It's no more cruel to eat a dog or cat, that it is to eat any other type of meat.
I agree 100%.
It is all meat somewhere.This coming from a vegetarian.I am not a close minded vegetarian though.In many parts of the world,cats and dogs,as well as horses,rats,snakes,alligators,guinea pigs...etc,etc,etc are food.They are also kept as pets and for work all over the world.
To label one animal food and another a pet is just stupid and hypocritical!
I'm sorry but I cannot believe that a "pet lover" would respond this way to eating dogs and cats.
They raise these animals in cages or catch strays (or even pets wandering the street) and skin them.
Excuse me...but I am a huge pet lover.I am also a realist.
And guess what!? Ever see slaughterhouses? Yeah...you don't want to.Now those are what I would call cruel.
Tell me why it is okay to label a dog or cat a pet and a pig or cow for food? What about the cultures who eat other animals? What about the people who have cows and pigs as pets? How is it different? Is it because a dog or cat is cute?
I hate china cause they kill cats and dogs for food. Here Yes i know we eat chicken pig, cow. Things like that. BUT its different. Not because its a animal but because its a farm animal, its bred and raised for food. A dog or cat is NOT a food item, they were bred to be PETS only. And dogs were bred to be our friends and to help us hunt or retrieve a duck out of water or hunt mice out of holes in the ground or warn us when some one is braking into our house. Cats were here to help kill off mice in barns.
Only a NON animal lover would say something like a animal is just a animal and no more than that.....
ALSO in china the way's they kill is NOT right, they dont put them to sleep in a good way, they beat them, and boil them alive. We dont do that here to cows, chicken, and pigs do we? Ok maybe them ppl out there that dont care but the people that do care. They dont toss a live pig or something into boiling water to kill it.
And the way they keep these animals in cages in china is so not right, they pack small cages full of dog or cat, no water, no food, Dirty.... Its just not right.. A dog or cat is a PET and only a PET never to be food for a person. Its just not right.
There are animals out there that should NOT never be on some ones dinner plate.
Again,why and how is it different? You cannot say anyone who thinks cats and dogs are food is not an animal lover.Do you eat meat? Then I can simply turn around and say your not an animal lover because you eat meat.
I don't eat meat.NONE at all.However I am not against people who do.People eat all sorts of animals,insects and all kinds of crazy stuff all over the world.And it does not just happen in China.What about the mass killings in slaughterhouses? The abuse that goes on in these places is inhumane.I also have no problems with hunting,fishing and small independent farms.As long as the animal does not suffer,who am I to tell people they cannot eat something? Here in Newfoundland,fishing is a huge part of the culture and I respect it,because I love my province and respect the culture.I also respect other cultures,even if I do not always agree.Oh and I am going to throw this out there too,I am also not against cannibalism...I must REALLY be evil and insane now!
It is very close minded and hypocritical to label one animal as food (chicken,pig,cow...etc) and another a pet (dog,cat,guinea pig,rat...etc)...when they can all be pets or food somewhere.Do you know that horses are bred for meat too? Look at the Bashkir in Russia...those are meat horses.But people also love horses.Horses are some of the most loved animals,yet in other parts of the world they are eaten.
Oh and as for dogs...many dog breeds were not
bred originally for companions and pets.A lot of breeds were bred solely for the purpose of work and to do a job.If you read up on many breed's histories you will see what their purpose was.And still today,people have only working dogs.
People follow what society deems acceptable and not.Instead of making up your own mind/opinion and keeping an open mind,people just are sheep and follow along.Or following along with the crazy animal rights groups...like PETA for example...
I prolly will get told off for my opinion and stuff,but frankly I do not care.Like I said,I am a realist.I know what goes on.I am not going to sit here and be close minded and say well I have pet cats or pet rats,so it is cruel that someone would consider eating them somewhere else! In all reality,people eat them.And I do not have a problem with it.And this is my opinion,mixed with fact and I am sticking with it.
EDIT: wow...longer post then I intended!