Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   A look inside the illegal dog-meat trade. Your dog would prefer you had steak   (cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 42
    More: Scary  
•       •       •

978 clicks; posted to Business » on 23 Jul 2014 at 1:31 PM (44 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



42 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-07-23 11:43:47 AM  
If I can't go to the local grocery and buy some juicy dog steaks, I don't care.


/is there a grocery store name for dog meat?
//bark beef?(barf? ew)
///slashies
 
2014-07-23 01:42:22 PM  
Yes, I'll have the pupoodle platter, please.
 
2014-07-23 01:42:34 PM  
Is dog meat that good that people who have access to other meats (pork, beef, lamb) would pay extra just for dog meat to be smuggled to them?
 
2014-07-23 01:45:57 PM  
I made it through two photos before deciding I didn't wanna be depressed all day.
 
2014-07-23 01:47:03 PM  
Dog milk is also good.
 
2014-07-23 01:47:31 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr4sV6b8RUk
Dead Milkmen say dog steaks are good.
 
2014-07-23 01:51:07 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-23 01:52:20 PM  
Oops, wrong thread.
 
2014-07-23 02:03:22 PM  
Looks tasty
 
2014-07-23 02:10:50 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Oops, wrong thread.


My dog thinks like that.

Seriously, if Obama would just close down the border, we wouldn't have any illegal dogs.
 
2014-07-23 02:27:00 PM  
i wonder if this is going to be about Asia...

*clicks link*

yep
 
2014-07-23 02:40:29 PM  
Are they dog fed for that double dog goodness?
 
2014-07-23 02:41:08 PM  
If they slaughtered the dogs humanely, I wouldn't have a problem. I fail to see why they need to beat the dogs to death or skin them alive.
 
2014-07-23 02:49:37 PM  

meanmutton: If they slaughtered the dogs humanely, I wouldn't have a problem. I fail to see why they need to beat the dogs to death or skin them alive.


It makes them feel big...in the pants.
 
2014-07-23 03:24:18 PM  

Arkanaut: Is dog meat that good that people who have access to other meats (pork, beef, lamb) would pay extra just for dog meat to be smuggled to them?


Dog meat may still be cheaper even if smuggled in; the article doesn't say one way or the other.

meanmutton: If they slaughtered the dogs humanely, I wouldn't have a problem. I fail to see why they need to beat the dogs to death or skin them alive.


That point is made at the end of the article.  The treatment of food animals is very different in China and neighboring countries as compared to the US.  "Humane" isn't even on their minds.
 
2014-07-23 03:45:45 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

They plump when you cook'em?
 
2014-07-23 05:04:54 PM  
This is one of those rare occasions when I'm not clicking even though the headline is of interest. I prefer not to fill my head with whatever evil I might find there.
 
2014-07-23 06:39:59 PM  
This article failed to answer how much is that dog in the window.
 
2014-07-23 07:27:55 PM  

BalugaJoe: Dog milk is also good.


Full of goodness, full of vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly.
 
2014-07-23 07:36:22 PM  

Arkanaut: Is dog meat that good that people who have access to other meats (pork, beef, lamb) would pay extra just for dog meat to be smuggled to them?


It's Asia. There's not much crazy shiat that they won't eat, drink, or snort. Except cheese. For some reason diary just grosses them out.
 
2014-07-23 07:53:44 PM  
We shouldn't eat dog. We shouldn't eat steak. What hell are we supposed to eat?
 
2014-07-23 08:03:51 PM  
Reminds me of a documentary I saw on this, where a Thai restaurateur went out back to prepare that day's special by methodically clubbing a tethered dog to death. While another dog looked on calmly.

Pre-horse Amerindians used dogs for pack animals and meat, not unlike Inuit with dog teams (historically, anyway). In the movie Scott of the Antarctic, Nansen explains why dogs are better than tractors for trekking: you can eat dogs, not tractors. "I like dogs," he repeats. We're British, replies Scott with stiff upper lip, we don't do that. Then there's this thought experiment for animal rights activists: two men and a dog adrift in a lifeboat; who gets eaten first?
 
2014-07-23 08:29:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Arkanaut: Is dog meat that good that people who have access to other meats (pork, beef, lamb) would pay extra just for dog meat to be smuggled to them?

It's Asia. There's not much crazy shiat that they won't eat, drink, or snort. Except cheese. For some reason diary just grosses them out.


Lactose intolerance.
 
2014-07-23 08:40:59 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Reminds me of a documentary I saw on this, where a Thai restaurateur went out back to prepare that day's special by methodically clubbing a tethered dog to death. While another dog looked on calmly.

Pre-horse Amerindians used dogs for pack animals and meat, not unlike Inuit with dog teams (historically, anyway). In the movie Scott of the Antarctic, Nansen explains why dogs are better than tractors for trekking: you can eat dogs, not tractors. "I like dogs," he repeats. We're British, replies Scott with stiff upper lip, we don't do that. Then there's this thought experiment for animal rights activists: two men and a dog adrift in a lifeboat; who gets eaten first?


There's a Far Side cartoon that answers this; I'm on my phone so no linky
 
2014-07-23 08:58:22 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Arkanaut: Is dog meat that good that people who have access to other meats (pork, beef, lamb) would pay extra just for dog meat to be smuggled to them?

It's Asia. There's not much crazy shiat that they won't eat, drink, or snort. Except cheese. For some reason diary just grosses them out.


I'm familiar with Asian cuisine, thanks. I wasn't questioning the lack of squeamishness, but the economics of dog-eating. There's the illegal smuggling angle I mentioned, and middle-class Chinese are keeping dogs as pets more and more, which has got to raise the price of acquiring dogs.

Having actually seen the pictures in TFA though, I see this is mostly Laos, Vietnam, and I think Thailand. People are probably a lot more desperate for meat there.
 
2014-07-23 09:39:33 PM  

Brainsick: Skink Wrangler: Reminds me of a documentary I saw on this, where a Thai restaurateur went out back to prepare that day's special by methodically clubbing a tethered dog to death. While another dog looked on calmly.

Pre-horse Amerindians used dogs for pack animals and meat, not unlike Inuit with dog teams (historically, anyway). In the movie Scott of the Antarctic, Nansen explains why dogs are better than tractors for trekking: you can eat dogs, not tractors. "I like dogs," he repeats. We're British, replies Scott with stiff upper lip, we don't do that. Then there's this thought experiment for animal rights activists: two men and a dog adrift in a lifeboat; who gets eaten first?

There's a Far Side cartoon that answers this; I'm on my phone so no linky


rise365.com
 
2014-07-23 09:40:07 PM  

meanmutton: If they slaughtered the dogs humanely, I wouldn't have a problem. I fail to see why they need to beat the dogs to death or skin them alive.


Agreed.  Meat is meat, cute animal or not.  The only forbidden meat should be that from primates due to the increased risk of passing diseases and parasites to people.  Otherwise, pass the A1 sauce.

But while they're alive, treat the animals well.  Just because you're going to slaughter them is no reason to abuse them.
 
2014-07-23 09:41:39 PM  
Unrelated,

1.bp.blogspot.com

/but polar bears don't eat penguins.
 
2014-07-24 03:56:09 AM  
OMG THEY'RE EATING THINGS WE DON'T EAT OMG OMG OMG!!!

i560.photobucket.com

The website is bad, the article is bad, and the narrow-minded bigotry of the journalist is bad. I've eaten dog. It's just meat. Ditto whale, snake, horse, jellyfish (OK -- that's not really meat), and so on. One of the reasons we are so successful as a species is that we can eat just about anything that moves, which means that we can find food anywhere.

Yes, people eat different things. Those of you who go "ew" at the thought of this need to get over yourselves.
 
2014-07-24 09:25:38 AM  
As a person who has not eaten meat in well over 20 years I am getting a good laugh out of the latest round of stories on poor meat handling practices then throw in some dog meat for the grand finale.
 
2014-07-24 10:48:18 AM  
The collective indignation has nothing to do with the perceived quality/flavor/suitability of eating dog meat, you obtuse jackass, though I have a sneaking suspicion you already know this.

If you honestly do not understand why people, especially Westerners, have issues with *dogs as an agricultural product,* you should initiate a career is a politician/Fark modmin ASAP.

Uncle Tractor: OMG THEY'RE EATING THINGS WE DON'T EAT OMG OMG OMG!!

The website is bad, the article is bad, and the narrow-minded bigotry of the journalist is bad. I've eaten dog. It's just meat. Ditto whale, snake, horse, jellyfish (OK -- that's not really meat), and so on. One of the reasons we are so successful as a species is that we can eat just about anything that moves, which means that we can find food anywhere.

Yes, people eat different things. Those of you who go "ew" at the thought of this need to get over yourselves.

 
2014-07-24 12:18:45 PM  
mcmnky:

/but polar bears don't eat penguins.

They probably would if they could, but 11,000 miles is a long way to swim in order to try something new.
 
2014-07-24 12:42:35 PM  

VoiceOfReason499: mcmnky:

/but polar bears don't eat penguins.

They probably would if they could, but 11,000 miles is a long way to swim in order to try something new.


Yep, that would be sea lions:

mainfun.ru
 
2014-07-24 12:43:11 PM  
*leopard seal

/doh!
 
2014-07-24 01:15:37 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: VoiceOfReason499: mcmnky:

/but polar bears don't eat penguins.

They probably would if they could, but 11,000 miles is a long way to swim in order to try something new.

Yep, that would be sea lions:


*gulp*

If penguins wore pants, that one would be pooing in them.
 
2014-07-24 04:50:50 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: The collective indignation has nothing to do with the perceived quality/flavor/suitability of eating dog meat, you obtuse jackass, though I have a sneaking suspicion you already know this.


OK, wiseguy, explain the collective indignation over eating to this obtuse jackass.
 
2014-07-24 04:52:20 PM  

Uncle Tractor: OK, wiseguy, explain the collective indignation over eating

dog meat

to this obtuse jackass.

*sigh*
 
2014-07-24 06:18:14 PM  
I'd rather kill the Chinese and use them as dog food.
 
2014-07-24 08:32:32 PM  

Uncle Tractor: Uncle Tractor: OK, wiseguy, explain the collective indignation over eating

dog meat

to this obtuse jackass.

*sigh*


Heh, you just completely stole my thunder.

But come on - you know good and well the objection to eating dog has nothing at all with the meat.
 
2014-07-24 08:35:24 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: But come on - you know good and well the objection to eating dog has nothing at all with the meat.


I know my inclination to eat dog meat stems from wanting to make the neighborhood quieter at night.


*yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap * *yap* *yap* *yap* ad infinitum.
 
2014-07-24 08:52:54 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: psychopathic tendencies: But come on - you know good and well the objection to eating dog has nothing at all with the meat.

I know my inclination to eat dog meat stems from wanting to make the neighborhood quieter at night.


*yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap* *yap * *yap* *yap* *yap* ad infinitum.


Mrs. Brainsick and I have discussed and agreed that we would eat someone else's dog, if it came to it, but not our own


/I think that's fair
;)
 
2014-07-25 02:00:59 AM  

psychopathic tendencies: But come on - you know good and well the objection to eating dog has nothing at all with the meat.


The objections are entirely cultural. How dare they eat things we don't eat.
 
Displayed 42 of 42 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report