11 countries who still eat dog meat | Pets

    Posted by pets | 18 January 2012

    11 countries who still eat dog meat

    Eleven countries around the world still eat dog meat. They are: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Viet Nam, the Arctic and Antarctica and two cantons of Switzerland.

    China: While the Chinese were the first to domesticate dogs and keeping them as pets, dog meat has been a source of food since at least the time of Confucius, and possibly even before.

    Indonesia: Eating dog meat is generally associated with the people of the culture Batak Toba, which they cook a traditional dish called saksang which is like a dog meat stew.

    Mexico: The dogs were historically bred by the Aztecs for its meat. These dogs were called itzcuintlis, and they were often photographed in the pre-Columbian pottery from Mexico.

    Philippines: In the capital, Manila, the law specifically prohibits the slaughter and sale of dogs for food, except in certain circumstances, including research and animal population control.

    Polynesia: The dogs were traditionally eaten in Tahiti and other islands of Polynesia at the time of first European contact in 1769.

    Taiwan: Taiwan dog meat is particularly food in the winter months, especially black dogs, Since it is believed it help retain body heat.

    Korea: Gaegogi literally means “meat dog in Korean. Gaegogi, However, It is often confused with the term for Korea soup from dog meat, bosintang. The aversion felt by lovers of dogs, especially in the West, It has made this dish is very controversial.

    Switzerland: According to a newspaper report of Switzerland in 1996, the rural Swiss cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen is known to they have had a tradition of raising dogs to eat, dog jerky and sausage meat curing, as well as the use of lard for medicinal purposes.

    Viet Nam: Dog meat is eaten in all Viet Nam. For many northerners, is very popular and relatively expensive. It is served in several specialty restaurants.

    Arctic and Antarctic: Dogs have historically been an emergency food source for the various peoples of Siberia, Alaska, North of Canada and Greenland. The sled dogs tend to keep to pull sleds, but occasionally eaten when no other food available.

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    23 comments on “11 countries who still eat dog meat
    1. These countries would call themselves civilised but eating dogs (and cats) is barbaric, cruel and disgusting – just as is eating any animal like cattle, sheep, pigs or birds. Man is nowhere near being “civilised”yet while he still tortures and kills his fellow animals and eats their dead flesh. One day the majority will realise the horror, the enormity and the wrongness of this killing.Meanwhile we live in a man made hell on earth.

    2. ANDRIELE says:

      ECAAAAAAAAAAA!

    3. Luciana says:

      my family and I strongly condemn the killing of animals is something absurd ignorance and wickedness of the people
      should have a global law in all countries to avoid these monstrous actions

    4. Luciana says:

      and also should have penalty of jail is these extinguyiendo many races and we want to know that it is what I can do the society for the protection of animals i my family say q should not eat meat of cat dog meat
      and many meats that are not eaten and also non-nutritious

    5. joaquin says:

      Pure lies, dog meat is not eaten in mexico, that is disgusting, not invent!!!.

    6. Florence says:

      It leaves me cold,dog meat?poor ignorant people,then ask xq happen the worst disasters of nature in these countries! Y….XQ are bad people

    7. Anna says:

      How absurd these people should spend the same as these dogs pass!!!
      Bunch of Mizeráveis!!!!!

    8. That image at first is hurting the heart ;-;

    9. The human being is worse than worms , don't know how to select the proper type of worm that eats …. Eat meat , rotten , gross….they say it's cultural , It's for survival …lack of knowledge , spiritual evolution…that this destructive people Pekingese …worthy of pity….animals shall be forever loved ,,,,,,Haiza Assab E.U.A

    10. ERICK MARTINS says:

      rotten website for information, forgot the worst of all South Korea, out that Mexico doesn't eat dog!

    11. Claudia Perez Yamille Arizti says:

      We finish with this please the dogs are companions, no food 🙁

    12. Leandro Yamasaki says:

      chicken and ox no one pities

    13. Eugenio Alcalá says:

      En Mexico definitely no creo to eat meat of perro. Such time en tiempos de prehispánicos pero no hoy. This information lacks sustenance.

    14. Yallani says:

      -For me this is cannibalism because whether you like it or not, We have a coexistence with animals, and then get to kill.. Nan

    15. Ric Roc says:

      The problem is the feeling that we unconsciously and automatically be prompted. Remember this child li una Apostilia “The dog man's best friend – Pluto” . Of course I'm sick of eating dog meat or cat, but I can't explain how I have no mercy on chicken or cow. Dog and cat sounds to us like something familiar … But can you imagine if someday we are possible to be born with them, adopt their attitudes or would

    16. Ric Roc says:

      The problem is the feeling that we unconsciously and automatically be prompted. Even if we try to fix them that this Act is inappropriate we unsuccessfully. Maybe if they had the opportunity to come and study here in the Americas could share our feelings, would have the same ancestors? The feeling is like a tree, and in the roots we have the reasons of our attitudes

    17. Mario says:

      How much drama…What is the difference between eating dog and rabbit, Duck, quail, Pheasant, veal (calf) I don't understand this. Every nation has its culture, its gastronomy anyway, It's time to each take care of your backyard didn't think? Or someone is better than anyone in this world????????

    18. Daniel says:

      I think absurd eat those animals that are so kind, kill with ruthlessness. I was horrified with such cruelty, the human being really has no limits with your actions. Should have a stricter law against such practices, lack of respect towards beings who really know what really is love. God is missing

    19. Ricardo says:

      I miss Chile

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