Eating a Dog or Cat– Would You Take the Plunge?
The subject of eating a cat or dog is so difficult to consider that I almost didn’t write this article. However, I’ve been thinking about it on and off for a couple of weeks, and I think that it is something that should be considered and discussed. While no one who I know would do it without a lot of initial denial and reluctance, what would happen if they became the last-resort option to a meaty meal outside of a rat or eating insects?
Maybe it will help to move this forward by reminding ourselves that cats and dogs are not cherished pets in most parts of the world. They represent a big problem and nuisance in many countries, and the fact that they reproduce like rabbits doesn’t help their standing among most of the global human population. That being said, the idea of eating one is a very difficult pill to swallow.
Dog meat is a delicacy in some parts of the world, particularly in China and portions of SE Asia. People have eaten dog for centuries, and their meat has been an additive in a lot of animal food products for years until the recent past as well.
From what I can gather, dog meat is very rich and succulent. Some cook cuts of meat in a manner similar to making a stew whereas others have been known to grill the ribs. There are also people who will cook the whole animal in the same way that entire pigs are roasted over a fire pit. The meat contains a lot of fat, which would probably explain its tenderness, and it appears to taste better than what dogs smell like.