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2001-12-26 4:44:37 AM  
I don't like the taste of dogs. Have to cover the taste with mustard.
2001-12-26 4:50:38 AM  
I couldn't read the article because it wouldn't load for me, but I don't see the big point. Why do people have so much of a fit about eating a dog, when they will eat a chicken, pig, turkey, etc. without even thinking about what it was once, a living thing. I'm not saying it is good to eat dog, but if people have a problem with it, they should have a problem with eating other types of animal as well.
2001-12-26 5:05:43 AM  
Egg, most westerners have a problem with eating meat-eating animals.
2001-12-26 5:43:09 AM  
The article is dead on. The imperialist west is upset because SOME Koreans like to eat Rover. Just imagine the horror that follows of Hindu must feel. They hold cows sacred. Imagine someone else joyfully eating not a house-pet, but a part of your deity!

Homer Simpson: Mmmmmm. Sacralicious.......

Ignore the PETA idiots and move along. Different culture, different values.....
2001-12-26 5:47:12 AM  
When I think about it, I only eat stupid animals. Pigs, cows, chickens . . they never try to fight back! You come up to a dog with an axe, he's going to run away or bark at you or try to bite you! I don't have a problem with eating stupid animals, in fact they are quite yummy.
2001-12-26 5:49:39 AM  
I think it has more to do with dogs being pets than being meat-eaters, robojesus. I am just saying it is a double standard. It is ok to eat chicken, but not dog. If you think about it, both are murder, so both are bad in the same way. Does a dog somehow suffer more than a chicken?

And I am not part of PETA. I hope Corn-bread wasn't implying that, because they are such a psychotic group.
2001-12-26 5:55:26 AM  
as toast to Corn-Bread
2001-12-26 5:55:46 AM  
errr... a toast... damn typo
2001-12-26 5:59:25 AM  
EggYolkEnema: Not all (didn't mean to imply an insult :)

Just stating a general truth (although some of their commercials are damn funny and creative. Loved the "Bad Cats" one. Still trying to find that song......)
2001-12-26 6:01:01 AM  
Man, you don't toast corn bread.
2001-12-26 6:11:08 AM  
people are morons and they kill other living things and make them suffer just so they can enjoy the taste of dead carcass. oh boy, yum. go kill another human, that would be a better idea.
2001-12-26 6:19:25 AM  
>Man, you don't toast corn bread.

Toasting: No.

Biting: No.

Licking, savoring, and buttering: Open for discussion.

(human females only before some wise-arse chimes in with a homosexual/dog/Fb- comment. Dang, when you know what people are going to do before they do it, you've been on Fark too long!)
2001-12-26 6:20:50 AM  
Remember seeing skinned dogs hanging in the window of a shop in San Francisco Chinatown when I was a kid. Up until about a year ago, I thought that was still a common thing, until I went looking around for dog meat. This girl I was dating had jokingly said she'd like to eat a dog, and I took her seriously. I figured Chicago would be the closest place to possibly find some, and I told her how I'd called around to Chinese restaurants and markets up there. The girl freaked out, went completely farking nuts on me for no apparant reason. I thought it would be a great date, little romantic adventure and whatnot.
2001-12-26 6:29:45 AM  
haha Dutch that's... well, kinda scarry
although it might be fun to date a girl that f*ing nuts

anyway, this article fails to make any kind of direct statement. It starts off defending the practice of eating Fido, then goes on to mention that only a small percdentage of the Korean population actually eats dogs, THEN goes on to talk about how it shouldn't matter anyway, because Korea is becomeing such a "big player" on the world stage.

Cripes, just pick a theme and go with it!
2001-12-26 6:48:11 AM  
They eat dog cause there is no such thing as stray cow or chicken. You live in a dirt poor world were 3 pounds of store bought meat is equal to your monthly income. To actually get meat you have a choice, steal or eat non-traditional (american) types. Hey look a dog is wandering around and I got this empty pot here hmmmm......
2001-12-26 7:39:17 AM  
I'm an American living in South Korea right now, and I can say that some people here do still eat dog. It's now a "back alley" kind of practice, and not really accepted by the majority of Koreans I know.

Some people claim it has medicinal effects, or is a aphrodisiac and eat it for those reasons. Far more people eat kimchi.

When I went looking for the shops, the ladies there didn't allow me to take pictures because they are sick of westerners condemning the practice.

I have no problem with someone eating dog as long as the animals are killed "humanely" (as if killing any animal is humane). Unfortunately, when the majority of dogs are killed for consumption they are beaten to death because they believe this to enhance the "medicinal" effects.

I don't get the "stupid" tag at all. Do Korean's force you to eat dog? Do you eat animals? Respect a culture you don't understand, don't call it stupid simply because it's different.
2001-12-26 7:39:35 AM  
Big Dave: Wanna date a girl thats farking nuts? If you come to aussie I can hook you up with plenty :)

I dont know about the rest of the world, but in aussie its common to refer to dogs as 'mans best friend' because they are loyal and most are friendly. So no, I would eat one but I do understand that the cultural differences plays a big role.
2001-12-26 7:41:19 AM  
Oops, I meant not eat one... doh beer!
2001-12-26 7:57:09 AM  
It's just a cultural thing. Where I come from we eat Koreans. Mmmm Korean...
2001-12-26 8:43:40 AM  

Dog is man's best friend in the U.S. too. I've had dogs for pets most of my life. They have been beloved family members and there has always been great sadness at their passing. It has been well documented that dogs (both pets and their working counterparts) have been fiercely loyal to their masters and have willing placed their lives in danger to protect their master. Man and Dog have a special bond that dates back over 10,000 years. Unlike other domesticated animals, the dog's superior intelligence and desire to become part of a man's "pack" have made it a two way relationship. To reciprocate by eating them, especially when there are other food sources readily available, in my opinion, shows how unloyal and ignorant our species can be.
2001-12-26 8:47:42 AM  
Wouldn't eat dog, on purpose, but pussycats, wouldn't have a problem there!
2001-12-26 8:57:37 AM  
especially when there are other food sources readily available

but, as mentioned, there aren't...

Apart from which, indeed, how do you Amaricans and Europeans get it into your head to eat cows? They're sacred!
2001-12-26 8:58:11 AM  
Or pigs for that matter... they're not kosher!
2001-12-26 8:59:32 AM  
Very good point BenJammin, I agree completely!
2001-12-26 9:14:58 AM  
I own several dogs and would never consider eating but however...

To be sure, those who defend the custom of eating dog meat have logic on their side. Food culture varies widely around the globe, leaving no universal standard from which to determine what is acceptable for human beings to eat. Amid this wealth of culinary diversity in the world, to single out the custom of eating dog meat as barbaric is ludicrous.

This paragraph and the entire article is right on. How is it that Western culture defines what is right to eat?

Wuite a few years ago, my wife, who gave a bunch of donations to animal rights groups, received a mailer from someone else in this area. (I guess they sold her name.)

If was a pamphlet showing pictures of some Phillipino family
getting into a truck to have a picnic in the country taking "Rover" with them. In detail they show photographs of all of the details telling all the while telling how horrible it was. My wife was shocked. I guess it did it's trick as it was calculated to be emotional.

I told here the same organization probably had people here in the US taking photos of famililies have a picnic cook steaks or hamburgers all the way from slaughter to eating them. They then ship the books to India and attempt to gather money from them to help save the Sacred cows in the United States.

Even "Westerners" (if there can ever be a cohesive group as such) can't see to for a consensus. There is quite a market here for horse for the French market. People freak out because Wilbur goes to slaughter. Does anyone give a shiate because Bessie or Bell goes to slaughter?

Most Americans are so wussie they don't even prepare their own meat now. For example, when I was young, quite a lot of people killed and slaughtered their own chickens. Then, processing plants take over and who buy whole chickens and cut a quarter them. After that they started coming precut up. The other day I was asking someone at work who didn't she but the less expensive whole chickens (US$.39/lb) instead of the more expensive chicken parts.

She said it was too "gross" to cut them up herself.
2001-12-26 9:31:36 AM  
My main problem with eating dogs is that you can't tell th difference between a poodle and a spaniel. They all taste the same. Anyways if its part of the Korean culture so be it. If you don't like it shut the fark up and mind your own business.
2001-12-26 9:35:53 AM  
Har-dee-har-har, I'd like to see some fresh-off-the-boat dog-eater try to get near my dogs. I think they would become the entree. I wonder if I could make a pay per view of my dogs vs. some dog-eaters? Yeah get that announcer dude...
2001-12-26 9:36:12 AM  
I have eaten dog and I don't see what all the fuss is about. The meat isn't particularly bad, it's just the social stigmas we have about pets vs. food. We used to have a farm and my wife would raise a pig each year from January to November when it would be turned into Thanksgiving hams, bacon, and homemade sausage. Some years that pig would be lovable, smart, and act like the family dog, other years they would be as dumb as posts. They all tasted the same to me.

If people would stop trying to impose the Western way of thinking on others, we might be a little better off than we were before.
2001-12-26 9:38:25 AM  
ROBO-JesusPigs will eat as much meat as you feed them. They are omnivores. Bears are in the same family as pigs and will also eat meat.

Lalalala Let me assure you. If you walk into a large hog pen and act towards the sows/hogs in a threatening manner, they will take your ass down and eat you. Pigs are not stupid. They are, in fact, smarter than dogs.

EggYolkEnema Consult with an anthropologist on the purposes of canine and incisor teeth. Humans are omnivores, also. Just like pigs and bears.

Imabmf They eat dog because it tastes pretty good spit roasted. It's damned good pit-cooked, too. Wrap that puppy up in banana leaves with some root veggies and some hot peppers... MMm-m! A true taste treat.

BenJammin You are ascribing human characteristics to a pack-hunting carnivore. A foolish decision.

Dogs only befriend humans because:

1. You're feeding them.
2. You're feeding them.
3. You're feeding them.
4. They haven't decided to eat you yet.

So before you all get damp panties over how sweet your dogs are, read these:

Danville Register & Bee
The First Coast News:

Woman recovering after dog attack - 09 Sept 2001
Pit bull dogs quarantined after attack - 08 Aug 2001

Dog pack attack like horror movie, says mother
Dog Bites Are Significant Source Of Injury In U.S.

Based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for 1992-1994 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they estimate that dog bites are annually responsible for:
-- nearly 4.5 million injuries
-- 20 deaths
-- nearly 334,000 visits to hospital emergency departments
-- more than 21,000 visits to medical offices and clinics
-- more than 670 hospitalizations
-- about 3.73 million non-medically treated injuries
-- 914 new dog bite injuries requiring ED visits per day

Even a most cursory web search will return thousands of dog bite incidents. So take that 10,000 year partnership crap and use it for asswipes.

It doesn't apply to me. I don't have a partnership with any farking dog. That makes him eligible for the slow cooker with some baby carrots and parsnips. Maybe some celary.

If you have a pet dog, then yes, maybe it would be a betrayal of sorts. But if it comes down to your kid starving or eating your dog, what are you really going to do? You'll be feeding your kid puppy chow.


So if you're upset about the Koreans eating dogs, then you'd better lump most of west asia in there, too. I've had dog in Hong Kong, Okinawa, RVN, Cambodia, Laos, and the Philipines.

And let's not forget to bash VN for eating cats, which are a luxury food in high-end restaurants there.

And then get ready to take your lumps for eating cows! Holy shiat! You are eating the sacred Hindu Cow! (this line doesn't apply to the pita-headed PETA members [pita-headed - Overcooked on the outside, empty on the inside])


If you don't like what someone is eating, have the farking courtesy to smile and ignore it. Your habits are probably equally offensive to the doggy diner.
2001-12-26 9:39:42 AM  
Torgodevil: Um, does that mean we should respect cannibals?
2001-12-26 9:41:03 AM  
Mind your own business?!
How can we mind our own business when these savages refuse to share their recipes? Dammit, where's my Poochie McNuggets?
2001-12-26 9:47:37 AM  
More people are killed driving in cars then flying. Guess we should stop driving AngelTwo-Six? Your stats are humorous. Consider the NUMBER of dogs in the world and your stats are small. Dogs are like children, you teach them well at home and they behave.
2001-12-26 9:49:22 AM  
Broil them for 30mins. and they never misbehave
2001-12-26 9:51:58 AM  
"Poochie McNuggets?"
Koreans eat dog. WoopDeeDoo.
2001-12-26 9:52:00 AM  
I prefer eating pussy.
2001-12-26 10:06:18 AM  
Aww geez... I've never had dog meat before. DOes that mean I'm not Korean anymore?
2001-12-26 10:19:41 AM  
Gdr2004: You are a disgrace to your heritage. Yhe only way for you to redeem yourself now is to go find a dachshund and a fondu pot.
2001-12-26 10:19:48 AM  
What the fark is going on with the font today?

Don't knock people for eating whatever the fark it takes to stay alive.

There is nothing under heaven that offends God; it is Man in his shame that invents blasphemy.
2001-12-26 10:30:05 AM  
I'd prefer to eat a Korean
2001-12-26 10:35:05 AM  
1)Hot dogs,
Armour hotdogs,
The dogs kids love to bite.

2)Personally, whenever I eat Chinese, I prefer "poodoo with noodoo."

3)C'mon, it ain't the "Imperialist West" putting down the Koreans for their dog eating, it's Western animal right's activist groups -- the "imperialistic P.E.T.A" for example.
From the article:
"The recent controversy over dog meat reveals once more that emotional nationalistic rhetoric remains the prime mover in the domestic media's coverage of Korea's interaction with other countries. The statements and actions of a few animal rights activists in the West were reported as if the West had conspired to besmirch Korea before the whole world."
2001-12-26 10:38:31 AM  
2001-12-26 10:54:03 AM  
Way to go Eliogabalus! Eating animals period is sick as hell in my book. Think about it a dead animal, would you eat a dead animal that was on the road dead? The whole practice of raising, killing and eating animals is discusting. People justify it in several ways but look at the real picture folks. Visit a slaughter house if you still think meat is yummy. It is death and murder. DISCUSTING! And dont give me that veggies feel pain too shiat!
2001-12-26 10:55:58 AM  
What I get from this article is that koreans can't take criticism.
2001-12-26 10:57:05 AM  
Angel: Dogs only befriend humans because: 1. You're feeding them.

Like your own kids would stick around if you didn't feed them?
2001-12-26 10:58:34 AM  
when i was in the a.f., i had the pleasure of going to osan(korea). now, when i say, pleasure, i'm seriously joking. being drunk was one of my favorite past time, while in that k-hole. the first weekend there i spent walking down the alley-ways, being drunk(checking out the place). there were all types of food vendors. i found this one lady, that had a fake type mcdonalds arches uniform on, and stuff on a stick that tasted great, in my drunkin stupper........ that's right!(i didn't know at the time). doggy! now, i don't quite know if it was the dog or the ice cubes in my ammo bowl(soju) that did it to me, but the next day i had exploding diarrhea. i'm talking, no-possible-way-of-holding-it-back diarrhea! i ran to the side of a building, busting right out of formation, while some guy was briefing us. i know your asking yourself, "spurt, what the hell does this have to do with the article?" NOTHING, really, but if at any time in your life (how ever slim the chance), someone offers you dog and soju, do not take them. that is all.
2001-12-26 11:16:23 AM  
I don't like the fact that people eat dogs for a good reason: they ARE Man's Best Friend. I know that may seem corny, but read on:

Dogs were the first animals mankind domesticated. We raised, fed, and bred them to BE our best friends. Go see if a wolf will like being your pet. I'll bet it won't. What I'm saying is, sure it's an animal, and people eat animals, but it's kind of disturbing to eat an animal whose species has been around for tens of thousands of years FOR the purpose of befriending humans.
Same goes with cats. Cats and dogs are meant to be around people, they were raised that way!

As for eating meat in general:

You Vegans can't be so damn idealistic. We naturally eat meat. It would be great if our bodies were adapted to eating only plant life and being perfectly fine, but we have those certain teeth for a reason... we were MADE to eat meat. Deal with it, there's nothing you can do about it. Evolution MAY turn us into plant-eaters.In fact, neanderthals were mostly carnivorous (as much as any wolf or other carnivore), but then again, that doesn't really matter, since we didn't evolve from Neanderthals anyway... oh well.

But if a Korean is poor, and NEEDS food, and there isn't much around, then fine. Eat the dog. As long as it isn't anyone's pet and it's killed humanely.
2001-12-26 12:19:26 PM  
There are so many stray dogs and cats in the World why shouldn't they end up in little Suzie Dukdoodoggiedickeater's hungry tummy?
Totally different culture there.
But I know if they tried to eat my German Shepard that they would be the prey, not her.
Hannah (my dog) loves Oriental food.
2001-12-26 12:42:09 PM  
Man, that is stupid. Everyone already knows it's OK to eat dogs - they're so tasty!
2001-12-26 12:46:06 PM  
Slayerswine: How old is Hannah? Dogs tend to get a little tough and stringy around two years.
2001-12-26 12:50:13 PM  
Hannah age isn't as important as her breed, no one wants to eat a German Shepard. Working dogs in general are tough.
Now toy breeds, there's a meal. Kinda like veal.
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