A reader writes: I think you are missing a big problem with the large-scale eating of dogs in China. To imagine a world where you can both love your pet dog and love to eat dog in a restaurant isn’t too far-fetched. The problem is thieves. In China, if your dog goes missing, there is … Continue reading Dogs vs Pigs: Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Ctd
A reader writes: I am a Chinese-American who moved to China to teach English after college. I was curious to try dog meat, and it was pretty easy to find in my large city in central China. I actually found it very delicious with a very unique flavor and texture, and ate it several times. … Continue reading Dogs vs Pigs: Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Ctd
Goldblog responds to Nicolette Hahn Niman and explains why he doesn't want us to eat either: What [Niman] fails to mention anywhere in her argument is another fundamental difference between pigs and dogs: Pigs are smart, whereas dogs are dumb, which is why it was so easy for humans to domesticate them in the first … Continue reading Dogs vs Pigs: Why Do We Eat What We Eat?
By Tracy R. Walsh Jeffrey Kluger considers the connection: In a series of experiments and surveys, a team led by research psychologist Steve Loughnan of the University of Melbourne confirmed that while people across a broad range of cultures agree that the more mindful an animal is, the less defensible it is to eat it, we … Continue reading Meat And Self-Deceit