I'm afraid I don't like snake dishes or dog meat.
Mung bean cannot eat immediately after eating dog meat, is this why?
Dog Meat Casserole
Stewed Dog Meat
Residents of a small city in southern China plan to hold an annual dog-meat festival on Friday amid intense criticism from animal rights groups, which have denounced the one-day event as unsafe and inhumane.
Residents of Yulin in Guangxi province consider the festival an ancient summer solstice tradition. Many cherish their city's dog-meat culture, which involves the mass consumption of dog-meat hotpot served with lychees and strong grain liquor.
Animal rights groups say 10,000 dogs are slaughtered during the festival each year, and that many are electrocuted, burned and skinned alive. Pictures posted online show flayed dogs, dogs hanging from meat hooks, and piles of dog corpses on the side of the road. In China dog meat isprized as a nutritious winter time dish that doctors can prescribe to treat maladies such as impotence and poor circulation.
Activists have tried to block the event on numerous occasions through open letters and street protests. Some have implored the UK and US governments to interfere with the festival via online petitions. "Please help us stop the Yulin Festival of eating dogs in Guangxi province. It is bloody and disregards life," a petition on the US White House website was titled.
What's your opinion about this dog-meat festival?
So should we ban dog meat festival?
As we known, dogs are people's best friends. However, in Guangxi Yulin, there is a traditional festival called "dog-meat festival". On that day, people in Yulin eat dog meat to celebrate this festival. So should we ban dog meat festival?
As for me, if the Chinesewere still practicing survival skills and ate everything within their grasp for lack of a steady supply of healthy food I could understand their need to eat dog meat, but in this case it is like throwing pearls to the swine as the Yulin festival of dog meat is not about starving poor eating strays; it is gourmands demanding dog meat to satisfy their medicinal needs, aphrodisiacal wishes and to please their taste buds.
It is a matter of choice for people of different country. Korean also eat dog meat. They used to hang them up with hooks in stalls and the choice is yours to chose. In my country, dogs are not eaten. So they multiply and roam around as strays. They rummage dustbins for food. Some has sickness due to lack of human care. They live around the streets and no one to care for them. Dog catchers comes around once in a while to round them up. They will be taken to the centre where will be terminated by injections. All these are not shown to the public.
All in all, I think dog meat festival should be banned.
People become quite illogical when they try to decide what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten. Chinese are never bothered with such trifles as everything in their eyes can surely be eaten.
There is a saying that Chinese eat everything with four legs, except tables, and everything that flies — except airplanes. It seems that all living creatures in the world can barely escape from Chinese’s chopsticks. Sea horse, rhino’s horn and tiger’s penis are considered to be precious medicines. Bear’s paw and money’s brain are served as some kind of delicacies. Slaughtering legions of dogs is merely a piece of cake. I guess it is hard to convince those people why pigs are eatable while dogs and cats are not. If there were a shortage of food, human flesh would also be one of their options.