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Chinese call for ban on eating dogs and cats

Ancient culinary tradition seen as distasteful to pet-loving younger generation


 

Chinese legal experts’ proposal to end the eating of dogs and cats would bring to an end a tradition that dates back thousands of years. The recommendation will be submitted to authorities in April as part of a draft bill to tackle animal abuse. In ancient times, dog meat was considered a medicinal tonic. It’s still available throughout the country, particularly in the north. More recently, such traditions have come under criticism by an affluent, pet-loving, urban middle class outraged by online videos showing the maltreatment of farmed dogs.

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Chinese call for ban on eating dogs and cats

  1. PETA's proposal to end the seal hunting would bring to an end a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The recommendation will not be submitted to authorities in April as part of a draft bill to tackle animal abuse. In ancient times, seal blubber was considered a medicinal tonic. It's still available throughout the country, particularly in the north. More recently, such traditions have come under criticism by an affluent, baby seal-loving, urban middle class outraged by online videos showing the maltreatment of seals.

  2. so now to impress someone with brilliance one imitates the other…like in kindergarten!…how touching and how intelligent and oh how thought provoking and oh how sweet and how dutiful to all things great and small and oh how anti this and pro that and oh how stoopid can one become from every day dribble…people from differing cultures other then ones own are as free to practice what ever….if you do not belong to a cultural group, find one, or make one up….everyone desires to be a wannabe!

  3. all i know is when in china don't order the hot DOG and when in newfoundland don't order the CLUB sandwich

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