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Ink Rose
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Well pigs are close enough that one day we may be able to get replacement parts from them. Their livers can be used to give a boost to someone with a failing liver.

Personally I despise chicken and pork. I find chicken too blah, and pork too smelly. Steaks are too meaty and make me uncomfy when I eat them. Ground beef is fine, all else my stomach rebels. >_>

I would definately not eat human if it tasted like pork. I wouldn't mind trying weird meat though if it was something that was decribed not tasting like either of those two meats.

My not eating much types of meat besides crab and such is more a personal taste that aught else. I'd try dog or cat if it was offered just for the fun of it.

The cruelty though, is certainly objectionable. On a moral basis though, just because I think of it as a companion animal wouldn't stop me from trying it. Then again, I am weird. Well, maybe not cat because I think of my BIL's cat spitting hairballs up everywhere. BLECH!

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I don't know about Korea, but when I was in Canton (PRC) market a few years ago, there were dogs, cats snakes and whatever else in cages. The customer would select the animal, and the vendor would slaughter it on the spot.

There is a tradition in China that anything that is more than an hour dead is not fresh.

Never witnessed a dog or cat actually getting it, but I did see a snake skinned alive. Pretty unpleasant.

No way of telling if the animals were farmed, or rounded up off the streets, but the former would seem to be simpler.

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Ink Rose
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I'd eat snakes if they weren't poisonous. Like on Weird meat they had linked to an article about how several people eatting snakes had been bitten by their dinner

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Ganzfeld
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It's not the people eating snakes that have to worry about getting bitten; It's the people who catch them.
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Dog soup is tasty good, and full of all kinds of herbs and spices that I've never had anywhere else.

It's a real munchkin of mine (hey! first time I've gotten to use that here!) when people make jokes about Koreans catching Fido from their neighbor's yard and making stew out of him.

The dogs are a specific breed that are bred and ranched for the purpose of going to slaughter. They look like a cross between a yellow lab and a German shepherd, and the Koreans call them ddong gae, or "shit dog".

Now, I cannot make any defense about the method of slaughter. Out in the country, they do some pretty gnarly stuff to those dogs while killing them in an attempt to get the adreniline into their muscle tissue.

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I could never bring myself to eat dog meat. I just couldn't do it. Actually, I won't eat meat from a type of animal I've owned as a pet...it just seems wrong. Luckily, it's illegal to keep chickens or pigs as pets here in the city [Wink]

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Soup? Why?

you're supposed to wok the dog!

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geminilee
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quote:
Originally posted by Ink Rose:
I'd eat snakes if they weren't poisonous. Like on Weird meat they had linked to an article about how several people eatting snakes had been bitten by their dinner

I don't think I would eat a poisonous snake, either. But I would eat a venomous one. [Big Grin]

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Now, I'm just wondering something...

For PetLover, and some others, if you won't eat a companion animal, such as a dog or cat, but will eat a cow or pig, for example, how do you feel about eating horse?

Morrigan

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Ink Rose
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No way would I eat horse though, now that I think about it. I do like horses and I've heard the meat just ain't worth the amount of chewing. I never liked chicken to begin with, but after I hatched chicks I said what the heck. I love eggs, and I'd rather keep 'em around to do some laying then eat 'em anyways.

I also would love a pet pig, if I had a nice yard.

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quote:
Originally posted by NeeCD:
Well, there are edible cat's feet...

quote:
Noun 1. cat's feet - low-growing perennial herb having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flowers
Not to mention solitary pussytoes, field pussytoes, and plantain-leaved pussytoes...
What about cameltoes? [fish]

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Originally posted by Nocturnal Goddess: In The Backseat:
LLewtrah, human tastes like seasoned rump roast, from what I gather from reading interveiws with people who have engaged in cannibalism.

Most humans ACT like seasoned rump roast, so that makes sense. [Big Grin]

I had the chance to eat dog hotpot once, and I came close, but I just couldn't do it. I've known too many dogs; it seemed vaguely like cannibalism. Now a cat . . . I'd eat a cat in a minute.

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I went out to Chinatown yesterday and found that turtles (those red-earred box turtles) are a very common food. There were whole buckets full of butchered turtles. In one shop there were still some live ones and they were crawling on top of the fish. The man who worked there turned them upside down to get them to stop walking, but they eventually got right again and were crawling on the fish once again.
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quote:
Originally posted by Towknie:
and the Koreans call them ddong gae, or "shit dog".

That is not an appetizing name.
[Confused]

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