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I've had the dog meat soup in Seoul.

It's... probably an acquired taste.

You do it so you can tell your friends you did it and watch their reaction. Reports are saying lots and lots of international tourists are seeking out dog there right now, likely for this reason. Adventure cuisine. Upload your photos to your gastronomic blog.

Anyway the government are being total fascists to crack down on this.

Nearly everyone in Korea eats dog at least once a year.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 10th, 2018 6:57pm
>  Nearly everyone in Korea eats dog at least once a year.
Permalink aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
February 10th, 2018 7:52pm
It's considered essential for your health!

Dog strengthens some energy line or another. Helps you not get sick in winter. This is ideal dog eating season right now. Moms are encouraging the little ones to eat up the dog and stay healthy.

Would you rather they ate rhinoceros horn?

Koreans are pretty tribal.

No matter how cold it is in winter, you have to keep a window open. Or you'll die.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 10th, 2018 7:59pm
Never understood what people's problem is with dog meat. Dogs are animals. They're made out of meat. You can eat them. I don't have much time for people that will eat (say) beef and pork but wouldn't eat dog meat.

Though for all I know, dog meat might be disgusting, and that would certainly be a good reason not to eat it. Seems unlikely though. I expect at worst it would be an acquired taste.
Permalink brone 
February 10th, 2018 8:50pm
How about horse? Whale? Dolphin? Cat?
Permalink asssdddffgb 
February 10th, 2018 10:24pm
I've had horse lots of times and highly recommend it. It's lean, tastes good. It's good stuff.

Dolphin I had once in Fiji. It was absolutely delicious. But I felt really bat when I found what it was.

Whale blubber I had a taste of in Alaska. I did not like it but I understand it is very nutritious for those living in that area.

Cat I have never had. I heard it is terrible.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 10th, 2018 10:28pm
Solent Green?
Permalink Legion 
February 10th, 2018 10:29pm
I've never had horse or cat either.

Don't really have a good idea what horse would be like. I imagine it would be like beef. Ruminant, muscular prey.

As for cat: surely it is going to be a bit stringy. They're quite lean. Perhaps a kitten would be a bit tastier? - but there's not going to be much meat there either. You'd probably have to skin them, boil them whole, and eat them like that. Meat, and some slightly chewy bones, like canned pilchard. But I'd still try it.
Permalink brone 
February 10th, 2018 10:51pm
You skipped whale & dolphin?
Permalink B B 
February 10th, 2018 11:25pm
>whale and dolphin

I have a problem with eating an endangered species, but if they later were farmed so they were no longer endangered then that would no longer be a problem.

I also have a problem with eating sentient species.

But let’s be honest, if I (or my immediate family) was starving to death and they were the only food source, I’d probably try to prioritise my life over theirs.
Permalink Zaq 
February 11th, 2018 1:29am
Solent Green!
Permalink Legion 
February 11th, 2018 10:41am
Do you mean ‘Soylent Green’ ?
Permalink Paris Hilton 
February 11th, 2018 10:52am
Horse steak is very tasty.

In the Groningen area horse butcher used to be a Jewish occupation - but there were generally a lot of Jewish life stock traders and butchers.

Practically every little village along the Frisian coast had a Jewish butcher, often in a little street called Jodensteeg (Jew Alley) (or Judengasse in Ostfriesland in Germany).

Until 1942 that is.

Only the names remained.

A Jewish girlfriend introduced the horse steak to me. It is very similar to cow steak, a bit sweeter, but much cheaper. But horse butchers are rare today.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
February 11th, 2018 11:09am
I’ve never understood the objection to eating horse.

  They’re not endangered
  There no more sentient than a cow.

It seems a waste to use them for pet food.
Permalink Zaq 
February 11th, 2018 11:19am
Bonus video

(no horses, no blood, but it turned up in my Google search for horse butcher, as one of them lived above such a shop):
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
February 11th, 2018 11:27am
>I’ve never understood the objection to eating horse.

Mostly comes from people who are offended at the idea of eating something pretty. They'll eat beef because cows are "ugly". They are the same people who are offended at eating venison - because deer are pretty.
Permalink Pie 
February 13th, 2018 7:23am
Also, Solent is a place:
Permalink Pie 
February 13th, 2018 7:24am
The Solent:

Has a ‘double’ tide due to the effect of the Isle of Wight.

Has a yearly sailing event (Cowes week).

Had a naval parade back when the UK had a navy.
Permalink Zaq 
February 13th, 2018 7:34am
Jews and muslims don't eat horse because they don't have split hooves and they don't regurgitate their food (chew their cud) and thus it's prohibited.

But you can eat goat, sheep and beef all which have split hooves and chew their cud.

Muslims can eat camels though but jews don't.

Not sure why some meat-eaters are against horse eating but totally OK with cow, goose liver, factory farmed chicken, etc. It's very weird in my opinion to be OK with factory farmed meat but against grass fed farm raised horse.

Some US states even have laws against eating horse. That's a huge WTF.

Apparently meat in the US has to be slaughtered in federally inspected slaughterhouses and Congress killed funding of horse slaughterhouses from 2006-2011 in a back door attempt to ban horse eating. What happened then was horses were shipped to Mexico, killed there, then the meat send back to the US. Obama gave an executive order in 2011 to fund the horse slaughterhouses but by then it was too late, the butchers with expertise in horses had moved on to other things. There is one horse slaughterhouse that's opened since 2011, in New Mexico. Most places though you still have to export to Mexico and reimport the meat. Also stupid Congress is trying to pass a law making it illegal to export horses to Mexico, again another attempt by fanatical crazed anti-horse-eaters to legislate what's for dinner.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 13th, 2018 11:12am

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