over a year ago, i went to grocery store in SF and was pretty surprised to find a huge box of turtles for sale. it seemed quite shocking that these living turtles were being sold to be someone’s meal. when i came home, i wrote a post “one man’s pet is another man’s dinner”. i mentioned that really the term “pet” is quite subjective and that in other countries, people have no problem eating animals that we would think of as pets such as dogs, guinea pigs, etc. i wondered aloud if i could ever possibly bring myself to eat dog. soon after i posted, tom made a comment saying he would definitely try dog if he had the chance.
i had totally completely forgotten about my post, when all of a sudden, a whole year later, i got a comment on it. someone named “Terry” was totally outraged that i would even consider eating a dog. we argued back and forth a bit, and terry got progressively more and more pissed off. soon, there were more people who joined in the conversation. as of now, that post has gotten 112 comments and there are at last 6 or 7 people that have been arguing. it’s actually pretty funny. i’m still really not sure what to think. part of me thinks that the comments are just from someone totally joking around and acting stupid to annoy me. part of me thinks that maybe these people are actually real and actually are as stupid as they sound. it’s hard to tell.
if you want a quick laugh, you can check out the post here.
what do you think? are these people really as dumb as they sound, or just messing with me?
and, what do you think of eating dogs? would you try one? what if it didnt look like dog… like if it was just prepared as a steak or a burger? is eating dog really all that different than eating any other animal?