July 4, 2007 6:28pm CST
Here I am with another animal post. I came across this article when I was looking for a picture to post on my last discussion. This is horific. It made me angry and I even wrote an email to the president of the Phillipines. http://www.gan.ca/campaigns/philippines+dogs/factsheets.en.html
5 Jul 07
It's so shameful and so sad that Philippines are known for that. But my family and I are all against of it. I experienced before that my dog was slaughtered by one of our neighbors. After i arrived from the church,i then looked for my puppy but i was really upset,shocked and cried a lot when i found its head on the garbage. I don't think they are really starving for dog meats. They are so cruel and i really hated them that did that thing to my puppy. After that incidence, i never again tried to own a dog coz i am afraid they might do it again.
5 Jul 07
That is just disgusting! Those poor animals. I really don't get why people would do that I mean you would think if they were going to sell the meat they would want them well fed. Not that selling the meat is right by a long shot but to starve them and not give them water for days just doesn't make sense! I to get very upset when I see something like that. :(
6 Jul 07
hi coffeeshot! Dog eating in the Philippines started as a religious rite...It's is really a horrific practice, but i don't think that Philippines is condemned with such practice. Of course, not the entire Philippines/Filipinos do this, only a very very small portion of the country's population, thus, its not appropriate to make conclusive comments about Filipinos, right? (I don't mean you, but I just want to express my thoughts here). There's no perfect country:its has its own strength and flaws. Now, what is commendable is that the government of the Philippines is trying all its best to stop this practice, (as stated by the website you mentioned above) which I know they are successful
• United States
7 Jul 07
I don't see the big deal. Dogs are animals. We eat animals all the time, so why not dog? Now, stealing someone's pet and eating it is a totally different subject. That is a violation of someone's property rights and just downright disrespectful. As far as I am concerned, exacting retribution for the killing of a pet should be considered justifiable homicide.