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So you *would* eat dog... Why?

shanagain Jan 4, 2012 09:57 AM

For those of you who answered that you would seek out dog if traveling in a country where it was available, for recreational purposes, not because you were starving...

Why? What about it appeals to you?

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    dump123456789 RE: shanagain Jan 4, 2012 03:33 PM

    It's a form of meat, not uncommonly eaten by certain other cultures, that doesn't give me the heebie jeebies thinking about eating it. So, why not ?

    Really, how is your question any different than when applied to any food that you don't commonly eat, that is eaten by people in other cultures ? ie. how is your question any different if "dog" were replaced with "rabbit", "snake", "raw fish", "frog", "snails", "seaweed", "squid", "jellyfish" etc. ?

    In my mind, the question isn't "why ?" but rather "why not ?".

    1. babette feasts RE: shanagain Jan 4, 2012 04:05 PM

      Because it could be delicious.

      1. scubadoo97 RE: shanagain Jan 4, 2012 04:40 PM

        Sure because I'm a chow HOUND

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          shanagain RE: scubadoo97 Jan 4, 2012 06:53 PM


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            ricepad RE: scubadoo97 Feb 2, 2012 11:45 AM

            In that case, I must be a...chow PIG.

          2. boogiebaby RE: shanagain Jan 4, 2012 05:00 PM

            I don't know if I *would* eat it, but I would think it would be no different than eating other animals that people keep as pets, such as chickens, pigs, fish, etc.

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              joonjoon RE: shanagain Jan 4, 2012 06:06 PM

              Because I like to try as many things as possible.

              1. jayt90 RE: shanagain Feb 2, 2012 05:04 AM

                I tried it once, and won't have it again because it had a smell similar to a live dog, in the same way that the smell of live pigs and cows shows up in the meat.
                I have watched farmers prepare pet rabbits or chickens for the table, but they don't have a strong live scent.

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                  rhoneranger RE: shanagain Feb 2, 2012 06:17 AM

                  I've had dog before, and horse and many other cultural edibles. The world is our table, why not try it? Local people are already eating it regularly, so why not.

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                    beevod RE: shanagain Feb 2, 2012 08:28 AM

                    The leash is the best part.

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                      linguafood RE: beevod Feb 2, 2012 09:32 AM

                      Oh, c'mon, everyone knows it's a tie between the collar and the tail.

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