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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mcatdtDROID, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. mcatdtDROID

    Thread Starter

    Eating a dog in the US

    Eating a cow in the US

    Eating a dog in Asia

    Eating a cow in India

    Sociological studies show that it's accepted to eat cow here, not in India, dog in Asia, not in the US.

    Why is that?

    If I ever go somewhere it's 'allowed'.... I'm eating a dog just to say I did. It's seriously on my 'bucket list"

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  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Personally I don't care. When I was in China I ate things I have no idea what it was. I could have eaten some dog... who knows. As long as it tastes good I don't care what animal it is. :D
  3. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    Some of it is religious beliefs (cows are considered sacred in India, it's nothing sociological there), and some of it is just how it is. And saying it's OK to eat dog in Asia isn't correct either, there are just some parts of Asia where they eat dog, but the vast majority of it, they don't. China, India, Japan, none of them are really dog eaters. I think it's mainly Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, that area has more of that reputation. Asia is a big place.
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I've been to Thailand also, so maybe I ate some there?
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Eating rabbit is generally acceptable, but squirrel not so much. I've eaten both and there's not much difference and both are technically rodents. If you want an interesting meal and find yourself in Alsace, order andouillette.
  6. PGP_Protector

    PGP_Protector Well-Known Member

    If it's raised as food, it's food
    If it's raised as a pet it's a pet.

    So I've had Dog, Rabbit, Cow, Birds (All kinds), Cat, Frogs, Squid, Snales, Bugs, Bacteria, and God knows what.
  7. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    im a carnivore, that simple.
    dont believe in animal abuse, but sure believe in eating them.
    really like our dog, but if the crap hit the fan bad enough in the world....guess whats for dinner.
    LickTheEnvelope and NYCHitman1 like this.
  8. mcatdtDROID

    Thread Starter

    religion is part of sociology....
  9. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Speaking of which, I got this PDF about a market in Beijing a while ago, very interesting pictures, makes me hungry just looking at them!:D

    Beijing Market
  10. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Some of that looked pretty good. I don't do the bug thing though, that is just disgusting to me. When I was in Thailand they had bug carts like we have hotdog carts in city's in America. A couple friends ate the bugs and said they were like potato chips, but I just took their word for it :)
  11. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Smart man! :D
  12. Chidori602

    Chidori602 Well-Known Member

    i wont eat anything other than a cow, chicken, goat, and pig. also whats up with all the animal threads lately? looking at you mcatdtDROID
  13. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    if i were hungry enough, and there wasnt any meat around....here kitty kitty kitty....lol....
  14. saps

    saps Extreme Android User

    Different cultures.
    Classic example. Man in a speedo. USA = taboo. Europe = OK :rolleyes:
  15. mcatdtDROID

    Thread Starter

    exactly.... that's the part where sociology comes in. Nothing like placing a picture of a lip-plate chick that her men think is sexy, next to a picture of a sexy girl in western culture to contrast differences.

    But if you bring a lipplate tribe man over to the US, should he be required to all of sudden, think Jessica Alba is hot?

    Why should we then expect NOT to eat cow in India
    or not expect Asians to eat dog

    (I'm expecting an Asian to come into this thread and say how not all asians eat dog in 5...4...3...2...)
  16. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I don't have a plate in my lip (or my skull, for that matter) nor do I have my face covered in tribal Maori tattos and i don't think Jessica Alba is hot. I missed the statute where it is mandated that I must. Did GW slip that into the Patriot Act?

    Because a cow is culturally considered a sacred animal in India and generally not readily available for consumption. Anyone as a visitor (with this knowledge ... ignorance is another matter) should expect not to be eating beef.

    Eating dog meat in this country is prohibited. The USDA does not approve it for general consumption and you are not allowed to serve it or import it. It is also illegal to kill a dog for consumption. Now granted it's not illegal to consume dog meat, but how would you obtain said meat without violating local statutes?

    Not all Americans eat Big Macs and not all Jews keep Kosher either.
  17. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    You seriously believe that all Asians eat dog? Have any basis for that or is it just a stereotype that you believe to be true?
  18. Isthmus

    Isthmus Android Expert

    Well if the OP is really concerned, just stick to veggies. I've never heard of any culture having serious cultural taboos against vegetables.
  19. mcatdtDROID

    Thread Starter

    no... but thanks for proving my point.... I'm sure some Indians eat cow too. Try not to find reasons to get offended. I know your lifestyle typically breeds the "i'm a victim" mentality, but that doesn't mean I think all asians eat dog.
  20. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    That's because vegetables don't have souls ... or do they?

    (cue eerie music. Visualize large shadow of ominous broccoli on wall)
  21. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    What exactly is that supposed to mean??? :thinking::thinking:

    I thought of it as you saying that asians eat dogs too.
  22. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    If there is a "lifestyle that breeds 'I'm a victim mentality'," it is the human being on human being, world wide lifestyle.

    We seem to victimize one another rather well, irrespective of personal lifestyle or choices.
  23. PGP_Protector

    PGP_Protector Well-Known Member

    Plant Rights Movement :)
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  24. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    :D Reminds me of the Save the Tuna movement years ago (dolphins were getting caught in tuna nets, bringing about "Save the Dolphins" screamers).

    Now, sadly, Save the Tuna has morphed into an over fishing concern.
  25. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    What does that have to do with anything? You implied that one should expect Asians to eat dog and I was explicitly talking about that. What does my homosexuality, or as you call it a "lifestyle", have anything to do with this? I see time and time again you try to bring in irrelevant information as arguments for your umm... purpose. It doesn't work and just makes you look inexperienced in debating.

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