Is it OK to eat a cat or a dog?

@krupesh (2608)
India
August 24, 2009 10:30pm CST
In some countries people eat cats & dogs meat.In some other countries people dont like eating them .They think that they have the feelings just like humans have.Do you think so?Wont you eat just for the above reason?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I don't know of any countries that eat dogs and cats and I certainly wouldn't do it. In the US cats and dogs are considered pets and we don't eat pets. Some ppl, like myself, consider our pets as children...we wouldn't eat children either. I can't see any reason that I would ever face that would justify eating my pet or a child. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Yes twoey68 there are countries that do eat cats and dogs...mainly Asian countries. Not only that but I've seen horrific videos of cats and dogs being skinned alive for the China fur trade...most of that "fur" is used as fur trim on clothing. China considers eating cats as an aphrodisiac and I once saw a PBS program about cats and how cats were viewed over the centuries...from being worshiped in Egypt to having live cats caged up in markets in China to be sold as "meat"
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Aug 09
That was definately a visual I did not need . I can't understand how anyone could do anything like that. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Care4Pets (179)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Being from the US, it is not only illegal, but inhumane to even consider eating a dog or cat. I understand that it is an edible animal to some cultures, but mine is not one of them. For me, my dogs and cats are part of my family. Even though they are not human, they do have feelings. All animals, domestic and wildlife, have feelings; this is not exclusive to cats and dogs. I feel sad for people who do not understand that concept for they are truly missing the beauty of our world and a true connection with the life and nature that surrounds us everyday. I'm going to go pet my dog now. :)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I couldn't agree more...I'm from the USA as well and yes, believe cats and dogs are members of the family to be loved. I also believe all animals have feelings and even souls...I'm not exactly a vegetarian but when I do buy any kind of meat I buy organic and not farm factory raised meats in which the animals are subjected to cruelty.....while you pet your dog...I'll hug my two kitties... :-)
@daliaj (5689)
• India
25 Aug 09
I think it is fine to eat cats and dogs if you like it. The issue is whether you like the taste of the meat. Men are eating many pet animals and wild animals. So, I don't think there is a big issue with cats and dogs. I don't eat them because usually people in my place don't eat them. If I were in a plac where people eat cat and dog meat, I would have eaten them for sure.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Oh, for God's sake, please don't eat my pets. I love my cat and my rabbit. You can eat your dog if you want. But never do that to my cat. Or else I will sue you in court, is there such?
• Hong Kong
25 Aug 09
Of cause i wont eat them.We cant stop people taking the animals into their stomach.I am always wondering why people like to eat them.All i want to say just stop killing them eaten for god sake
• China
25 Aug 09
well,don't u think a cow ,a rabbit or a pig also has feelings just like human? maybe u think the animals i mention above is far away from ur daily life~~ but they do have feelings like we do .. i wont eat a cat or dog ~it is cruel~ but i admit that it is alao cruel to thoes animals that i eat~~
• United States
25 Aug 09
I personally don't eat meat but I am not going to judge someone for eating it or what they eat. In my mind eating a dog is no different from eating a chicken.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Aug 09
For people like me who come from a country where cats and dogs are viewed as beloved family members, the idea of eating cats and dogs is totally barbaric and cruel....I can see though that on the flip side where other cultures such as those that follow Hinduism, the idea of eating a cow, which many people do in non-Asian countries, which is sacred would be equally thought of as barbaric. a lot has to do with one's upbringing and cultural viewpoints, but in my mind, NO, I don't think it's all right to eat cats or dogs. Nor is it right to skin cats or dogs ALIVE as is done in the fur trade in China. (I've seen videos of this being done) While I'm by no means a vegetarian, I've cut down my meat eating to near zilch--in fact of late I've haven't eaten any red meat (from cows) at all. And yes, I do firmly believe that animals in general not only have feelings, but souls too and must be treated with respect
@smart44 (511)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I think its not ok. because they have the rabbies.In my own opinion its not ok.
@marguicha (106092)
• Chile
25 Aug 09
There are many things that belong to a country or region culture. It happens with food. It also happens with marriage ( in western culture it is not used an arranged married yet the amount of divorces is great). Some people eat snakes, some others cockroaches. They are all sources of protein. I don´t think I´d eat a cat or dog, but I am not sure. I have eaten frogs and rabbits. Who knows. It depends on the circunstances. Happy posting!!!