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To see nothing wrong with eating dogs in principle

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ReallyTired Fri 20-Sep-13 15:01:10

I have to admit that I have never eaten dog and I don't fancy the idea. However provided the dogs have a reasonable and are humanely killed, I don't think its any worse to eat a dog than to eat a cow or a sheep or pig.

I feel that rescuing animals which suffer cruety in Thailand like this woman has done

is a poor use of money. She has done nothing to improved the lot of dogs in Thailand.

In the UK there are lots of healthy dogs which get put down every year because no one wants them. Why could she not have given a Scottish dog a home? Sadly there is plenty of animal cruelty in all parts of the British Isles. The costs of paying for animal from Thaliand to fly to the UK and be quantinened would have saved numerous dogs in Scotland.

Rather than trying to stop dogs being eaten surely it would be better to set up farms and humanely kill dogs that are destined for the table just like sheep in the UK. (Ie. with similar hygiene standards to the UK.) Saving one dog by bringing it to England is not going to improve the dog meat trade in Thailand.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 21-Sep-13 10:53:23

Olivia Just cook him/her well and don't eat the liver.

It's not your DH is it? Because that's what praying mantises do.

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:53

this thread just reminded me of that scene in "War of the Roses" when Barbara Rose pretends to have made pate out of Benji the dog.

"Woof" is just one of best lines ever.
and her face. then his. then the table - a brilliant scene that is!

ButterMyArse Fri 20-Sep-13 23:07:24

I've eaten guinea pig, and dog. The guinea pig was ok, if a bit scrawny. Would eat it again (it's a delicacy where I live). Dog tasted a bit muttony. I'm not particularly sentimental about animals but found myself a bit repulsed by eating dog and wouldn't do so again.

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 22:15:13

I don't even dare to wave to anyone... [scared]

<counts fingers and toes>

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 22:14:17

I can't work it out if you are for or against. so I'm watching my fingers!grin

utreas Fri 20-Sep-13 22:07:53

I would have no issue with eating dog, I'm sure it tastes quite nice.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 21:51:08


Olivia did a bit of person get stuck in your throat?

Not sure unpasteurised human is allowed when preg.

Lweji Fri 20-Sep-13 21:48:13

anyone eaten guinea-pig.

I know people who did. Some say they didn't like it. Others said it was just meat.

Lweji Fri 20-Sep-13 21:46:47

On things that eat mainly meat, I once ate (reportedly) alligator.

And frogs, and camel (also reportedly).

Meat is meat. I think I'd be able to eat any cooked meat, just not kill the animal or human.

I'm more averse at some vegetables. blush

StickEmUp Fri 20-Sep-13 21:44:48

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TylerHopkins Fri 20-Sep-13 21:41:22

What Princess said.

MalcolmTuckersMistress Fri 20-Sep-13 21:38:19

And fish don't count!

ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 21:35:36

<hides self from potential cannibals.
no pointing fingers, can't risk fingers being chewed off>

MalcolmTuckersMistress Fri 20-Sep-13 21:34:36

No, I'm afraid I have a rule that I won't eat anything else that eats mainly meat.

garlicbaguette Fri 20-Sep-13 21:09:06

Olivia did a bit of person get stuck in your throat? grin

Sanity, I forgot about goats! I've eaten plenty of goat, and they eat ANYTHING. A goat ate my belt once, while I was still wearing it. It wouldn't let go, so I ended up cutting off the belt and leaving the goat to enjoy it as antipasto. I bet it was a Mumsnet benefits goat hmm

I know several people who've eaten their own placentas, post-delivery, obv. I guess eating your accidentally severed finger's just one small step beyond that; at least no other beings were harmed in the process! Meiwes & Brandes were just weird.

Domestic, the mercury's in the sea, thanks to pollution by humans. It doesn't leave the body so gets concentrated in the fish's tissue. I'm not sure whether eating other (polluted) fish makes carnivorous fish's mercury levels particularly high? It might, but then the algae & stuff that veggie fish eat would also be polluted. Anyway, you're right that we're only supposed to eat fish twice a week because we poisoned the bloody sea.
River fish don't contain much mercury smile

I think your campaign makes sense, ReallyTired.

PrincessFlirtyPants Fri 20-Sep-13 20:54:55

Yes, YABU.

I don't eat any animals, so the idea of eating a dog is frankly disgusting to me.

In theory, I can see your point. But as I type this I have a very cute curly puppy asleep next to me and an adorable spaniel laying on my feet. So it makes me feel a bit queasy. I could perhaps get with a cat casserole, though.

StickEmUp Fri 20-Sep-13 20:50:19

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ReallyTired Fri 20-Sep-13 20:46:22

"Haha we've had threads about eating people I've only just remembered <awaits deletion>"

I've never had a thread of mine deleted before...

StickEmUp Fri 20-Sep-13 20:44:08

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ZingWantsCake Fri 20-Sep-13 20:34:51

burning much like pigs and chickens then

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 20-Sep-13 20:08:59

Olivia did a bit of person get stuck in your throat?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 20-Sep-13 20:03:54

excuse the typing i've got my lairy little guinea-pig and he's wondering if he really does taste like chicken. anyone eaten guinea-pig.

as a vegetarian of many years - over 33 years- i view all animals as potentially edible , just that i choose not to.

as an aside though. this woman bringing all these dogs to the uk.


i can't 'get' why people rave about these charities , i think k9 angels or similar who rescue dogs abroad and rehome to the uk.

yes, because we have no dogs in rescue in the uk do we.

we don't have 1000s of dogs waiting and being pts.


OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 20:03:29


Bubbles1066 Fri 20-Sep-13 20:03:02

I agree too OP. No difference between eating a dog or any other animal. Whilst I would love a veggie world unfortunately people want to (but only a few need to) eat meet so we should concentrate on the welfare of farmed animals.

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