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. Andrew

    Just more arrogance of imposing one culture upon another. So what if they eat dogs? Quit humanizing the animals. Most of the same people whining about the culture of another country not being like their own are the same ones living in countries in which the lower classes of their society are treated worse than dogs. Most need just to grow up and worry about more important things in the world right now. If some culture eats dogs, cats, or whales and have been doing so for generations, who are we to dictate otherwise?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • Beam

      Andrew I understand with what you are saying about imposing culture, and on a lot of things I agree that westerners look down on far too much in the "other" parts of the world, however, there are basic guidelines and actions that cannot be condoned by simply hiding behind the "it's my cultural activity, deal with it" mentality.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Bruce

      Nobody is "imposing" anything on another culture. The article is about how LOCAL groups are getting in the way of dog-meat agriculture. This isn't some US-based NGO getting in the way.

      The fact is that the Korean and Chinese and other Asian cultures are CHANGING because their economies are creating a larger middle class that is increasingly taking dogs and cats in as pets. Over time, this set of economics will produce a similar culture that opposes the eating of dogs in the east just as it does in the west.

      As for the rest of us, voicing a very predictable visceral and emotional reaction to the idea of eating dogs is very unsurprising, and moreover it is not at all anything resembling cultural imperialism. It's just people giving voice to a very predictable emotional reaction to the idea of eating dogs.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Tristan Maltos-James

      i agree andrew... to all the whiners on here complaining. "who the heck are you to say anything?" and "nobody said YOU had to eat it"

      July 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  2. Beam

    There is a spiritual, emotional, and symbiotic bond and partnership between humans and dogs that goes back for a vast majority of human evolution. Eating them violates everything we are as human beings.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • Primitive Man

      They fought saber-toothed tigers side by side with us, and stood up to wolves and lions because we asked them to. We owe them for their service to us.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  3. D Jones

    Hey "True Dog Lover". Enough with the stupid SPAMMING.... If anything it makes you look like a bloody fool and makes people hate your cause. Please act like a member of the human race that deserves at least some respect.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  4. Brian in Roanoke

    You know, there are times of necessity, when none of us would question eating much of anything. Those times undoubtedly lead to cultural norms that carry into times when necessity is no longer the driving factor. The South Korean people probably don't need to eat dog just like I don't need to eat beef (I do though). That being said, we should at least consider that the cow we eat or the dog someone else eats would not have been subjected to a less-than-natural lifecycle if we didn't create the market demand for it. Maybe eating dog, cow, pig, etc is not wrong but NOT eating to eliminate your impact is truly right. I wonder if St.Francis was a vegitarian?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  5. dave

    The fact is that we think eating dogs is wrong because we were brought up to believe that. Other societies think we're crazy for letting "filthy animals" on our sofas and in our beds. Those are facts. You can say "wrong is wrong" all you want but it doesn't change anything.

    Other societies would never eat animals that we eat all the time, like cows.

    The end truth is that morality is what you're taught. There's no such thing as "wrong is wrong" or "right is right" outside your cultural context. That's why in America eating pigs is okay and eating dogs isn't. It has nothing to do with their intelligence level, it's purely our made up rules.

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

      Hey Dave
      I have never heard of a society where killing anyone you like (including yourself) is legal why is that? Perhaps we do grow to depend on each other as child to his mother and father and these bonds create principles that are cross cultural. Perhaps Who is to say that genetics plays no role that the soul or spirit is not connected in some greater understanding did you ever read books that speak to the role of natural law, genetics, spirituality, conscience, subconscious, or even one book on ethics etc... for instance? Probably not but you should to have a truly informed opinion one way or another. If you are now upset let me add to boldly claim such an absolute when denying absolutes simply speaks volumes. Dave how would you know? Are you God ?

      July 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
      • dave

        Joe Peterson,

        If you have quality evidence that morals come from genetics or some cosmic spiritual bond, please let me know. Until then, I'm going to stick with my claim that it comes from society because it's provable and it explains a lot (such as the issues raised by this article). It doesn't make me god and it doesn't make me right, but it's the best and most realistic answer I know of.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • Joe Peterson

        Hi Dave,

        I am not denying the role of culture or environment but to say their is a balance. Have you ever read Joseph Campbell. How he finds threads in myth tying many diverse cultures and peoples spread far and wide (no contact) with common themes that express common morality, concerns, and cares? Have you ever read Karl Jung or a host of others who offer interesting thoughts and facts on the matter? Or have you considered how a mother is drawn to care for her baby and how that child requires years of care and how this is common to all men? Or how this and other factors molds a life into a human culture that supersedes individual cultures? I am not questioning the basic idea that environment has a strong influence but to say other factors are true as well. and to say that no commonality exists is just short sided. Please if you wish I can give you a list of books and/or examples. But if you are the same Dave in a later post who stated that no one learns anything by such posts what would be the profit?

        July 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
      • Joe Peterson

        Hi Dave,
        If you are the same person I responded to in a later post I see that you appear to be reasonable when confronted with a genuine thought. Sometimes I play the same role for fun. The two men I listed are interesting men of some note (a mythologist made popular by his PBS appearances and of course one of the founding fathers of psychology). As I am leaving now I hope that you would spend the time to see the other side to the equation . I realized a while back that simple answers do not come easy .. And I do see the strong influence of the environment no doubt but working in the mental health field for a while also has taught me that the physical mind is powerful influence on behavior and we have yet to really understand our own minds of course that is true on so many levels.. lol
        Good night.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
  6. Tom (from Tom and Jerry)

    Dog burgers are delicious! Also have you tried Poodle? Almost the same as a retriever. Boiling dog is good, just like you would a lobster. So many dishes to decide! dog-burger, dog-stu, dog and potatatoes, there's uhm dog kabob, dog-creo, dog-jumbo, dog-stir fried, deep fried, there's lemon pepper dog, and also a hot dog-dog!

    July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  7. Ken

    If you eat any meat, you dont have any right to condemn this. In Hindu countries, Cow is worshiped and considered as second mother as many kids are raised on cow's milk, but, can America imagine living without beef??? Its just the cultural diffrence between countries – accept it.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  8. I love my dog

    Personally, I find this disgusting and would never do it, however to them it is normal. By the way to the person who posted the you are rich Americans with lattes comment, I am not rich and do not buy designer coffees. Nor would I, in this culture, tell the homeless or very poor to go eat dog. That is stupid. As is the poster who keeps putting in the addresses to email the article. Every culture has things others find abhorrent. Doesn't mean we shouldn't know about them. Doesn't mean we'll adopt their habits. Now, go hug your dog and ignore the idiots.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  9. dave

    Incidentally, we allow thousands of dogs to be slaughtered in pounds on a daily basis and most people don't even care. So killing them is a forgettable act as long as we don't eat them?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  10. jenn

    I don't think this is a good article at all.. way too controversial... And as a vegan, animal rights activist, and dog owner, I don't think that your closing argument of "since we don't do it here doesn't mean it's not ok" is very professional. There are millions in this terrible world who don't eat any meat period, for the reason that animals are sentient beings. Humans are terribly misinformed on what they NEED to eat... Meat is not something people NEED.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  11. Chris

    I'm not even going to read any of the comments here, but watch the vegetarians try to turn this into a don't eat meat forum. Self-righteous losers.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Mr. Fabulous

      Oh, I'd NEVER say I don't eat MEAT. Tee hee hee.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  12. george w bush

    I do love them hotdog dog's!

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  13. HERVE CERISOLES

    What they did not mention in the article is that dogs can be severely beaten before they are killed in order to "tenderize the meat". I seem to recall stories supporting that fact before the 2006 World Cup in Korea & 2008 Beijing Olympics. These shamefull human activities are on the same scale of herding dolphins & whales for slaughter in Japan as well as beating defenseless baby fur seals in Canada. Sorry, but different cultures on this planet have a proclivity with inhumane tratement of animals – even here. You know that everyone in the USA turns a blind eye to the Amish & Mennonite communities who generate hard $ from dirty puppy mills on their farms – with poor breeding bitches abused to raise litter after litter in terrible living conditions. Lastly, all of you nutter wack jobs out there should be ashamed of your nasty & cowardly third-person comments in the shadow of a blog.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  14. Stanford

    Thanks Emily Lodish, you wrote an article based on shallow facts. It's a fact the number of South Koreans who accept the idea of eating dogs have gone down drastically in the past decade. Thanks a lot.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  15. BEAR

    This article horrified me. I have a Hyundai and I feel like taking it out and dumping it off a cliff. I will never buy a Korean product again until they ban this disgusting activity.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Yummy

      Before you dump it, have it checked out to see where the leather came from for those leather seats?? woof!!

      July 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • Davy Crockett

      Bear meat is tender and succulent.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  16. Ruby Ranch Pig Sanctuary

    I started reading some of the comments here, and got so frustrated that I stopped. The last one I read was from a woman named Libby. Libby says her two dogs are smarter than the children she teaches. They are so smart, in fact, that it would be "gross" to eat them. Yet she still eats meat. Why can't she see the blatant hypocrisy in that statement? If intelligence is the qualifier in deciding who deserves compassion and who gets eaten, then I've got a surprise for her. Pigs are way further up the intelligence scale than dogs, ranking only behind humans, primates and dolphins. And humans only rank first here because they are the ones who decided how intelligence is measured. Where do you think we might rank had a pig created the scale? Society has conditioned us to believe farm animals are stupid, dirty, and deserving of being brutally treated, brutally slaughtered, and cut into little pieces for humans to eat. If you believe it's wrong to eat dogs, you are a hypocrite if you think iut's okay to eat other animals.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  17. Ed

    Lots of people have pigs as pets – yet we still eat pigs. I really comes down to cultural apects. In India they won't eat cows – not problem eating cow here. It is currently against the law in all 50 states to sell dog meat or to kill dogs for meat – so this isn't even as issue in the United States. As far as the rest of the world – well they make their own culture and law so if you are against dog meat don't eat it when in or don't visit countries that allow dog meat.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  18. Yummy

    Opportunity!! Opportunity!!!

    Where's your capitalist hat???

    I hear we have millions of strays here..

    Time to start a dog catcher business and ship to Korea...

    Have containers will ship!!!

    woof, woof..

    July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  19. Chach

    I lived in Korea back in the early 90's. I went to a restaurant out in the country where they had dogs corralled and tied up tightly in dirty, muddy pens, ready for someone to order Gaegogi. The dogs in the pens instinctively knew I was NOT a dog eater so they were all howling and begging me (in their own way) to be freed from their inescapable, certain and horrific demise. There are several things that are different when comparing eating dogs to eating cows, pigs and chickens. First is that Dogs are descended from a top predator animal and a carnivore. However the wolf became domesticated, it is clear that it was NOT for meat. Rather it was most likely domesticated for protection and its usefulness in hunting NON-predatory herbivores. Dogs have not been bred over the last 10’s of thousands of years, as cows and pigs have, to be slaughtered for their meat or milked. Dogs have “evolved” through deliberate, selective breeding (for the most part) to be companions, protectors and guides. Their bodies, brains and mannerisms are geared for mutually beneficial partnerships with humans. Cows and pigs etc. for the most part, have never assisted humans in any way close to the dogs have. Second is the manner in which dogs are slaughtered for their meat. Fortunately, I never witnessed this “ritual”, but another American I worked with when I was there did. He said that when it’s time to harvest the meat, so to speak, they drag the dog out and tie its feet up. All the while beating the dog mercilessly. Then they hang the dog upside down by its bound hind legs and beat it some more. Then, before it dies, they peel its skin off. They say that they do this because it causes the dog to release adrenaline into its muscles, making the meat sweeter and giving more “vitality” (like Viagra) to the man eating the meat. And they do this in front of the other dogs. It’s brutal no matter how you look at it. It’s horrible to treat any living, feeling, thinking creature like this, whether you’re a vegetarian or not. But it is worse when it is an animal that is traditionally our trusted companion. That’s why it is also strange and uncommon to eat horse meat. Because they have been valuable companions and workers over the eons of Humankind’s existence. Arguably, we wouldn’t have not have come this far without their help, trust and companionship. Pigs, chickens and sheep do not have the same instinct or intellect to be helpful partners. They have been bred for and exist almost exclusively to provide a food source. They are generally unintelligent and do not crave for or yearn to be at our side, or to have us pet them and scratch their bellies. Yes, some cows do work. But not eagerly and not to win our praise or approval, they do it because we make them do it. There is a huge difference. I came to understand there was only one reason people (men) eat dogs in Korea. Because it “makes you strong in bed”. Not because it’s an essential part of the diet or because other food is scarce. Simply for some bizarre and baseless belief that you’ll be better in bed. I tend to believe that one of the unspoken reasons they do it is that they “get off” on beating the sh1t out of the animals because it gives them a masochistic sense of power and dominance. It’s disgusting.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • jenn

      I am glad you enlightened people on exactly HOW this is done. Your entire response to this article is accurate, horrible, and a terrible reality that people who talk about it have NO idea about. I hope they read what you wrote. Too many things happen in the most horrible way to animals, and everyone has a "i don't want to know about it" attitude so THEY feel better.. this isn't about people..

      July 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • Dog is yummy

      Who cares how it's done...that's what you have to do to make money...make your meat taste better. You might say you'd rather die than eat your dog, but the fact that you even think that, is a lie.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Reply
      • Chach

        Dummass "Dog is yummy" can't read. They don't kill them that way because they can charge more or make more money. They do it because they think it works like Viagra. Idiot.

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

        I can assure you that I would DIE before eating my pets. How dare you insult the majority of posters by saying we are lying by saying we would die before eating our dogs (or cats). My pets (both cats and dogs) have saved my life. I would happily risk my life to save theirs if it ever came to that. I also realize that Asians do not eat their pets but typically eat dogs/cats that were bred for consumption. I have a fried who used to eat dog. Aside from the fact that cats and dogs are companion animals my biggest problem with eating cats and dogs is how they are TORTURED before they are brutally murdered just to make the meat tastier and to give the pathetic men more stamina in bed. If these men need to resort to eating tortured dogs to be good in bed they must be TERRIBLE lovers and no amount of aphrodisiacs will ever be able to help them.

        July 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • Really?

      I've got news for you. It's not strange or unusual for people to eat horse. Until a couple years ago, horse slaughter for human consumption was occurring in the US. The meat was shipped overseas.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
      • Chach

        Did I say unusual? No. I said, stange and uncommon. Close, but not exact. Suffice it to say that it is FAR LESS common, and yes UNUSUAL for humans to eat horse meat. Especially compared to the quantity of OTHER MEAT. Regardless of that FACT, the important points I made in my post are not diminished by your pointless and incorrect interpretation of one small sentence.

        July 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  20. Parker

    If God didn't want humans to eat animals, He wouldn't have made them out of meat. I'd eat dog, horse, giraffe, etc. if I were given the chance, just to try it once. I wouldn't slaughter someone's pet for that, though.

    Also, @David Crandall - I'm sure there are many drawbacks to owning any animal as a pet. Dogs cannot be singled out in this manner.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Ed

      Actually, if you're going to bring God into the picture, that argument doesn't hold up. God identified the types of animal that were acceptable as food and said all others were not. Dog and horse would not be considered "clean" enough to eat. Not sure about giraffe.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  21. Raul

    Doggy taco's with tabasco FTW!

    July 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Reply
  22. hottohara

    It's morally wrong to eat dogs for a couple reasons. 1. Dogs aren't a natural species. They were developed from Wolves by humans as a companion and worker breed, not as food. 2. They're meat eaters. What other mammal do we eat that eats meat?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Walter

      How can eating an animal not be moral? What a dummy!

      July 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  23. Dog is yummy

    Bunch of stereotypical rednecks saying its despicable. I dare you to come out of that bubble you live in and think outside the box about what others are thinking about on what you just wrote. Judging upon people that you don't have any connection with what so ever, talking about how you shouldn't buy Korean products....PATHETIC fascists.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  24. Shard

    I would not eat dog meat unless it was vitally necessary for survival, but that's just my own personal morality. I don't feel others should be forced to share my same sentiment.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  25. Walter

    All animals are without reason (no conscience or awareness) and therefore edible. Don't compare humans to animals because humans did not evolve from animals nor did animals evolve from rocks.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • hottohara

      Ignorance is alive and well...

      July 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  26. Orlando

    Truth of the matter is I can sit here and write an essay on all the reasons why it is acceptable to eat or not eat dog meat, but one fact remains the same.. Norms which guide proper or acceptable behavior are different in all nations. Unlike other nations, the U.S.A. is the epitome of a melting pot. Not everyone will agree on what is right and wrong since everyone has different views. We can agree that dogs are viewed as mascots not livestock, therefore as in other countries where certain animals are considered sacred or are not eaten, I believe the norm in the U.S.reveres dogs as a mascot and nothing more.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  27. Justin

    I'm a vegetarian and eat no meat whatsoever. However, I find it infinitely annoying when non-vegetarians complain about the inhumanities and insensitivities of eating dog meat when they'll happily consume cow, chicken, pig, and turkey meat with no consideration for how those animals are brutally raised and slaughtered. It seems that the dogs being raised for meat are in somewhat better conditions than what we have over here. Obviously I think eating all meat is wrong, but people who criticize this practice and eat McDonalds are absolute hypocrites.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • Ethical vegetarian

      Amen!

      July 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  28. shadowcat

    Dog has been eaten in China and Korea in ancient times, long before Western countries started domesticating them, and before most of the world began thinking it was "wrong." Even today, most of the dogs that are bred and eaten in Korea resemble wolves–NOT your typical golden retriever or bulldog. In Korean people's minds, there is a clear distinction between dogs that are bred solely for consumption and medicinal purposes and dogs that are kept as pets. They certainly don't decide to kill their house pets one day and eat them, and they don't see a passing stray dog as potential food. It's kind of analogous to birds or rabbits in American culture I guess. We eat certain birds but keep other kinds as pets (like parrots). Tons of Americans (esp. in the South) eat rabbit meat, but there are also those who raise them as pets and would probably frown on eating them.

    And remember that dog meat has been eaten in other places in the past–France, Germany, and some Latin American countries. Cats are still eaten in some parts of Switzerland and Italy today, but I don't really see people criticizing them. And many of these countries eat food that Koreans would consider disgusting or borderline wrong (like horse meat).

    Dog meat is still served in Korea today b/c people say it boosts energy, stamina, and your immune response. I've never tried it myself, but I've even met expats in Korea who've eaten it and say the same thing. Don't judge until you've actually tried it.

    Many Koreans seem to have this belief that the best medicine is found in nature, that God provided us with everything we would need on this earth. And sometimes when I look at my fellow Americans who are popping pills on a regular basis and going to their pharmacists for 10 prescription refills, I do wonder if that's true...

    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • I love my dog

      They resemble wolves? Funny, in the photo, they resemble retrievers.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Reply
      • shadowcat

        The ones I saw in Korea did, and that's what I've been told by a lot of people there too. The dogs are huge and very muscular–kinda intimidating, if you ask me, but I guess that's so b/c they're bred that way. The photo is of dogs in China, but I guess there could be ones that look like that in Korea too (which is why I said "most"). But in any case, I'm of the opinion that we have no right to judge other cultures based on our own beliefs and practices.

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

      You are clearly ignorant on this subject. "Long before" western countries began domesticating......blah blah.....you say? Prove it. There is evidence of dogs being domesticated long before humans even made it out of Africa, let alone as far as Asia. Dogs have been hanging around with humans since the stone age you nitwit. And the dogs they eat in Korea do NOT resemble wolves at all, other than being canines. They actually look much more like a Bull Mastiff than anything else. They're big, (waste high or bigger) and shorthaired, like a greyhound. I should know, I've seen them in pens in Korea. Get your facts straight. Men eat it because they think it works like Viagra.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Reply
    • Man's Best Friend

      NO.... DOG MEAT WILL NOT GET YOU STAMIA OR MAKE YOUR PENIS LARGER. THE DOGS ARE TORTURED BEFORE THEY ARE KILLED!!! WATCH THE VIDEO ON DOG MARKETS IN KOREN ON YOU TUBE AND YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF!!! EATING DOG OR CAT IS JUST PLAIN CRUEL

      EATING DOG MEAT IS CRUEL!!!

      EATING DOG MEAT IS CRUEL!!!

      July 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  29. G Man

    People eat chicken, ducks, turkeys, etc. Yet there are some species of birds like Parrots that no one would consider eating and in fact some parrots are exceptionally intelligent and can speak back to people, and built arguably better bonds with people than a dog can. However, people will continue to eat birds. If you truly love dogs, you should not eat any meat.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • shadowcat

      That's what I'm saying. 100% agree! 🙂

      July 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • TBeef

      Did some parrot tell you all this? Don't believe it.

      July 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  30. Li

    ever try dog chow? i mean dog chow-mein?

    July 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
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