At 8/14/10 12:39 AM, M-Vero wrote:
I never understood why people thought it was so weird that people eat what we'd consider pets in other parts of the world.
I've already explained why I personally couldn't eat dogs or cats, and I think that goes for why people think it's weird. Lots of us have dogs or cats, and have raised them, so we feel too attached to those species to eat them.
I don't think it's weird that other cultures eat them, though. They don't look at them the same way, and people should understand that.
Another reason people sometimes give is that dogs and cats are predators. Humans usually don't eat other predators. Almost all other food we eat is herbivorous.