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2013-11-04 01:43:49 PM  
5 votes:
Of the two, the dog was the better man.
Skr
2013-11-04 01:32:37 PM  
5 votes:
Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.
2013-11-04 01:32:32 PM  
5 votes:
Hmm... scumbag. I'm sorry he lived and I hope he dies badly, eaten by wolves maybe. Makes me sad to be the same species.
2013-11-04 06:44:52 PM  
4 votes:
Dude hikes out into the middle of nowhere in extremely rough terrain without any kind of backup plan if things go wrong. But it's just a walk in the park, right Frank? The bear had other ideas. He was unprepared. He choose.....poorly. In short, he's a farking moron and he's lucky to be alive.

RIP Fido. You deserved a better master.
2013-11-04 02:46:34 PM  
4 votes:

metatronarchetype: Congratulations on having your priorities backwards, I guess?


Says the guy pleading for humanity by calling everyone else idiots.

SpectroBoy: Wow, that is a whole lot of hate to heap on another human was did something in desperation.


No, it's an acceptable amount of hate to heap on someone who put himself in a stupid situation through his own stupid choices. People tend not to respond kindly to people who get themselves, animal companions, family members and rescuers into bad situations by acting like cocksure jackasses.

If you don't want people to think you're a dumbass, don't do dumbass things like wander into the wilderness completely unprepared. It's like those idiots that try to climb steep mountains without appropriate training and then put rescuers at risk trying to get their stupid asses off of it.

The gene pool would be much improved by leaving them - and this guy - to the consequences of their own poor choices.
2013-11-04 01:37:08 PM  
4 votes:
..... so this guy without any real planning decides to go for a trip in the woods - doesn't bring a bear bag to put all his food in (BASIC farkING CAMPING IN BEAR COUNTRY) and doesn't have any other method to procure food. Money says this dickcheese failed to even bring a first aid kit, signaling mirror or survival kit. He is beyond fortunate to be alive, planning that poorly should cost you your life.
2013-11-04 01:36:24 PM  
4 votes:
Story is sad because it makes no farking sense.

Did he run out of food before the bear attack?
Did the bear eat his food, then attack him?
Was he lost before the bear attack?
Was he out of food before the bear attack?
What happened to his food?
Did he go into the woods intending to commit suicide?

Sounds like a stupid coward went into the woods and his dog was the victim.
2013-11-04 04:09:54 PM  
3 votes:

George Babbitt: He wasn't ill-prepared


I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that anybody who wanders into wilderness "too dangerous for even the hardiest woodsman" for three months with no mechanism for communicating distress or disablement is ill prepared.

If you're going to wander into known-dangerous wilderness against the warnings of others by yourself with no communication to the outside world you should be left entirely to your devices. They should have left him out there. It was a waste of fuel picking him up.
2013-11-04 03:25:24 PM  
3 votes:
I wouldn't rule out eating my dog, even though I am an animal lover, but I'd sure as hell try to find food a little longer than a few days before I did it.
2013-11-04 02:56:26 PM  
3 votes:
Wild edibles are prevalent from July through October.  This guy isn't prepared for being out in the wild for so long if he didn't know that.
2013-11-04 02:21:36 PM  
3 votes:
He survived because he made good decisions

Good decision #1: wandering ill-prepared into the Canadian wilderness like a farking retard.

metatronarchetype: People matter more than dogs.


Mmmm....

i.qkme.me
2013-11-04 02:17:20 PM  
3 votes:
I have been without food for 5 days. I would eat deer shiat, worms, inner bark of trees, anything else but not my dog.

Hunger hurts, but what we do with that pain separates us from animals.

It takes weeks for a well fed person to die of hunger. Water, only days. He should have been more human and less of a worthless hyena and dealt with hunger.

A few days was not killing him. Hell, the whole 3 weeks eating nothing but bugs and worms would not have killed him and chances are that the dog's hunger would have gotten it to catch or dig something up.

Worthless weakling. The wrong animal walked out alive.
2013-11-04 02:07:58 PM  
3 votes:
It's sad, but christ, you people here who think he should have starved to death rather than kill his dog are  farking nuts.
2013-11-04 01:50:05 PM  
3 votes:
Also I have to add to the "won't kill my dog" list.  Not gonna happen.  She can eat me if I die I don't care.

I haven't gone camping in ages but on such a remote trip, how do you  have A) no means of emergency signalling, B) no means to get food (rifle, knife, fishing pole) C) no means to orient yourself and navigate (I'm planning to go stay in the woods oops I got lost in the woods) and D) no plan to get the fark out of dodge?  This dude seems like he was tragically unprepared for this sort of thing, unless he was attempting to pretend he was on one of those survival shows.
2013-11-04 01:43:54 PM  
3 votes:
1. I prefer death to killing and/or eating my Shepherd. He is far more respectable than I.

2. If my family waited weeks to declare me missing, I'd be getting a new family and sleeping very lightly.
2013-11-04 08:34:24 PM  
2 votes:
I've personally run 30 miles in a single go (cross country on flat surface in warm weather). I've never hiked any rough terrain. That being said, I'm pretty sure I could make it to some sort of civilization. And from the little I know, doesn't your body need water more than food?
2013-11-04 06:20:06 PM  
2 votes:
He should have had fishing gear and a gun. What a dumbass.
2013-11-04 04:24:45 PM  
2 votes:

George Babbitt: Some people don't rely on other people to clean up the messes they get themselves into


You should submit an article about one of them to counter this article about the douchebag who wandered into the wilderness by himself despite the warnings, killed the dog that saved him initially and then had to be airlifted out once the search party hiked to him and carried him back.

I want to make it clear that I'm not saying that people shouldn't do things like this, but rather THIS GUY IN PARTICULAR obviously shouldn't be based on all the information provided thus far. You don't walk to the tip of nowhere in border country with no way for anybody outside of it to know if you're okay or not. That's just damn irresponsible and this event shows exactly why.

If the dumbass lives he should have to repay the entire amount it cost to rescue him and be barred from ever owning an animal again.
2013-11-04 03:26:40 PM  
2 votes:

George Babbitt: FTA link to the Toronto Sun article on the same story:

Survival expert Andre Francois Bourbeau said Lavoie did what he could to live.
"He survived because he made ‹good decisions. Eating his dog was one of them," said Bourbeau, author of a survival guide.
Bourbeau has researched hundreds of similar stories, some of which include cannibalism.
"You have to be desperate, but there's no shame in (eating the dog)," said Bourbeau. "He had to use reason."


See dog lovers?  Even EXPERTS agree that you're foolish retards.

GanjSmokr: My animals are my children.


No, your animals are not your children.  They are your pets.  The fact that you think that your animal pets are your children indicates you probably shouldn't be allowed pets or children, because you are mentally ill.
2013-11-04 03:21:59 PM  
2 votes:
Am i the only who thinks you could take a really hungry dog, point it at a squirrel and say "get it".....and then maybe share some??  I just don't see how you have to eat your dog, especially when the dog saved your life!  I wish the bear had ate the guy and the dog got saved.  Am I a horrible person, yes I am.  But the guy was an idiot and his dog just went along because he trusted the idiot.
2013-11-04 03:09:45 PM  
2 votes:
I don't know if it's just because I know he killed his dog after it saved his life, but that guy has an *extremely* punchable face.
2013-11-04 03:07:53 PM  
2 votes:

karmaceutical: you_idiot: karmaceutical: I'll bet he brings a fishing rod next time...

yeah, I was thinking this... even if his fishing equipment was damaged in the attack, it's a fricken line and a hook

The rage in the comments is insane. So many assumptions. Idiots.

You'd think the guy was a card carrying PeTA member or something.

It is just a dog folks, get a grip.  It isn't even your dog.  People devour the flesh of a gabillion other animals every day when survival isn't even on the line.  How about a littler perspective?


It would have been hilarious if the bear had come back and eaten him after he ate his dog.
2013-11-04 02:50:09 PM  
2 votes:

Electromax: Sorry but pretty much everyone upthread would probably kill and eat whatever they could of it was that or their own death.  Easy to post it from your computer chair in your office but when you're facing your own mortality you might think differently about how much you love Lassie.

/my solution is to just not wander into the wilderness alone
//love my pets


I wouldn't be stupid enough to voluntarily take my dog with me if there was any chance of being put in a situation where it'd be them or me.  That's why he deserved to die rather than the dog.  It was his choice, the dog just went along for the ride.
2013-11-04 02:49:24 PM  
2 votes:
good dog
2013-11-04 02:20:46 PM  
2 votes:
Despite what some of you say, I would never kill my dog to survive...never ever. I would freakin' kill myself first if it came to that. And dog "lovers" who say otherwise are anything but. I couldn't live with myself if I killed my dog just to survive. F'that! I'd rather die and hope my dog would make it outta the woods back to someone with more brains than me! I'd only kill my dog if she/he was crippled and in pain  and I couldn't carry her/him any longer and even THAT would be the most difficult thing I'd ever do. Part of choosing life is the QUALITY of one's life and if the only way I can survive is to kill a member of my pack, than screw it. Guess it's lights out. I had a good run. I can accept it.
2013-11-04 02:16:37 PM  
2 votes:
Dear idiots,

People matter more than dogs.
2013-11-04 02:15:14 PM  
2 votes:

China White Tea: I like all of the outrage based on wholly imagined details that don't appear anywhere in the story.


This story has been reported by multiple outlets, some more informative than others.  My personal favorites have referred to him as "an experienced wilderness man".  An "experienced wilderness man" would know what foliage to consume, as well as how to fish or capture small game.
2013-11-04 02:06:16 PM  
2 votes:
I like all of the outrage based on wholly imagined details that don't appear anywhere in the story.
2013-11-04 02:01:45 PM  
2 votes:
Dogs are not people. Sad for the dog. I have 3. I know which one would be first.
2013-11-04 01:48:33 PM  
2 votes:
This guy clearly doesn't understand what being thankful means. I personally am disgusted by his actions.

I would have found something else to eat aside from the animal that saved my life.
2013-11-04 01:47:59 PM  
2 votes:
No effing HERO tag?!!? (for the dog, ya dummy)
2013-11-04 01:47:52 PM  
2 votes:
Wow...He waited a WHOLE few days before eating the dog.

Did he not have any other food with him on this 2 month trip?  Or think that maybe the dog could have found him food?

I'm sure this thread will be a thoughtful and reasoned debate...however I'm coming down on the he's an asshole side.  If it was a random dog sure, but his own.  The wrong animal walked out of that woods.
2013-11-04 01:38:50 PM  
2 votes:
The dog tasted like bark.
2013-11-04 01:36:09 PM  
2 votes:
Have to be honest, I don't think I could eat my dog or another person in a survival situation. And that's just if they croak on their own, no way I'd be able to kill my dog to survive. I'm just too sentimental to do it especially if the dog save my life.

I'm sure a week or so after I croaked my dog would start to munch down on my flesh. Atleast one of us would survive.
2013-11-04 01:30:17 PM  
2 votes:
I'll bet he brings a fishing rod next time...
2013-11-05 08:35:40 PM  
1 votes:
Damn dog would have starved to death by his master's side without so much as a reproving glance, and this f*ckwad eats him the first time his stomach rumbles... I'm rooting for the bears if he takes any more walkabouts.
2013-11-05 08:00:54 PM  
1 votes:
Yes yes it's amazing he survived for so long. It really is considering his level of stupidity. His experience let him survive a couple months instead of dropping dead within a week. Fantastic. What was his backup plan? Did he even have one or did the bear eat that too?

What was he planning to do if he bottomed out his canoe on some rocks and ripped a hole in it? What was he planning to do if he got sick or injured? Attacked by bears? Oh wait....

An emergency locator beacon might have been a good idea, especially since he was hiking into rough terrain alone. I know they're expensive but it's cheaper than a funeral(assuming the bears leave anything to be found and buried).
2013-11-05 06:55:40 PM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: hammettman: Step 1: Decide that, at your age, perhaps it's best not to venture into the Canadian Shield with a finite set of supplies and no weapon or plan to replenish them should a predictable, and yes, likely, encounter with a wild animal occurs.

You're making great leaps and assumptions for which you are not informed as to the realities of this man's capabilities, intent and resources. There are many articles for which you could avail yourself of and no longer rely on the baseless accusations and ignorant evaluations found in this thread.


Knowing one's limitations is not an assumption, but pretty much the very first thing one should know.  The man went into the wilderness, I assume, to be "at one" with nature.  This is a common, and noble pursuit, but it requires a minimal level of preparation. From the facts at hand, it was obvious he was unprepared, and unfortunately, the dog suffered for his stupidity. He brought the dog not as a backup food supply, but as a companion.  I find fault with the man because he turned on a companion.  If he'd brought a retarded 2nd cousin and ate him for food, would you make the same argument?  (That the higher level intelligence should be allowed to kill for food?)  The man is an ignorant coward and unfortunately Darwin missed a chance to thin the herd.


Step 2: Not have to kill your dog which is smarter than you. Eat your dog when you get hungry and have nothing else to eat, and forget all the animal lovers who don't care how many humans die if it saves a single kitten/puppy, because you will show them when you make it home alive and they can't do anything about the fact that you ate your dog besides whine in an internet forum as the authorities all sympathize with his actions, haven't brought any charges, and are likely not to. Why? Because it was a dog and a man's life was on the line while going through an incredible ordeal and in the process ate his dog to aid in staying alive.
2013-11-05 04:11:17 PM  
1 votes:

hammettman: HotIgneous Intruder: Story is sad because it makes no farking sense.

Did he run out of food before the bear attack?
Did the bear eat his food, then attack him?
Was he lost before the bear attack?
Was he out of food before the bear attack?
What happened to his food?
Did he go into the woods intending to commit suicide?

Sounds like a stupid coward went into the woods and his dog was the victim.

Yes, THIS.  This farkhead deserves some torment.


Paraphrased: "This article lacks important details about the situation and circumstances which led to the killing of the dog for survival.  I will now make wild accusations about the man from the article even though I just stated that there isn't enough evidence to conclude why things turned out the way they did."
2013-11-05 02:18:50 AM  
1 votes:
"He survived because he made good decisions. Eating his dog was one of them," Andre Francois Bourbeau, a survival expert, told The Toronto Sun.

BULLSHIAT!!!!!

Who the FARK told him to go out there in the first place?!?!?!
2013-11-05 01:01:06 AM  
1 votes:
What a farking scumbag.
2013-11-05 12:35:41 AM  
1 votes:
If you cannot live off the land, you have no damned business being that far away from your refrigerator, asshole. Not only did you needlessly kill someone who trusted in your worthless ass, but think about all the shiat you put others through because of your ineptitude.
2013-11-04 11:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
This is why I don't take my dog camping with me. I take my pet cow. Nobody cares when I kill it and eat it, and there's a lot more meat.
2013-11-04 09:36:58 PM  
1 votes:
A good dog like that should never be eaten in one sitting.
2013-11-04 08:30:53 PM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't eat my dog.

There's a whole forest full of shiat to eat, first.
2013-11-04 08:13:46 PM  
1 votes:

metatronarchetype: I hope you get cancer.


Really?  That the best you got?

People who say things like that...it is a reflection of their intelligence and up bringing.

But hey!  You go ahead.  First Amendment rights and all that.
2013-11-04 07:58:40 PM  
1 votes:
Okay - judging here (I know, I said I wouldn't do that) - where was the guy's bear bag? I realize that's not a guarantee that you're campsite won't be molested by a bear, but storing your food in sealed bags and hung from a tree (away from your camp) is pretty basic stuff. Bears smell food and the come to check it out...

I dunno - guy ate his dog and I'm just not feeling that.
2013-11-04 07:01:48 PM  
1 votes:
The fact that the guy didn't have anything to fend off bears means the moron surely didn't plan ahead well enough.

The dog didn't deserve that kind of mis-planning.
2013-11-04 06:38:23 PM  
1 votes:
Y'know, it just seems like a betrayal. Still I can't judge the guy, because I wasn't there. I can only think that if I were in his shoes, eating my dog would be the extreme last resort.
2013-11-04 05:07:12 PM  
1 votes:
I'd probably eat my dog 10 mins into the trip.

Any excuse will do.

Besides makes sense to eat the dog whilst it is fat and plump rather than wait for dog to get skinny.
2013-11-04 04:13:01 PM  
1 votes:
if you are going to have a problem killing something, probably best not to name it.

/dog would be screwed if he died anyhow
//or it could of been like 'to build a fire' by jack london
///but probably not
2013-11-04 03:59:22 PM  
1 votes:

Electromax: GanjSmokr:

My animals are my children.

Human children (which I won't be having) are annoying as hell, disrespectful, disease ridden, and break shiat.  You can keep them for yourself AFAIC.

Dude, I love animals (2 dogs, 2 cats, looking for a 5th) but if you think animals can't be annoying, sick, or break things I don't really believe you have any. I hope you aren't one of those animal owners like my neighbor down the street, who wouldn't keep her dogs leashed in the yard and they got put down by the city after chasing joggers every morning for months and biting 3 on our street. She was just  aghastthat her little snowballs could do that to the mean pedestrians who MUST'VE been asking for it. But of course, getting a fence or a leash was canine waterboarding.

No better than precious snowflake parents, that lot.


My dogs have never gotten me sick, nor do they annoy me.  Can't say that about my nieces or the children of my friends.

And it may be tough to believe, but my dogs don't break shiat, either.  Sorry if yours do, but mine don't.  They don't get leashed in the yard - they have full access to the house and a doggy door to let them into their fenced yard whenever they want.

/your neighbor down the street sounds like a irresponsible douchebag and it's too bad her pets were the ones that had to suffer.
2013-11-04 03:52:36 PM  
1 votes:
There is a big chunk of this story missing.
He was out there for 3 months, and during that time, he had to eat his dog.  What the hell was he eating the rest of the time?  What happened to ALL of his equipment that it was ruined?  He had a canoe.  So, presumably, he was near water.  Water contains fish.  In Canada, LOTS of fish.  How far downriver was the nearest town?  Why could he not simply repair his canoe and go for a float?  Wasn't that his idea anyway?  What was his original plan?  Canoe for a while, and walk home?

So many things here are woefully wrong and stupid.  The fact that he ate his dog is only one of the things wrong.
It almost sounds like his original plan was to eat the dog and complain about it later.  People would never accept him doing that at home.
2013-11-04 03:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not an outdoorsman or a camper or anything like that, but if a bear ate all his food, why did he just sit there and do nothing? Forget for a moment that he could have fished or foraged for more food, why didn't he just head for home? I know you die immediately without food, so why didn't he just start walking back towards civilization? He'd surely be able to walk a few miles a day for a few days before starvation left him too weak to continue. What the hell was his plan if the bear DIDN'T eat all his food? How was he planning on getting home?

This seems like a guy with a bad plan, no skills, no forethought, who got in over his head and did everything wrong form start to finish. Whatever future misfortune comes his way, I think he should remember that he earned it.
2013-11-04 03:47:26 PM  
1 votes:

orclover: metatronarchetype: I hope you get cancer.

Theres a reasonable human being for ya.

/can you eat a tumor? I mean like for survival?


That guy on the X-Files needed them to live.  So yeah, you can eat tumors and some people actually will die if they do not.
2013-11-04 03:45:44 PM  
1 votes:
GanjSmokr:

My animals are my children.

Human children (which I won't be having) are annoying as hell, disrespectful, disease ridden, and break shiat.  You can keep them for yourself AFAIC.


Dude, I love animals (2 dogs, 2 cats, looking for a 5th) but if you think animals can't be annoying, sick, or break things I don't really believe you have any. I hope you aren't one of those animal owners like my neighbor down the street, who wouldn't keep her dogs leashed in the yard and they got put down by the city after chasing joggers every morning for months and biting 3 on our street. She was just  aghastthat her little snowballs could do that to the mean pedestrians who MUST'VE been asking for it. But of course, getting a fence or a leash was canine waterboarding.

No better than precious snowflake parents, that lot.
2013-11-04 03:42:58 PM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: RTFA, the man who lost all his gear and food that he reasonably prepared for another of his many treks into the wilderness was experienced, and the man they spoke to about this trek for the article was the expert.


Read the Toronto paper article.
Any experienced outdoorsman always has a plan for self-rescue at every point in an adventure.
It was written that the bear destroyed his boat and took his food.
Well, damn, guess he'd better eat the dog instead of trying to get the fark out of there.
He was 300 miles northwest of Montreal and probably not more than 100 miles from a human outpost of some kind, at most.

A reasonably fit person can walk at least 10 miles per day, which would have put help between five and 10 days away, at most. All he had to do was walk toward town and his dog would have followed him there.

But stupid is as stupid does. Even the local Cree Indians advised him against his cunning plan.
/Stupid white people problems.
2013-11-04 03:36:35 PM  
1 votes:

metatronarchetype: GanjSmokr: My animals are my children.

No, your animals are not your children.  They are your pets.  The fact that you think that your animal pets are your children indicates you probably shouldn't be allowed pets or children, because you are mentally ill.


I'm terribly hurt by your words,  metatronarchetype.  The fact that you don't approve of my feelings for my dogs is, for lack of a better term, crushing.

You see, I can only exist by receiving affirmations about how I live from random people on fark.  Usually this goes well and I have a happy day.  Your harsh words have impacted me both mentally and physically and now I do not know what to do.  Please tell me you approve of me!  Please tell me you like me!!  If you don't, I honestly don't know what I'll do.
2013-11-04 03:34:34 PM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: metatronarchetype: See dog lovers?  Even EXPERTS agree that you're foolish retards.

Since it was an alleged EXPERT who got lost for three months in rugged terrain, I'd say that the last laugh was on him.
And in Quebec?
Pullease spare me the drama.
This guy was an idiot.
Nothing more.

No sane person would put himself in that kind of position.


No sane person would think of dogs as children, but here we are...
2013-11-04 03:19:47 PM  
1 votes:
Am I right that this experienced woodsman, with a canoe in his possession, couldn't figure out how to get out of a bad situation?

I've gone backpacking with my dog a couple times, and one of the first times, I trusted the field guide about the availability of water at the end of a 12-mile trek. Showed up to find a dried up spring with the sun almost set and my hydration pack down to nothing...BAD planning, and this was here in Arizona. I had to turn around and hike my way out, almost entirely uphill, in the dark, but I have to give credit where it's due: my dog would run up ahead, turn around and just give me the most incredible "Are you coming or what?" look, then as soon as I'd catch up, he'd jog another 1/8 mile ahead and wait for me. That was one of the roughest, ridiculous things I've ever done, but if it weren't for my dog, I may have very well been in a world of hurt.
2013-11-04 03:16:49 PM  
1 votes:

metatronarchetype: GanjSmokr: Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.

I may be stupid for it and would probably end up dead, but I'm with you.

I'd probably eat one of my dogs about the same time as most parents would eat one of their children.  Meaning never.

If you ever have kids, I'm sure they'll  appreciate knowing that they are just as important to you as animals that sniff each other's buttholes and eat their own feces.  Be sure to remind your children of this constantly.  Let them know how much you care.


My animals are my children.

Human children (which I won't be having) are annoying as hell, disrespectful, disease ridden, and break shiat.  You can keep them for yourself AFAIC.
2013-11-04 03:08:22 PM  
1 votes:

skozlaw: metatronarchetype: Do you think girls who get raped when they drink too much at parties are to blamed for getting raped because they made stupid choices to get drunk?

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Yeah, the guy who says victim blaming is wrong is a troll.  Outstanding!
2013-11-04 03:06:02 PM  
1 votes:
This guy is my hero.
2013-11-04 03:03:57 PM  
1 votes:
The dog...no... MY dog saves my life, there aint no way I would eat my dog before giving him a chance to chase something down for us to eat, and only after I tried eating the bark off of trees, roots, grass and perhaps bear poop.
My dog is family.

Your dog I would kill and share with my dog.
2013-11-04 02:58:36 PM  
1 votes:
Because only pussies carry personal locator beacons when venturing off alone into the woods for weeks on end.

=Smidge=
2013-11-04 02:57:10 PM  
1 votes:

GanjSmokr: Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.

I may be stupid for it and would probably end up dead, but I'm with you.

I'd probably eat one of my dogs about the same time as most parents would eat one of their children.  Meaning never.


This, very much this.
The dude was a flaming ass hat.
Even his family didn't report him missing for weeks.
2013-11-04 02:55:41 PM  
1 votes:

metatronarchetype: HotIgneous Intruder: metatronarchetype: Dear idiots,

People matter more than dogs.

My dog matters more to me than most people and in a passive survival situation I would act accordingly.

Congratulations on having your priorities backwards, I guess?


Me and mine versus you and yours?
Bring it. See how it turns out.

Darwin always wins.
2013-11-04 02:55:23 PM  
1 votes:

Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.


I may be stupid for it and would probably end up dead, but I'm with you.

I'd probably eat one of my dogs about the same time as most parents would eat one of their children.  Meaning never.
2013-11-04 02:40:02 PM  
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China White Tea: That there is never a situation in which eating a dog is acceptable?


Sure there is, for instance to feed my starving and isolated family when there is nothing else.  Not likely unless were isolated in the house and unable to forage/loot food however since the dogs would be far more useful in procurring food and securing the family than they would as a very temporary protein source.  I honestly would sooner eat a stranger and feed him to my family, the dogs would easily help with that.  Either finding a fresh body or taking down a random stranger.  You could live for a couple weeks off the meat from a 150lb human once properly processed.  A 60lb dog? Maybe a week or two.  A dod would happily chew up the bones and eat the skin (long pig crackalins, getting hungry) that you would be unable to process.  Dogs are incredibly useful for our survival.  We have genetically engineered them to be our perfect survival companion.  Why in the hell would we reduce them to what we have engineered cattle to be?

Well except chihuahua's.  Those bastards were actually meant to be food.  But can you imagine how many rats and mice those lil suckers could bring you in a day once they are properly motivated.  Hell even a cat could theoretically keep you alive on the spare crap it catches, assuming you could get it to give a fark about you.
2013-11-04 02:25:51 PM  
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scottydoesntknow: China White Tea: I like all of the outrage based on wholly imagined details that don't appear anywhere in the story.

Except for this: A few days after the bear attack, Lavoie hit his dog with a rock and ate him.

Unless you're going to tell me that since they didn't specifically say he ate "the dog", then man hit his dog with a rock and then ate the rock.


That's the subject, not a "detail" - that you couldn't sort that out in the first place makes me believe that it would probably be futile trying to aid you in differentiating between the two.

But since we're here, you're implying... what?  That there is never a situation in which eating a dog is acceptable?
2013-11-04 02:22:42 PM  
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The Onion is prophetic: From the linked article in TFA:

"When you start to go hungry, you get mood swings, your mind breaks, and you cramp up all over your body. Eventually, your body will start cannibalizing itself, eating away at the fat in your organs and then in your muscles. It takes someone who won't give up in the face of that," he added.

I'm willing to bet a good number of people who claim they would 'never' do something, if they found themselves in this type of situation, just might end up doing that something.  I'd be willing to bet that the people who resorted to cannibalism when they were stranded had thought it was a repulsive and unconscionable act before they were stranded; fighting for survival can make normal people do some crazy stuff.

Also: a bit more humorous take on this.


One of the best books on the topic... Alive.  Famous story, crappy movie and all... the book strips away the drama and deals directly with crux of survival.  I thought about humanity differently after reading that book, great read.
2013-11-04 02:17:44 PM  
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metatronarchetype: Dear idiots,

People matter more than dogs.


Citation needed.
2013-11-04 02:15:58 PM  
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I wonder at what point the classic cartoon scene happened where the camper was looking at the dog and all he saw was a large T-Bone steak. Meanwhile, the dog is looking back at him like, "John? You ok??"
2013-11-04 02:11:41 PM  
1 votes:
eat your dog and maybe live for weeks BUT

TEACH YOUR DOG TO HUNT!!! and both live for months.

ya know its kinda their instinct.
2013-11-04 02:07:53 PM  
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www.filmjunk.com
This is why you take your dog and a woman when you go camping.
Well, I'd certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste.
2013-11-04 01:51:33 PM  
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you_idiot: karmaceutical: I'll bet he brings a fishing rod next time...

yeah, I was thinking this... even if his fishing equipment was damaged in the attack, it's a fricken line and a hook

The rage in the comments is insane. So many assumptions. Idiots.


You'd think the guy was a card carrying PeTA member or something.

It is just a dog folks, get a grip.  It isn't even your dog.  People devour the flesh of a gabillion other animals every day when survival isn't even on the line.  How about a littler perspective?
2013-11-04 01:49:56 PM  
1 votes:
Poor dog trusted him up to the very end too, I'd bet.
2013-11-04 01:37:53 PM  
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HotIgneous Intruder: Story is sad because it makes no farking sense.

Did he run out of food before the bear attack?
Did the bear eat his food, then attack him?
Was he lost before the bear attack?
Was he out of food before the bear attack?
What happened to his food?
Did he go into the woods intending to commit suicide?

Sounds like a stupid coward went into the woods and his dog was the victim.


Yes, THIS.  This farkhead deserves some torment.
2013-11-04 01:36:32 PM  
1 votes:
Not sad.  Camper was a farking asshole.  I'm so angry I'm going to send the farkwit a letter.
2013-11-04 01:29:48 PM  
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Agent Smiths Laugh: I'm gonna eat subby for sarting my day with that article : (


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