Years ago, I ate dog meat once or twice. I didn’t really enjoy it as the meat was tough and its flavor didn’t really please my palate. Now I don’t eat dog meat because I have fallen in love with dogs. (I miss my dogs, who are an ocean away from me, and who may be better than some people.) This said, I don’t think I have the right to accuse those who kill dogs for meat. It would be unfair to display these graphic images of a murdered dog without explanation.
Food is a big part of the culture. The Chinese in south China like eating dogs in the winter. I notice a lot of signs that say: “Dog Meat Pot” outside many restaurants in Guangdong. Dog meat is pretty expensive. Because of this, dogs are stolen, then sold for meat. Sad… However, if you eat fish, which are, in my opinion, among the most beautiful creatures, you have no right to accuse those who eat dogs, as fish and dogs are equal, so are pigs, sheep, cows, etc. Even fruit and vegetable have their lives. Should we give up eating anything that has life and starve?
I once did a project on dogs in LA. That’s a completely different attitude about dogs. A woman once told me she spent $2000/month on her dogs, which was more than my monthly stipend from my fellowship at the time. Here is the link to the dog tales in LA: