START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

PLEASE COMMENT: Should Cats and Dogs Be Used as Food?


Animals  (tags: china, animal welfare laws, banning dog, cat consumption, horrific animal cruelty, barbaric )

Simone
- 1596 days ago - connecttheworld.blogs.cnn.com
Eating dog meat is a long-standing culinary tradition in places like China and Korea and cat meat can be found on the menu in China, Vietnam and even parts of South America. The Chinese government has already signaled a willingness to take the meat off



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Cheree M. (249)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:44 am
Noted & Left Comment at the Story Website (CNN) TY Simone
 

Angel W. (248)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:04 pm
Noted and left comment..thank you Simone xx
 

Katz R. (54)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:20 pm
everyone please check these sites out, I thought they were fake but a friend insists they are real, they need to be banned now: http://www.kittybeef.com, www.puppybeef.com, even though I have a hard time believing this others are saying that they are legit which I find insane
 

Margaret S. (70)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:22 pm
Comment
This is a no brainer,i think its wrong to eat cats& dogs,they are companions,pets,animals that give interaction to humans,give love,devotion,need i go on.PLEASE STOP EATING THEM!!!!!
 

Anne T. (287)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 2:38 pm
Comment left , thanks Simone.
 

Annie Cowling (117)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:11 pm
no no no, infinity times no!!!!!!!! thank-you Simone
 

JULIE ANN Z. (247)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:06 pm
NO CATS AND DIGS OR ANY ANIMAL should be used for food..
I get really upset with all the up roar over eating cats and dogs because Americans use them for pets..it depends on the culture and society you live in what animals are considered food or pets..no animal is more important than another..no animal should have to die to be used for food..

we need to fight against chickens, cows, pigs, sheep, goats every animal from being used for food not just wild animals..and pets..

NO ANIMAL SHOULD HAVE TO DIE FOR HUMANS GORGE ON THIER FLESH..IT IS DISGUSTING,,UNACCEPTABLE AND BARBARIC
 

(0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:35 pm
Animals, whatever kid they are, are our brothers and sisters. They are just like us: persons, with different skin color, personality and speak different language. We don't eat our brothers and sisters.
 

Patricia C. (96)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:14 pm
A repulsive thought, but I find the thought of eating ANY animal repulsive......
 

Fallon Edmunds (10)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:55 am
Cats and dogs should not be eaten, but then I think alot of people who have commented on this saying that it is wrong probably still eat other living animals which have feelings and have a right to be here to live, not to be raised by people to then be killed and eaten. What is the difference between a dog and a sheep apart from the obvious. I had a pet sheep when I was a child which was just as loving and fun as a dog, and people who dont agree with eating cats and dogs still eat sheep, so its all a little hypercritical. If China raised their chickens to be house hold loving pets, and they had a problem with other countries eating them, how easy would it be for them to put an end to it?? people would have the same argument against stopping eating chicken as China do against stopping eating cats and dogs
 

Fallon Edmunds (10)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:04 am
Those kitty and puppy websites are American. WTF!!!!!!
 

Anna M. (112)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:05 am
Thanks! This is the comment I made on the website:

March 10th, 2010 939 GMT
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

PhillyGirl, your comment about people struggling to eat whatever they can find is very valid, and there were many horrific and unimaginable times in China's not-so-distant past when people were eating dirt & bark to survive (Great Leap Forward, etc.). But in today's China, you'll find that the vast majority of people "enjoying" dog and cat meat in places like Guangdong have plenty to eat. They eat for the joy of it, just like some consume monkey brains and the meat of poached endangered animals. Cat is much less widely eaten than dog, which can be found on the menu almost everywhere in China. Dog/cat is also usually not the cheapest meat around, so the poor wouldn't necessarily be inclined to eat it first, anyway (I'm basing my comment on what Chinese friends have told me). In response to others' comments, the way the animals are tortured before they are eaten is truly sickening. Just as I would find issue with cows and pigs being tortured before they are eaten in the US or anywhere else, I take issue with this, too. If the Chinese are taking the initiative on their own to ban dog/cat meat, no one can really say they've been forced into it. It seems they're realizing the practice is pretty much unnecessary in today's China and trying to show they are making efforts to become a more humane place for animals. Every society must change and evolve, whether East or West. Westerners could claim that bullfighting is necessary as part of their cultural heritage, too, but that wouldn't make it true or right. I applaud this humane move, but I fear the law might not be well enforced, just like laws to protect humans have not been enforced there, unfortunately...but hopefully positive change on all fronts will come sooner rather than later, in China and also in other places in both West and East.
 

Retno Dewi (7)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:29 am
no animal should be killed only because we want to enjoy their flesh..
those animal also want to life as a human.

thanks
 

gail dair (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 6:03 pm
left comment thanks Simone
 

Mervi R. (74)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:49 pm
Noted, commented.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.