Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2011 ( 111 moms have responded )
I am probably really going to start a fight here, but I'd rather see some real debate on this.
I've been involved in rescue for most of my life, and it seems that things just are not getting any better. I know a few people who have stated that it is crazy that we euthanize so many pets(horses included) in this country and turn a blind eye, but get so up in arms about other cultures who routinely eat the animals we consider pets. So why do we get so distrought about it? Would it be better to let some of these animals facing a meaningless death be consumed instead? What brought this up was an incident where an Asian man(don't know country of orgin, but he was an immigrant) 'adopted' a dog that was slated for euthanization, and then promptly disapeared. Some in our shelter feel he ate the dog. Some are calling for extra measures before allowing any Asians to adopt now. Some feel that either way, the dog would be dead now, so forget it!
I, personally, think it would take some severe starvation to drive me to eat a dog, but what are your thoughts?