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(Weebly)   The Pope intervenes in continuing struggle against slaughtering dogs, cats for meat in ... Switzerland?   (thelocal.ch) divider line 18
    More: Strange, Swiss Alps, Swiss bank, cats, dogs, Axel Weber  
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2998 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2012 at 10:58 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-30 11:12:24 PM  
3 votes:
I love my cat, but I straight up told him if we're ever trying to survive the apocalypse and he stops bringing back food to share, he's next...
2012-12-31 12:18:13 AM  
2 votes:
It is estimated that around 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in US animal shelters every year. That is one giant waste of good meat in a hungry world.

Being squeamish about eating certain types of meat is a luxury that some people cannot afford.

I personally don't eat anything with paws or hands, or any species I currently have as a pet, because it offends my sensibilities. But if I was hungry and had few options, I could easily abandon those reservations.

/I have eaten horsemeat before, in Romania. Maybe dog or cat at some point too, but unknowingly.
//and...doesn't the Pope have more important things to do?
2012-12-31 02:34:42 PM  
1 votes:
super_grass:
"Are the swiss eating it or are they chinese immigrants?

I remember reading about them causing a stir for bringing some of their less... enlightened traditions to the civilized world."

Well when it comes to a global food shortage, maybe their decisions will be seen as more civilized than us.

Japan is already experimenting with alternative meats as the seas become more and more overfished. Insects for the win!
2012-12-31 08:19:38 AM  
1 votes:

coco ebert: Tigger: The problem with the swiss is that they are a bunch of closet nazi farkheads who use their bullshiat "neutrality" as an excuse to bankroll every terrorist, crackpot dictator and any other subhuman shiatstain who needs to hide their money.

The dog eating thing is less important.

Your profile says "global capitalism before protectionism". I'd think you'd have no problem with what the Swiss banks choose to do with deposited money.


You can support global capatilism and still believe in justice.

/not many I have met do.
2012-12-31 03:01:22 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Why? They're edible, they're not sentient, who cares if you eat them?


Sentient just means the capacity to feel and have experiences. It doesn't imply human language, space stations or opposable thumbs. All mammals are sentient. Probably insects and lower are not generally considered sentient.
2012-12-31 12:52:14 AM  
1 votes:
I tried dog when I lived in Korea. Didn't seem like anything special and it was a bit on the expensive side so I don't think I'd go for it again but I have no problem with people eating whatever kind of meat they desire.

Many people keep rabbits as pets, yet you can find rabbit meat in a lot of supermarkets.

Many people keep pigeons as pets or for sport, yet go to a fancy French restaurant and you're likely to find squab (pigeon) on the menu.

We keep fish as pets, people eat fish.

Pet pigs --> bacon, need I say more?

Pet turtle --> turtle soup, delicious

Pet frog --> frogs legs, yum

Pet snake --> well it's not common but I have had it before and it was good.

And so on and so on....

I fully respect peoples right to avoid whatever foods they find off putting but it's highly hypocritical of them to start criticizing others food choices.
2012-12-30 11:48:31 PM  
1 votes:
Pigs are smarter than dogs, and super friendly if raised around people. We eat them all the time. What's the big deal?
2012-12-30 11:46:37 PM  
1 votes:
Are the swiss eating it or are they chinese immigrants?

I remember reading about them causing a stir for bringing some of their less... enlightened traditions to the civilized world.
2012-12-30 11:42:41 PM  
1 votes:
Unless they're just hardcore PETA types looking for a foot in the door toward banning animal slaughter altogether, how do people rationalize wanting to ban the eating of cat and dog (and horse for that matter)?
2012-12-30 11:34:11 PM  
1 votes:
Its not so much different from rabbit, no?

/still couldn't bring myself to eat dog in korea.
2012-12-30 11:23:20 PM  
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: I love my cat, but I straight up told him if we're ever trying to survive the apocalypse and he stops bringing back food to share, he's next...


I think along those lines as well. My motto is "Keep your neighbors and pets fat."

Personally I have no problem with what other cultures dine on. Some of it may not be my cup of tea but neither is some of the stuff I eat to them. Food is what you make of it.
2012-12-30 11:19:02 PM  
1 votes:
I can't imagine ever eating a cat or dog, but some people don't have the same attachment to them that we do. If it's okay to eat a cow or a pig, it's okay to eat a dog or a cat. (just not mine!)
2012-12-30 11:17:48 PM  
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: I love my cat, but I straight up told him if we're ever trying to survive the apocalypse and he stops bringing back food to share, he's next...


Trips you, head injury, you're the meal.
2012-12-30 11:07:17 PM  
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I spent a week in Switzerland this past summer (Geneva and surrounding area), and I had some of the best food I've ever eaten...pretty sure none of it was dog or cat.

Little cafe across the street from the main bus station in Geneva had some salami that I would kill everyone reading this thread for more of.


DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I spent a week in Switzerland this past summer (Geneva and surrounding area), and I had some of the best food I've ever eaten...pretty sure none of it was dog or cat.

Little cafe across the street from the main bus station in Geneva had some salami that I would kill everyone reading this thread for more of.


Really? What did you order, do you recall? I've had some of the most mediocre food in Switzerland, but I may have been eating off the tourist menu. I usually end up staying places where I can cook on my own, and their butchers/bakers are among the best. Fresh Swiss dairy is to die for.
2012-12-30 11:04:33 PM  
1 votes:
I spent a week in Switzerland this past summer (Geneva and surrounding area), and I had some of the best food I've ever eaten...pretty sure none of it was dog or cat.

Little cafe across the street from the main bus station in Geneva had some salami that I would kill everyone reading this thread for more of.
2012-12-30 11:04:05 PM  
1 votes:
Animal abuse 2012, they draw the line. How times have changed.

Nuclear Monk: Fondue's dark, dark secret is finally revealed.


a fondue secret i learned on Fark is to include a Champagne dip bowl. acts as a bonding agent pre-cheese, helps keep the cheesy goodness on your tidbit.
2012-12-30 08:47:06 PM  
1 votes:
It's considered an essential part of Swiss traditional rural cuisine.
2012-12-30 08:24:01 PM  
1 votes:
I always suspected "Swiss steak" was a euphemism for something.
 
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