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Dog meat?? Fri, 07/1/11 12:59 PM (permalink)
I understand that some cultures do this but the thought about eating my ugly dog sorta turns me off.  Actually when I was in Paris, Horse meat was always available.  I guess there are many foods available that most of us would never touch but I thought some of you might have a interest in this:
Paul E. Smith
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    Re:Dog meat?? Sat, 07/2/11 11:49 AM (permalink)
    I once had a cook from Vietnam that had eaten both cat and dog.  Doesn't appeal to me but I did eat quite a bit of horse when I lived in France.  It was very good.

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      Re:Dog meat?? Sat, 07/2/11 12:57 PM (permalink)
      In the 1990's we visited Seoul, Korea on business.  One of our Korean friends wanted to take my husband out for dog.  It is illegal to eat dog, but there were certain restaurants that served it, after hours, only for select customers.  Not just any dog, but a kind of bulldog known for fighting, for men only.  I'm really glad he did not go.

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        Re:Dog meat?? Sat, 07/2/11 1:40 PM (permalink)
        The thing is, had we made some other animal a pet instead, then we would be eating dog and being offended that people ate it in other cultures. Like...cows. Ever heard of a country called India? To them, eating a cow is even more taboo than eating a dog would be to us. It's all a matter of culture.

          Re:Dog meat?? Sat, 07/2/11 1:43 PM (permalink)
          We are what we are and what we are use to.  I have watched Andrew Zimmern many times and he ate things that I would never ever try but the folks there truly enjoyed it.  I am sure it is what you grow up on.
          Paul E. Smith
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            Re:Dog meat?? Mon, 07/18/11 4:13 AM (permalink)
            I actually unknowingly had a chance to try some a while ago, since it's eaten in some parts of my country. To be completely honest, once they'd told me what it was, I had two more bites. It didn't taste bad at all. Mind you, I was about ten then so I guess I didn't squick easily. I'm not sure if I could eat that sort of meat now especially since my best bud is my puppy.
            That said, I guess it's because most of us aren't used to eating more "exotic" meats. But like what a previous poster said -- what if our ancestors had decided that pigs were the better pets and say, cats were more suited for meat? I couldn't judge others for eating what they eat (except, if they munched on people), especially if they were eating what was abundant in their place.
              ann peeples

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              Re:Dog meat?? Mon, 07/18/11 7:40 AM (permalink)
              Very well said, coolaunt. And welcome to Roadfood. Hope to hear more about the great food where you live!
              <message edited by ann peeples on Mon, 07/18/11 7:41 AM>

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                Re:Dog meat?? Fri, 07/29/11 5:12 AM (permalink)
                Thanks for the welcome, ann peeples!
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