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Q: Why do Chinese people eat cats and dogs?

i really dont get it. why why why??

8 years 18 weeks ago in  Food  - China

 
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Actually the dogs are delicious. The cats are actually civits, a wild ca,t and they too are delicious.

Do not knock it until you have tried it.

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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No we don't!!!
Don't always make it about all Chinese!
Korean loves to eat dog!!!

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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Well I've eaten dog in a Chinese restaurant where many other Chinese were eating dog. so yes Chinese poeple like to eat dog... just because you don't doesn't make the point invalid.. He didn't say "Why do ALL Chinese people eat dogs?"

To answer your question: Chinese people like to eat dogs because they can, and because dogs are tasty.

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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Most Koreans prefer cats to dogs,

Why "do" Chinese people eat cats and dogs?

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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Once again, Chinese History 101.

The current Chinese 'grandparent' generation have lived through years of crippling famine at some point in their lives. Now while this didn't extend to absolutely every part of China, it still had a huge impact on people's lives. When you've just got cabbage to eat, suddenly that stray dog starts to look mighty tasty.

People had nothing else to eat, so everything became edible (and acceptable). Attitudes to this haven't changed much, though some animal welfare groups are emerging.

You can still find dog on menus in China, particularly in parts of Guangdong, and especially in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province. I doubt Wenna's ever been there though.

I had cat in Guangdong and it wasn't great. But perhaps that was just the restaurant. Try it, you might like it!

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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why chinese eat as they believe to some extent every food has their secret quality which can contribute to human body so i can not completely say things from my side. maybe it can hurt the feelings of reader but i will mention some other things chinese or same geneoloical people do eat these things as well.......
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i have seen it in changsha they eat dogs. there were shops in which dogs were hanging outside in hook with out skins. one of the teacher i meet in jiangsu she said that she has seen pickles of cockroaches, chinese people also each placenta some nurses steal it to sale to outside the hospital illegal, blood, and all animal body parts. in some places monkeys are also eaten, soup of snake is also there...

i guess some day chinese will start eating humans.. i am afraid they are not the GOG and MAGOGs........

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8 years 18 weeks ago
 
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I would like to say first that I feel bad because I eat any meat. The fact that some living thing died so I can eat a steak bothers me, but I do like eating meat. This is my culture and how I was raised. I always thought the stories I heard about eating cats and dogs were false. I can see it if it is a matter of survial. I can't judge a culture that eats cats and dogs. However for me I think it is just so morally wrong. Cats and dogs were never domesticated, they choose and evolved to live with us. Animals have the emotions we do, have other senses and abilities that we can only imagine. They read body language and I'm sure that they can smell our emotional state. They can be so in tune with us and other creatures.Cats and dogs live a paracitic relationship with us, they are friendly with us, try to please and we take care of them. I have and love a Collie dog and eight Maine Coon cats, buffet anyone?

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8 years 17 weeks ago
 
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I'm Chinese, I don't do it.

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only few decades ago they had nothing to eat , so they started eating cats and dogs ,even snakes ... Cool

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The main reason is cultural, according to a Chinese friend of mine. It's because Westerner's see cats and dogs as household pet, and we even consider them part of family. So eating them is a big no-no, and we are shocked when we see hanging dogs on a stall.

Very interestingly, when I arrived in 'Merica, I had to live in a trailer park. It was a nice experience, but I admit it took some time before people would see me as one of them. They knew I was born in France, because of my accent. They didn't make fun of me, and encouraged me to get better. They were all really nice people, especially Sandy, the proudest 'Merican of all the park, who helped me a lot on teaching me how to brine meat and how to use a homemade charcoal barbecue.

But they were really curious, and asked me several time why would French people would eat frogs and snails. For them, it was "weird". Maybe it is the same feeling we have when we see Chinese eating cats and dogs. I remember Sandy once told me she would never try eating a snail (even with a ton of garlic!) but that "if a lot of people do it, then there must be a reason to it".

We should all take example on Sandy, and be respectful on all the Chinese that eat cats and dogs.

And when Wenna says "no we don't", she means people like her. Since she is different than everybody else, of course she doesn't eat dog and cat!

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8 years 16 weeks ago

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Please stop with the "respect people's decisions" and "different culture" crap.

I have recently decided that I am from now on only going to eat panda meat. Hey, respect my decision and my culture!

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8 years 15 weeks ago
 
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KFC anyone? Laughing out loud

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Mr Wiggle, I merely gave an answer to Nickwatson question. We Westerners and 'Mericans are moar shocked because Chinese eat cat and dogs, because we see them as furballs and barking pets that we get attached to. Chinese see them as delicious meat.

Sandy was full of wisdom, I wish you could talk to her someday!

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8 years 15 weeks ago

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Why not?

 

I had this discussion in one of my classes and my students absolutely could not see a problem with it, (eating cats and dogs), the dogs are bred as food the same way we breed cows and pigs for beef and pork. Conversely every one of those same students was absolutely sickened that we ate rabbit!

Go figure, different cultures think differently.

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I've been to a large dog (wet) market up in some suburb of Incheon. That is a site to see. big butchered dogs roasting on a spit. meat looked and smelt awful to me. Deep red color and stinky. Of course as some of u are aware, certain parts of SE/E Asia aren't too keen on refrigeration, so most meat sitting outside all day does tend to get rather gamey. I hate dogs and say eat them if you choose. 

 

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And why they shouldn't eat them?
 

 

I ate dog in China (in Xiaoshan, near Hangzhou). Quite tasty I would say.

 

 

Some says that dogs are so emphatic... so pigs are not? cows? The difference is size... cow don't fit in a house or apartment.

 

 

Btw. I like also dogs as a pet. I would  not eat the one that was raised as a pet, but only those destined for a meat.

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iam not sure why do the french eat snails and ants  why do americans eat beef and chicken why do mexicans eat donkies and mules cmon

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some Chinese people have weird taste.....it doesn't surprise me if they thought cats and dogs are delicious.....and hey i said some Chinese...i did not say all....so no attacks please

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7 years 17 weeks ago
 
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It's just a cultural difference. Different people like to eat different kinds of food. Some South Koreans also eat dog..no biggie. I remember reading about some foreigners getting upset about that when I lived in the Republic of Korea..to which I would say 'chill'. (relax Smile)

Go to SE Asia and you'll really see some exotic things that people eat!

 

Bon appetit!

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Because it tastes good. 

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