Word on the web this week has definitely been about the Chinese proposed ban on eating dogs and cats. Clearly, I’m no dog eater. I’m not even a cat eater But, I am an animal eater. So, the question becomes…where do you draw the line with accepted edible animals?
Say I had grown up in China though. If eating dog meat was the norm, it would be pretty weird to be banned from eating it all of the sudden. I might even be angry about it. Many feel that the ban has been proposed to apease the West. Some speculate that Chinese pet perception is evolving. The point is, people are talking.
What makes this custom so different than others? American’s demanding the ban of dog and cat meat is a little ethnocentric, don’t ya think?
As for me? I’m conflicted. As animal lover and pet owner, I like the idea of the ban…but, probably because it doesn’t apply to or affect me. Really, I think it’s simply cultural thing.
What about you?