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    China - Cat and Dog Meat to be banned

    Inside the cat and dog meat market in China


    Guangzhou, China (CNN) -- Dogs bark and whine behind high chain-link fences, some of them gnawing the wire so hard they bleed at the mouths while cats packed into crowded cages cower in fear if anyone approaches.

    This isn't a pet store -- it's a meat market in Guangzhou, a city in southern China where eating cats and dogs is common practice.

    At the Han River Dog Meat Restaurant in central Guangzhou, diners can choose from a long list of menu items, including dog soup, dog steak, dog with tofu and more. In the kitchen, the chef chops up meat for dog hot pot, one of the more popular dishes. Most customers like it spicy.

    "Dog meat is good for your health and metabolism," explains Li, the hostess who declined to give her first name. "In the summer it helps you sweat."

    Should cat and dog meat be banned?

    But these local restaurants may have to find a new specialty. The Chinese government is considering legislation that would make eating cats and dogs illegal.

    Professor Chang Jiwen of the Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences is one of the law's top campaigners. "Cats and dogs are loyal friends to humans," he said. "A ban on eating them would show China has reached a new level of civilization."




    Gallery: Cat and dog meat in China

    I would never eat dog meat
    --Louisa Yong, cocker spaniel owner



    Eating dog meat is a long-standing culinary tradition not just in China, but also Korea. Cat meat can be found on the menu in China, Vietnam and even parts of South America.

    The Chinese government has signaled a willingness to take the meat off the market. To avoid upsetting international visitors during the Beijing Olympics, officials ordered dog meat off the menus at local markets. Officials in Guangzhou have warned vendors to stop selling it ahead of the Asian Games which will be held there later this year.

    The ban on eating dog and cat meat is part of a larger proposal to toughen laws on animal welfare. Individual violators could face up to 15 days in prison and a small fine. Businesses found guilty of selling the meat risk fines up to 500,000 yuan ($73,500.)

    The legislation is gaining support from China's growing number of pet owners. With living standards rising and disposable income growing, more Guangzhou residents are investing in house pets.

    "I would never eat dog meat," said Louisa Yong, as she clutches her pet cocker spaniel. "It's so cruel!"

    Meat vendors have a different view.

    "The dogs you raise at home, you shouldn't eat," said Pan, a butcher who also declined to give his first name. "The kind raised for eating, we can eat those."

    Many of the dogs and cats sold for meat are specially raised on farms. But Chang said there is always a chance they're someone's lost or stolen pet.

    In anticipation of the new ban, dog and cat meat has become more difficult to find, though some vendors say they will keep selling it as long as they can.

    "The legislation will definitely affect our restaurant," said Li. "We'll just wait to see the result."

    And it seems restaurants don't necessarily need to change their menus anytime soon. According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the law prohibiting cat and dog meat could take as long as a decade to pass. Until then it's a la carte, from the cage into the kitchen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "A ban on eating them would show China has reached a new level of civilization."
    nope , that will only happen when they voluntary avoid eating them .............

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    So if stroller stopped eating dog meat he would become a normal civilised German, someone should tell him

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    Chinese will eat absolutly anything. If it moves, kill it and throw it in the pot. This is just a PR exercise to not offend. So whenever, whatever event is over and finished dogs and cats will be back on the menu . Sadly.

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    I've never knowingly eaten dog or cat, but would be willing to try it out of curiosity, can't see what all the fuss is about, just another animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    just another animal
    So are humans, would you like yours boiled or fried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    I've never knowingly eaten dog or cat, but would be willing to try it out of curiosity, can't see what all the fuss is about, just another animal.
    Quite tasty, actually. If prepared right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    just another animal
    So are humans, would you like yours boiled or fried?
    The only thing that would put me off trying human is all the crap they eat, now if you had humans reared for the sole purpose of eating, like you do with animals then i could possibly be persuaded to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Chinese will eat absolutly anything. If it moves, kill it and throw it in the pot. This is just a PR exercise to not offend. So whenever, whatever event is over and finished dogs and cats will be back on the menu . Sadly.
    so do the Vietnamese. you go to a local restaurant in Hanoi, and you can practically find endangered animals on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    I've never knowingly eaten dog or cat, but would be willing to try it out of curiosity, can't see what all the fuss is about, just another animal.
    i had dog twice. once in Cambodia and one in The Philippines. i say the Filipino one was better as it was spicy and it didn't make me have the shits for 5 days

    looks like beef, but rather a different taste.

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    [quote=WujouMao;1351600]

    so do the Vietnamese. you go to a local restaurant in Hanoi, and you can practically find endangered animals on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
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    same-same thailand.
    why only take it out on the chinks?!

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    ^ maybe cos we all know that the number one people are koreans, chinese and vietnamese.

    haven't seen dog or cat for sale openly on the menu unlike other parts of asia. you tell me where to look and i'll have a butchers myself when i'm there on hols

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    ^ maybe cos we all know that the number one people are koreans, chinese and vietnamese.

    haven't seen dog or cat for sale openly on the menu unlike other parts of asia. you tell me where to look and i'll have a butchers myself when i'm there on hols
    i have no plomplem with them eating dogs.
    i'm talking about the culture of having to kill and eat every wild bird, lizard, snake that they come across.
    wild birds, especially owls cannot be appreciated for their beauty or rarity without some cretin taking a potshot with a fukkn catapault.
    seen them raid an owls' nest that i had been watching for a week or two, pulling the down from the live, screaming owlets and throwing them live into a pot of boiling water, all for a few bones and skin that they could chop up with herbs to make a "delicious" phat-phet.
    fukkem.
    cretins
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    savages.
    kunts.
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    Years and years of famine introduces many types of protein into a nations diet.

    Here in the UK i was given beef fat on bread for breakfast, its a wonder i am still alive...........................uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uh

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    China - Cat and Dog Meat to be relabeled as 'cow' or 'pork'
    There, I fixed that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    ^ maybe cos we all know that the number one people are koreans, chinese and vietnamese.

    haven't seen dog or cat for sale openly on the menu unlike other parts of asia. you tell me where to look and i'll have a butchers myself when i'm there on hols
    i have no plomplem with them eating dogs.
    i'm talking about the culture of having to kill and eat every wild bird, lizard, snake that they come across.
    wild birds, especially owls cannot be appreciated for their beauty or rarity without some cretin taking a potshot with a fukkn catapault.
    seen them raid an owls' nest that i had been watching for a week or two, pulling the down from the live, screaming owlets and throwing them live into a pot of boiling water, all for a few bones and skin that they could chop up with herbs to make a "delicious" phat-phet.
    fukkem.
    cretins
    bastards.
    savages.
    kunts.
    ah right. well i guess they are not animal lovers then are then. what they need is a good dose of David Attembrough to sort them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    ^ maybe cos we all know that the number one people are koreans, chinese and vietnamese.

    haven't seen dog or cat for sale openly on the menu unlike other parts of asia. you tell me where to look and i'll have a butchers myself when i'm there on hols
    ^ Number one liars, that's for sure.
    China is also known for skinning animals alive, "makes for a cleaner cut. "
    Horrid video of made the rounds last year .

    Sometime I truly think that Asians really are spawned from an alien race , so calloused and utterly ...soul-less .

    Anyway, there is no difference between cows and dogs, get to know a cow and you'll see. Eating animal protein is no longer necessary with all the food resources, in fact it is degrading the environment.
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    I've been fattening Jimmy up for Christmas for at least ten years now. But every year he is saved because I either go to to my mum's or a restaurant or a friend's house. Lucky cat. Probably a bit past his sell by date now, a bit chewy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MustavaMond
    Anyway, there is no difference between cows and dogs,
    Dogs are usually smaller and have less meat on them. Can you milk a dog? Do cows return thrown sticks? One goes woof and one goes moo.

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    good point made by DD
    Have they banned human meat?

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    Yes yeh,,, everybody welcome to have dinner at my house tonight. Domestic cat will be served with brussels an carrots. If that's not what you fancy then we also have welsh collie with brussel an carrot and thai red wine to wash it all down. sound good. is there anybody ,, out there ??

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    Call me a big softy, but I just couldn't eat a cat or dog...

    My cats or dogs in the past, had individual personalities, which endeared me to them. I think I'd vomit at the mere sight of such a dish.

    Even thinking about it is distressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MustavaMond View Post
    Eating animal protein is no longer necessary with all the food resources, in fact it is degrading the environment.
    Blah Blah Blah ... the usual drivel ... Blah Blah Blah ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Probably a bit past his sell by date now, a bit chewy.
    A good marinade will help with that.

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    Eating dogs and cats is inefficient. We eat cattle and sheep, for example, becasue they eat things that we can't i.e. grass. Dog's and Cat's are meat eaters, so eating them makes no sense to me.

    Then again if I was dying of hunger..........

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