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#1 Old 08-16-2009, 09:04 AM
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090816/...g-41f21e0.html



A man in New Zealand who cooked his pet dog will not be charged as it is legal to do so.



Paea Taufu, a Tongan-born man living in Auckland New Zealand was in the process of roasting his pitbull terrier-cross in a traditional Umu pit-barbecue when animal protection inspectors arrived to investigate.



They were called by a concerned member of the public on Sunday but arrived too late for the animal.



They were called by a concerned member of the public on Sunday but arrived too late for the animal.
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#2 Old 08-16-2009, 09:06 AM
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its legal to kill and eat dog in canada too, as long as you do so in a way deemed appropriate by the food safety peeps.
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#3 Old 08-16-2009, 09:08 AM
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Kinda seems to me that would be a pretty easy law to get changed if there was a public will to do so...
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wouldn't it promote speciesism to have a law specifically preventing this?

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I'm speechless, other than wtf and "f" rarely leaves my lips. Sick!
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It's sad and disgusts me, but is it any different than eating a chicken, cow, fish, pig, or any other animal?
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It's sad and disgusts me, but is it any different than eating a chicken, cow, fish, pig, or any other animal?



No different...I'm sure they are all terrified on the same level when people are trying to hurt them.
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No different...I'm sure they are all terrified on the same level when people are trying to hurt them.



and feel the same pain.
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It's sad and disgusts me, but is it any different than eating a chicken, cow, fish, pig, or any other animal?



This dog was the family pet, in a family home. The dog wasn't reared specifically for eating like chickens or other animals. Its a very different mentality to eat a pet.



One also worries about if the dog eater was practiced and qualified to quickly dispatch the dog. Or not.
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Though I agree that killing a dog and eating it is probably no worse than killing other animals and eating them, it does seem rather strange to kill your family pet and eat it. I suppose some people aren't attached to their pets. I can't imagine killing my dogs and eating them. I consider them to be members of the family.
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No stranger than a farmer killing a cow that had a name.
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No stranger than a farmer killing a cow that had a name.



Either way it's equally bad for the animal.
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I just don't get it.Of course it's wrong to take the life of any innocent creature, but to be able to look into the loving, trusting eyes of a family pet and not only kill it but eat it?

Wow.
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I just don't get it.Of course it's wrong to take the life of any innocent creature, but to be able to look into the loving, trusting eyes of a family pet and not only kill it but eat it?

Wow.
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apparently, the guy killed the dog "humanely", which is why it was deemed to be okay.



the fact that he had the ability to kill and eat the family pet is disturbing...

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While I don't see much difference in eating a dog compared to eating any other mammal, I do wonder how you mentally prepare for it. It is one thing to breed an animal and always have the intent to kill and eat it, but to suddenly decide, for no apparent reason, that Fido looks tastily just seems ... odd.



UNLESS he was operating under the assumption that dogs were always a potential source of food . . . then it at lest makes sense, which seems to be the case here.
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Poor pitbulls.



They're fought, starved, beaten...and now grilled on the bbq pit.



I wonder if there would have been more outcry had the dog been a Sheltie or a golden retriever?

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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I see it no different than killing and eatting any other anilmal. The fact that he could do that to his family pet makes me want to, even more :barf: *goes to kiss and cuddle my mutt*
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This dog was the family pet, in a family home. The dog wasn't reared specifically for eating like chickens or other animals. Its a very different mentality to eat a pet.



One also worries about if the dog eater was practiced and qualified to quickly dispatch the dog. Or not.



Dispatch? Dont get into their pathetic attempt at covering up what killing an animal really is.
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While I don't see much difference in eating a dog compared to eating any other mammal, I do wonder how you mentally prepare for it. It is one thing to breed an animal and always have the intent to kill and eat it, but to suddenly decide, for no apparent reason, that Fido looks tastily just seems ... odd.



It does seem very odd, and horrible.



Mind you in the UK some people have rabbits as companion animals and some people eat rabbits don't they, but maybe not their own pet rabbits though thinking about it.
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Oh god what is the world comming too, hell yea its wrong.
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My roommate from the Congo said when he lived there, his neighbor regularly hung dogs by their necks from a rope on his porch and then beat them until most of their bones were broken before cooking them. I'm assuming they were half-tame dogs who would approach humans for food.



"Cat-In-A-Bag" is also a meal that I've heard of, where one puts a cat in a burlap sack, hangs it from a rope on the porch and then beats it to death with a bat and then cooks it.



At the end of the CNN article about the terrier who was BBQ'd, it says the City Mayor will not seek to illegalize eating pet dogs, but will seek to educate new immigrants of New Zealand's customs.



My opinion:

From an objective viewpoint, it takes a special "mentality" to eat a pet. Not to kill it, but to nonchalantly dine on its body for a Saturday cookout. The Mayor is overlooking a more serious problem. Child Protective Agencies know that when there is animal abuse in a home, there is a 95% chance of child abuse as well. By law, Child Protective Services are required to investigate any home where animal abuse occurs.



The type of man who can BBQ a pet has a high risk of also nonchalantly committing some heinous child abuse too, but no one seems to be mentioning that.
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My roommate from Africa (the Congo) said when he lived there, his neighbor regularly hung dogs by their necks from a rope (while conscious) on his porch and then beat them until most of their bones were broken before cooking them. I'm assuming they were half-tame dogs who would approach humans for food.



Why did I come back in this thread?
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My opinion:

From an objective viewpoint, it takes a special "mentality" to eat a pet. Not to kill it, but to nonchalantly dine on its body for a Saturday cookout. The Mayor is overlooking a more serious problem. Child Protective Agencies know that when there is animal abuse in a home, there is a 95% chance of child abuse as well. By law, Child Protective Services are required to investigate any home where animal abuse occurs.



The type of man who can BBQ a pet has a high risk of also nonchalantly committing some heinous child abuse too, but no one seems to be mentioning that.



I agree, a lot of serial killers start with animal abuse also, cats & dogs. not farm animals.
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I never should have opened this thread.

I think I'm going to go cry in a a corner now, hugging all the animals in the house.

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Killing AND eating a pitbull? Maybe he's a PETA member. No, that's not right, a PETArd wouldn't eat the corpse.
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There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with someone if they can eat their PET.



It's slightly easier to understand people eating animals that they never met or saw alive, and how they can disconnect that from reality and view it as an inanimate object. It's wrong but most of us have done it at some point.



BUT THE FAMILY PET??? WHAT. THE. F*CK.
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I agree, a lot of serial killers start with animal abuse also, cats & dogs. not farm animals.



I don't agree... I've known of a lot of weirdos who started off on farms and in slaughterhouses. They seek out those kinds of jobs because they find it enjoyable...
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It is no different to killing cows, sheep, deer etc in my opinion.

I'm from NZ and there is still a big uproar about this but IMO killing an animal is killing an animal and it annoys me when people say it's different for one type of animal when there should be outrage that it happens to ANY animal.
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I don't agree... I've known of a lot of weirdos who started off on farms and in slaughterhouses. They seek out those kinds of jobs because they find it enjoyable...



One of Australia's worst female killers worked in a slaughterhouse.
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