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Aug 11, 2011 04:33 PM

Poll: Would you eat a dog

Im not talking about your housepet...dogs raised on a farm or facility specifically for the purpose of being slaughtered to be eaten.

I never have...but if I was in Korea or somewhere it was on the menu I would definitely try it.

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  1. In theory, I would like to try it, maybe just a satay skewer, or a little bit in a stew. In practice, I was in Vietnam and saw it and chickened out. There was a hind quarter with tail on the grill and I didn't want to have to order a whole plate of it. I'm going to Indonesia soon, maybe I'll have another chance.

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    1. re: babette feasts

      "...Hind quarter with tail on the grill..." That did it.

    2. Under absolutely NO conditions would EVEN consider doing this. I'd rather cut off my own arm and eat it before I'd do anything like that. But I don't judge others for what they do concerning this, that's their responsibility, not mine.

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      1. re: arktos

        +1, or perhaps I should say -1 considering the topic. I can't imagine eating such a magnificent animal, although I certainly understand that my objection is cultural. Ditto for cats and horses.

        1. re: arktos

          Agree completely. I have two dogs best friends ...I would feel like a cannibal.

        2. I really like the dogs I have met as pets over the years, so I would certainly not choose to eat it.
          Besides, dog meat would be a lot more popular if the flavor was really good.

          1. No, but it seems unfair how many dogs in my lifetime seemed willing and eager to eat me.

            I loathe everything about dogs. Their excrement. Their breath. Their stink. The damage they do, the fear they impart. Their noise. But I would not eat one, even to silence the beast.

            1. I can't swear that I haven't already. I have no compunction in ordering from a street vendor in Mexico who has a mouth-watering aroma coming from their cart without knowing the source of their meat.

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              1. re: PotatoHouse

                Dogs are not served or eaten in Mexico.

                1. re: Veggo

                  There is a recipe for chihuahua in a book called Unmentionable Cuisine by Carl W Schwabe.

                  1. re: whs

                    Ouch! At least it's not a mexican dish. Chihuahua is a city and state in Mexico, but not an entree!

                    1. re: Veggo

                      If they're serving authentic Aztec, yes, yes it is.

                      1. re: Fibber McGee

                        I think perro has been off-menu for about 1200 years...

                        1. re: Veggo

                          So the Aztecs stopped serving it 500 years before they came into prominence? Are your sure?

                          1. re: Fibber McGee

                            I dunno for sure. i'm still trying to figure out how to use this cool wooden Aztec calendar, but the instructions are in Nahuatl.

                            1. re: Veggo

                              End of the line clearance sale?