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2014-03-14 01:44:42 PM  
Yes, it is sick that they seek to legislate their own tastes and standards and force everyone to be like they are.
 
2014-03-14 01:45:15 PM  
Then they should probably end their fascination with SPAM
 
2014-03-14 01:46:04 PM  
Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.
 
2014-03-14 01:46:30 PM  
I don't really see what the problem is.  Someone suggested to me the other day that the meat in the Chinese food I was eating "might be stray cat."

I thought about it for a minute, decided it tasted pretty good, and as long as it wasn't diseased, riddled with live parasites, or otherwise going to harm me that I didn't really give a fark.
 
2014-03-14 01:46:37 PM  
Why can't you claim "But it's our culture!", much like the refrain from Hispanics.
 
2014-03-14 01:46:50 PM  
Nothing says Land of the Free like telling people what they can and cannot eat.
 
2014-03-14 01:46:50 PM  
Next thing we know, they'll demand to know what exactly is in the poi.
 
2014-03-14 01:52:49 PM  
This made me hungry.  Chinese for lunch everyone??
 
2014-03-14 01:55:01 PM  
I can't imagine cat or dog meat being very tasty, but whatever.
Either you're fine with eating animals or you're not, but be consistent - cows and pigs have feelings just like cats and dogs.
 
2014-03-14 01:57:07 PM  
When they say give me your paw. They are serious..
 
2014-03-14 01:57:40 PM  

Slaxl: Yes, it is sick that they seek to legislate their own tastes and standards and force everyone to be like they are.



What if it was your dog or cat that suddenly went missing... pets escape all the time- only there it's more likely they'd end up on someone's plate.
 
2014-03-14 02:01:19 PM  
Can't eat pussy in Hawaii? Guess I won't be going there...
 
2014-03-14 02:01:32 PM  
www.phoenixflowershops.com

/approves
 
2014-03-14 02:02:31 PM  
MASS HYSTERIA!
 
2014-03-14 02:04:33 PM  
I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.
 
2014-03-14 02:04:50 PM  

Ex-Texan: Why can't you claim "But it's our culture!", much like the refrain from Hispanics.


Actually, you can. Ancient Hawaiians had dogs and regularly ate them. I imagine that current native Hawaiian groups would argue that it's part of their culture.
 
2014-03-14 02:08:58 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.


i61.tinypic.com
/oblig
 
2014-03-14 02:10:25 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.


so no tuna?
 
2014-03-14 02:11:02 PM  
Sadly none of the Asians will vote for it. Black dog is a delicacy in Hawaii.
 
2014-03-14 02:12:40 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.


We give our chickens steak and pork bones to pick the meat and fat off, it's guaranteed chaos in the coop from them fighting over it, but then we eat them later.
 
2014-03-14 02:13:20 PM  

WordsnCollision: [www.phoenixflowershops.com image 628x445]

/approves


And is adorable.

/SQUEEEEE!!!
 
2014-03-14 02:14:39 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.



Really?  Because quite a few species of fish are carnivores.
 
2014-03-14 02:15:41 PM  

sulco: Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.

We give our chickens steak and pork bones to pick the meat and fat off, it's guaranteed chaos in the coop from them fighting over it, but then we eat them later.



I think I just found a legal way you can host a new version of cockfighting.
 
2014-03-14 02:16:44 PM  
johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com

Does not approve

/maybe, possibly obscure?
 
2014-03-14 02:23:12 PM  
Remember that food truck in Florida that was selling lion tacos?

/Would never eat a domestic cat.
//But I would probably try a lion taco.
 
2014-03-14 02:24:03 PM  
Some people are gonna Flip over that.
 
2014-03-14 02:24:32 PM  

Ex-Texan: Why can't you claim "But it's our culture!", much like the refrain from Hispanics.


Do "Hispanics" eat something most Americans would consider to be taboo, or was that just a reason to mention Hispanics?

The_Sponge: Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.

Really?  Because quite a few species of fish are carnivores.


And pigs are omnivores; is your reticence restricted solely to strict carnivores?
 
2014-03-14 02:25:08 PM  

The_Sponge: Remember that food truck in Florida that was selling lion tacos?

/Would never eat a domestic cat.
//But I would probably try a lion taco.


Would you eat a cougar taco?
 
2014-03-14 02:29:46 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The_Sponge: Remember that food truck in Florida that was selling lion tacos?

/Would never eat a domestic cat.
//But I would probably try a lion taco.

Would you eat a cougar taco?


Well done
 
2014-03-14 02:32:04 PM  
ArcadianRefugee: Would you eat a cougar taco?

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-14 02:33:32 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The_Sponge: Remember that food truck in Florida that was selling lion tacos?

/Would never eat a domestic cat.
//But I would probably try a lion taco.

Would you eat a cougar taco?


Only if you followed with a big glass of milf
 
2014-03-14 02:37:40 PM  
Submitter will only eat animals he thinks are not "cute" and determines anyone who doesn't is gross?

Not me. If I ever travel to a place that offers cat or dog, I don't see a reason not to accept. I've eaten alligator, worms and crickets already. All were tasty so far.
 
2014-03-14 02:38:53 PM  

netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.


Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?
 
2014-03-14 02:40:13 PM  

MrBallou: Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.


/oblig


When I grow up I want to go to Bovine University
 
2014-03-14 02:43:15 PM  
Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.

Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?



Yes. Individuals can be judged on their merits. Screw all groups of people.
 
2014-03-14 02:54:31 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore. It just seems backwards.


That chicken would gladly eat you.
But yeah, parasite load, concentration of toxins and so on
 
2014-03-14 02:56:40 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The_Sponge: Remember that food truck in Florida that was selling lion tacos?

/Would never eat a domestic cat.
//But I would probably try a lion taco.

Would you eat a cougar taco?



Already have.   ;-)
 
2014-03-14 03:02:21 PM  

The_Sponge: I think I just found a legal way you can host a new version of cockfighting.


Whoa, is that in innuendo for something else?

NTTAWWT
 
2014-03-14 03:08:44 PM  
As much as I like cats and dogs, I really can't find a justification to stop people from raising and eating them.
 
2014-03-14 03:13:14 PM  

netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.


In my experience, their racism is some of the most benign I've ever seen. They're totally aware of each other's race and even have stereotypes, yet they're totally accepting of each other, differences and all.

A very healthy kind of racism, I'd say.
 
2014-03-14 03:16:51 PM  
Are you kidding? In Florida they'll try to fark it.
 
2014-03-14 03:17:48 PM  

Masso: As much as I like cats and dogs, I really can't find a justification to stop people from raising and eating them.


But they are cute and cuddly!!!!

I always have found it strange that the same people who flip out over dogs, deer, and horses being used for food don't even blink when eating chickens, pork, or beef.  I guess acceptability for consumption is directly related to the quality of your PR.  If Disney routinely makes movies with you as the protagonist, you are ineligible for consumption.
 
2014-03-14 03:29:00 PM  

Gone to Plaid: netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.

Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?


Yes, but in the case of Hawaii, as Ballou said, the racism locals show towards the minorities is not entirely mean spirited, but still pervasive.

Oh, and Caucasians? They're a minority. Let that sink in for a minute, whitebread.
 
2014-03-14 03:50:02 PM  

rjakobi: Gone to Plaid: netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.

Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?

Yes, but in the case of Hawaii, as Ballou said, the racism locals show towards the minorities is not entirely mean spirited, but still pervasive.

Oh, and Caucasians? They're a minority. Let that sink in for a minute, whitebread.


I live in Hawaii (wife was born and raised, though not native Hawaiian) so I'm familiar with the demographics.  I do agree with Ballou above, but I would call it more prejudiced than racist.  Some locals tend to look down on the non-locals, not just white people.

Then there are the native Hawaiians that live on the Homesteads.  Doesn't matter if your family has lived on the island for 4 generations...no Hawaiian blood? Get off our island!  That's why you stay out of Waianae.
 
2014-03-14 03:52:20 PM  

Begoggle: Either you're fine with eating animals or you're not, but be consistent - cows and pigs have feelings just like cats and dogs.


I think of this every time there is a protest against eating horse meat.  An animal's cuteness factor shouldn't be a factor when deciding to eat it or not.

Sometimes I think the modern achievement of having meat in plastic packaging in a supermarket cooler removes the customer too far from what they're actually consuming.  They forget that they're eating.


shazbotuh: What if it was your dog or cat that suddenly went missing... pets escape all the time- only there it's more likely they'd end up on someone's plate.


Domestic cats really should be kept indoors.  They're terrible for the local bird population and tend to piss neighbors off with lawn and garden treats.  Not to mention that it greatly reduces the chance of parasites infecting them, or getting into a fight with an FIV infected cat.

And dogs should be behind fences when alone outdoors, too.  Again, neighbors tend to dislike treats left on their lawn.  Unless they enjoy flinging it back at their inconsiderate neighbors.
 
2014-03-14 04:00:02 PM  

shazbotuh: Slaxl: Yes, it is sick that they seek to legislate their own tastes and standards and force everyone to be like they are.


What if it was your dog or cat that suddenly went missing... pets escape all the time- only there it's more likely they'd end up on someone's plate.


*ctrl+f "catsup" - 0 results*

The only cat i'd have is one that's served up with fries, and... (snerk!!) Catsup!

Thank you, I'm here all night. Try the veal kitty.
 
2014-03-14 04:05:37 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Some people are gonna Flip over that.


Nice.

Also, that little kid eating watermelon jpeg goes right


(X)
 
2014-03-14 04:09:10 PM  

Slaxl: shazbotuh: Slaxl: Yes, it is sick that they seek to legislate their own tastes and standards and force everyone to be like they are.


What if it was your dog or cat that suddenly went missing... pets escape all the time- only there it's more likely they'd end up on someone's plate.

*ctrl+f "catsup" - 0 results*

The only cat i'd have is one that's served up with fries, and... (snerk!!) Catsup!

Thank you, I'm here all night. Try the veal kitty.



How 'bout NO.
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-03-14 04:11:06 PM  

Gone to Plaid: rjakobi: Gone to Plaid: netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.

Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?

Yes, but in the case of Hawaii, as Ballou said, the racism locals show towards the minorities is not entirely mean spirited, but still pervasive.

Oh, and Caucasians? They're a minority. Let that sink in for a minute, whitebread.

I live in Hawaii (wife was born and raised, though not native Hawaiian) so I'm familiar with the demographics.  I do agree with Ballou above, but I would call it more prejudiced than racist.  Some locals tend to look down on the non-locals, not just white people.

Then there are the native Hawaiians that live on the Homesteads.  Doesn't matter if your family has lived on the island for 4 generations...no Hawaiian blood? Get off our island!  That's why you stay out of Waianae.


My bf is native, born, raised here, Hawaiian blood and all. Because he looks haole (some German blood in his family made him blond hair/blue eyed growing up) he has told me stories of racism he's experienced growing up. Funny thing is, he said he got the most heat from non-Hawaiian locals.
 
2014-03-14 04:14:34 PM  

netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them.


I hope you farking die in a fire.  Scratch that, get horribly maimed and crippled, but live another 50 years, you farking haole.

/just giving you material for your hate-spank-bank
 
2014-03-14 04:31:19 PM  
But Obama loves dog.
 
2014-03-14 04:40:46 PM  

China White Tea: I don't really see what the problem is.  Someone suggested to me the other day that the meat in the Chinese food I was eating "might be stray cat."

I thought about it for a minute, decided it tasted pretty good, and as long as it wasn't diseased, riddled with live parasites, or otherwise going to harm me that I didn't really give a fark.


You should ask them why any Chinese restaurant would go to the effort of trapping, killing, stripping and cleaning a stray cat when they can just get 200 pounds of deboned chicken for about $99 bucks at Costco.

It doesn't make sense!
 
2014-03-14 04:41:22 PM  
About 90-99% of the birds on Pacific Islands went extinct because of the introduction of predators into island ecologies which evolved without them. Cats, dogs, rats, mongoose, pigs, horses, cattle, and many other animals were accidentally or intentionally introduced and wham! bam!, there they weren't, many of the rarest, oldest and most beautiful species on Earth disappeared in the twinkling of an historical eye.

So I guess what I'm saying is tuck in with my blessing. The more you eat, the less likely they are to eat you. And try the rat on a stick. It's delicious!

If you were eating cat you'd notice. Land predators are not very tasty and tender unless they are bred for it. Rats are bred especially for food and most of us know that the Koreans and Chinese have bred dogs for centuries as food.

In the sea, it's the other way round. The sea is a sort of topsy-turvy world with respect to the land and vice versa. Sea predators include blue fin tuna, salmon, and many of the tastiest game fish.

I don't see why people shouldn't be allowed to eat some pretty disgusting things if they like so long as they don't 1) force other people to join in; 2) steal the animals; 3) abuse the animals; 4) slaughter them inhumanly or 5) spread disease and pollution.

I would draw the line myself at anything that can do an amusing trick. Or that might be smarter than the stupidest humans. Whales, dolphins, chimpanzees, apes, monkeys, cats, dogs ... all too smart and cute and human like. Elephants might be smarter than some humans--they've shown signs of many human traits, possibly even the ability to recognize dead elephant bones as former family members or friends.

On the other hand, horses are obviously as dumb as cows or very close, while being cute and cuddly looking doesn't mean you are. So seals and horses seem to be fair game although not in my personal cookbook.
 
2014-03-14 05:08:13 PM  

Foxxinnia: I don't think I could eat a carnivore.


Your loss.  Fish is delicious.
 
2014-03-14 05:18:49 PM  
FTFA: Dogs can help people with disabilities

Yup, and so can pigs. Should Hawaiians suddenly give up their beloved SPAM?
 
2014-03-14 05:24:33 PM  
Asian majority. Not gonna happen.
 
2014-03-14 05:27:44 PM  
Gone to Plaid:
Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?

No, by any measure white people are one of if not the least racist race on the planet. Put your white guilt away and look at the big picture. There are countries outside of those with white majorities, you just don't want to think of them because they're bad places to live if you're not a native.
 
2014-03-14 05:34:48 PM  

shazbotuh: Slaxl: shazbotuh: Slaxl: Yes, it is sick that they seek to legislate their own tastes and standards and force everyone to be like they are.


What if it was your dog or cat that suddenly went missing... pets escape all the time- only there it's more likely they'd end up on someone's plate.

*ctrl+f "catsup" - 0 results*

The only cat i'd have is one that's served up with fries, and... (snerk!!) Catsup!

Thank you, I'm here all night. Try the veal kitty.


How 'bout NO.


Mmmm so plump and juicy!

/I keed
 
2014-03-14 05:43:03 PM  

brantgoose: About 90-99% of the birds on Pacific Islands went extinct because of the introduction of predators into island ecologies which evolved without them. Cats, dogs, rats, mongoose, pigs, horses, cattle, and many other animals were accidentally or intentionally introduced and wham! bam!, there they weren't, many of the rarest, oldest and most beautiful species on Earth disappeared in the twinkling of an historical eye.

So I guess what I'm saying is tuck in with my blessing. The more you eat, the less likely they are to eat you. And try the rat on a stick. It's delicious!

If you were eating cat you'd notice. Land predators are not very tasty and tender unless they are bred for it. Rats are bred especially for food and most of us know that the Koreans and Chinese have bred dogs for centuries as food.

In the sea, it's the other way round. The sea is a sort of topsy-turvy world with respect to the land and vice versa. Sea predators include blue fin tuna, salmon, and many of the tastiest game fish.

I don't see why people shouldn't be allowed to eat some pretty disgusting things if they like so long as they don't 1) force other people to join in; 2) steal the animals; 3) abuse the animals; 4) slaughter them inhumanly or 5) spread disease and pollution.

I would draw the line myself at anything that can do an amusing trick. Or that might be smarter than the stupidest humans. Whales, dolphins, chimpanzees, apes, monkeys, cats, dogs ... all too smart and cute and human like. Elephants might be smarter than some humans--they've shown signs of many human traits, possibly even the ability to recognize dead elephant bones as former family members or friends.

On the other hand, horses are obviously as dumb as cows or very close, while being cute and cuddly looking doesn't mean you are. So seals and horses seem to be fair game although not in my personal cookbook.


So pigs are out? What about cephalopods? Squid seem to be very intelligent.
 
2014-03-14 05:43:53 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Gone to Plaid:
Damn dude, are you always so quick to write off entire ethnicities?  You wan't to go on sheer numbers, white people are some of the most racist farks out there.  Screw them too?

No, by any measure white people are one of if not the least racist race on the planet. Put your white guilt away and look at the big picture. There are countries outside of those with white majorities, you just don't want to think of them because they're bad places to live if you're not a native.


I'm sure the fail is on me, but I was trying to make a larger point about writing off entire populations based off of one's personal experience. 2010 cencus has ~800,000 identifying as native Hawaiian (including mixes). It's not hard to imagine a larger number of racist dirt bags living in the south. Of course I agree with you that percentage wise, white people are low on the "racist as a whole" list.

Do you have to be white to have white guilt?

/not white
 
2014-03-14 05:53:37 PM  

rustypouch: I don't see why people shouldn't be allowed to eat some pretty disgusting things if they like so long as they don't 1) force other people to join in; 2) steal the animals; 3) abuse the animals; 4) slaughter them inhumanly or 5) spread disease and pollution.


That's already going on.... visit pretty much any chicken farm or beef lot in the country... and consider the fact that french fries were deep fried in beef tallow until the 90s.. not exactly vegan-friendly.

But that's a whole other convo.
 
2014-03-14 05:55:27 PM  
i love cats and dogs.....right next to the mashed potatos...
 
2014-03-14 06:01:19 PM  

netizencain: Hawaiians are some of the most racist farks out there.


Actually...you're very right about that.  I wouldn't go so far as to say "screw them," but I've never been called the n-word more than I was in Hawaii.
 
2014-03-14 07:04:30 PM  
FTA: "Dogs are people too, because they have the ability to experience emotions." Well if that's the bar we're going to set, we better stop eating any animals.
 
2014-03-14 07:24:05 PM  
"Dogs are people too, because they have the ability to experience emotions," Shiraki said. "Please protect these animals."

Actually, all animals "experience emotions", including cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, fish, elephants, bears.  A dog fears death and pain no more than a cow fears death and pain, or a human for that matter, given the chance, all go kicking and screaming to their death!

Enjoy your bacon/dog.
 
2014-03-14 08:41:05 PM  
Every time I read an article like this I want to get that warm and fuzzy feeling by breaking into an animal shelter and skewering all the cats and dogs.
 
2014-03-14 09:13:23 PM  
media.wtfunny.com
 
2014-03-14 09:54:54 PM  
Amazed nobody's posted The Manapua Man yet
 
2014-03-14 11:30:48 PM  
And all this time I thought "Spam Meowsubi" was a typo.

/gets dirty look from Spam Musubi-eating wife.
 
2014-03-15 02:38:09 AM  

dbirchall: And all this time I thought "Spam Meowsubi" was a typo.


Meow Goo Gai Pan?

General Meow's "Chicken"?

One Taste Chicken (But Eat Cat)?
 
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