How Eating Dog Became Big Business in Vietnam
The following is an article about the practice of eating dog meat in Vietnam. People the world over eat all kinds of meats that seem strange to Americans. Americans generally eat chicken, pork and beef, sometimes game meats like deer or elk, sometimes other poultry like duck or turkey (I guess duck is actually fowl, but anyway...), but generally we don't eat carnivores like dog and cat.
I try not to judge too much because I eat beef, which is not only weird but sacred to some people. But as I look at my elderly border collie sleeping by my feet and think about what a loyal, loving animal she is I can't help but feel a pang of sadness at the thought of animals bred to be companions and helpers being held in abominable conditions and beaten to death with metal pipes. I think I would feel better about it if they were kept in reasonable conditions and killed humanely (I myself buy only meats that are raised and killed humanely).
What do you think about the practice of eating companion animals like dogs?