the pigs yes THEY change not just their offspring. If you don't want to accept that, that's your choice, I don't care. Picking and twisting every little thing I write to suit the dog eating position, is not going to change anything.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
      • Jay

        @ Texas
        And by "humans", you mean Americans, correct? The only reason why we, as Americans, tend to eat animals that are more vegetarian than carnivorous is that it's a lot more economical to raise vegetarian animals. If you go to the south, you see restaurants that serve alligator and snake - both extremely carnivorous... but they are not common because they are dangerous, expensive, limited to certain environments, and/or people have fears against them (e.g. snakes).

        The rule applies to any culture really, but not all cultures will limit themselves to what's economical for all occasions.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
      • Chris Berry

        Maybe instead of justifying dog meat by an analogy to pigs, you should justify vegetarianism by an analogy of pigs to dogs. It seems your framing is backwards, no?

        July 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
      • Kamster

        I am Chinese and I love my 3 dogs! I just can't or will NOT eat dog meat. We depend on them to take care of us when we have disabilities and detect illegal contrabands into our borders, if you can show me a cow that can do that or assist a blind person when to cross the road....Dogs were bred to be our friends and companions. We don't eat our friends....Maybe you do?? But i don't. I don't agree with people eating dogs and cats. But if this is a economics issue then kill them humanely not torture them, because i believe in Karma. When you torture animals, I hope that person will get 10 folds back.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
      • Gary

        What kind of dog lover are you? You are saying you will eat your pet if it was cooked up for...how about your children, would you eat them if they cooked up for you?

        July 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • cat

        @people saying pigs are not meat eaters. Pigs will eat anything even meat.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • Desi

        You are an idiot. I'd offer you my poop. Would you consider that?

        July 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • Joe

        @Maya. I'm replying to you because you're ignorant. Sorry to put it so blunt but it's true. First of all, Korea existed way before America. It didn't exist as an "official nation" to The Allies because it was only a sovereign country in the orients. That means you would have no idea what it was like. In fact, when the first Korean nation existed, they still wrote and spoke in a select form of Chinese characters. Now, I'm not saying this as an excuse to eat dogs. I'm just saying you were misinformed. They probably put in the official request as a nation once America liberated Korea from the Japanese empire.

        Second, Korea is not "uneducated." In fact, the average Korean and Japanese student since middle-school will spend significant more hours in school than American kids. And I am making this statement right now. Both Korean and Japanese students are much more educated than any American student unless he is some sort of genius or life-spent scholar. In Asian culture, you go to school Mon-Sat from morning to sundown. THEN, those who plan on going to college go to cram school until later in the night. Why is it so long? Instead of going to school for consecutive 8 hours, they have like let's say 1 class, then a break. Another class, break. etc etc. Possibly also explain why people born from Korea or Japan happen to be more self-disciplined. Not saying it's a good thing. Pointing out facts. Koreans are NOT uneducated as to eat dogs due to ignorance. It just means you don't know anything about Korea and should not talk.

        MAJORITY of Korea does not eat dogs. Majority of Korea HAS dogs as pets. MAJORITY of Korea knows of dog meat. MAJORITY OF THEM do not even try it once while there are those that are brave enough... sort of like Americans going to gourmet restaurants to eat baby lamb's brain. Don't tell everyone what's humane, who's educated, or who's morally right. People in Korea respect one another much more than the average American... BECAUSE IT'S IN THEIR CULTURE. Discipline and respect is held in very high regards. How do I know this? I'm Korean. And I live in America. And everyday, I see the pathetic majority of Americans desperately blaming everything for the cause of some problems. Also the very same people who go on being nosy about trivial things like Bieber's life story and the like, yet don't give a damn about people suffering in Syria/Libya/Iraq/etc. Then the people who don't care about people suffering try to overthrow meat industry by saying it's inhumane. What a corporate lifestyle. The very same people would also try to impose their own ideals and culture onto others; then claim that they are barbaric or something because they do not accept the forcefully imposed ideals. Isn't that what technically happened in Vietnam? Same for Somalia. Well I got news for you. Corporate lifestyle like that is significantly more inhumane than any other culture... even the ones that stone their women to death for infidelity. Why? Because in America, we package and process all food. We believe a neighborhood that used to be ghetto is now lovely and nice just because you kicked every poor people out and replaced it with cheap condomoniums and charge expensive for them. THAT is happening everywhere in America. You are sick? It's OK, take this shot or take a medicine. It destroys your kidneys/liver but it'll make the pain go away. Now I really can't say much because I live the same corporate lifestyle in order to get by. I still don't take pharmaceutical medication. I have a clean record, I don't drive a nice car. I live this way to get by. And in the meantime, I see all these people who are well-off moan and cry about how their life sucks because of this and that but they have good enough money to survive until they die. Sorry went on a rant for a bit.

        Now, with that in mind. Tell me what's so wrong about the very SMALL minority eating an available meat industry? Because if I agree with what you say Maya, then I would be no different than Taliban and Al Queda hating on America or any other Hindu populace hating America for mass-breeding, mass slaughtering, and eating their holy figure.

        I guess my point is... ALL NATIONS no matter what culture are inhumane. We all have flaws. The worst of all flaws is to try to impose your idealism onto others... It's not like it's even a big issue. The dog meat industry will not grow because everyone loves dogs. Korea is not barbaric, in fact they are less barbaric than America because they have massive self-discipline, respect and uphold a very highly established public image.

        So for the rest of you; piss off. Maya was ignorant and that's that. As far as whether it's morally right or not; it's not because it's subjective. Because most of us are fortunate enough to not starve due to lack of food, we get to CHOOSE what to eat rather than eating what we can get.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • too_bz

        @ Space Wizard – all you have between your ears is just space!

        July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • Gayle

        Dogs have been bred by humans as companion animals for eons now. They trust us and will do almost anything for us, from rescue work to war work, to being companions for the disabled and being protectors of our livestock and our home/family. They are highly intelligent and capable animals who trust humans and now have been bred to depend on us for survival. Dogs have suffered at the hands of mankind for the entirety of their existence, and they are smart enough to realize what is happening when they are shipped off to slaughter. Therefore, just like horses (who have also suffered hugely at the hands of mankind) they should NOT be used as a food source. To breed dogs for meat is simply the lazy man's way of making a living, as a dog will be easily trained and trusting and will require much less work from man to raise. One day we will all be forced to become vegetarians, as our populations rise and meat becomes prohibitively expensive. One of the first (and best) places to start is to stop raising dogs for meat; they deserve much better from us, and they have earned it!

        July 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
      • Maya

        "I'm replying to you because you're ignorant. Sorry to put it so blunt but it's true. First of all, Korea existed way before America. It didn't exist as an "official nation" " It didn't exist as an official nation???? And you are calling me ignorant, can you read? I am not going to read your stupid novel especially after that beginning. BTW why do people keep putting @maya? Write whatever you want don't put my name in it.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
      • Alan

        If the Taliban offered you a piece of the dog (Belgian Malinois) that helped in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, I guess you'd eat it without hesitation too.. Right? Nice to have such clear thinking.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
      • Sindel

        They don't eat cow in India either, does that make us wrong because we're culturally different?

        July 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
      • ron

        There is a reason a dog is man's best friend and not a sheep or a pig. Dogs are loyal, dogs show love. You can look into a dog's soul - something you can't do with a sheep, a cow, a chicken or a pig. Something is horribly wrong with a culture of people who see fogs as food instead of what they really are - loyal loving companions.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
      • Sandy

        Quit calling yourself a dog lover. It's a blatant lie! And so is the word "wizard" when applied to you.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Agreed

        @Joe, I totaly agree with you statement! That times infinity! You SAID it when you put "The worst of all flaws is to try to impose your idealism onto others." Who am I to tell a nation, culture, village, or family what they are or are not suppose to eat or do as a nation, culture, village, family, or even an individual? We really should try to be good and do the right thing because we actually care and maybe apply the Golden Rule a little more in our daily lives.
        @Maya, you should read the whole of what Joe said.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
      • Maya

        Yes it's brilliant: It was not an "official nation"- which is what I said, he's claiming I said they were uneducated- which I did not say, I said when they become more educated and have more money, that does not mean I think Koreans and the Japanese( don't know how they got dragged into this) are uneducated. then he goes on to say the MAJORITY don't eat dog which is exactly what I wrote. woooow!!!!

        July 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
      • Maya, Just Stop

        Such a funny thread. Maya, the more you post, the more ignorant you sound. "Did you check the Wiki?" Seriously? Just stop. Anyway, I have lived in Korea for several years, and the vast majority of young Koreans have never eaten dog. Most older Koreans only ate it rarely for special occasions or because they had no other source of food. Maya has obviously never been poor enough to need to stretch her culinary limits. In fact, she has probably never ventured as far as... SPAM. Gasp! I have never eaten dog either, and have no desire to, but if someone served it to me at their home I would eat it without hesitating, because that would be rude. On a side note, I suspect I have eaten cat in Laos (it may have actually been dog), because you don't just turn down the villagers' generous offer for dinner because of your personal preferences. Maya would probably also call Italy barbaric because they eat horse meat. (which I have eaten as well, and it was excellent)

        July 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
      • Andrew

        "You can look into a dog's soul – something you can't do with a sheep, a cow, a chicken or a pig."

        Have you legitimately looked into the eyes of a sheep, cow, chicken, or pig and thought to yourself "wow, this thing is soulless." Have you even been around them? or is your experience merely limited to buying packages of their meat in the supermarket? If not, I don't think you should judge so quickly. I'm willing to bet that many large animal vets would be more than welcome to inform you otherwise. On the other hand, if you are, say, own a slaughter house and really think that you are killing brainless things, then I would say wake up and say "hi" to the dog farmers in Korea: They are just like you, and, quite possibly, think of dogs the same way you think of cows or chickens. Humans have quite the ability to separate things into categories, especially between the "us" and the "them."

        That being said, please stop trying to judge other people by your standard. I personally would not eat dog meat, but that's because I love my own dog. I, however, will eat cows and pigs and absolutely love it. why? because American culture has disassociated the meat in a package from once live animals. it's hidden from view and we like it that way, but i digress. If they want to eat dog meat, let them eat! As many people before me, and is hardly ever addressed, Americans LOVE eating cows, which is HOLY to Hindu's. They may judge, but you don't see them calling Americans to be shot because of it. now THAT i think is rather barbaric.

        AS FOR PEOPLE SAYING "MAJORITY." I think you've made it clear that you are an American, with an American viewpoint on morals (which is not universal, as many might want to believe). Well, lets see, I would say that since you obviously embrace American culture, you would appreciate the fact that the majority does not rule over and control the minority.....it is an essential part of what we call freedom. I find it funny that we as Americans put so many limits on what we call freedom. We demand various freedoms for all countries, but once they have a freedom that is against our moral compass, we lash out and cry for their freedoms to be limited. Ah humanity!

        July 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
      • Maya

        awwwww maybe I should post under different names like some people to avoid the @maya. I have traveled to and lived in many many countries. And yes I have lived with poor villagers. I agree with some things and disagree with others. I have been to countries where women don't have equal rights, children are used as slaves around the house, if I disagree with it I disagree, that's my choice. Only a mindless sheep would say "oh well it's part of their culture" therefore it's ok I don't have an opinion.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
      • Andrew

        honestly, recognizing the effects of cultures is far from mindless. It shows true tolerance and a more cosmopolitan view, being able to say "i disagree, but I understand why and I accept it." I would hope that everyone is able to take this stance, but, alas, apparently it is "mindless" to do so.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • Stephen McClelland

        To put it in Very simple terms, a dog is to smart to be considered as food. Their capacity for love and loyalty is amazing. Their ability to understand people and their emotions is amazing. I wouldn't eat a dog, dolphin, or a horse.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
      • James Dills

        I'm more of a cat person, than a dog person. This article has me wanting to try dog. I've had beef, chicken, pig – why not try dog? I can't stand dogs, so I don't think it would be a problem for me. I wonder if anyone has any special recipes for cooking dog. What spices should I use? I think I can pick up some dogs at the pound for next to nothing – maybe even for free, and I do need to save money, so this could be great. I sometimes see strays around my neighborhood, so I may try that as well. What a fascinating article. I'm gettin' hungry!!!

        July 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
      • richard smith longevity dog groomer

        Spiritually bankrupt. Pretending wisdom and logic won't save your soul.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
      • amused passerby

        @maya um. wow. listen. i know you said you don't like it when people put @maya in the response, but it's the only way to make sure you know it is YOU i am trying to reply to. I understand you might be upset that people seem to be disagreeing with you and arguing against you. but at some point you have to stop being so defensive and try to understand WHY people are disagreeing SPECIFICALLY with you.
        now, i don't know who you are or what lifestyle you lead, and i'm sure that if hard pressed, you can come up with examples of how you are not ignorant of other cultures or how you embrace diversity. but seriously dude (or girl, i suspect) you have to get a better education. anyone who says that korea has a 100 year old history is just wrong. no matter how you try to frame it. people have posted links to a wiki, do yourself a favor and go read it. don't be defensive. just open your eyes and acknowledge that what you said was wrong. plain and simple. saying i was misinformed is not as hard as you might think. i'm just trying to help. seriously.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
      • Maya

        People???? hahahaaha. More like a Sybil. Statistically, it's not possible that many people can't read or are that mentally challenged in one thread. Now I said this "korea has a 100 year old history" ??? Misquoting over and over is kinda a big give away. Maybe the next person-I mean personality can claim I created electricity in Korea.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
      • amused passerby

        @maya. i believe this is from your previous post? "Korea is only about 100 years old it was split into the North and South around 1945." just a word of advice. don't pretend you didn't say things on discussion forums, because people can actually scroll up and paste your exact words. yeah i know. it really sucks.
        now, if you're trying to sell the argument that you didn't use the word "history" and your statement is being misinterpreted, i do agree. you didn't use the word "history." but then, if that wasn't what you were implying, why did you say what you said? surely you weren't randomly citing dates when world government bodies were recognized by the UN. why else would there be a reason to point out that "korea is only about 100 years old"? it's not. really. korea has had many governments before that dating all the way back to 2333 BC, meaning that they lived in the same land for a lot longer than 100 years. and also, there was no recognition of a unified "Korea" by the UN until after the Korean War, which (as you mentioned) divided the country to North and South Korea at around 1945, which would still technically make it closer to 60 not 100, no? guess how i knew. yeah. WIKIPEDIA. remember what I first told you?
        so where exactly did this 100 years old statement come from? see, this is what I'm trying to tell you. get your facts straight. and whatever your argument, (i'm really sorry to say this,) you're still REALLY wrong. hope this helps!

        -
        Maya
        First of all wolves are not prey animals, they are predators. Korea is only about 100 years old it was split into the North and South around 1945. America had people here long before the Europeans arrived, so I don't get your ridiculous point of who has the older culture. There's nothing worse than a dumb c***. Maybe too much doggie is rotting your brain.
        July 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

        July 2, 2011 at 12:55 am |
      • Maya

        Damn you are STUPID, at least you actually took the time to actually READ what I wrote this time. I have always stuck to what I wrote and corrected your lies. The 100 years , I was referring to the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, Google it. It was actually around 92 years, knowing how petty and mentally challenged you are I have to make that clear to you. 1945 they split seems obvious, I hope I don't have to spell that out? Usually when people take cheap shots at the US saying how young it is and how old their country is, it's comical to point out their own country is not all that old themselves. My comments seem obvious. The sad thing is your comments, under all the different names, are all over the place and it makes you sound like a loon. Please take your meds.

        July 2, 2011 at 11:45 am |
      • MP

        I would say it is more of a difference between carnivore and herbivore. Humans probably are designed to eat animals which are herbivore – and probably the ones which we can be caught and killed with our bare hands like goat/lamb/chicken – that is why we will not try to eat Lions/Tigers etc. Of course there will be always be exceptions – culturally and genetically – and so some might practice cannibalism.....

        July 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
      • Sangye

        Truly, I don't think that eating dog is any more intrinsically "wrong" than eating pigs, cows, or poultry. You have to understand that this aversion to eating dog comes from a cultural taboo - just as our aversion to incest, or cannibalism. Morality is culturally constructed.
        Still, I would say that it is a particularly powerful aversion, because of our tendency to empathize with dogs, whereas on the whole we don't tend to empathize with pigs, cows, poultry, etc. Personally I strive to empathize with every sentient being, and so I'm a hardcore vegan.

        July 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
      • amused passerby

        @maya. i hate to break this to you, but you seem really desperate trying to support your obviously flawed statement. sometimes you have to just let it go. seriously. the government you are talking about was indeed established around 100 years ago, as a temporary government body to resist against the annexation of korea by japanese forces. but did you know there was a government before that called the josun dynasty that had stuck around for oh.. five hundred years or so? the government before that was the goryeo dynasty, before that would be the unified shilla dynasty, before that would be gojoseon. as i told you before, it spans all the way back to 2333 BC. and these were all governments that were recognized by the neighboring countries, maintaining sovereignty over the peninsula. so why would you pick the one arbitrary government body that was formed as a result of a resistance movement (just so happening to coincide with the random number that you pulled out of thin air) that not even south korea recognizes as the first official government? the first official "south korean" government as depicted by most south korean texts is the one established after the korean war. before that, a unified korea has had many previous forms of government stretching way, way back in time. i'm happy you are actually trying to know more about the history of korea. i just hope you're not desperately looking for any kind of evidence that would sound like it half-supports what you're saying.

        now you said, "Usually when people take cheap shots at the US saying how young it is and how old their country is, it's comical to point out their own country is not all that old themselves." i'm not trying to take cheap shots at the US. i'm 100% american so why would i? but i am interested in east asian history, and i am also a fan of stating facts. it is technically true that most countries have longer histories than the US. the koreans have lived in the same land since 2333 BC, but the US government has foundations that lie on a group settlers from europe. i noticed in an different reply (yes, i do read your comments) you argued that native americans were here long before that, so we should count them. the difference being that the US government was established not by the native americans but a group of europeans that immigrated here at around the 1600s. If we lived in a country in which our founding fathers were native americans, then yes, the US would have a very long history indeed, dating back to the time the native americans first settled here. but my ancestors did not wear moccasins and i'm pretty sure you don't follow ancient native american customs. see, the present day united states government is not the offspring of native americans, it is the european settlers. so it is very different compared to korea, where the koreans can trace back their ancestry a lot longer than you and i can. the same people lived in the same land that became modern day north and south korea. this does technically make korean history a lot longer than us. i hope you can understand this simple logic.

        oh and one last thing. you seem to think i'm one guy posting under different names? i assure you i am not. i came upon this article through digg, and was curious to see what others thought about the article and read your rather mistaken comment and am trying to correct you. but since this is the internet, i guess it's pretty much up to you to believe me or not. oh well, hope this helps!

        July 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • R C Johnston

        Come near my dogs and I will put a hole .357 in diameter thru you.

        July 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • Carson

        Honestly, the thought of eating dog disgusts me. Because there are so many other options and dog is Man's Best Friend. Not a meal.
        BUT if people think they REALLY need to eat dogs, they should gather up all the euthanized dogs from pounds and such and eat them. Don't breed and collect dogs for FARMS. That is ridiculous and CRUEL.
        If we all make such a huge deal out of it, lets go Vegetarian yayy!

        July 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
      • Maya

        Your prior reply: Uh duh what was a 100 years ago 1945 was 65 years ago not 100, now all of a sudden you are claiming to be an expert on Korean history, too funny. Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was a turning point for Korea, that's when it started to become recognized internationally as an independent country with a Gov. that's why it's significant. When I wrote this to explain to the first confused idiot "Italy didn't become a country until the late 1800s, does that mean the Roman Empire didn't exist" Rome had a Gov Rome had a history, how many different ways do I have to explain the same thing? It seemed pretty clear what I wrote. Another idiot seemed to know exactly what I meant, acknowledged it,then blathered on about thousands of years of history. Never once did I mention anything about history. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a cheap shot reply to Erzhik would become a fishing expedition for imbeciles. Never. Guess what if you feel the impulse to still explain Korea has thousands of years of history when I repeatably said it's not what I was talking about, please take your own advice: "i hate to break this to you, but you seem really desperate trying to support your obviously flawed statement. sometimes you have to just let it go"

        July 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
      • David

        Well when choosing any kind of meat to eat it must first pass the test of whether it was designed for humans to eat or not.
        Just because you don't fall dead after consuming dog does not mean it has not caused severe problems in your mind and body that will come back to haunt you later in life.
        Someone made the statement that it is no different than eating pork...well you are right about that one.
        I know most people could not care less about what the Bible says but if you follow the food rules in there you can't go wrong.

        July 3, 2011 at 7:52 am |
      • Tom

        Hence the name Space Wizard. Keep space truckin', ace!

        July 3, 2011 at 8:57 am |
      • Noel Soloria

        Hey Space Cadet that makes you a hyporcrite then. So with that analogy, you have any family members that you love right. If offered a piece of them you must eat them . Go to Mars where this kind of thinking is allowed

        July 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • ken

        You can dislike eating whatever you want but do not infringe on other peoples rights to eat what they want! If you are offended just remember it is their right to eat what they want whether you like it or not.

        July 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
      • Count Boogie

        @MAYA ....@maya....@MaYa.....................just let it go...you will not win in this thread...your life must be about finding peace away from human approval.....peace within yourself...you cannot yell at the wind and hope it will stop blowing.

        @Joe (the Korean) well said.

        @everybody...I love to watch women have sex with dogs...it's just hot and the dog seems happy about it too...lol

        @ God...you are dead....you are a poor product of a human's need to be self rightous in the face of their fear of being insignificant.

        @ President Obama.....Stop reading telepromters...it's tacky and makes you look like you don't know your topic.

        @ TacoBunny...you are the greatest comedy duo in the world.

        @dogs in Korea....sucks to be you.

        @ me.....soon this life will be over and the planet will recover from humans...so I don't have to kill myself saving it.

        July 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
      • MACK

        If Space Wizard and Veronica Galistan were to breed, the resulting offspring would be simply lumps of flesh bereft of intellect. Shouldn't be a problem consuming that, right? Problem solved!

        July 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
      • Burong

        You are not soo smart yourself. Dog lovers do not eat up their companions. You should be reported to the SPCA.

        July 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • Jeanine

        I'd sooner see people sterilized than see people eat animals. One would protect people; the other would protect animals.

        July 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
      • me

        mans best friend not food

        March 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
      • Inmiscuido

        I am a retired veterinarian. I know that dogs and other species have been eaten by humans. Some cultures still eat human meat and Christian Catholics eat the body and drink the blood of Christ.
        Summary: Some forms of cannibalism are acceptable by many that do not accept the meat from some animals.
        Eat any animal you want but don't advertise it. Make sure is healthy. In the case of dogs and cats, keep them, like hogs and other animal meats acceptable for human consumption. Vaccines help keep them healthy and yummy.
        Who in the world ate the first crab or lobster? Who in the world ate the first shoe sole tasting escargot? It is clear that is a matter of taste, religion or the instinct and hunger to stay alive.
        In the USA they don’t eat more horse because it is illegal, not because is dangerous (It is safer than eating beef and dog) but because people steel horses that cost thousands and sold them to the slaughter plants cheap. The US Government permits the eating of human flesh and I don’t see any group concern about it. As a matter of fact, I am the one that should be concern about what I am saying. Hey, I ate Christ when I was a Catholic.
        Let us not euthanized dogs that nobody wants or are old; feed them, bring them to health and send them to those countries that do eat them or where children are dying by the thousands due to a lack of protein and other foods. Animal lovers do not seem to be people lovers all the time. Are we letting people died because our societal believes makes dogs superior to mankind? Every time you euthanized a dog you are probably killing at least on human being.
        May the Faith of our choice,. or our lack of it, make us more a people humane society.

        December 31, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • dhondi

      I am just glad we don't systematically slaughter cows, chickens, and pigs. That would make our moral outrage at people eating dogs look like nothing but a bunch of hypocritical BS.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am | Reply
      • Stillson

        The difference is that dogs are companion animals. Pigs, cows, and chickens are bred and raised specifically for food. Huge difference.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • practicaldude

        Until you absolutely eat no meat, don't judge!

        July 1, 2011 at 9:58 am |
      • dhondi

        Are you saying nobody keeps pigs as pets?? Apparently the Koreans raise dogs for food....I guess it doesn't count unless Americans do it also? Think before you post.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • Dr. Doom

        And dogs are raises specifically for meat in these countries.. same thing.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • Huh?

        As the article points out, dogs are raised as a source of meat and not just as companions. They worship cows in India. They eat horse in Denmark, and donkey in Italy. PIgs are considered unclean to muslims. Put away bias and how we view a given species of animals and accept various cultures have various bleifs. I get so tired of people wanting the world to adhere to our standards and beliefs. Let them eat dog. I'm passionate about horses, but I also accept they taste good with BBQ. If I don't agree with it, I don't have to eat them and neither does anyone else for that matter. Unless you're a pure vegetarian, odds are you're offending someone with the things you eat so by your own standards, should you give it all up?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Steve

        Stillson: I am glad that your phoney distinction makes you feel better, but it's still BS. The dogs being eaten in Korea are being bred and raised to be eaten. Not only that, but pigs are at least as "smart" and sentient as dogs. How is raising animals in horrible conditions just to eat them any less repugnant than eating dogs?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:19 am |
      • Reb

        I eat no meat and the look on the dog's face in the picture is why. I see that same look on the faces of pigs, cattle and chickens that pass in livestock trucks on the highway. Everyone must make their own decision and I have decided that the taste of meat is not worth the price the animals pay. As the original golden rule said: "Don't do unto others what you would not have them do unto you." In this day and age it is so easy to go vegetarian, you can even buy a tasty veggie burger at Burger King. But again, it is a personal decision.. to each their own.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:23 am |
      • Maya

        Why are people comparing dogs to pigs? A pig gets loose from a farm, it changes back into a wild pig. Within weeks, its body changes back. A dog gets loose from his home, he doesn't turn into a wild animal in a few weeks. As a matter of fact there have people and dogs who have been separated for years and the dog acts the exact same way when they see their owner. Domesticated dogs don't turn into wild animals, And for the people who aren't too bright, feral does not equal wild animal.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • Limvi

        Dhondi, you don't seem to like much about this country so why not leave? Also, who is saying slaughtering cows, pigs and chickens is acceptable. I think there are people trying to change how animals are viewed but for now it's legal. The main difference between nations is the level of humane practices. The U.S. has plenty of changing to do but Asia is a foul and also suffers some of the worst human rights violations as well.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • Steve

        Maya: It's got nothing to do with domesticated, feral and wild. It's got to do with the fact that pigs (and other animals) are made to suffer intensely so that we can eat them. If it's not okay to do that to dogs, it's not okay to do it to pigs and other animals. Also, I would love to see the evidence for your claim that domesticated pigs magically undergo a physical transformation into wild boars if they get loose. I don't buy it.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • CP

        dhondi,
        you are a hypocrite. your argument that "wrong is subjective" is self-refuting. by trying to convince me that your opinion is correct you are ultimately showing that you want me to think your way, which ultimately shows that you DO believe there are absolutes. you relativists can't even get out of your own way.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:44 am |
      • Maya

        Well lazy, there is this thing called Google and countless shows on Animal Planet. The one on Hogzilla mentions it, do your own research.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:48 am |
      • Steve

        All I could find was unconfirmed assertions with no scientific evidence, and I'm not gullible enough to consider "Hogzilla" a credible source. Finally, I stand by my assertion that if it's not okay to do to dogs, it's not okay to do to pigs and if it's okay to do do pigs, its okay to do to dogs. Issues of domesticated vs. feral vs. wild are completely irrelevant.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am |
      • Lindsey

        In most asian cultures, there's HUNDREDS of items that are claimed to raise stamina and some have even been tested...and did NOT raise stamina. Just because someone claims that eating dogs is acceptable in their culture doesn't mean it's right and also does not mean they should be speaking on behalf of their entire culture. I have several asian friends who are beyond repulsed by this behavior. That would be like a pedophile (who in their own way belongs to a subculture of pedophiles since there are hundreds of thousands in this country) claiming that molesting children is acceptable in their or our culture...DOESN'T MEAN IT'S RIGHT. If they are running out of food sources, maybe various countries (including our own) should put a limit on the amount of children people can have and conserve our food resources. ~Also a vegetarian

        July 1, 2011 at 11:13 am |
      • Balto Paul

        The difference is that pigs are made out of BACON!!!!

        I love bacon.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:23 am |
      • Maya

        Oh look what I found on Google, something you could have done:
        Since different groups of feral pigs make the same morphological changes (back to their original wild type), it is doubtful the changes are genotypic in origin. These changes are most likely phenotypic. That probably means that pigs evolved (under artificial selection in captivity) a second phenotype (short haired, no tusks, etc.) while retaining the original wild type phenotype. Perhaps a second developmental program has evolved in captive pigs, while the original developmental program is retained.

        The ability to express 2 or more different phenotypes by one organism is known as phenotypic plasticity, and it is more likely to occur in plants than in animals in nature.

        "Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of an organism to change its phenotype in response to changes in the environment."

        Pigs in captivity therefore may have evolved phenotypic plasticity, and they have the ability to either express the wild type or the captive bred phenotype depending on the environment they find themselves in.

        And before you say it doesn't show how long it takes, again, look up it yourself. Go get a book. Their body changes once they go back into the wild.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:39 am |
      • Marti

        You are a moron, plain and simple. Oh wait, don't we have pigs and cows who are trained to aid police officers, the blind, sniff out sickness, been known to rescue humans. I say it again, if you don't know the difference between the intelligence of these animals, you are a moron. I'll bet you eat dolphin, too.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:39 am |
      • morally superior vegan

        I don't consume any animal products, therefore I can express outrage at Korea's dog meat industry without hypocrisy.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
      • morally superior vegan (tongue-in-cheek)

        and before I get a lot of hate mail from my last post (I am the opposite of morally superior- I was kidding a little) I will clarify that one of the reasons why I became vegetarian about 10 years ago was because I couldn't see much of a difference between eating pigs and cows and eating dogs. I've always been bad at seeing things in shades of grey...

        July 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
      • Marky

        Leaving out all hysteria about how much you love your dog, and s/he is beyond brilliant, loving and faithful, I think we have to realize it is not our right to go into countries with cultures older than ours by far and demand they eat the same food we do or they are "backward"! In our country, we view dogs as pets, and we love them and pamper them to the point of distraction. I have a dog I consider to be the "greatest dog in the world" and she even sleeps with me at night. I LOVE that dog, but not all dogs are loyal and loving just because they are dogs. Many are even killers, and not always because they've been mistreated.

        The fact is, I think dogs are a distraction from stress of daily life, difficulties we all have to deal with, loneliness, all those things. That does NOT mean it's that way in Korea, nor does it have to be. We have enough to do just keeping our own country in control; we do not need the headache of trying to control other countries eating habits. There are lots of things commonly eaten in other countries that Americans would think ridiculous. Koreans didn't even have pet dogs until about the last 23-30 years, I think. Maybe a very few did, but it was not the norm and still, most do not. This should not be our business. Korea is way ahead of us in many things, and judging by many of these posts, manners and common courtesy are a couple of them–not to mention technology.

        As far as pigs not being pets, ask anyone who has a Vietnamese Pot-belly pig whether or not the make good pets. They are every bit as good as dogs, loving, and extremely trainable. Most people who have them do eat pork; they just don't eat their own pet pig. I love my dog and I love lots of other people's dogs; I even belong to a dog club in which we get our dogs together to play, but I don't think I should tell someone on the other side of the world what to eat.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
      • NONcorrect

        Pot-bellied pigs are companion animals to some. Rabbits are companion animals to some. Horses to some. Dogs were NOT bred by humans as companions – they were bred for meat and for work (pulling travois, as an example). Each culture has its own outlook on various animals. Americans tend to be such hypocritical prigs who think they are always right and the world should be their way or no way. Get over yourselves people!! (Yes, I am American) Coming from a culture that slaughtered buffalo, beaver, wolves and the native population of the land into near extinction ... ya.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
      • queenbee

        Maya–any domesticated animal can go feral. Wild dogs are simply domesticated dogs that have been abandoned and either mated with coyotes or wolves or have banded together to survive. There are numerous cases of dogs going feral and eating people or attacking. Stop romanticizing animals. Dogs seek out domestication because it is what they know but also because it is an easy way of life (usually) when faced with survival, a dog will band with others, will track and eat humans and other animals etc. So will cats–any animal can go wild, for some dogs it takes longer–but for others, it does not take much to revert. The process is accelerated in times of famine. dogs are protein. Protein is the only type of food that is required to live. We can get protein from some vegetables but it is ALWAYS incomplete and must be combined with other proteins to get the full complement of amino acids needed to survive. When humans eat meat or seafood–all the amino acids are present in meat and sea food, no combination needed.

        Should dogs be eaten? In America no–it is against the law–elsewhere? Given that Americans consume almost 95% of the worlds resources and then denies host countries the rights to do the same–Americans need to mind their business–WE do not eat dogs–but we have NO RIGHT to tell the rest of the world what they should eat–unless... they come to America and want to eat our dogs–you don't see India trying to tell Americans not to eat beef.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
      • Maya

        Stop responding to me and look up your own info, it's available online: Wild Dog is a Lycaon Pictus, a Domesticated dog is a Canis Lupus. You can NEVER ever ever play fetch and throw a ball with a wild dog, they will rip you apart. It's 100% a wild animal. Domesticated dogs that live in the wild are feral. In other countries like India, feral dogs lie around in their area around humans and eat human garbage. That's how feral dogs live in many countries. A domesticated dog will always be a domesticated dog even when they are feral.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
      • Joe

        @Stillson saying dogs are our companion food and cows, pigs, chicken are grown as food there's a huge difference... Well the dogs in question here were specifically raised as food. Nothing else. So there's no difference. Dumbass, did you even read the article?

        July 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
      • Sindel

        @Stillson Dogs have been domesticated. They were not always a companion animal. Wolves are not companion animals but they're canine, would you eat one of them?

        July 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
      • Just Pointing Out

        @Maya dogs can also revert to a wild state if left outside of contact with humans. Just for example, there have been incidents where a high number of dogs that were left behind by their owners onto the streets formed a pack and became aggressive to the point that they hunted and killed a human. Story was on CNN, and it is just one example of how they can be similar. Pigs are of similar, if not higher intellect than dogs and can be kept as pets, and this is actually done. The only difference is in the way they are brought up.
        It's understandable that you do not agree with this practice, but you should not look down on the people who undertake these actions as it is something that has been integrated into their culture, and ultimately when compared to other sources of meat, there is little difference. This was written with no malice and is a simple attempt to shine some light on a topic that you seem to hold a certain degree of prejudice towards. I hope you will rethink your stance and become more accepting of a practice that is not as abnormal as it may seem here in Western cultures.

        July 2, 2011 at 2:08 am |
      • Maya

        Dog Eating is gross, most people in China and Korea don't eat it and like I wrote a domesticated dog doesn't turn into a wild dog, it becomes feral one. No matter how many times I write that it won't sink in. If you have an opinion write it there's no need to involve me in your drivel anywhere on this page.

        July 2, 2011 at 11:54 am |
      • queenbee

        Stillson

        The difference is that dogs are companion animals. Pigs, cows, and chickens are bred and raised specifically for food. Huge difference."

        this is one of the most ignorant things written and it is being repeated a lot by you meat eaters. Let's get this right–because chickens, cows, goats, and pigs were "born and bred to be eaten" they no longer have feelings to be considered?

        They no longer feel? They no longer have Central Nervous Systems? Their intelligence is discounted? They are doomed to very short and horrific lives because they were unlucky enough to be born into them? Take a good look at a cow or pig on their way to slaughter or at the slaughter house–hear them SCREAM?

        But they do not count because humans have decided they got the black ball in the life lottery and too bad for them? HOW HYPOCRITICAL–you say these things because you want to keep eating meat.

        Now me-I am a meat eater. I do not pretend that dogs are superior or better or more deserving of life than a chicken or fish or cow or pig. I am not yet at the point of eating dogs or cats or people–but to survive or if that is the only protein around and I need to live–you BET I'll eat it and I do not pretend we are humane about how we treat animals.

        But we should all consider the spurious nature of justification in arguments–all the sayings, the lines, the justification for SLAVERY were the same things we used to argue for and against it (less intelligence so blacks and others were meant to be slaves, born into it so too bad for them–but not good to have white slaves....etc) it is all BS to make people think their own crap does not stink while screaming profusely about the stench of others.

        They eat dogs–GEt over it–While Europeans spent the last 1000 years cultivating dogs into workers and "friends and surrogate babies" it is obvious for between 20 thousand years others cultivated them for workers and food. It is all a matter of perspective and no matter what–people in Korea or Switzerland or Africa or whereever do NOT owe us their minds or need to have our group think. All of you dog lovers who try to personify your dogs need to grow up.

        And FYI–dogs ARE prey to wolves, bears, lions and any other carnivore, big enough or smart enough to take them on and kill them.

        July 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Korea Visitor

        I wouldn't oppose the consumption of dog meat if they were slaughtered in the same manner as cows, pigs, chickens and sheep. That may be the way it's done today, I'm not really sure.

        The aversion I have to gae boshintang (dog soup) is more the traditional manner of slaughter than the actual meat of the soup. I'll leave discovery of the traditional manner of slaughter to the curious, but it's designed to capture the "power" of the animal...

        July 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
      • David

        Well when choosing any kind of meat to eat it must first pass the test of whether it was designed for humans to eat or not.
        Just because you don't fall dead after consuming dog does not mean it has not caused severe problems in your mind and body that will come back to haunt you later in life.
        Someone made the statement that it is no different than eating pork...well you are right about that one.
        I know most people could not care less about what the Bible says but if you follow the food rules in there you can't go wrong

        July 3, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • Thomas

      It was not that long ago that we in the United States DID sterilize women, against their will, for "social issues"

      I believe the last, in Virginia, was 1969.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Stevo

      Morality is for religious nuts. If you don't want to eat dog meat then that is your provocative. Remember that your god created animals for you and me to consume.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • Bill

        I don't think that means what you think it means . . .

        July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Teer Cessna

        Yes, and he created you for me to track and hunt down. It would be interesting to see if your value system changed if I could put you into a closed hunting area and issued license for hunting you. Winner to receive $ and the privelege of consuming your 'meat'.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:09 am |
      • YummyLabrador

        you mean perogative... correct dog eater?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:10 am |
      • rosko

        That's your "provocative"? Come ON, we can do better than that! Eating meat is gross...and delicious. We draw the line at dogs others at cattle. Truth be told eating meat is morally wrong not based on the animal but b/c of the impact on our health and planet. It's probably logically true that farming pigs and beef has a greater negative impact on the environment than farming dogs. The type of animal is morally irrelevant.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:16 am |
      • stevoelstupido

        Wow. When I read comments like yours I think there should be a short test/quiz to pass before one is allowed to post. Incredibly ignorant there, Stevarino

        July 1, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • Chief

        Steveo,

        Humans are animals. Can we eat your mother?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • Mahhn

        I wonder what a god would taste like, hmmm gotta go find one this weekend.
        See the Twighlight Zone "To serve Man" better way to raise food.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • Orion

        Morality is not for the 'religious'. Morality is ethics, it is a common sense of right and wrong that society agrees with.

        Should eating your child be wrong? Here in the U.S., it'd be considered wrong and murder, you can go to jail. So, does that mean it is okay to do it in another country that does not consider it wrong and that it is murder? You may say, your children and a dog are different... evolutionary wise, dogs have left the wilderness and have become our evolutionary foster children. They socialize with us... imagine a K-9 policy unit dog is retired, and the policy enforcement kills the dog and cooks it. Feels a little messed up? Same as it would to eat your children...

        July 1, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • True Sage

        I believe you meant prerogative as opposed to provacative? Most people here shouldn't even be commenting until they've complete high school English. And, as far as meat is concerned, in tough times we all would eat what's available out of sheer necessity. In this modern day and age it is hard to believe this farming of dogs for food is a necessity but if it is so be it. Let them eat. If, however, this is done for some purpose other than to supply food to people who are truly starving then I find it to be relatively disgusting. I know my dog wouldn't view me as food even in the worst of times (more likely he would hunt for both of us as would I) and I can't imagine doing that to him. Joey's just to cool, anyway.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:45 am |
      • cursed

        So morality doesn't matter until something bad happens to you right? I'm sure you wouldn't just stand there and say "oh this doesn't matter since there are no morals" if someone feasted upon a member of your family.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • Situational Awareneness

        @stevo:
        Morality has no association with religion or god.
        Morality is rights and wrongs that are usually on a society level but often cross the entire world. Murder, rape, etc.. it's all 'immoral' by that reasoning.
        Religion simply tried to piggyback by writing it up into their doctrine and placing a face onto the creation of it. Just consider it a human thing.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:44 am |
      • ed sr

        If I EVER see ANYONE killing a dog or cat to eat I guarantee you regardless of whom they are.................I will definitely be in prison because I will KILL that person as sure as there is a God!

        July 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
      • Orion

        ed sr, .you will definitely be in prison because you will KILL that person as sure as there is a God! ...

        as sure as there is a god,... so what you are saying is that you won't kill that person..

        July 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Sree

        OK, so did god give you that in written statement or as a will?

        Either case, you are a good candidate for my bullet. Remember the gods will. No Exceptions.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
      • Curious George

        If you believe that God created animals,you believe in the Bible; and you should know that God intended for us to eat from the Garden (vegetarians). Only after sin entered the world and the first animal had to be sacrificed in order to cover their bodies was then acceptable to eat animals, and there's a list of what can or can't be eaten.

        July 2, 2011 at 8:43 am |
    • Zebula

      I guess you can't expect any better from third world countries. Those Asians are morally bankrupt.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
      • dhondi

        Yes, and we americans are flying high on a veritable motherload of ignorance.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:01 am |
      • larry06

        Are you kidding with this comment? Why even waste your time typing this you ingorant sob. South Korea a third world country? Why don't you do some research prior to wasting other people's times as well.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Tlight

        South Korea has one of the largest economies in the world and is the size of one of our Great Lakes. Nothing 3rd world about it.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am |
      • wrr1

        just think, if we were to start eating dogs and cats, it would effectively put a stop to all the strays. and you would not be euthanizing so many unwanted pets.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • ummyeah

        lol to the people thinking its morally wrong to eat a dog. Arrogance and ignorance at its finest. And good wholesome hypocrisy. "Not that poor dog!!!" "where we going tonight honey?" "was thinking the angus barn". That is their culture. do not forgot some places in the world do not eat cows or pigs! The dogs are grown on farms like the ones here. they aren't snatching peoples pets from their homes at nights or something. some people are pure dingnuts.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:24 am |
      • Javier

        I believe this post was meant as sarcasm....just doesn't come across correctly in text.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:27 am |
      • rocky

        Since when is Korea a third world country?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • YJ

        F*** you!

        July 1, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • LifeDust

        I'm Asian and I believe my moral standard is higher than yours. Just because we consume dog meat doesn't mean we are morally bankrupt. You need to get out more and travel to more places to learn more about our world . Don't stay in your little corner of the world incestingly cuddling up with your pet and tell us that we are morally bankrupt.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:34 am |
      • queenbee

        The Swiss and Poles eat dogs or use dog parts in food too–to this very day–did you know that?

        July 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
      • higher moral standard?

        I feel out of my chair laughing when I read that

        I am married to an asian (I am caucasian) and we have lots of asian and caucasian friends and there is NO difference in moral standard

        Asians can be just as piggy, nice, mean, polite, rude, moral and ammoral as africans, europeans, americans etc

        you are a snob

        July 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
    • Hal

      I completely agree with you Joe.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • JJ

      Joe. ... and in North America we circumcise boys as a substitute to teaching them proper hygiene.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:04 am | Reply
      • Not All Docs Play Golf

        Boy, what a tangent to go off on. Do you often confuse issues like this? Or are you just still mourning the loss of your foreskin?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:22 am |
      • Marky

        What a ridiculous comment, JJ! I didn't circumcise my youngest because I listened to people like you. He never had any problems because he was taught proper hygiene, but as soon as he was 21, he had himself circumcised because he thought it was a pain to take care of himself and he's never been sorry. Everyone isn't a freak about circumcision, and this forum is about eating dogs. As a newborn nurse, I frankly saw maybe 3 babies even cry when they were circumcised, and that was because they were hungry. You are over-reacting.....

        July 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • dhondi

      Joe, americans bomb the living crap out of innocents everywhere, what "moral" ground do we have to stand on when lecturing other countries about right and wrong.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
      • PIGS ARE SMARTER THAN DOGS

        If we're going to make moral arguments, then we need to stop eating pork chops, bacon, ham, etc. But we don't because pigs are fat and ugly, and dogs are adorable.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
    • Ayodeji

      Amd you wonder why people outside the United Statwes wonder why Americans are ignorant

      July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
      • Matt

        And I think Indian's are ignorant for not eating cows. (Oh, but they don't get called ignorant because they aren't American) Hypocrites.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:18 am |
      • John

        Matt, you are incorrect. They don't get labeled ignorant because they don't expect the rest of the world to conform to their beliefs, unlike Americans.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • atn1980

      I understand the outrage by dog lovers since I am one as well... but if we think about this rationally, we eat Cows, and they are sacred in certain religions... Should they have any right to tell us not to eat beef? I can make all the arguments in the world about how you can see into a dog's eyes and see emotion and thoughts, but I've been around too much livestock to not say the same thing about pigs and cows. So I say... Eat more Chicken because they are really really stupid.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • ANG

        Likes this

        July 1, 2011 at 11:05 am |
      • Josh

        Yeah, that is an awesome comment.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
      • TB

        "it's just morally wrong"....."humans have been eating humans"....I love dogs. I think many are intelligent, but they are still animals. I think the Bible and common sense make it clear. It's not morally wrong to eat a dog, but it is morally wrong to kill a human and eat them, because you would need to kill them! Duh? The soccer team that survived in the Andes Mountains in the 70s survived by eating their DEAD friends, that's different. These people were already dead from the crash and it was an emergency. Dog? Doesn't sound apetizing. I suppose if there was nothing else and I was really hungry. Would need to be an emergency, but "morally wrong"? C'mom! Animals are animals and God has given us dominion over them. People have made pigs pets and they are as intelligent as some dogs. Who's going to stop eating bacon for this reason? Common sense. Use your head. People are people and animals are animals. But we are more than animals! Unless I am already dead, I don't want anyone chewing on my leg. I will leave that to the bugs when I die. C'mon, common sense!

        July 3, 2011 at 3:12 am |
    • Tim

      An animal is an animal is an animal. I raise my own food – pigs, chickens, etc and there is NO difference between killing a pig for food, and a dog. In fact, I would have to say pigs are smarter and just as likeable. These "dogs are pets, not food" people are ridiculous. Maybe to YOU, in your affluent suburbs, sipping your $10 mocha latte from some multi-billion dollar corporation as you pour over your laptop – eating a dog (that is essentially just a wolf) seems "wrong."

      BUT it is an animal, no different (in it's soul) than a pig or cow or sheep or wild dog. They should be killed humanely, and treated fairly and kindly in life. I am SURE that many, many dog "owners" in the US treat their canids far worse than many of the dog "eaters" do elsewhere.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • Not All Docs Play Golf

        Thanks for that lecture your highness! Now, go take a bath.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:24 am |
      • Taylor

        Thanks TIm! You too are an animal, no different in the soul! I'll treat you well then slaughter you too! I mean you are a human which is pretty much an ape- so who cares?

        July 1, 2011 at 11:19 am |
      • Marky

        Tim, thank you for a reasonable post. I don't plan to eat dog since that's not a common food in our country, but I do think what you said is basically true, and not a hysterical comment somewhat equivalent to, "Everyone wants to eat Fluffy now, and she is like my own baby! In fact, take my baby first!" Is there no ability to listen to reason, or have you all just lost the point of the article?

        July 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Joe

        This guys the smartest man in the forums. AND he grows all our food. Let no one talk shit to him.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
      • Paul

        Tim, valid point. To tell the truth, dog is quite tasty. I live in the US, but this was not always the case. When given the opportunity to try this delicacy I was happy to do so. We sit on our high horses and dictate what is wrong and right I have no right to dictate what another culture eats for food if it doesn't affect humans.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
      • Freerange_ape

        I am an asian American. I don't eat dogs. I eat beef, pork, and chicken, but I don't think eating dog to be immoral. After living here in the US for 36 yrs, I think politicians are immorally eating us all. So, what I desire to eat right now is "eating weasel politicians" in Washington. Grrrrrrrrrrr......

        July 3, 2011 at 12:41 am |
    • Bob

      Dogs form friendships just as humans do. I know some of you are going to say this is ridiculous, but, if you look at how tame dogs interact with their human it is clear that they form a strong bond that can be deemed as friendship. As this is a defining characteristic of human societies it is clear that raising dogs for meat is inhumane. This is a short paragraph with lots of steps left out of the argument. It doesn't, however, take a lot of intelligence to see that eating dogs is wrong.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am | Reply
      • Drew

        I agree with the idea of dogs being companions. But the article specifically states the difference between "pet dogs" and "meat dogs." The "meat dogs" are no different than our cows, pigs, sheep, etc. They are bred and killed for one purpose, food. There would not be the emotional bond to the "meat dogs."

        July 1, 2011 at 11:32 am |
      • JLS639

        Chickens, pigs and goats will all form long-term, affectionate relationships with humans, other animals and, of course, members of their own species. So, by your logic, should I not eat chicken?

        Domestic animals are a source of meat. Some are mean and some are friendly. Many are tasty.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
      • Joe

        And you are intelligent enough to tell the rest of the world what is right and wrong?

        July 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
    • surfighter

      BOO HOO! Killing dogs for food in Korea is just so baaad ... Koreans should do what we do in the US, put the dog in a kennel for a month and if nobody adopts it, euthanize it. Should Koreans also shoot up theirs dogs with chemicals to make them fatter or produce more milk or have more babies (like we do here)? What a bunch of hypocrites!! There are other cultures, norms, and world views other than our own. Happy 4th of July! Celebrate our freedom – but remember to resect the freedom of others as well.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am | Reply
      • Courtney

        The problem I have is that they are NOT eating dogs, tigers, lions and bears because hey are hungry. They are eating them because they think it will make their penis grow bigger , so they can be strong or it will make them smarter. Its sick

        July 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
      • John

        In biology and medical researches, people use something called FBS, i.e., fetal bovine serum. There are tens of thousands of labs using it in large quantity everyday in the country and elsewhere in the world. Think about how they were made.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • Joe

        Courtney you're an idiot. They eat them because they are a DELICACY as written in the article above. It's no different than French eating snails and Americans eating lamb's brain at a gourmet restaurant. And I guess you'll say eating oysters are wrong too?

        Ignorant and dumbasses

        July 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
      • queenbee

        We eat fish in America because it is supposed to improve our brains. People eat oysters and think they are aphrodisiacs, we eat tomatoes because they are supposed to fight cancer, we eat bran...we eat flax... we eat white meat because it is lower in cholesterol, we eat greens for the vitamin C and A...we eat–not just because we are hungry but also because of what our version of science says the food can do for us–same as the orientals. Get off that high horse before you break your own neck.

        July 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • Alan

      >>We don't brutally sterilize our young woman in the U.S. as they do in parts of Africa

      Seeing how crack addicts keep having deformed babies after 'street sex', and then dumping them on govt welfare, I am for forced sterilizations of unfit persons (male and female).
      Eating meat should be rated on a sliding scale. How much heart does the victim have. You can't see the 'Tsunami dogs' video, following the Japan tsunami and think.. 'Yum... they must be tasty!'. If you do, there's something wrong with you. Fish, lobster, pigs, are less likely to have that level of emotion. Some things have to be looked at on a scale.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:16 am | Reply
      • Javier

        Pigs are just as smart and show just as much emotion. Why do you think they're always smiling??? And I wouldn't turn down the dogs at after the tsunami because they're "heroes" for doing what they're trained to do (skills that could also have been taught to a pig), but because they'll probably cause me to grow a third arm or start a zombie militia.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:32 am |
      • Javier

        Also, sterilizing people is a slippery slope. Where do we draw the line? Drugs abuse? Alcohol abuse? Welfare abuse? Poverty to the point of "not being able to sufficiently care for their children?" Better to not give the power to a holistically inconsistent judges.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:35 am |
      • vee

        How do you define an unfit person? How would you enforce this rule? Not very thought out in my mind.

        Anyway topic on hand, why not eat dog or cat I mean they're animals and meat is meat, I'm sure if you were starving you would eat Dog.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • Shifty

        My uncle had a couple of pet pigs for a while. They are just as smart (if not smarter) than dogs. I also agree that they are tasty. If it's in a culture to eat dogs, more power to them. Welcome to the real world, where things get eaten.

        Also, somebody mentioned that humans have been eating humans since the beginning of time or some crap like that...? Doesn't that cause disease? I'm inclined to disbelieve that.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
      • John

        The attachment to pets can be at both personal and cultural levels. If a people doesn't have the culture, say with dogs as pets, instead they only had a culture with dogs as food, why someone can contemplate them? As a species, humans agree we should not eat each other. This is the bottom line, not about dogs. We should pay more attention to spending a million dollar apiece on a missile friendly killing members of the same species in other land. After all, we don't often see or hear wolves killing each other for oil, or lions killing each other for money.

        July 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • SamuraiShonan(at)blogspot(dot)com

      You are a loser. Tons of women and men are abused in America. First way is by the religion shoved down their throats.
      I have eaten dog and lots of other things. It is all cultural and I would never insult someone by being offered their best dish for a visitor. I eat it, smile and try more and more and get used to it. Get a life and get off the computer with your stupid thoughts.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • kort

      its something we should practice in america. a women who has 12 kids has had all of them taken away from her by the state and guess what she is still having kids.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • doughnuts

      No, they don't "sterilize" young women in parts of Africa. They "circumsize" young girls. Generally with no anesthetic, using dirty tools or a piece of broken glass, and on the dirt floor with other women holding her down while she bleeds and screams.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • San

      In recent years, the Swiss have been protesting the large-scale breeding of St. Bernards by the Chinese for slaughter. Why do the Chinese breed St. Bernards? Because their love of humans and docile nature makes them easy prey and they are large and grow fast.

      People are disgusting. Dogs are more loyal than we are. And, no, I don't eat pigs either.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • NONcorrect

        "Dogs are more loyal then we are" ... Well, I suspect there is a 50/50 chance of your dog wanting to eat YOU. Dogs kill people. Dogs sometimes eat people (cases of dog eating baby's toes off, cases of dog eating invalid's feet) I have a couple dogs. I have no urge to eat them, but that doesn't mean I should order other countries and cultures to do as I do.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
      • queenbee

        Dogs indeed are loyal–but their loyalty is never to their own kind it is to another species which may beat them, sexually abuse them, kill them, starve them, force them to fight, force them to breed–at will. If dogs were more like people–we would at that kind of loyalty as a sick collaboration entered into for advantage–nothing noble into it (the same way people despise collaborators who suck up to an invading army)

        So what of loyalty? If they were truly capable of loyalty–why don't they have it for each other instead of a very different species? AHHHH YES–dogs like the perks–don't they?

        And we like them because they are loyal to us–no matter what we do to them–seems to me they are sort of suck ups who are also opportunists and possibly stupid–not that I do not love my dog–nothing better than a furry sycophant who licks my feet and thinks the dregs from my plate are like ambrosia. FAce it–humans like dogs BECAUSE of a loyalty that denies the dogs on race/species and because we have bred them to worship our race/species. Do we really love dogs or love how they make us feel? If so–at what cost to themselves? Ah yes–the PERKS..............

        July 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • Wzrd1

      Interesting and specious analogy, forced sterilization "in Africa", where two countries employed that practice, ignoring China or even the US history of forced sterilization of African Americans.
      This is a CULTURAL item, where dogs were PRIMARILY FOOD FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
      But, you judge other cultures by your own filter and DEMAND that they obey YOUR cultural norms. In short, you prefer the rape and murder rape to American levels, along with what food they eat!
      Do you like it when a foreigner comes HERE and tries to change our laws? Didn't think so. It goes both ways.

      For the rocket scientists that claim that dogs are companion animals, you are foolish in the extreme. Dogs were BOTH working animals and emergency food for most of human history. You confuse modern companion animals with animals originally as guard dogs, sheep dogs, hunting dogs and even draft dogs.
      Indeed, the golden retriever was thrown out as an example. It's a golden WHAT? RETRIEVER, it retrieved wild game that was shot by a hunter, not his companion. Bernese mountain dogs and Swiss mountain dogs, draft dogs, to pull a cart with the farmer and his milk to market.
      So, who is the companion with the African wild dogs? Other than nobody. The Australian dingo, I guess that they kept company with the blonde bigfoot there, huh?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:30 am | Reply
      • Kana

        Maybe the dingo ate your baby...

        July 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • Ralph

      What is morally wrong with raising and animal for meat? What is the difference between dogs, cats, chickens, cows or horses? Every one of them have lovely faces and can be a pet. But fewer people yell foul with cows than dogs. I am half Korean and I have never tasted dog meat nor do I want to. But I have had goat, sheep, cow, all sorts of fowl, everything from the sea except mammals, and even insects. Food is food. You should not kill your neighbors' pet to eat (unless it's war time or famine) but if you raise a dog for FOOD and it is livestock they should be able to eat it. People should not judge what others do in other countries. Now these people, out of guilt, spend money on animals like they are humans.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      The problem is people humanize dogs and other animals as well and then they have some issue against eating dog because they see a fellow human not a potential meal. People forget that as Humans we are animals. We are in the same Class as dogs. That class being Mammals. Through out the Animal kingdom you find that many mammals eat other mammals. As it is we eat a lot of other animals. I would have no problem eating dog, I just wouldn't eat my pets.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • SophieCat

      If you're talking about the difference between people going hungry or people having something in their stomachs when they go to bed at night, I would say that any animal is up for discussion.

      That being said, it sounds to me as though dogs are being eaten based on old wives' tales – certain animals DO NOT possess certain "benefits" of increased sexual potency nor do certain animals possess the ability to increase energy or stamina levels, or make you smarter, etc.

      The answer to this problem is EDUCATION. That's how young girls in Africa are made safe in their own homes.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • fitzi

      It is amazing to me how morally superior we Americans are to everyone else. Who are we to pass judgement on one culture or another? With regard to cruelty, I agree that there are things that are shocking to us, however that doesn't make them wrong. I have lived in Korea, lived with its people, loved it there, and yes have tried all the local quisine. I have three dogs, and have also raised my own beef, pork and poultry. In addition I hunt, fish, and grow my own food.
      Let them eat what they want, for their own reasons. There is obviously a demand for it there, the animals are not on an endangered list and guess what. They really don't care what we think of it.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:44 am | Reply
      • Marky

        Good post, fitzi! Not many are really using common sense, and are too removed from raising their own food and being close to the land. I suspect those of us raised in the country and who hunted and gardened understand the whole process a lot better, and have less time to stand in judgement of other cultures. Too busy living our own lives to live someone else's......

        July 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Alexio

      That's where the problem comes from. People telling other people what to (or not to) do. Don't we have enough problems in this country, to enforce our morals to different countries on other side of the globe? Nobody forces YOU to eat dogs, but don't judge other people, who's life and culture you're ignorant of. Sure I won't eat dog in US; it's illegal. And for sure, I won't mind a nice dog stew in S. Korea, China or Vietnam. Also, I never turn down a nice hard Hungarian salami (made, if somebody is ignorant, with addition of horse meat). Yammy!

      July 1, 2011 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • DVMHubby

      If we are comparing species, cows, in general have the same cognitive abilities as dogs. They are just as smart and have personalities not unlike most dogs do. This is purely a matter of cultural differences. Although I do not agree with eating dog, in poorer countries it may be one of the only sources of protein available. I love my dog, she is my child. Would I eat her? NO! I would rather starve. However, with that said, if I were to travel to Korea and be offered dog meat, I would try it. As long as I do not see what the dog looked like before slaughter (puppy eyes) then I would try it. Does that mean I would make it a habit and try to bring the practice to our country? NO! NOT EVERYONE HAS TO BE LIKE AMERICANS and NOT EVERYONE HAS TO BE LIKE KOREANS! Deal with it!

      July 1, 2011 at 10:53 am | Reply
      • sosafesosaneandsosecure

        they are not! Cows are sweet – granted but they are totally dumb. plus we should not eat meat at all unless we eat humans too, all or nothing I say!

        July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • Joe

        @sosafesosaneandsosecure Cows are not sweet. You anger or startle cows, and they will trample you to death without a second thought. I think people forget that only very FEW species are devoid of their natural instincts which is fight or flee. You do the same to cute little ducks swimming in the pond, they will squack at you in anger to protect its chicks. Same for you. If you had a baby girl or boy and some pedophile schemed in front of you to kidnap him/her, you would attack that pedo.

        As for the "all or nothing" comment.... So I guess you're either really poor or really rich? If not you should strive to be. You're either a REALLY bad person or really good person? Stop kidding yourself.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Sixoh

      That's a perfectly valid analogy. Why kill animals bred for hunting/protection/companionship? I guess it's what you're used to. I'm not going to eat dog.I'll stick to livestock and fish/shellfish

      July 1, 2011 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • Joe

        I've got an answer for your perfect valid analogy. These dogs were bred and raised for consumption. Not companionship, not to assist in law enforcement task force, etc.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • Sandy

      We as man domesticated dogs for companionship. THey really are man's best friend. I think it is a very sickeing practice and needs to be halted immediately. Now I know that won't happen, but I will do my little bit to help it get recognized and abolished. Sick question and horrible article. The picture breaks my heart!

      July 1, 2011 at 11:05 am | Reply
      • queenbee

        Americans have a very hard time, distinguishing their own culture, mores and society from the rest of the worlds. Usually a 3 year old thinks the way the world looks and is to him is how it is to everyone else. As we grow older we learn it is NOT that way to others not in this country–not in the rest of the world.

        Who the hell is "We" "we did not domesticate dogs" a certain group did. We may not use dogs as food but many Americans and others have during migrations out west. When the food runs low–dogs are usually killed and eaten BEFORE horses.

        Just because we make something pets in the west does not mean the rest of the world see it as a pet. STOP imposing our view on animals on the rest of the world–Asia and other cultures have been eating dogs for THOUSANDS of years–even native Americans ate dog. If you think that eating an animal we revere as a pet is sickening imagine the Billion or so Hindus who have to think on us eating an animal they revere as a god (they see cows as holy and gods) so we are sickening too?

        Learn where the line is drawn–if famine grips the world–not only will most of us run to eat our dogs and other dogs–we may eventually rush to eat rats, bugs and finally each other–if that is what it takes to survive. As for the reasons they eat–no different than the reasons we eat–look in any woman's magazine–they will tell you to eat certain things for lycopenes to reduce aging or fight cancer–or to eat salmon for the omega 3 fatty acids=--HORRORS! How can people eat salmon? Are they not living? Do they not bleed when you cut them? Don't they have hearts?

        Oh yeah, salmons don't suck up and kiss much butt like dogs–and they are not great to pet–cute or not–dogs are meat–and where people want to eat them for any reason–butt out. Not your dog. Not our country. Spend more time minding American business and less time trying to judge the world–we'd be a lot better off as a nation.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • Joe

        Guess what. Your ancestors in the very first few years of American colonization ate people from their own colony in the winter when there were no food. There's a picture for ya.

        And trust me, the minute you start to force South Korea to conforming into your beliefs because you think is wrong; the Asian economies will start to think "America never pays their debts... should we even associate our economy with theirs?" It won't happen but it's not different in any form.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • Fred

      Unless you're a vegetarian, Joe, your simile holds no weight. Meat is meat. The emotional attachment some place on dogs as pets is really the issue here. In other words – the seemliness of whether or not to eat eat dog meat is simply an opinion. How is a dog any different than a cow, a chicken, or a lamb?

      July 1, 2011 at 11:07 am | Reply
    • OPen Eyes

      I ask that people open their eyes to the big picture please. Instead of trying to decipher what types of meat are ok to eat and not ok to eat, shouldn't we step back and ask ourselves if we should even be eating meat? Economically, ethically, environmentally and for health purposes, it really doesn't make sense at all for us to be eating any meat. Not to mention that our bodies are not designed for meat in any way. The most common misunderstanding is that our canine teeth are for meat. Well, then why can't we take a bite out of the backs of animals? We have to use forks and knives to tear into what has been raised to be slaughtered for us. If you want to eat meat or feel you should be, atleast try to do what Mark Zuckerberg is doing.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:13 am | Reply
      • Marky

        See, this is what I'm talking about. You immediately jump on the "let's all be vegetarians, and don't eat meat of any kind!" bandwagon, and then use phrases like "tear into" a piece of meat, when in reality, we use a knife and fork when we eat vegetables, as well, so we will have some manners and not act like animals at a trough, no matter what we eat. I drink milk from a glass, too; not straight from a teat. I do NOT spend time ever trying to turn a vegetarian into a meat eater. Please stop trying to make this thread about vegetarianism vs. meat. It is not about that, it's about eating dogs in Korea, period.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
      • queenbee

        In order to survive, the both the heart and brain require fat. FAt usually comes from animal sources. In addition, vegetables cannot sustain life. All vegetarians have to eat protein in order to live. They usually get this from soybeans and augment that with other proteins and no vegetable source is a complete protein with all 21 amino acids. People can survive without food for about 4 weeks, without water for up to two weeks, they will survive between 10 and 30 days maximum without protein–after that, they will be dead.

        Statistically, we do not have the microclimates or the means to feed the entire world with vegetables–also it takes about 60% more food to sustain a person as a vegetarian than it does to sustain a person with meat–finally, vegetables especially refined vegetables are full of carbohydrates which while an energy producer short term, is also a catalyst for instigating the insulin pathway–this ultimately leads to a burn out and type 2 diabetes if not modified with protein. There is no panacea. The closest are research into using certain marine algaes as food sources but we are not there yet. The world will never be able to live as vegetarians solely–but if we come close we will have to rid ourselves of those animals who still require meat to live–ie predators–that includes dogs–who eat animals and animal by products. Or do you imagine we can grow enough veggies to feed pigs, dogs, cats and all the other predators in the world who depend on meat, also?

        July 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • Shamrock6

      People should be able to eat dogs if they want....as long as they don't mind me walking up to them and splattering their brains all over the ground with a bat. I'm good with that exchange.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • Joe

        Yeah... you should try that in South Korea. They won't kill you or make you so wounded that you won't feel pain. They'll probably dislocate your shoulders and elbows and find the most painful way to make you pay.

        Not the rest of the world think of homicide as sensitively as America does. In most countries outside the Westernized world, death is just another part of life as it should be. An average homicide rate in Perera Columbia would be 17-25 in the weekends. Instead, they'll just make you suffer rather than splatter your brain and let you die so painlessly and easily. There's worse things than death, and death isn't so bad. It's just another part of life.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
    • VinoBianco

      The only difference between eating pigs and dogs is that we have trained dogs to be our companions and pets for thousands of years, and we have historically raised pigs as meat. Dogs and pigs are of similar intelligence, and I bet some pigs are smarter than your average damatian. I wish we didn't eat pigs and would stop if I thought it would help, but we do and probably always will. I think the fact that dogs have been domesticated and have learned how to love people and sense their owner's feelings makes all the difference. It's something that pigs dont' have.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:18 am | Reply
      • OPen Eyes

        I appreciate that you are recognizing some of these facts. However, have you ever held a baby pig? Have you ever pet any animals aside from cats and dogs? Most of the meat people are eating is from animals that have taken not even one single step. All animals can become mans best friend without thousands of years of domesticating them. I have a buddy who raises animals of all types and trust me, they all are his best friend. His bears are the ones in the Dr. Dolittle films, Bart the bear was his name. Watching a guy run and tackle one of these guys and roll around and playfully wrestle means that you can befriend many animals if done so appropriately. Dogs were just easier to capture and train in the beginning. Look at the NFL players, basketball players, body builders, Mr. World! We do not need to be eating animals and just for your sake... Don't ask vegans where they get their protein.... It is not a smart question. It shows you know near nothing about health but rather what you've been told.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:28 am |
      • OPen Eyes

        I was meaning the athletes that are vegan*** Which they are out there. Also, if the biggest mammals on this planet are vegan and can maintain their size and strength, I think little humans will do just fine without meat.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:30 am |
      • Sandy

        If you meant to type Dalmatian, I have to report that you are wrong. Dalmatians are among the smartest (and most stubborn) breeds.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • queenbee

        OpenEyes: why is it not smart to ask vegans where they get their protein? Obviously they eschew meat products–so suppose you tell us where they get it, how it is grown and how they combine different veggies or marine products to do so–then tell us what the largest animal in the world eats–if you say plankton–understand that is not a veggie, it is an zoological (animal) organism and never equate what humans eat to any animal that has a totally different metabolism.

        there are animals that can eat poisons and live solely off of rabbits–humans can do neither, due to our metabolism.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
      • Joe

        OpenEyes, if you're referring to whales; Whales eat fish. Fish are meat. Fish feel pain too.

        And in case you want to make a legitimate comparison, animals that live in the water have completely different genetics than animals that live on land. The only exception to that are whales, orcas and dolphins and other marine animal that breathe air as main source of oxygen. And by the way, it's a MUCH different world in the water. It's not about eating fish or vegetables. Down there, all fish eat what they can eat and stay away from what they can.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • Howard

      Seems like a horrible and ironic price to pay (on the part of canis species) for giving their affection and loyalty to the human species.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • JUST SAYING

      Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal. Does that stop you from enjoying a good steak?

      July 1, 2011 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Deanna

      SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!

      Horses and Dogs and cats have become our companions. After millenia of such bonding it seems cruel to eat one's friend. I suppose we should all eat bugs and leaves but plants have feelings too. Then again, if we ate the dead instead of burying them in pricey idolatrous mounds we'd be doing the environment a favor.

      Basically, do what you will, but know that every action has a reaction.

      And no, I will never eat dog or horse unless the Chinese have Indianapolis under siege.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • david55

      just because you had a pet dog doesnt make it morally wrong to eat a dog.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • queenbee

      The stigma of eating dog meat is a moral of convenience. In the Western world and in many other places, dogs are pets and are accorded a place of honor that makes it almost illegal to eat dog or horse meat. It is a moral of convenience because when humans get hungry enough many will eat anything including other humans. But before we proceed to cannabalism people can and WILL eat dogs and cats. Let the world get populated enough or famine hit the west like it does other parts of the world–then we WILL seek out and eat dogs, cats, bugs and yeah–even dirt. You betcha.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • wilbur

      This is culturally insensitive. It is not appropriate for us to judge what they eat in Asia. It is a crime the average American dog is feed better than most kids in the world

      July 1, 2011 at 11:51 am | Reply
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      July 1, 2011 at 11:56 am | Reply
      • Sunflower

        I think we got the point already......

        July 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
      • nonPCrealist

        Great post!

        But if only there was someone we could write about this..

        July 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
      • NothingWrongEatingDog

        Good post... I'm just not sure who to write to...

        July 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • Marky

        Well, I guess you didn't want anyone to have discourse, you just wanted to dominate the thread physically. Way to go, TruD, Do you have all conversations this way? Starting to hate vegetarians and vegans, you're too self-righteous....

        July 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
      • jellylee2020

        Thanks for the info. I didn't know whom to write to to show my support. Now I do!

        July 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
      • Robert Smith

        Dick pussy... OK, now I got CNN:s attention... I just wanted to report the comment this is a reply to. It is repetitive over and over in meaninglessness and destructive in its enormous length. Of course, I don't mind the slighest that this comment will be removed as well. It has then fulfilled its purpose, which wasn't to throw around provocative words, but only to get your attention.

        July 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
    • mgaret03

      actually joe america did sterilize minorites and the poor 40 yrs ago. google: npr, sterilization, north carolina

      July 1, 2011 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • bjd1020

      The woman who are career welfare recipients should be sterilized.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • NothingWrongEatingDog

        Off topic – unless you're calling them dogs and suggesting we eat them...

        July 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Ralph in Orange Park, FL

      In point of fact, young women in Africa or other parts of the Third World are not forcibly sterilized. They are genitally mutilated to keep them from experiencing sexual pleasure. In those places, women are considered to be nothing more than chattels and breeders. Sterilizing them would make no sense whatsoever.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • George

      Where is the morality in killing a dog? It has nothing to do with morals.

      They are an animal throgh and t

      July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • gwf

      "Morally wrong"? That's a strong thing to say about eating dog meat. I understand the aversion, especially among Westerners. I understand the risk from a health point of view, as there is risk in eating anything that's a carnivore especially, as well as with omnivores. But morally wrong? Is it wrong to eat beef or pork, both of which large populations in the world would find morally wrong, sinful, and repulsive: Hindus & Jews/Muslims, respectively.

      Perhaps it's the taste? It's hard to say you don't like the taste if you've never had it. I've eaten dog meat, 2 types of dishes, and found the taste to be very good. Perhaps it's because they're pets? The ones eaten aren't your pets, you don't have to slaughter them, and really most animals eaten can be made into pets.

      So let's just say 'you' don't like dog meat, but to put that on others is an overstep.

      gwf

      July 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • Ignorant SpaceWizard Fail Lulz

      LuLz!!!!! Space Wizard fails at science. Get off the internet Fred Sanford and get back to your junkyard.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Kyle

      Joe your analogy is completely ignorant and wrong. In 1907, Indiana became the first state to pass a law permitting involuntary sterilizations on eugenic grounds; at least 30 states would follow suit. By the mid-1920s, more than 3,000 people had been sterilized against their wills. These included the homeless, orphans, epileptics, the blind and deaf. Also sterilized were those who scored poorly on IQ tests, who were diagnosed as being "feebleminded." May 2, 2002, marked the 75th anniversary of the shameful Buck v. Bell decision, which has never been overruled and was cited in a federal appeals case as recently as last year.7 The Court’s action in Buck led to the forced sterilization of more than 65,000 Americans by 1979. Some states continued to sterilize residents into the 1970s. do a little research before you talk

      July 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Last time I checked humans were omnivorous. A dog is still a type of red meat. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs as a pet, but if we were both starving on a deserted island...'ol yeller is going on a flamin' spit and in my belly. Honestly sometimes I feel sorry for that poor cow that just wants to chew its cud, but that doesn't stop me from eating my cheeseburger for lunch.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Reply
      • jdg

        Humans are made out of meat too. If you want to use that argument, you can justify cannibalism.

        July 2, 2011 at 1:44 am |
    • IMPERFECT-DUMB-HUMANS

      NO LIVING BEING HAS THE RIGHT TO CAUSE SUFFERING AND PAIN TO OTHER LIVING BEINGS, MUCH LESS IF THOSE LIVING BEINGS, LIKE HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS HAVE ADVANCED INTELLIGENCE TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND IT.

      WONDER WHAT WOULD BE LIKE IF HUMANS WEREN'T THE ADVANCED INTELLIGENT SPECIES, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUFFER SLAUGHTER AND BE EATEN BY OTHERS????.......

      July 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
      • j man

        Dude, chick, or whatever the hell you are.You are obviously not for life, im gonna go back and use the easiest saying that is animals kill animals all the time it is simply part of nature, we are nothing more than a very intelligent animal able to think about things like this confusing ourselves with our minds. If you really think people are so stupid and imperfect i'll give you a loaded gun and you can blow your brains out on the curb, the only reason we think killing is wrong is because we get to attached to things and then when those things leave you feel pain and dont want to deal with it so you repress your feelings or you let them out like you should and then MOVE ON

        July 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
      • Dr. Doom

        so.... dogs should all die of starvation?

        They are carnivores... to survive they must cause other living beings pain and harm.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
      • phred

        @doom, just to nit-pick; dogs are not carnivores, dogs are omnivores. They just have a meat-heavy diet.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • hawaiiduude

      and mutilating newborn boys by slicing of some of their penis is just as brutal and violent and it's a person not a dog. Does that make me antisemite?

      July 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Reply
    • John R

      What's wrong with eating dog meat?? Sentience. Dogs are a very intelligent mammal, like a dolphin or human. Most non-dog owners subconsciously dismiss a dog's inability to purse it's snout in ways that mimic speech to mean they're stupid. They're not, and anyone who really wants to care enough to think about example of dogs saving humans could get to that conclusion.

      Dogs, if we are to believe cave drawings and ancient sculptures, were pack animals that followed wandering nomadic humans, understanding there was a benefit to pick-up scraps, while at the same time giving humans a curious form of protecting...barking at nearby predators. Invariably, the two grew closer than most mammals.

      Frankly, most people like myself respect different cultures. On this, I don't. If people in any culture feel they just have to eat dog meat, an intelligent and far more loyal and forgiving partner than literally any human I know, frankly, you may as well eat your own human young. Frankly, you are beneath others.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        The Romans ate dogs. Asia has been eating dogs for thousands of years. Pioneers in America ate dogs, the eskimo have eaten dog–most cultures have eaten dogs. For you , in this time and in this country dogs are not an edible option. Right now. But they are meat. In those cultures which predate almost all European culture, dogs have been eaten. Think about this–we are such a people that whenever we make a rule that governs how we live in America we think the rest of the world should be like us and follow our ways or rules? Why? Just because we have a very high opinion of ourselves does not mean that others have a very high opinion of us. Just because people want what we have–does not mean that they want to be us–they just want stuff like us.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • Joe

        So you'll judge the value of a person's life and achievements all with one factor that s/he ate dog meat...? Yeah you sound intelligent all right... American intelligent that is, which really means ignorant and retarded. So JUST BECAUSE the species is loyal to man... I guess you never ran into strays or pack of feral dogs because you live in the nicest suburbs where you won't have to worry about REALITY. Trust me. If you're from the suburbs, no matter how strong or tough you think you are, a pack of feral dogs would do its best to make you bleed out to death.

        July 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
    • MJ Shaw

      Ummmm, Erzhik, did you just say that wolves were PREY animals?

      If you did, I would find a way to delete that comment if I were you. It makes you sound ridiculously ignorant.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • Shawna

      What's wrong with it? EVERYTHING...... As a pet owner, which I really don't like the term "pet" as they are family to most owners, I cannot even fathom what they do to these dogs for them to be consumed. The thought is revolting. We have to eat to live, but there are just some things that should be off limits. Dogs, Cats, off limits. I wouldn't want to even travel to a country that would condone such actions. People risk their lives to save their pets from harm, to eat them is disgusting. We have dogs in all parts of our lives, pets, police dogs, war dogs, they are not meant for food. Look at how much they did to help people in the tragedy of 911, earthquake survivor searches, human rescues, etc. Can we really look at them and know the service and love they have provided to us isn't different than what we consider "food". It is. To those who think it is OK, if you are ever lost in the woods or trapped by mother nature in a horrible way, may all of the dogs of the search and rescue teams have a day off while you are scared to death without food and water. May they be in the comfort of a home with air conditioning with doggy treats and toys a plenty. Sometime during your tragic experience you will think to yourself, "I'm sure they are searching for me". Hmmmm....... Maybe you will become food to the "wild" animals that consider you a meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • RJT

      How many bomb sniffing pigs are there? How many lives do pig or cows save each year? To me, that is the big difference between dogs and other animals. Dogs give humans unconditional love and will often put themselves in harms way to do whatever is necessary to protect their (and other) humans. You don't reward them by serving them up on the dinner plate.
      These dogs that are raised for food live in the most horrible conditions imaginable and are usually slaughtered by hand, some are skinned alive. The other dogs get to watch the whole process.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        Pigs, chickens and cows save BILLIONS of lives each year. Insulin that is used to treat hundreds of millions of diabetics each year comes from the pancreas of pigs.

        chickens are used as the food source for many vaccines and antibiotics. (the virus is injected and grows by using specific pathogen free eggs from chickens)

        bovine serum is used in virtually all biologics except blood–meaning if you have ever had ANY type of vaccine or pharmaceutical product within the past 100 years, the substrate to make those products was either fetal calf serum or bovine serum.

        Most people who apply sentimentality or emotion to issues like this are IGNORANT. In addition, downer cattle and bovine are often used as the "animal products" that are in dog food.

        KNOW what you are talking about and try to learn things. More people owe their lives to pigs, chickens and cows than to ANY dog. (and I love dogs but DETEST sanctimonious ignorance)

        July 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
      • Joe

        So if Osama Bin Laden saved your life a day before 9/11, how would you hold him regards? Just because a person or animal saves another's life doesn't make them some sort of sacred being. We all die in the end. Guess what all humans get eaten too... By mother nature. Technically plants are living beings as well. And they feed off of the dead carcasses that our bodies provide. In the end, we are just slabs of meat with nutrients.

        Let's not forget there are never TOO GOOD or TOO BAD people/living beings in this world. Everything is in balance... and to eat meat, to kill, and to die is part of that balance. Why? Because that's just another part of life. Face reality and get over yourself. The day where every animal is treated with respect and no one dies is the REAL END OF THE WORLD.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • RoastPuppy

        Actually, there are pigs trained for bomb-sniffing in some countries and the results indicate they are much better at it and learn much more quickly than dogs. Additionally, rats are used at airports in some African countries for bomb- and drug-sniffing and, like pigs, they are much better at it than dogs. And in Russia, there is ongoing research to use hyenas for “sniffing” purposes because they have a more pronounced sense of smell than dogs.

        Unconditional love?! Get real! Dogs do not “love,” they do what is necessary to be fed and cared for and if that requires dancing around, licking their owners and acting like fools, they’s what they do. If you think your fleabag “loves” you “unconditionally” (or in any other way), have a neighbor start feeding it steak and hamburger instead of the processed dog food it gets at home and see how quickly your mutt transfers all that “love” to the neighbor!

        I don’t know where you are getting your ridiculous information – probably from some psycho website like “For the Love of the Dog” – but dogs used for food are NOT “skinned alive” any more than pigs and cows are “skinned alive.” It would take extraordinary effort and an exorbitant amount of time to skin a food animal alive. Dogs, like any other animal slaughtered for food, are killed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

        How many lives have cows and pigs saved? Countless millions who would have starved to death or died slow, painful deaths of malnutrition without beef and pork! Dogs, on the other hand, serve no useful purpose. They are unnatural (i.e., they did not evolve naturally) superfluous, unnecessary creatures and the world would be better off without them.

        March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • HZD

      Joe, I hope that you are just a troll, and not actually that ignorant. There is nothing at all wrong with eating dog meat. They are just animals.

      We Americans have got to quit forcing our own stupid pet-centered culture on other people. Dogs are not companions by nature.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Reply
      • phred

        Dog's don't exist in "nature"; dogs are a product of human breeding.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • j man

      To you joe and everyone else who thinks this is wrong, why? Meat is meat people try to survive by eating, and over there that is just common tradition and culture. The thing that everyone forgot is that every animal is concious in some way or another, we simply have to be thankful for every bit of food eaten and share WHATEVER food we have so we dont get so hungry that we go back to eating people simply the most intelligent being on earth and a close second is dolphins.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • naive

      Well, babies are legally killed in this country when people don't want them...

      July 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Reply
      • phred

        @naive, very clever, except for the being incredibly stupid part. Fetuses are aborted in this country, but fetuses are not babies. Babies are not (legally) killed in this country.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
      • a modest proposal

        Jeez, it's gettin' so's these here comment sections are turning into regular donneybrooks. ....I wonder how long it's gonna take before we take this hostility into the streets and whether we will take it out on the "right" people.
        Actually, all seriousness aside, I rather enjoy reading all this tripe. It is becoming clear to me that the vast and overwhelming majority of commenters (let's assume they are mostly American, shall we?) are parochial nincompoops who have never strayed beyond the confines of the mob turf. And I draw that conclusion based on the amount of passports issued in toto.
        Remember that for thousands of years, haute cuisine often consisted of eating that which had been rendered incapable of eating one.
        It is all about perspective, I suppose. Wasn't it Douglas Adams who said "Galactic civilizations tend to pass through three distinct phases of development, that of survival, inquiry and sophistication. The first may be characterized by the question, "What do I eat?". The second, by the question, "Why do I eat?". And the last by the question, "Where shall we have lunch?".......?
        Anyway, my two cents amounts to this:
        I like babies; but I can't eat a whole one by myself.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
      • queenbee

        and due to the people who decide to kill them being the ones who have done what it takes to create them and have to incubate them in THEIR bodies and they come from THEIR egg and they will have to agree or not agree to allow a parasitic relationship it is THEIR choice and unless you were the donor sperm or egg YOU are not in it....THAT is a very different issue from dying dogs. People need to quit acting like all the eggs and the womb of a woman are public property to be debated and decided on by ANYONE/EVERYONE. Stay out from between my and my daughter's legs–we are not OWNED by society therefore NO ONE in this universe will tell me what to do with any part of me. I want it, I keep it-MY EGGS, MY WOMB, MY CHOICE. I don't want it–I get rid of it–MY EGG, MY PERIOD, MY CHOICE.

        If you are a female, you can choose for your own vagina/womb/baby making–but your choice ENDS where my legs/vagina/womb and eggs (to keep or not to keep) begin and it will be that way–REGARDLESS of the laws of the land.

        July 2, 2011 at 8:40 am |
    • Joss

      We used to sterlize young women in the USA all the way up to the late 1970's it was called the eugenic project. Since we have now learned that is not okay to do maybe just maybe so will other countrys when it comes to eating dogs.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • Ken

      First and foremost, we are all animals. Just because we segregate ourselfs and call ourselves something different does not change that fact. How intelligent we are versus a monkey or dog, or pig is all relative. Most mammals have similar sense of trust, love, fear, pain, grief. Just because they are less intelligent than us doesn't mean it is moral to mistreat or kill them. Next of course, we are not carnivores by nature. Our natural diet is more plant based than most would accept, and we would be better off to get back to eating primarily fruits, veggies, nuts, etc., etc. Our bodies were evolved for that. Meat is not a very effecient food source for us. We also other than rare occasions actually have to eat meat. That in and of itself is a cultural choice. Finally, killing and eating any living creature that thinks, feels, emotes, can love and protect (no matter if Dog, Cat, Monkey, Pig, etc.) has moral problems in my view and is abuse and murder no matter how we wish to convince ourselves otherwise. What is supposed to separate us from lower life forms isn't just intelligence its our ability to empathize, to love, and care for others of our own species as well as other species. That is why we can become bonded to our animals. I for one would take the same steps to protect my dog, cat, as I would for a human child, up to and including as a last resort injuring another human. For those out there who can't understand that, I feel sorry for you since I wonder if you truely meet the better definition of what it should mean to be human!

      July 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        I think people can understand AND respect how you feel about your animals and your belief in the rights/abilities imbued in them. What people the world over cannot understand or tolerate is when anyone in any country tries to make their personal beliefs, prejudices and thoughts be the law of the land and impose them on everyone else.

        here is some great advice–don't take your dogs to any place that can also view them on food. That would be many parts of Asia, possibly Alaska, perhaps parts of Africa and of course anywhere in the wild where the other animals will not realize how special either you or your dogs are. Dogs are still meat and can be eaten in other places. We can respect your beliefs BUT that does not mean people can or should adopt them. You do what you want and in America abide by the laws of the land–but your laws end where American territory ends and its a different ball game in the rest of the world. One of the reasons people DESPISE us as a country is because too many in our country are quite ignorant of the rest of the world and pretty self righteous. We point out our moral superiority as if it is fact and not just another position–among many based on our version of society and culture.

        In other words–in America people do not eat dogs. Okay. In other places they do–and guess what? There NOTHING you can do about it. Even if laws are passed–it is just like the American preoccupation with liquor or drugs–if humans want it–they can get it and chances are people here in America are eating dogs too and we just never know–take care of your own home and impose your own beliefs there–we who have so little regard for human life that we bomb and destroy countries just to get more oil for our cars, are racist to a fault, have little to no punishment for rapists and molesters of children and will start wars based on lies–can not have the high road–when we try to get on it–people see ALL of our country for the hypocrites we are.

        July 2, 2011 at 8:50 am |
    • James

      You brutally kill people in your country and in other countries. You brutally kill domesticated as well as wild animals. Who are you to say what is morally right. Korea is a much more peaceful, civilized, moral country than your country will ever be.

      July 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Reply
    • HORRIFIED

      look at that sad face! These people are little more than cannibals! I saw a program once where they were dipping live cats in scalding water to skin and eat them and I was just phyically ill watching it. Those poor things were clawing and howling the most horrible sounds as they were boiled alive! How can any person do this!! If I were starving on a desserted island and the only thing there was me and a dog I'd die before I ate it! These people need some moral standards!

      July 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        You know, whenever you go out for a nice dinner like eating lobsters; they throw lobsters alive in the boiling water too.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
      • queenbee

        HORRIFIED: you do realize that as soon as you were weak enough, the dog would probably tear your throat out and eat you...or wait until you died then eat you–because a dog knows what you fail to grasp–in the matter of survival, meat is meat and meat is food and food is survival. So in the end–you would die, the dog would eat you, then the dog would die and either birds would eat his carcass, or another predator would get him, or the bacteria on the island would swarm all over his carcass and eat him up too. The only one likely to have had a chance to get off the island would have been the human–but being overcome with sentimentality –YOU would have died first. DARWIN principal in action.

        July 2, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • Joe

      I don't understand that logic. You eat beef don't you? You eat pork? Chicken? Turkey?

      Hell, even vegetables are living organisms. So should I report you for abusing another living being? How is it "inhumane" to eat meat when meat is part of our diet? How is it "inhumane" when you got a group of people starving and torturing people to death with financial and social hierarchy?

      Don't get me wrong. I'm born in South Korea, I live in the USA. I love dogs as pets... hell, actually if I had one they would be my family. I have never eaten dogs in my life. I would try it once maybe as I would try eating horse meat and guinea pigs in certain Latin American countries. If you order Chinese food takeout more than once a month, you've probably eaten cat meat at least once. You eat spam? Fast food? Yeah... Some of you people just contradict yourselves.

      If you do a specific study on all the reactions of plants, you'll see that even plants feel "pain" when pulled from the ground. Just because you can't hear them scream or there's no blood oozing out, you think it's humane? You people are so dumb and ignorant. I don't understand how any of you function and have a legitimate career. Probably why you blame illegal immigrants solely responsible for job shortages and economic instability. Yet another idiotic thought.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • momomiester

      They cut off people's hands in other countries and stone to death women in some muslim countries and this is your logic? Just because some subhumans like this practice doesn't mean they are right. I suggest we eat liberals. I am sure they meat is tasty and hey, why not. New Guinea people used to be cannibals. Must make it right. You're an idiot lady.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
    • chase

      dogs evolved as companion animals to us over thousands and thousands of years. they are the only non-primate that understands what a fingerpoint means. This is not the case with any other livestock that we consume.

      It is cold and counterintuitive to eat dogs, while it is much more natural to eat other animals that are there specifically as food sources. They are also PREDATORS, unlike pigs, chickens or cows or any other source of meat.

      these are the reasons why eating dog is strange or shouldn't be acceptable in my mind.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        Wow you really are stupid. If you're referring to dogs knowing the fingerpoint, it means they are domesticated. Domesticated means they are not predators. It may still be in them instinctively but the fact that you have them as PETS devoid them of such instincts otherwise they'd "put it to sleep."

        Second, how is it more natural to eat cow and pigs than dogs? It's not MORE NATURAL to eat meat because it's been that way for years. It's MORE NATURAL to eat meat because there is an abundance of them. What kind of dumbass part of America did you come from?

        July 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
    • Slaeghunder

      Carnivorous predators are not food animals. Walleyed herbivores are food animals, they exist to be prey and be eaten. I don't eat dogs, nor wolves, nor lions, tigers, or bears. If that plain fact were not obvious and logical enough, there is also the fact that there such thing as a seeing eye pigs or bomb sniffing sheep. Goats do not guard you when you sleep and cows do not deter thieves and trespassers when you are away from your home. Dogs have earned the right to be treated as valued companions and loyal servants, which of course precludes being eaten, among other sorts of mistreatment and abuse.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Reply
    • ChiBuena

      I hope you are a vegetarian. Otherwise, your statements are hypocritical.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Reply
    • queenbee

      Some things ARE morally wrong depending on who you are and where you live. Like Americans eating cattle when in India they are considered gods. It all depends on the country you live in and what that culture finds acceptable and what they practice. The important thing is for us to know and respect the mores of the countries we live in and to have tolerance in understanding each culture is different and really in the over all scheme of things, NONE possess or have the higher moral ground when it comes to either behavior or food.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • DrewNT5

      The problem is that dogs are literally connected to humanity's social evolution. Dogs were utilized thousands of years ago to allow farmers develop private property without having to actively guard their crops or land from intruding neighbors (e.g. I can sleep at night b/c my dogs will bark if someone invades my private land). Long story short: this precedent leads to dogs developing a quasi-human role as social partners, which is why they can be distinguished from other animals.

      The real question is why do some societies continue the callous practice of subjecting "man's best friend" to inhumane treatment? I think they've proven they deserve much more, and any dog person could acknowledge that canines are often inextricably tied to the human soul.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        It's also an obvious thing that human beings cause more harm to this planet than good. Does that mean we should kill all humans? No. Grow up and stop being so naive. This is reality. No one's holding your hand in Disneyland no more.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
    • Joe

      Once again Maya, you're an idiot. Official nation in according to the USA, Russia, UK, France, etc. The reason why I said official nation is because you don't need to register so that a nation from the other side of the planet can acknowledge you as a real country.

      How fuckin condescending and disrespectful.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Giovanni

      No Animal should be eaten! No Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Cows, Chicken, Goats, Fish and Animal I missed. Time for the world to go Vegetarian or better yet Vegan. The Death toll of Animals on the Planet is Astronomical, People just realize how many Animals are Slaughtered each Day for high Cholesterol causing, Artery Clogging, Cancer Causing Meat People eat each Day. You can live longer and Healthier by Eating a Plant Based Diet and you never have to give up Taste for it, plenty of Protein, Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals in a Plant based Diet.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        Plants are living things too. Science has proven that they respond to stimuli ergo –they feel when they are cut, yanked and they "die" like every living thing–why eat them? Because you don't hear them scream? Stop eating all together–either come up with a nonliving food source to digest or stop being a selective hypocrite. We make the rules that are convenient to our ways of life–for those who like meat–that is okay–for those who like war–that is okay, for those who like to maim and rape–our laws give the most lenient sentences–it is okay–unless it is done TO us–then we are in an uproar. We don't mind the evil that the US does–as long as it is us doing evil to others–we draw the line, when it is time for turnabout. Stop the hypocrasy. Koreans should stop eating dogs (to appease the west) when the West stops eating beef (to appease India and other vegetarians) yeah. right.

        July 2, 2011 at 9:03 am |
    • Mack

      It's not always about intelligence of the animal, but how it is perceived and people's emotions over logic. Logically, a pig should be saved as its intelligence is on par with a dog but its natural instincts to roll in the mud has doomed its image in most humans' eyes and this allows it to be consumed without much thought. It is human nature to feel uncomfortable and disgusted when something cute is killed (such as a dog) and something that rolls around in dirt is generally not considered cute. There certainly is a double standard here about the decisions of what animals are okay to eat but this is human nature and these flaws is what makes us human. We are not robots, so emotions play a large role in what is considered right or wrong. Deal with it.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Reply
    • MJL

      I would bet money that Joe is a Christian....This is the Christian mentality.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • Giovanni

      "Dogs are sentient. Cows aren't. I'm sure you won't understand this, since you seem to be about as intelligent as a cow".
      What stupid remark! ALL ANIMALS ARE SENTIENT! Pigs are more intelligent than most animals and look at the the way they are treated! If you don'y like what I said F<({ U!

      July 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Reply
    • Devin

      Do you happen to mean female genital mutilation? I've not heard of forcibly sterilizing women in Africa. Female genital mutilation usually includes clitoridectomy and are more based in denying women sexual pleasure (which is also completely horrible). Complications from the "procedure" can include sterilization, but it's not the aim of the practice. Also... as far as "we don't brutally sterilize our women".. there was a point in history when.. yes in fact we did. Criminals, Native Americans, impoverished citizens, citizens of color and those deemed mentally incapable. There were many laws in various states pertaining to this, the first being Indiana in 1907. It's called Eugenics. In fact our eugenics programs were copied by Nazi Germany & included in the 1933 Nuremberg racial hygiene laws.. The Rockefeller Foundation funded some of the early eugenics programs in Germany. Why do I say this? It's morally wrong, YES. Nazi Germany.. we see where this can lead. Just because it's morally wrong doesn't mean that societal standards have caught up to that thinking. Does it seem backwards to us to eat a dog? Yes, but we're talking about a different culture here. I give props to the people in these countries fighting against the social norms to do what they consider the morally conscious thing.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • AM_I

        I like your point in clarifying the excision practice and I'm in total agreement with you stance on that, but the analogy with dog eating still baffle me !!!

        July 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
    • John

      I couldn't eat a dog...cat...hamster..or any pet. But I've heard that killing a goat with a knife is the most terrible thing ever. The few people I've heard who did it or seen it done said they couldn't even eat the meat afterwards. The goat is tied up and then it knows you are gong to kill it and you can the goats eyes it knows that and is scared to death and crying.

      Okay...not sure if everyone wanted read all that about goats. 🙂

      July 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Reply
    • Pam

      all ya gotta do is look at the face of the dog in the picture. They are intellegent creatures and companiions to many. The service dogs who help disabled people, the guard dogs who would take a bullet for their owners, the companion dog that gives the elderly company, the pup who brightens a sick childs day at the hospital. I wish I could say we are beyond this barbaric practice but.... very sad

      July 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • AM_I

      The temporal cure of Hypotension for people with average to greater IQ is reading comments on most posts and this one is no different.
      Starting by Joe who compared eating dogs to sterilizing women in Africa. This analogy is not just completely irrelevant but also wrong. I think that by using the word sterilizing, he meant excision. (A practice in very few regions, but he generalized this to a whole continent), then I saw somebody who compared eating dogs to having slaves ???!!!

      Examples like the one cited above are just meant for provocation instead of making an actual point. What is morally wrong for Humans does not necessarily translate to other animals, otherwise we all should become vegetarians.

      So, is it wrong to eat dogs? my answer to that would be that it depends on the person and the value that the dog represents for them. If a dog is considered as a pet by a person or a given society, then it is wrong for that person or a society to eat dogs, but if the dog is considered as a farm animal in countries such as South Korea, then this is not wrong for them to eat dogs.

      Otherwise we all would be vegetarians, as most animals mean different things for different people. As an example HIndus don't eat cows because they are a divine symbol. So is it wrong for us Americans to eat cows? Some people don't eat pigs because they are pets/forbidden by religion, is it wrong for the rest of humanity to consume bacon every now and then? So no matter how hard it might be for me to admit this, it is not wrong to eat dogs (whatever animal/ humans excluded) as long as you like eat.

      Bon appetit my friends !!!

      July 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        South Korea is part of the American democracy colony. There's not too much differences except for culture. Majority of people in Korea will consider dogs as pets and will love them as pets. Eating the dog delicacy in Korea is, as it says, a delicacy. It's not eaten much, majority of them don't eat it. Majority of them are like you and think it's kinda creepy eating something that you would love.

        South Korea is not some third world country or anything. It's well established and half the technology you use is made there. iPhones/Apple products actually go through a huge manufacturing process through Samsung in Korea.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
      • Me

        Finally...a voice of reason!

        July 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
    • Alex Gessong

      @Joe: actually, young people in America have been involuntarily sterilized, a practice that continued up until the early 1980's. The State of North Carolina recently issued an official apology for its 40-year long program of forced sterilizations that began after WWII. This also happened in Sweden and various other otherwise modern nations.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • LM

      Joe, I agree. And I would go a step further. Raising any sentient beings for the sole purpose of killing them to eat their meat is disgusting. This extends not only to dogs but to cows, pigs, goats etc. I wonder how many people would still eat meat if they visited a slaughterhouse in person and actually saw the killing of their next meal. At least animals killed by hunters and fishermen enjoy free life before they die. Eating meat is unhealthy anyway, and we in the US have our hamburger habit to blame for the obesity epidemics that affects our country, with its associated risks for diabetes, hypertension and cancer. In a sort of poetic justice, the more meat we eat the more likely we are to shorten our own lives and die slowly of horrible diseases. So, no, we should not condemn just the cultures that eat dog meat. We should give up the farming of meat animals altogether. Do yourselves a favor, go vegetarian.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • Nuadormrac

      People don't form the same relationships with pigs, that they do with dogs. Nor have they since the domestication of animals, many years ago. But here's the thing. If the article writter thinks it's only people in the US who are bothered by the idea of eating dog, then allow her to try ordering dog in Taiwan. The answer to that one will come out hard and fast, where some who live in Taiwan have informed me it's illegal there. And in fact illegal in more areas of China, then where it is legal.

      Besides, the protesters here, are not necessarily all American's calling them up there. It sounds more local....

      July 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        I used to live in Taiwan. Dogs are eaten there. They ate 3 of my dogs. two were just fat puppies and they climbed over the wall when I lived on Red Brick road and took them. It was a pretty common practice. If you are a foreigner, sure you will be told there is no dog–but dogs as food can be found and is eaten. My Nanny, (we called her Ah Sue) found out what happened to my dogs. Some people within the market bragged about stealing the dogs from Americans and they took them and skinned them and roasted them. She told me that the death was probably quick and to keep the last dog tied up and in the house not in the outer buildings on the property. We did this. But one day, I came home from school and Friskie (the momma) was gone. We pretty much figure she got ate too.

        A lot of people like dogs as pets some eat them–there are people who eat dogs in America too. You may not like to think so–but in a multicutural population, it is silly to think new immigrants check their culture at the border. They bring it with them, and they adapt–but some old cravings die hard.

        When you go to Taiwan, if you want dog, you have to go with a native person from Taiwan-if you just go in and ask for dog–of course they will tell you it is illegal and they will not give you any. But it can be had–it is like really graphic porn or any other contraband–it is there and thriving but only available if you have the right ticket in.

        July 2, 2011 at 9:13 am |
    • Me

      Lame. As if eating dog is "morally wrong". I've got news for you. Just because something isn't the norm for your culture doesn't make it morally wrong. Spend your time advocating more important things, please.

      July 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • whoKarez

      Contrary to popular belief, only a small percentage of koreans eat dog, mostly older men. When Korea was a poor country, eating dog was not a choice but a necessity. As Korea has gotten richer, ppl now own dogs as pets and the idea of eating a dog is similar to the US. Most Koreans think of eating a dog the same way as Americans, we imagine cooking up Fido (the family pet) and we cringe. It's only a matter of time before the practice of eating dogs fades into the past...as the last of the dog eaters will eventually die. Most countries with a history of over 250 years have a "used to eat but not anymore" story. Korea isn't the only country to have eaten dog. As a matter of fact, most of the dogs eaten in Korea comes from China.

      July 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • whatthehellisthis

      WOW, Seriously? Are up really trying to make a positive argument for eating dog meat? Is a real article? is this the trash that is passed off today as news commentary? No excuse for this trash. FIRE YOURSELF.

      July 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • richard smith longevity dog groomer

      logic and spiritual divinity are not related. Moral disconnect and too stupid to even know it.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Reply
    • bp

      Morality and scruples are for the well-fed. It is a fact that pets disappear in times of war and famine. Gee, what could have happened to them?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • Jgray

      I am not specifically replying to "Joe" but to the whole idea of eating dog meat. I will never visit a country that eats dog meat. Period. Or that eats endangered species or that raises beautiful animals for their bile or for their body parts. Somewhere people have to draw a line where their sense of entitlement ends and their humainty begins. We don't get to have everything. You can't look at a dog or cat which we have domesticated for centuries and think they are for eating and have any humantiy left. . Cows, pigs, goats, are raised as meat, they don't really bond to humans except to receive food, they only exist to be raised as food. They should be treated with all the kindness we can before their are humanely killed. That is why they have lived with humans for centuries. But companion animals are totally different. We raised them to trust us. How can we then kill them for meat that we don't really need. If you think it is okay, you are already lost.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Reply
      • queenbee

        Over 85% of all Americans will NEVER step foot outside the continental US. Over 30% will NEVER leave their own state in their lifetimes. NONE of you will be missed. Ignorance means not knowing–and nothing contributes more to ignorance than insularity–but...have at it–in America, though ignorance is not bliss–sadly it seems to be the way of life for many.

        July 2, 2011 at 9:17 am |
    • svann

      What a bunch of nut cases. You are just as wrong as militant vegans. If it is ok to eat animals it is ok to eat dogs. Get over yourselves.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Reply
    • jdg

      Few things. Chinese like to pose as Americans to skew public sentiment. So not every Tom, Henry, and Sue on here are actually who they appear to be.

      And LOL at the article author, no, sorry we don't need to rely on the argument that "we don't do it in America." Bwahahaha.. You wish. The reality is, dogs evolved with humans. They are true companion animals. They are not wolves, though they used to be, like we used to be apes. SO the point is, the dogs are part of our evolution. They are the only animals that can recognize human facial expressions, and know what a pointed finger means. Not even Chimps can do this. They are genetically wired to be companions. While they are not humans, they fulfill that role. Whether we acknowledge it or not.

      As for pigs, intelligence is not the same thing as the ability to interact with humans. All these counter arguments are a joke. But it doesn't matter. We don't have to worry too much. Even in Korea and China the dog lovers are taking over.

      So yeah save us the livestock arguments, they don't work at all. No worries, you don't have us stumped. Lol!

      July 2, 2011 at 1:43 am | Reply
    • Eric

      If it is morally wrong to eat dog meat, then it is morally wrong to eat pork, beef, and chicken. Not saying I would ever eat dog, but passing moral judgment on those who do is the definition of hypocrisy.

      July 2, 2011 at 3:00 am | Reply
    • Adetooke

      Where exactly in Africa is that done and why on earth do you feel it's so cool to say 'Africa' like it's some street in New York, why not say Solar System? Do you have the faintest idea how huge and culturally diverse 'Africa' is? I have never heared of any such practices and I live in a couitry of over 170m with over 200 ethnic groups, each with it's own culture. Do you know Africa is almost as big as North and South America put together. Imagine someone saying North and South Americans are gays. And you know what we think of your gay culture? We think it's a piggish disgusting culture (no offense intended), so when next you think of doing a Sarah Palin ... well, think again.

      July 2, 2011 at 5:14 am | Reply
      • queenbee

        If you re talking about the excision of the clitoris, it is done in Sierra Leone, Liberia and any where factions of the Mende tribes or those who are in the Sande society exists. Sande is a very rigid cultural code that defines and dictates rites of passage into womanhood and includes months long initiation. Females who refuse the ceremony are not considered women, no matter how old they are and are largely ridiculed and ignored–in short, they are ostracized. The male equivalent of Sowei or the Sande is Poro but it does not involve sexual mutilation.

        the mutiliation is done (so they say) to keep down promiscuity in women. THAT is actually a more recent explanation due to having discovered the main source of female sexual pleasure is in the clitoris. The original reason was to take away perceived aggression or boldness believed to be caused by the miniature penis or clitoris. The idea was by removing that item, women became more sedate, and docile and subservient.

        you would be surprised to learn the chief enforcers of the sande are other women. It is a sisterhood and all women in the tribe want to go through this. The only ones who do not are those whose families have had large exposure to western culture–they usually leave before their daughter comes of age (it is done between 11 and when the girl goes into puberty)

        Yes it is done and is still done and is a very interesting ritual. The net result is at the end, woman can be promised to certain men who pay her family –she will have her face covered with white chalk and wear white on the last day–her hands and soles of her feet will be painted and her face and upper torso decorated, she will sit demurely, with eyes downcast and lips pursed, trying for all her might to look like the Sowei masks that define Mende beauty–she will tie strings around her neck if she is not thick enough to have neck folds and in her hand she will hold a mirror. She will not run, scream or act rude in any way, she will not laugh loud or shout if her training has been correct–the goal is to become docile and she will emulate that or try to. There are deaths every year from having the clitoris removed but the thing is–like any hazing from any sorority–it binds the females together–those who have come before would have no respect for those who did not undergo what they also went through and those who come after would feel cheated if not allowed to experience the seclusion of the initiation. (they are taken out in the jungle to a secret camp and their internment is about 8 weeks long but can be longer)

        All the ceremonies and activities are monitored and strictly adhered to–including the sayings and teachings shared during that time–it is highly ritualized. So now you know which parts of Africa and you even know some of what goes on. If you want to know more–google Sande society, or Mende–perhaps even Sierra Leone. There are chapters of Sande over many parts of Africa–surprisingly, despite western opinion–many more are being created as women want a sense of order, community and solidarity across the continent.

        Something Westerners especially white Americans should consider–no race wants to be your or be like you–they just want to have some of the things (many of the things) you have. This means they love and embrace and want to keep their culture and ways–and they do this no matter how you or your countries feel about them–this is why blacks in America have not yet assimilated even though they have been here (many ) longer than many whites (dating back to the 1500s) They don't speak their own tribal dialects but they have bastardized the English and routinely update it to have their own language–they have their own dances, culture, music, way of dressing and acting and no matter how many commercials or marketing–many will always cling to what sets them apart–Only integration stops each generation from being totally separate, but the black "community" tries to enforce a certain mindset–in order to control and keep the black identity separate-even if it costs jobs, lives and education to their own people. They do it, because though they love America and are Americans–they have NO DESIRE to be white or be like whites.

        The point is–when you scream about dogs–you are speaking from a white European point of view. THAT may not be the world view. Westerners like to think they can dictate what the world does, or how it thinks –but really the only hold they have is in what the world wants–but people do not displace what they have or who they are as they pursue what they want–they want to be who they are –but also want the new stuff. That's all.

        July 2, 2011 at 9:37 am |
      • reACTIONary

        Good point! We (in the USA) tend to do this regarding Europe also – "Europe does this or that".

        July 2, 2011 at 11:44 am |
      • Adetooke

        Thanks Queenbee. You are apparently well read and you know the stuffs you're talking about, but labelling a people based on the cultural practice of a few is just unacceptable. And she calls in 'sterilization' or what did she use again? I have heard about female circumcision and I know it has been stopped in most parts of my country. Why didn't she mention the medical practises of Europe and America when psychiatric patients were lobotomized in the 60s. Was it not out of ignorance as well?

        July 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • Immigrant

      WELL, YOU ALL ARE PROBABLY RIGHT, BUT REMEMBER, DOGS EAT DOGS!

      July 2, 2011 at 6:58 am | Reply
    • reACTIONary

      Yes "some things" are just "morally wrong"! Those would be the things I say are morally wrong. Those things you say are morally wrong don't count! Enough said!

      July 2, 2011 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • JG

      morally wrong? Are you kidding? There is no difference between a dog, horse, pig, bird. Animals are animals. Culturally in many places we have placed an importance on different species. It just so happens that we value the characteristics of a dog more than a pig.

      July 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • jimmy

      if you were all alone in the woods with a hungry dog, he wouldn't be to worried about it being morally wrong to eat a you now would he? people need to stop whining about other peoples eating habits, i like ketchup on my turkey sandwich, get over it!!!

      July 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Reply
    • andy

      Yes we did! this is from North Carolina this was on the front page of Fox and RT.
      "Nearly 35 years after ending the country’s most active post-war sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to make amends to thousands of people who cannot have children because of eugenics-inspired theories about social improvement."

      July 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Mark

      I would never eat an adult human, but fried baby is just delicious.

      July 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Ted

      its all cultural. I love dogs. Have 2. Part fo the family. But, in Asia, i ate both dog and cat. i also eat hamburgers, which come from a cow. We as americans love dogs but have no problem eating cows. How about asking India what they think of that, and what would we do if India asked America to stop eating cows because they are Holy.

      Again, its all cultural. Leave other nations diet habits alone. That said, Americans do eat way to much meat.

      July 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Rick101

      The great arctic explorers planed their expeditions in great detail, how much weight their dogs could pull, how long those supplies would last, and when they would run out of dogs, since they would be eaten or feed to the other dogs as they were no longer needed to pull the sleigh as those supplies were used. We love our pets, but they are animals. Face it many animals that are kept as pets are also commonly used as food, goats, birds, snakes, fish, just to name a few. It is purely an emotional response to criticize someone else because they do not treat animals the way you do. Of course it is immoral to abuse or torture an animal, I'd be the first to step up in the animals defense, but to end an animal's life humanly for the purpose of consumption in not immoral.

      July 3, 2011 at 4:01 am | Reply
    • John

      I've eaten dog meat while in the Navy in Hong Kong. We weren't aware of what it was at the time. Couldn't really tell that it wasn't beef. I've also eaten monkey meat in the Philippines. That tasted pretty good barbecued on a stick. I don't know that I would eat them again. But, different strokes for different folks. As long as you don't eat your own kind, whatever.

      July 3, 2011 at 8:45 am | Reply
    • mad poet

      One third of Puertorican women have been sterilized in a campaign that was born from racist eugenics (see the documentary, "La Operacion"). This was coercion by misleading statements about health, suberterfuge, and outright llies, in addition to physical force. Many Blacks and mentally challenged individulas thoughout the 20th century were also forcibly sterilized in the US so I´d be careful of saying it didn´t happen here.

      July 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Reply
    • haipham

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      November 30, 2011 at 6:30 am | Reply
    • luis cristales

      i think the people that say that eating dogs is wrong r so stupid, i mean i love dogs and i will never eat one but no way am i ignorant enough to try and push my beliefs and traditions on other people on the other freaking side of the world. get a clue people, just because you love something doesnt mean others will too. it sucks having to deal with people like this. i delt with one today so i was doing a little research and came accross this. if you dont like it then dont do it, but no one has the right to tell others what they can and cant do. if its normal in other countries then that is there thing and just because u live in america and dont do it doesnt mean its not done. its a fact of life that people eat dogs so if it makes you that mad dont search about it, dont read about it, dont comment about it, and dont think about it. 🙂

      January 6, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
  2. j. von hettlingen

    Absolutely distinusting! We have to sensitise poachers, guzzlers und exploiters of endangered animals for medicinal use, that they should keep their hands off tigers, bears, dogs and lambs, rhinos etc, .

    June 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • dhondi

      Dogs are endangered? But hey, you are most likely American, so of course the Koreans are entitled to your opinion.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:45 am | Reply
      • luis cristales

        i think you are so right, that was a good comment, i hate people thinking that theere oipinion is the most mportant and everyone should listen to them

        January 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • Scott

      Eating cows in India is taboo and heresy. Does that mean we shouldn't?
      I love dogs, but in other parts of the world, a dog is just another animal.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • John R

        Dogs are sentient. Cows aren't.

        I'm sure you won't understand this, since you seem to be about as intelligent as a cow.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • Joe

        So just because it has feelings, you should give it special treatment huh? Let me remind you that's not how the world works. Find help for all the people suffering in the world. Then you can go on about this BS about how we NEED to liberate and save all these dogs... if they were in the USA, they'd be put to sleep. So what's MORE humane? Killing a dog for the sake of killing it, saying how it's a merciful thing to do? Or instead of killing dogs just to kill them, eat them. There IS overpopulation of dogs in the world. People overlook this fact.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • Ralph

      You add dogs to the same list as Rhinos? Laughable.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • andy

      dogs are not endangered, in fact they are over abundant, and sheep are food.

      July 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Reply
    • svann

      why did you say lambs?

      July 3, 2011 at 10:39 am | Reply
  3. i.s.

    what's the big deal about Koreans eating dogs.... i eat a "HOT DOG" every time i go to see the Dodgers.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • Elle

      Well I hope when you get old and disabled with blindness and or or need assistance you will call on a hot dog to help/ save you moron! Dogs are companion animals and deserve our respect. They do so much for us and we murder millions in the US alone in shelters let alone raise and torture them for FOOD? It's disgusting and has to stop in my opinion. Spay/neuter/adopt and save lives.

      July 1, 2011 at 5:47 am | Reply
      • Rachel

        You have absolutely NO sense of humor. HE WAS JOKING! God, you're an idiot.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • Garrett

        I'd like to see the consent forms filled out by the dogs/pets that get spayed/neutered. That seems to me like the torture that you abhor. Who are we to deny animals their natural right to be loving parents?^^ (^^ = sarcasm indicator for those that don't get sarcasm)

        July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • Dave

        Well you just discovered a new "cash crop" at least now the shelters won't have to kill them for no reason. Just sell them to Koreans solve two issues and make a ton of money while your at it.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • Tlight

        Good point Elle. Agree with Dave that instead of euthanizing in the shelter, sell to a dog farm for export to other countries that eat them or domestically to feed the homeless and those in need of food. It could possibly replace the need for food stamps and other gov programs funded with tax dollars.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • Alexio

        What a waste! Killing all those dogs in shelters and wasting the good meat! If they are going to die anyway, shouldn't they be properly served?

        July 1, 2011 at 10:52 am |
      • Michelle

        Hi. I was eating my breakfast while going through the web news and I threw up!!!!! Our world is a mess. Just when you think that you have heard or seen the worst cases of everything some discusting nasty and 'i can't even come up with words to describe how disturbing I think this is! I have actually vomited twice now since reading this ff'n crap. I can't imagine my life without my dog and my cats. I have chronic health problems and they comfort me, love me, and they are always there for me. Most people, I have found don't want to be bothered by sick or the disabled. But no matter how bad I feel, or how much pain that I am in, my dog loves me no matter what. When I cry my dog 'joey'. Comforts me. And is always there for me without any judgement. I haven't seen anything this upsetting in a while but knowing our warped society I'm sure there will be another disturbing story, unfortunately it will probably be sooner rather later. Good luck to you and give your dog a treat from me 🙂

        July 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • Joe

        Let me quote you on your own comment Elle. "opinion."

        It means it's subjective. And you've openly admitted into imposing your own ideals, beliefs, and feelings onto others trying to force them to conform to your ways.

        Second; America is the only country where "opinions" matter... not that it really does.

        July 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • John

      Oh, you are hilarious. You taking this on the road? What are your tour dates, DB?

      July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am | Reply
  4. john649

    This is the stupidest article I've read in a long time! Not only does Emily Lodish never even bother to do any research to answer her inane question but she thinks she can get by by publishing a shallow rebuttal to her own childish question. Heck, even Huffington Post's story on S.Korea trumped this poorly written commentary.
    Ok Emily here's the cold hard facts you should of posted had you made any attempt to post a well, researched story.

    Every year, two million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death and are then skinned, chopped up, and boiled to be eaten. The cruelty and suffering endured by these dogs is unimaginable.

    Where do the dogs come from?

    Most are homeless dogs, captured by butchers and sold in open markets.

    The country's Animal Protection Law, which was passed in 1991 considers dogs to be "domestic pets." However, authorities are giving the dog meat trade their silent blessing by turning a blind eye to this outrageous bloodbath throughout South Korea.

    Let me assure you the eating of dog meat isn't based on any deeply rooted South Korean tradition. South Koreans have only eaten dogs when poverty has been widespread, as was the case during World War II. Even in those hard times, dogs were treated as companion animals.

    Now, however - with the unspoken blessing of the government, greedy, unscrupulous dog traders in South Korea propagate the myth that canine meat increases male sexual prowess and general health. This illegal industry has organized itself well. It bribes government officials and police, hires thugs to intimidate animal welfare campaigners, and persuades newspapers to extol the "virtues" of dog meat.

    Although the vast majority of South Koreans don't eat dog meat, official figures indicate there are at least 6,484 stores nationwide dealing in this horrific trade.

    "I asked about the eating of dogs and was told over an over that it didn't happen anymore. You can imagine my shock and horror upon getting lost in one of the huge markets in downtown Taegu. I looked down and saw the head of a dog with its legs stuffed in its mouth. I saw limbs that were skinned. Everywhere I turned there were dogs in cages. The smell was overwhelming. That market, that sweltering hot August day, was what I envisioned hell to be like." –An American teacher in South Korea

    And if you still think animal rights people are making a 'stink" about the abuse of other living beings then watch these videos, every last one of them. I dare you:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=south+korean+dog%2C+cat+market&aq=f

    July 1, 2011 at 12:43 am | Reply
    • Eugene

      That does sounds awful and I do think that the writer should have put this information into her article, you're right. However, the fact still remains that if the dogs are raised well in a sanitary environment and killed humanly then there is nothing wrong with eating them. I eat beef but I don't support factory farming and animal abuse. The premise, that eating dogs is ok, is valid given that the above conditions are met.

      July 1, 2011 at 6:06 am | Reply
      • Nadine

        Eugene, you are dillusional by saying you eat beef but "don’t support abuse". Do you think those “humane” slaughterhouses give each animal comfortable surroundings, feed them healthy food and plenty of water, treat them with dignity and respect, and then when their time comes, carefully inject them with some kind of solution for a quick and painless death? I mean, how – and when – can unwanted death be humane?
        Plus, saying “if the above conditions are met” – well, we all know that is so far from reality that it’s not even worth mentioning. That’s like saying “if a 3 legged clown dances hip-hop above the grand canyon and 4 people turn cartwheels on a truck tire and 8 world leaders kiss the pope’s butt on the 3rd Sunday of the summer if it’s not raining, I’ll give you a million dollars.” Aint gonna happen.

        July 1, 2011 at 8:11 am |
      • Stevo

        All of my consumable meats are koshered.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • sass

        @Eugene please do more research. When you buy meat you're supporting animal abuse. Its a rationalization by saying you don't. Please watch the move "Meet your Meat" . You will realize exactly what kind of junk they put in in meat, all the toxins and hormones and animal parts plus how much the animals suffer so you can have that barbecue.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • JP

      Good job John649, this Emily woman is clueless and I imagine heartless and lacking of all empathy.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • Maya

      The writer is an idiot and why is promoting this? Most Asians are repulsed about this and have dogs as pets.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • dhondi

      Where is the outrage at people who boil live lobsters?

      July 1, 2011 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • Stillson

        It turns out that Lobsters aren't companion animals. They just don't have the same meaning in society as a dog. As much as you try to trivialize it, dogs and cats are a step above all other animals because of their roles as companion. It is not unreasonable for people to be outraged when they see stories like this.

        July 1, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • shoopyshoops

        Yups!

        July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • DC

      you should keep reading...until the end. This "article" was just an intro a a series on the subject... a teaser if you will.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Dogeater

      Who cares. Don't you have something better to do? Eating dogs has been a cultural practice in the far east since the ancient times. In China, Vietnam, S. Korea, and elsewhere, men like to eat dog meat when drinking. How would you like it if people protest against you infidels eating either beef or pork. Just because you don't eat it doesn't others should not. Are you perhaps a vegetarian?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • MattQu

      Well, in terms of cruelty to animals, the way people butcher cows, goats, chickens, ect, are not any more humane, but we don't object to that, because it's part of food culture. I'm going to get in to the defense of the meat industry, because it takes a long time, and very often, is indeed hard to defend, but I'm going to make the point that if a country wants to eat dogs, they should be allowed to. Just as Hinduism holds cows as sacred, we have this sense that dogs are 'sacred' in their own way to us, as loyal companions, rather than dinner. Because a lot of people believe it's disgusting to kill cows, should we stop? No. I love dogs, and would never eat a dog, but that's my personal choice, and I respect other peoples rights to eat what ever they want.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
      • sass

        you didn't even comprehend the commet did you? This is ANIMAL ABUSE!!!! You say you love dogs then go on to defend the torture of them?? what a hypocrite!

        July 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Annie

      Excellent post, john649. I imagine that Emily was trying to be provocative. Unfortunately, her piece came across as sloppy and irresponsible.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Limvi

      Excellent post. It amazes me how insensitive people truly are about such issues. Thanks for setting things straight. I doubt many people will stomach the videos though. It's the same thing in our food supply, people want to pretend poor practices don't exist. Imagine having to face the idea that as an individual you were raised to partake in something that you know is horribly wrong but everyone else is doing it and changing takes effort. The same dumb retorts and excuses will follow, humans are superior, etc Humanity hasn't evolved and here is the proof.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • Christy B

      Thank you for posting this. I am so disturbed by this story I can hardly stand it. One has only to look at the photo with this story to see that these dogs are NOT some wild, feral version of our pets. They are the same domesticated animals. How do we call ourselves 'human' when we stand idly by to cruelty?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • Jen

      Finally! an intelligent and well researched comment.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      John...every year millions of cattle and other animals are shocked, bludgeoned, and have their throats slit or heads chopped off. They then are skinned and boiled, grilled, sauteed, and fried so that you can buy the results at the restaurant or grocery store.

      The act of converting any living item whether it be plant life or animals to be used for food requires, in most cases, that the item be "killed." And i am not sure if you know this but its can of hard to kill something and be humane. The process of killing anything is somewhat violent.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • fitzi

      Have you tried it? Just sayin?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • First Things First

      I find it very interesting that there are millions of people suffering each and every day in corners of the globe, and yet there are some who seem to care more about animals than people. When no human is hungry, abused, or neglected, then we should worry about other species.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Taylor

      Awesome John649- thank you for taking the time to write this. I am abhorred at the cruel treatment of all animals that are slaughtered which is why I don't eat them. I dated an American-Korean and while he didn't buy into the hype of foods doing this and that, his traditional mother did. She eats "stem cells" paying hundreds per bottle- I have no clue what she is really eating but Koreans are very into eating foods that "helps" them in some way. My ex hates that about his country saying how gullible the people there are.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Authorities in South Korea are not like the police in America. They generally leave people alone and don't really consider "domestic disturbance" a need to report to the location. They are just there in case shit goes down. For the most part, South Korea is not a police state like America. It's not their real job to look for people buying dogs. And even though dogs were adopted as domestic pets officially, it still does not mean you cannot eat them in that country. It's not illegal. It's a legitimate business of dog meat industry that you require a permit for.

      What you think EVERY place has to be like America for it to be a good and non-barbaric country? Grow up.

      July 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  5. john649

    and if your still wondering whats wrong with eating puppies after all those videos perhaps this might help:

    Puppy Roasted Alive Over Open Fire By Chinese Women
    This woman maimed this baby puppy first by using the heels of her shoes and then burnt off the fur while it was still alive. Children in a school nearby could hear its piercing screams as it was tortured.
    http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/puppy-roasted-alive-over-open-fire-by-chinese-women.html

    Is this what you're protecting when you think people are making a 'stink' over animal abuse?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:51 am | Reply
    • Thomas

      It is the cruelty that is my issue.

      When I was in South Korea, I personally observed a korean burning off the fur of a live dog. The screams still haunt me. I emotionally questioned why I was there protecting people like this.

      If someone wants to raise an animal for food, at least do it humanely as possible and try, to the best ability, to limit the suffering.

      The deliberate torture of animals for food is what offends me.

      There are a lot of food in the world I choose not to eat. Dog being one of them. But does that give me the right to expect other people to change just so that they act in accordance to MY opinion? I don't think so.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:59 am | Reply
      • Kazuo Takahashi

        @Thomas: Your is the best reply of the day.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am |
      • Uke

        @Thomas Since you are against animal cruelty, please check out the movie 'Food Inc', and google "animal cruelty in slaughterhouses' to find out how we in US make food out of cows, pigs and chicken.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Taylor

      I can't watch that video for my own sanity but if you [john649] happen to respond- are you in any sort of animal rights group/ organization? I am trying to get involved with an animal rights group and make it my career instead of just volunteering.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:29 am | Reply
      • sass

        Bravo for you! You should attend the Animal Rights Conference in LA this year. From there you can figure which avenue is best for you. Lots of law schools are now teaching Animal Rights programs. This si the newest and best addition to this movement yet. Lawyers who do nothing but fight for the rights of animals.

        http://www.arconference.org/

        July 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  6. OneAmerican

    Everything about eating a dog is wrong.

    Why not play frisbee with the dog instead? Or let it lick your face when you are sad? Or hike a mountain trail with you? Or teach it tricks and have fun? Why not let your dog be your friend?

    What a waste of friendship, compassion and love in a world that needs more of it.

    If you want a true friend, get a dog. If you want to be a monster, eat the dog.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:56 am | Reply
    • Thomas

      It is tough to play Frisbee when you or your children are hungry.

      Why don't you pet a cow. Cows like to be scratched behind the years. Pigs are also friendly and very intelligent. Why don't you play with pigs?

      Because culturally you have been brought up that it is ok to slaughter cows and pigs but not to slaughter dogs. If your culture was different, you may have been brought up to believe that cows are sacred and not to be slaughtered.... or that all animals are sacred and should not be slaughtered for food.

      Different cultures are different, not better nor worse.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am | Reply
      • Limvi

        I agree cultures are just different, not worse. The concern is the complete lack of animal welfare. This is what separates us.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • Joshua

      A pig will do the same, have you adopted the pig? or are you still munching away on your tasty bacon every morning, as a true American does?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am | Reply
      • Christy B

        A pig WILL do the same, and that's why I don't eat them either. Haven't since I was a kid, and came to a realization that I am human, and have the capacity to make choices in what I inflict on others. ('Others' being, I suppose, sentient beings.) Today, I'm sending a donation to an animal protection agency, in the name of the dogs of Asia. It's all I can think of to do.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:23 am |
    • tomtom

      Because licking your face is as unsanitary as it gets, I have to lovable dogs but I also see what they had eaten or licked just minutes ago, no way they get into my face. As much as I love my dogs, we run together and yes they are great companions, they are also so must discussing animals to have as a pet.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      Right. Because human companionship is not worth anything.

      Did you know that many dog owners, cat owners too, do not neuter or spay their pets and thus allow their pets to produce a large number of unwanted offspring? Would these pet owners feel the same if it was their own children produce large numbers of unwanted offspring that then had to go live on the street? Nature was meant to be a balance. And if left to its own devices it would be. Humans disrupt that by taking food as pets and then allowing those animals to breed without any control. There are millions of unwanted pets and dogs. why not introduce some population control in the form of using them for food? Its how we control population several other species.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:50 am | Reply
  7. catz1515

    you gotta be kidding me! That dog in that picture is so obviously in such utter pain and suffering I can't even believe this article is questioning this! Those poor dogs and cats are treated like rats. They boil them alive because they're too lazy to treat them humanely. I agree -what a stupid article.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:57 am | Reply
    • rosko

      Are you a dog psychic? If we have a rule about eating animals it should be to not eat ANY of them. Fat Americans subsist on factory meat that has a serious impact on the environment and on public health. If we're telling anybody else what to eat it's from within our giant glass house.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      I encourage you to visit a slaughterhouse. I can assure you its no 5 star hotel where the animals are pampered until they freely decide to give up their lives for the greater good and take a pill to and calmly fall asleep.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:52 am | Reply
  8. fernace

    In & of itself I suppose eating dog isn't wrong, it does have alot to do with how an animal is percieved. To us dogs are pets. We eat cows here, but in India they would starve before doing so. We don't eat horse, but they still do in parts of Europe. I've had it as sandwich meat. It tastes like pastrami, very delicious. there are meats I would not eat, unless we were in a severe famine, critter such as: racoon, squirrel, cat, rat, snake(tasted & didn't like), alligator/crocodile(same as snake), groundhog, mole, grub worms or any type of insect. I don't like froglegs, but love escargot,which sounds tasty, but snail doesn't. Alligator gar, the bottomfeeding fish, is mostly junk except for a really tender portion. I don't know if the gender or age of the fish plays a role,but that filet is the most delicious fish I've ever tasted. It was light & flakey like fish, but sweet like crustacean. I think I've illustrated it's about familiarity, willingness to try new things & tradition. And what turns our stomachs!!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • J-Mast

      Fernace's response and statement is the most sound out of all I've read here.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • Maya

      We BRED them as companion animals. There is unfair advantage to kill them. Most of the animals you have listed are prey animals or wild.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
      • Grokthis

        Unfair advantage? WTF are you talking about. You don't even catch your own food. It is raised in small cages, killed for you, and sold to you in a neat little package. If anything, a dog has a MUCH higher ability to self-preserve than cows, which have been bread specifically to stand around and eat. They wouldn't last long at all in the wild. Their real ancestors that were fit to survive were wiped off the face of N. America a couple hundred years ago.

        July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am |
      • LifeDust

        They are companion to you but they are our dinners. Don't you American have things like creational hunting ? you slaughter animals for fun and we slaughter them for food. Who's more barbaric ? It's a cultural thing.. yours ain't better than anyone's

        July 1, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • Maya

        You need this to be explained to you? All animals have a natural fear of being someone's dinner, not dogs with humans. They were bred to trust and rely on humans not fear us as a predator. That is the unfair advantage. Exploiting that relationship is disgusting. Dogs are the only animals who will directly look us in the eyes, that's how trusting they are of the relationship.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • MJ

      Is eating an ALOT ok?

      July 1, 2011 at 10:15 am | Reply
  9. Isaac Oh

    The author used the term "delicacy" wrong. Also, Americans are notorious for eating cow, a SACRED animal to the Hindus. I don't know... just some food for thought.

    July 1, 2011 at 1:24 am | Reply
    • Jay

      Exactly.

      Cows are GODS in places like India, but American slaughter cows by the millions every year, and serve them up for every meal. Not to mention Chickens, Pigs, Lambs, etc.

      People in America seem to think that DOGS are PEOPLE.

      I can assure you, DOGS are ANIMALS. And if those ANIMALS get hungry enough, they will eat YOUR ASS TOO!

      July 1, 2011 at 10:09 am | Reply
    • Maya

      Good God, Hindus are vegetarians.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am | Reply
      • cursed

        I know many Hindus that each chicken..

        July 1, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  10. fernace

    Btw, I don't think I adequately stated that pets are not for eating. I'd never eat dog or cat, or even horse again. These days I'm strictly a fish or chicken person, & escargot now & again.

    July 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Reply
  11. self reflection

    did it ever occur to you folks that a billion indians consider cows sacred? so for us to eat big bloody cheeseburgers is just as abhorrent to them. shall we ban burgers because cows have rods punture their skulls, feel fear at slaughterhouses and are hung upside down by a hoof before having their throats slit? learn where food comes from and stop being cultural hypocrites.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:36 am | Reply
    • Nadine

      Yes. We should ban burgers – and all beef for that matter. Eliminating cows as food would ultimately prevent the planet from it’s inevitable destruction. Do a little research if you don’t know what I mean.

      July 1, 2011 at 8:18 am | Reply
      • Riteshq

        Well I for one dont know what you mean-If dogs are dear to you, cows are dear to another nation. So why this discrimation- why one animal is OKAY to be slaughtered and eaten and the other deserves compassion and love??? Meat is bad no matter whose you are eating- every animal feels the same amount of pain/torture before getting killed. The milk that you and your kids drink, comes from cows – is that no ground for showing some respect to the animal? Anyways I am talking to hypocrites- besides dictating what you can eat in your nation, you also want to control what other countries are eating/doing – typical Americans!!!!
        If tomorrow you start eating human flesh – I wont be surprised. I also know some people will now start commenting on my nationality and stuff – but thats besides the point. Think logically- meat is meat no matter what animal- if you are saying its barbaric to kill one animal but not the other- you need to do some serious thinking and some RESEARCH. And if you mean cows will graze all the grass- well, I am sure you realize that cows are bred in large numbers only for the meat- and you should look at the videos available everywhere on internet about young calves getting killed for "veal" Disgusting!!!

        July 1, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Taylor

      So lets stop eating all animals. Stop breeding them, let the population of them decrease and the methane that cows produce decrease. Let the fields that they walk around in grow back up. Decrease traffic and gas fumes from trucks not delivering meat and animals etc... That would be my Utopia- people would also get along and give a d*mn about the world we live on. Treating everyone, animals too, with kindness and respect.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:37 am | Reply
  12. elisacurtin01

    Companies do give out samples. They are looking to put their products in potential consumers' hands. They wouldn't do it if it didn't work one of the place that always worked is "123 Samples" search online

    July 1, 2011 at 2:36 am | Reply
  13. Daphne D

    Emily Lodish are you just an ignorant or just plain stupid??!!!!!!!! i dont have to give you the facts since john649 said it all. This is the stupidest article I've read in a long time!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:29 am | Reply
  14. Elle

    Dogs are companion animals period. They deserve our respect! Who are our eyes when we go blind? dogs! Who protects and searches for our missing? Dogs! It is a disgrace to even consider abusing let alone raising these wonderful companions for food. We torture enough animals for that already!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:41 am | Reply
    • Jay

      Nooooo...dogs are wild animals. Go to the plains of Africa, and you're not gonna see packs of Lassie's and Scooby Doo's having Tea Parties with each other.

      You're gonna see packs of wild beasts (DOGS) that meticulously hunt other animals, and have every bit of the pack mentality as every other predator.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:12 am | Reply
      • Faith

        No, dogs are domesticated animals. The difference between a domesticated dog and a wild animal (say, a wolf, from which they are descended) is astronomical. Dogs have been bred for centuries for companionship, loyalty, and protection. They are pets.

        July 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  15. Rebecca

    It is not ok to eat dogs under any circumstance...regardless of whether it is done in the US or not.Emily Lodish writes a very uneducated article...not only in her obvious lack of knowledge about the dog meat industry but also in the sense that she does not realise that she actually positions her writing against her own argument on several occasions! The quote from William Saletan is actually AGAINST the meat industry!! Incidentally not all dogs used for meat are bred on farms (not that this matters to 'real' humans)...many of them are peoples companions rounded up from straying on the streets.Unfortunately many of them are cooked and skinned alive not because the preparers are too lazy to kill them first but because they actually believe that the more trauma that the animal experiences before death, the tastier and more nutitious the meat will be.In regards to culturalism...dogs are not part of a culture neither are cows or pigs or horses or chickens or .......they are part of the amazing fabric of life which makes up our planet...they are not ours to use or abuse in ANY way....don't ask whether we should eat dogs...ask why we don't eat humans.....the answers are the same..

    July 1, 2011 at 6:01 am | Reply
    • Veggie

      AGREED!

      July 1, 2011 at 11:58 am | Reply
  16. Veronica Galistan

    Emily Lodish, EVERYTHING is wrong about eating dogs!! We are in 2011, where the hell did you leave your brain?? Why in the world would you wanna act like a barbarian and eat something that wags it's tail till they very end?? Animals are our friends, not food!! It is time to evolve, Emily!!

    Put YOURSELF in their shoes, how would you like it?! This is certainly one of the stupidest article i have ever read. You certainly are not fit to write an article like this till you put passion in compassion!!

    July 1, 2011 at 6:03 am | Reply
    • Grokthis

      It is clearly an article meant to make you think. She is clearly playing Devil's Advocate a bit. Also, I could arguably replace every word "dog" in your post with "cow" and it would be just as valid.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:32 am | Reply
  17. kathryn

    OMG...A dog will give it's life for it's master...SAVAGES, only SAVAGES would do this..Dogs are your friends

    July 1, 2011 at 6:48 am | Reply
  18. Thesmophoros

    What a stupid article defending animal cruelty. The dogs are tortured to death to make the meat more delicate.
    Emily Lodish you are a totally ignorant person . How can a civilized person defend such cruelty? You are stuck in the medien ages ! We live in the 21 century, wake up !

    July 1, 2011 at 7:00 am | Reply
  19. Dorothy Crespo

    As long as it's okay to eat pigs, cows, chickens (which it is not) I think it's okay to eat dogs as well. It's both morally condemnable, no need to be a hypocrite

    July 1, 2011 at 7:59 am | Reply
    • Daphne D

      pigs cows & chickens do NOT save countless children & adults,it doesn't take a genius to figure that.over 5 million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death & are then skinned, chopped up, and boiled to be eaten. we are talking about man's best friend hello!!!!!! pathetic bloody superstition that the more animals suffer the better the meat becomes, vegan here.u?

      July 1, 2011 at 8:28 am | Reply
      • dhondi

        hey stupid, pigs do save countless lives.....much more than dogs ever will. It is called medical research, look it up. Do you know how many people are dependant on pig hormones to have normal lives?

        July 1, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • queenbee

        Pigs-pancreas used to treat diabetes (pig insulin is used)–millions alive due to it. ( type I diabetics used to die within 1 -2 years of diagnosis)

        chickens–flu vaccines as well as many others depends on growing the virus to make the vaccines in chicken eggs (food source)–BILLIONS each year get flu shots and your DOG"S and CAT's vaccines are also made using chicken eggs and fetal calf serum

        fetal calf serum or bovine serum–used as a food substrate to grow viruses out-BILLIONS owe their lives to cows

        cow, Chicken and pork, and lamb byproducts (as well as horse) are used to make the dog food that your loving pets eat. )read that bag of Science diet, Eukanuba, or Iams and learn stuff.

        Ignorance is a terrible thing–educate yourself before you spout off–of all these animals the ones who help humans live the LEAST are dogs and cats Though they do give you something to do with your hands, your time and your emotions when you are bored, emotional or needy.

        July 2, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • Indigo

        I think dhondi and queenbee are missing a very important fact here.
        Daphne mentioned that these dogs are being INTENTIONALLY abused because the farmers think that it makes the meat taste better. I don't care how you put it, but it is no way right to inflict such barbaric suffering on these dogs intentionally, especially because the presumption that "dogs' suffering and anxiety make for better meat" is not only ignorant but incorrect.

        June 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm |
    • Veronica Galistan

      Just leave the meat off your plate ffs. I truly cannot understand how is it possible for one to drool over tendons, veins and blood.

      July 1, 2011 at 8:58 am | Reply
      • Clay

        I'm not interested in the tendons, veins and blood. I just want the tasty meat! But why eat dog when pork and beef are available?

        July 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
    • alkoholik

      I agree.Pass me some more steamed paws would you.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | Reply
  20. Chang

    yeah dog is a filthy animal, but a dog got personality, personality goes a long way. Like that Arnold on green archers....

    July 1, 2011 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Jules

      I ain't eatin nothin that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces

      July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • Ras

      Awesome. Now just tell me what's in the briefcase? Okay.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
  21. ElMEJOR

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating dog meat or cat's for that matter. Pigs are kept as pets too and have been shown to be even smarter than dogs and far more than cats. People go hungry around the world and here in the US every day while tons of so call euthanized "pet meat" ends up rotted in landfills. Shame on you for putting animal meat over a child's right to food.
    Shame!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
  22. kooto

    What barbarians. What's wrong with eating dogs? I dunno...I guess the same question could be asked about eating human flesh (after they die). It is just barbaric and wrong, unless the nation is actually starving to death. Is Korea starving to death?
    These Asians..they also keep bears in bile cages and shoot dogs in the street. They are a barbaric race, despite all the PC-crap about how "wise" and old their culture is. I only give a pass to the Japanese these days.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • Ann

      The Japanese get a free pass? Have you watched The Cove? http://72.21.214.36/title/tt1313104/

      July 1, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Lowchen20

      I wonder about Koreans and other Asian countries since it is a fact that they also bury animals alive when doing mass exterminations due to communicable diseases. They have recently buried thousands of pigs due to Hoof & Mouth disease. Local villagers said they heard the pigs crying under the ground until they finally died. I think this is BARBARIC. Why these animals are not killed first is a legitimate question. Is it cheapness???? Too many cruel acts against "food sources" occur in these countries. Believing that torturing dogs to get a hard-on and have sexual stamina is plain pathetic. Torturing and skinning dogs and cats alive to get a more tender meat... plain old ignorant and disgusting. Who can defend this???

      July 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  23. Amy

    I'm a meat eater but with the way the world treats animals already, from your backyard animal abuser to poaching animals facing extinction to overbreeding, this just goes to show if eating dog meat becomes acceptable, we're morally headed in the wrong direction.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      I don't follow your logic. You sound like the barbaric killing of dogs for food would be the straw that pushes morally in the wrong direction.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:54 am | Reply
  24. Lacy

    Eatings dogs is wrong because dogs have been breed for generaitons to be COMPANION animals. I see nothing wrong with eating a wild dingo or coyote but a dog is not a wild animal. Most dogs have a need for human companionship and love, traits we have breed into them.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • Mike

      Dogs as "Companion" animals is a relatively recent phenomena. For most of recorded history, and what can be gleaned from paleoarcheology covering something like 40000 years, dogs have been working animals. They filled a different functional role than, say, horses, sheep, goats, or other domesticated animals, but they had to pull their weight. Literally, in some cases. There's a reason the AKC registry has headings of "Working", "Herding", "Sproting", and "Terrier". All of those are "working" breeds. They may be lap dogs in some cases now, but they were bred to work.

      It is no accident that Chow is both a word for food and a breed of dog.

      The US has this fixation on their dogs. We treat them like children, and get bent out of shape when other cultures don't treat them the way we do. Animal cruelty is animal cruelty, whether it's domestic food animals raised in poor conditions or puppies raised in mills. The "cruelty" part is what's morally and ethically wrong. But having a moral objection to eating a particular species just because we think it's cute or our culture uses them as a child substitute? Sorry. That's culturally biased and illogical.

      And lest you think I'm some dog hating cur because I don't have an inherent moral objection to eating dogs as food (whether I would personally or not is a different question) – I'll point to the two shelter rescued, and one stray rescue, who share my home. And no. I wouldn't consider eating any of them, even when the old Border Collie wake me up at 4.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • Thank you

        Thank you, Mike, for the only reasonable post I've read here. Most people here are unable to engage in a little bit of self-analysis.

        Seems like most people are more intent on villifying dog meat eaters than admitting their own moral bias, which isn't a bad thing anyway. The important thing is to recognize where your moral lines are drawn and acknowledge how others' may be different, but not inherently better or worse. As you rightly say, we can all agree that animal cruelty of all forms is heinous, but that is completely distinct from the appropriateness of eating a certain type of meat. Apparently our country has a lot of growing up to do, intellectually speaking.

        July 1, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  25. abby

    Because it's monstrous - it would be like eating my child. No way do you eat dogs, cats, or other animals that are pets.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • The Jackdaw

      I ate a Guiney Pig in South America. I had several as pets when I was a kid. I also ate a rat in Asia, but I never had one as a pet, so that one should be okay by your standard.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:48 am | Reply
      • Wermfud

        Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I wouldn't know because I wouldn't eat the filthy thing.

        July 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  26. Matt

    Not all species of animal are the same. Some have such small neurological system as to lack an ability to place suffering or life and death into context. You need to examine their brains to be certain. But I agree that overall the decision of what animals to eat (or not) is largely a combination of sentimentality and cultural norms. I think cats and dogs for example should never be food, though if a person is starving and a serving of some companion animal is the distinction between life and death for them, then I would not blame that person if they ate that animal. But if you have a choice, the most self-aware of animals should, if one is a carnivore, not be utilized for food. If one can and wants to go veg, then probably even better, for a lot of reasons. Dogs have too much self-awareness and capacity to suffer for them to be used as food. Clams and oysters? Not much going on there. Dogs and cats? Too much going on there.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Jeff S

      I like how you throw out the idea that intelligence is based on the size of the brain. I surmise we as humans do not know as much as we think we do about the intelligence of animals because for one we simply do not speak the same language as other animals. That would be like saying that you are smarter than a Chinese man because you can't tell what he is saying.

      There are animals that have bigger brains than humans. Blue whales come to mind. Maybe we should ask them their opinion of eating other animals. If you want to consider the size of the brain to body mass, there are animals that beat us in that area. Hummingbirds for one.

      The truth is we believe these animals have no understanding of pain and context as you suggest based on our misunderstanding of our brain. But I have found that is not a good comparison. Our brain has evolved differently that other animals. There is simply no true way to know what they are thinking unless we were able to decipher their communication. My personal guess we would be extremely surprised at what we found if we could communicate with other species.

      July 1, 2011 at 11:03 am | Reply
  27. Ron Davis

    Hippies will always be hippies... End of story.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • BettyBettyBetty

      Go play in traffic. 🙂

      July 1, 2011 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Matt from Dallas

      Cons will always be heartless cowards. End of story.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
  28. Justin

    Absolutely barbaric!!!! Eating meat in the first place demonstrates a very degenerate way of life. We teach our children that violence doesn't solve anything, that violence is reprehensible yet the majority of our diets consist of dead bodies that are mutilated and burnt. Human beings have a very selective moral compass. Yet if you are truly proud to eat meat than take your child to a slaughter house and let them hear the screams and suffering of animals. Let's see how truly superior the human race really is....Disgusting! Absolutely disgusting! Eating dog is just as disgusting as any other creature. You say you are evolved? That you have the capacity to empathize with the suffering of others, then stop eating meat!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Ron Davis

      You think plants don't suffer when you eat them Justin? I think you should just starve yourself and make the world a better place.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • Aaron

        Someone needs a basic course in biology because last I heard plants don't have a central nervous system.

        There have been many studies demonstrating that dogs are so attuned to the humans around them that they can read our micro-expressions before we can see it in each other and actually predict our behavior. They are a mirror to ourselves.

        Any culture that would so callously and heartlessly destroy life without a higher understanding of its relationship to us is barbaric. We can say the same of factory farming here in the States but let's not pretend that dogs don't represent a much closer bond and relationship to our species than any other on this planet. In this regard we DO have the moral high ground compared to other cultures who seem to see everything as food.

        July 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • Mike

      A couple million years of evolution made us omnivores, not herbivores. While ecologically it takes fewer resources to generate a given number of calories from plants than from animals, it doesn't change the fact that the human body evolved for a range of food sources. Meat being one of the major ones.

      Abusive treatment is a bad thing in any context. But a blanket rejection of meat as food on "moral" grounds is, essentially, denying what Humans are: Omnivores that eat whatever we can get our hands on.

      July 1, 2011 at 10:27 am | Reply
  29. POD

    To each his own.....................meat

    July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am | Reply
  30. The Jackdaw

    Given that thousands of dogs are euthanized every day because we have no place to house them/take care of them, I don’t see why their meat can't be sold to McDonalds or Chinese food restaurants.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am | Reply
    • DoritosMan

      The first sensible comment I've seen on here. Who knows how much healthy meat is thrown out every day.

      July 1, 2011 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Garfield

      Remember, cat meat causes cancer!

      July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
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