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Post time 2015-6-12 19:34:38 |Display all floors
Litchi and dog meat is the unlikely favorite combo of people in Yulin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on summer solstice. In fact, the local catering industry has been using the combo to promote the summer solstice "festival" since the late 1990s, claiming ancient herbal medicine books say that eating litchi and dog meat together can help people overcome the negative effects of th ...

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Post time 2015-6-12 19:34:39 |Display all floors
Let's be clear on this: dog meat is not regulated by the government. That means that any restaurant (fixed or street-stall) that serves it is serving meat that is not regulated and not inspected. Next, of course, is the mythology surrounding the serving of dog meat. Let's start with the easy one: "It's good for a man's 'stamina'." Nope, not quite likely. Any well-rounded diet is good for a person's health. The issue with the dog meat "industry" is the extreme cruelty involved in dispatching the animal: said cruelty said to be important in ensure the meat's efficacy for, you guessed it, "stamina". There is no science backing up that assertion. Now, let's move onto the myth that "only dogs bred for the table" and "only dogs from dog farms" are used for dog meat. That also is not the case. Many dog breeds can be seen on their way to dog meat restaurants and festivals. Finally, if you have any doubts about the depth of cruelty and depravity of those involved in providing dog meat, just look at the insane stunts pulled last year at the dog meat festival! Dog meat sellers tortured dogs in front of protesters and refused to stop that torture until the protesters bought the poor dogs. And, yes, those dogs were from a number of different breeds.

This is what you support when you excuse away dog meat consumption in China.

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Post time 2015-6-14 15:47:08 |Display all floors
johnhenry2 Post time: 2015-6-12 19:34
Let's be clear on this: dog meat is not regulated by the government. That means that any restaurant  ...

many of the dogs are could be stolen pets or just strays.

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Post time 2015-6-20 17:57:09 |Display all floors
Depends on which part of the country one comes from. In our case, we were taught from childhood never to lay our hands on dog meat. It brings bad luck and should be avoided like the plague.

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Post time 2015-6-21 09:39:19 |Display all floors
i strongly oppose the idea of eating dog meat. i am a dog person and it is really cruel to think of that.dogs are clever and loyal animal sometimes they are even better than human beings.i hope that the situation of killing dogs can be less. and then one day there is no killing at all. dogs are our friends.

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