I know many of you don’t like this topic including me, but I thought to share some information about these dog meat shops in China just to give you some knowledge about it. If you go to Asian countries like China, Korea, Philippines, or Vietnam, you can see lot of meat shops where they sell dog meat. Here I’m going to talk about the situation in China. The place where thousands of dogs killed for meat every year.
The picture above I took when I was in China before 1 year. It’s a half of a dead dog in a freezer. If you go to Chinese street markets, you will see lot of this kinda sceneries. Even live dogs in cages to be killed for customer orders. In some parts of China, there are dog farms where people feed hundreds of dogs just for meat and in country sides, people buy dogs from other homes if the owner agrees to sell. Since dog meat is expensive in China, lot of people are into this business.
Many other cultures except this Asian region consider that eating a dog is cruel, barbaric and disgusting. Ironically we haven’t a big problem about eating all other sorts of animals as long as they are not called pets. But for the vast majority of people on earth, cultural values are different. Some just consider dog meat as a delicious and a protein rich food. So they continue to eat it. Thats why there are lot of dog meat shops in China at the present. However, not all people in China eat it.
“Food dogs” are not pets and they have no names. They are bred and raised in farms, just like pigs, cows, lambs, chickens and other farm animals. They are put down “humanely” just like any other farm animal, usually by slitting the throat and bleeding the animal until it passes out.
Recently I heard that Chinese government took some steps to shut down dog meat shops in China, but it will take long time to get results. You also can help these innocent animals by stop eating their meat and advising others to do so. Dogs are our friends, they are the most loyal animals to humans, so people should stop killing them.