Well we all want to save the whales. But who's going to save the dogs?
I don't have a problem with people wanting to eat dog meat. Although after observing the dirty habits of my own dog, I'll just say that there's no way I'm putting that thing in my mouth.
As far as I'm concerned eating dog is no different to eating pig. lamb, rabbit, chicken or beef. We just have some hangup about it because their our little pets.
What I have a problem with are the conditions they are kept in before they are slaughtered and the inhumane way they are slaughtered. But don't worry – I know the meat in my supermarket didn't grow in those black plastic packets covered with cling wrap. I know that a drive around pig farms and chicken farms and the abattoirs of Australia will reveal some horrific sights as well.
Thats why I don't eat meat. Because the way animals are confined and the way they are slaughtered makes me feel bad. It's my own little protest. So thats why I won't be trying dog. And the conditions they are kept in and killed in are extreme. Apparently they like the dogs to suffer because then the adrenaline rushes around the body and makes the meat taste better. Think skinned alive. Think bashed to death while hanging from your back legs. Think of being another dog watching this and knowing your turn is up next.
So I just thought I'd point this out. Just be aware that it's going on. I know there are countless great causes out there, all as worthy as the next. Just know that it's happening. If you're up to it, here's a bit of light reading.