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Posted 4/14/15

Jamming777 wrote:

Why is one breed known as Chow?


I'm not sure if the question is serious or not, but I will treat it like it is. Chow-chow (dog breed) is thought by many to relate to the Chinese pidgin English term chow-chow, which meant food, since parts of Asia have been associated with viewing dogs as food.

Language fanatic. Etymology is wonderful.
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Posted 4/15/15
I eat cats every morning for breakfast.
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There are actually distinct breeds of dogs that are raised for food. As far as I know, nobody farms and eats chow-chows. I forget the dog breed but it is a dog with a short, black coat.
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Posted 4/15/15 , edited 4/15/15
I generally prefer to avoid it as a personal choice, but I'm not opposed to the basic concept. A Chinese restaurant I used to attend once got busted for keeping cat carcasses in their restaurant freezer. After proving that they had the cats for personal consumption, they were let off with a warning. I don't think less of the place, though I think that they should have known better than to store the felines at the restaurant. The restaurant didn't seem to lose customers, by the way.

For goodness sake, though, and this goes for horse and anything else; I don't appreciate being tricked into consuming creatures.
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Posted 4/15/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

There are actually distinct breeds of dogs that are raised for food. As far as I know, nobody farms and eats chow-chows. I forget the dog breed but it is a dog with a short, black coat.


Oh, I hope that isn't what it seemed like I was saying. Rather, I think the name came about in the west as a result of such a stereotype. Chow-chow have a different name in Chinese, I believe. They've primarily been work/war dogs throughout history, and such animals aren't often used for food.
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I'm pretty sure most of the takeaways here kidnap cats and turn them into kebab meat...so i've got no problem with it.
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I'll try most things once. If it tastes like crap I'll spit it out. If it tastes decent, I'll eat it. Unless I am being fed my dog or a person or something that is just too far outside my comfort zone. I would just turn down the latter. But feed me my pup or a person and I wouldn't leave without having a few "words" with the chef.
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Objectively? No. Subjectively? Yes, as long as you have the most remote form of a conscience.
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Posted 4/15/15
The more you know
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Well, this might be an unpopular opinion, but once an animal is dead and you eat it, it's nutrition for your body all the same. I guess the morality part, for me, stops being an issue once the animal is dead. At that point, it doesn't matter what's said and done because there's a body and you either let it go to waste or you do something beneficial with it, like eat it. This doesn't mean you should always kill things to end up at this point, but a dead body is a dead body. Understandably, it's hard to eat the dead body of a pet but that's because there's a sort of sentimental value. I kept crayfish often so, to this day, I have a hard time eating shrimp and lobster. That doesn't make it wrong for others to eat shrimp or lobster, though.

I am not too sure myself where to draw the line. The one most readily drawn is probably the one that is certain to the majority of people: eating other people.

Still, I'm legitimately curious what human flesh tastes like. I'm going to assume that eating a chunk of arm or calf won't kill me. That's probably disgusting to most people but this is true curiosity. It's not a craving or a dark desire to see and cut apart dead people. My grandma has tried it once back when her village was in a situation in which there was no other choice. She said it tastes like any other meat. Sort of sweet. You wouldn't know it was human meat unless someone told you. If there was a chance to legally try it once and the meat was fresh and not diseased, I'd probably give it a go.
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As long as they're yours bon appetit.
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I don't think its wrong, however I neither think it would be very appetizing or good value for money, sure beef would cost less than dog meat.
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I don't think you should eat dogs or cats because they're kinda on a equal level with people. I mean, they're our pets or friends or whatever. Same goes with horses. These animals help us humans out, so why eat them? Cows, chickens, pigs.. nobody really keeps those animals as pets or friends, and they don't do an awful lot to benefit humans, so I understand why people eat them, they're bred to be eaten. Plus they taste good.

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