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Old 03-04-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I don't care. I love dogs and cats, but if things get super tight, that cat that keeps coming around is going in the pot. People develop relationships with cows, swine, rabbits, as well, but its not as common in our culture and therefore its not taboo to eat them...Horsemeat is generally frowned upon in this country as well, but lets be real here; aside from conditioning the animal to be gentle and ridden, they are no different from cows. I'm sure you could train a cow to do the same thing given enough time and a few generations of selective breeding.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I live with a house rabbit, who is NO different than a dog or cat. In fact, rabbits are sold as pets AND meat.

They are the 3rd most popular pet (after cats and dogs), worshipped by children, and also the 3rd most euthanized at shelters after people buy bunnies on impulse (and have no idea of the commitment involved - bunnies tend to live for 10 years or more).

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat, which is upsetting to many of us. I realize that rabbits are like every other animal, but
when you LIVE with an animal who is a family member, it's distressing to see them in the meat case.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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I live with a house rabbit, who is NO different than a dog or cat. In fact, rabbits are sold as pets AND meat.

They are the 3rd most popular pet (after cats and dogs), worshipped by children, and also the 3rd most euthanized at shelters after people buy bunnies on impulse (and have no idea of the commitment involved - bunnies tend to live for 10 years or more).

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat, which is upsetting to many of us. I realize that rabbits are like every other animal, but
when you LIVE with an animal who is a family member, it's distressing to see them in the meat case.
Yes, but no one is forcing you to to buy or eat that rabbit meat. And...you shouldn't be given the right to stop others from eating rabbit meat.

But I absolutely agree with the law against cruelty, and that includes killing in the most inhumane way to get the "best flavor" of the poor dog. I also agree with laws against eating endangered animals too. In fact, I care more about that because whale meat and sea turtle meat are from declining numbers of precious wild animals.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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I think this us horrible and should never legal. I think any immigrant selling or buying this should be immediately deported.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I live with a house rabbit, who is NO different than a dog or cat. In fact, rabbits are sold as pets AND meat.

They are the 3rd most popular pet (after cats and dogs), worshipped by children, and also the 3rd most euthanized at shelters after people buy bunnies on impulse (and have no idea of the commitment involved - bunnies tend to live for 10 years or more).

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat, which is upsetting to many of us. I realize that rabbits are like every other animal, but
when you LIVE with an animal who is a family member, it's distressing to see them in the meat case.
I did not know that Whole Foods was selling rabbit meat. I have had rabbits as pets. I hope this does not catch on.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Since this is predominantly an asian thing, whatever happened to "cultural sensitivity"?

Can we call those opposing the measure racist?

We have a PC car-wreck in this one....should be fun to watch.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I've long had this idea for a chain of restaurants that only serve horse and dog.

The name?

Hoof 'n' Woof, of course.

But my wife says I might want to reconsider my business model...
I once had the idea of opening a chain of restaurants that served whale blubber and baby seal -- Chez Quinn L'Inuit. You see all kinds of ethnic cuisine, but how often do you see Eskimo restaurants? Plus I thought we could give a lot of immigrants steady work, dressing them up in parkas to wait on tables -- how many people can tell an Eskimo from a Mexican?

My wife nixed it too.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Since this is predominantly an asian thing, whatever happened to "cultural sensitivity"?

Can we call those opposing the measure racist?

We have a PC car-wreck in this one....should be fun to watch.
Hong Kong has a law against eating dog meat, but that's a holdover from the British colonial days. South Koreans love dog meat, and during the Olympics in1988, the government had to force dog meat restaurants to shut their doors for two months so that foreigners wont be offended.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chandler
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Is this thing even widespread or just a feel good campaign by people with nothing else to do?
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Seems to me the best way to stop this underground black market is to legalize it.

Why is it okay to eat a pig but not a cat or a dog?
Because in this country, we have laws that protect domesticated animals, that's why. They may be running out of cats and dogs in China, but people will not tolerate that here. You can make book on it.

That melting pot is quickly turning into a chamber pot.
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