Friday, October 30, 2009

Eating Dog

Eating dog is a contentious topic especially to those from the western world. Before arriving in Vietnam I didn’t think I would try dog as I love dogs and I didn’t think it was a humane thing to do. Our culture has domesticated dogs however in many parts of Asia they have not. It must be stressed that dogs are farmed here like cattle and sheep in our countries and in their culture it is a normal thing to do. I don’t think as westerners we can criticise eating dog but we can criticise how they are treated as we would any animal, farmed, domestic or wild, in our country. Unfortunately, as in many cases at home, I can’t vouch for the conditions of the farms, however for the dogs in Vietnam it is not a case of stealing them off the street as some would profess. I tried dog with a Vietnamese friend and it was a chewy and rather tough meat. It wasn’t terrible but I can’t say I enjoyed it.


  1. canard ou chien ,tout çà m'à l'air pas si mauvais que çà !!!!
    on mange bien des cuisses de grenouille !!
    bises Dan demande la traduction a ta chere et tendre

  2. I don't think we can be friends anymore.