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I don't understand how they are outraged at this, but continue to eat so many other animals.<br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/china-dog-eating-festival_n_977655.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl5|sec3_lnk1|98358" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...ec3_lnk1|98358</a>
 

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I'm glad it was banned. It's disgusting. I do agree that it's hypocritical to get upset about the horrible treatment of those dogs during this festival and not care about how other animals are treated in your own country though.
 

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Well of course I'm glad it was banned. I just don't understand how people are so disgusted over this, yet are chewing on dead cow while they are proclaiming their disgust.
 

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Baby steps. If even some animals can be spared misery and suffering, it's a good thing.
 

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They lack critical thinking skills I guess. I don't understand it either. Dogs being killed and eaten in other countries is what turned me vegetarian in the first place. (That seems to be an uncommon reason for going veg though.) Most people just seem unable or unwilling to break away from the norm. People here think dogs are pets and cows are food. It's tradition, and most aren't interested in challenging it. Most people are followers sadly.
 

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Calling it a "festival" makes it sound so much more sensational doesn't it? Perhaps in America we should start calling those barbecue contests/gatherings "Charred Pig Flesh Eating Festivals" so that all participating can feel a little less superior.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jessickah</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2999319"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i agree. people don't understand that all it is seperating the two is DOMESTICATION</div>
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The fact that these kind of changes are happening in China of all places, is a huge cause for celebration in my opinion. It wasn't that long ago when this would be the last possible thing to occur. Chinese have a reputation for being willing to eat anything and under any circumstances, for a very good reason. But now, they've begun to learn to at least 'love' some of the animals. Like someone else said here, baby steps.<br><br>
Its like that Chinese truck driver that was detained for about fifteen hours with his load of dogs bound for the meat market. Fifteen hours while dog lovers haggled with him to turn the doggies over to them and they finally scrounged together thousands of dollars to buy them off him and then whisk them off to shelters for treatment and preparation for rehoming. I was so stoked when I read this.<br><br>
As for the cows being lunch while they save the pups, well, AR has had a toe hold in our countries for how many years and we still battle that same imbalance.....personally, I don't think that will change much. People as a whole are too selfish.
 

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Calling it a "festival" makes it sound so much more sensational doesn't it? Perhaps in America we should start calling those barbecue contests/gatherings "Charred Pig Flesh Eating Festivals" so that all participating can feel a little less superior.</div>
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It takes a different mindset to understand the cognitive dissonance involved: as an omnivore I too was appalled by photographs of dogs in cages waiting to be sold for food, appearing regularly as headlines on the front of national UK newspapers in the early 1980s. After going vegetarian my thinking changed and I could see the disassociation for what it was. One of my favourite Vegetarian Society posters was this one: <a href="http://www.veggies.org.uk/img/pics/dog/vegsoc_whynot.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.veggies.org.uk/img/pics/d...soc_whynot.jpg</a> which says it all.
 

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I don't understand how they are outraged at this, but continue to eat so many other animals.<br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/china-dog-eating-festival_n_977655.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl5|sec3_lnk1|98358" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...ec3_lnk1|98358</a></div>
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Do Mssrs. Huffington and Post have anything to say on the <a href="http://www.testyfesty.com/" target="_blank">'bull balls' eating festival</a> in their own country?
 

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The fact that these kind of changes are happening in China of all places, is a huge cause for celebration in my opinion.</div>
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Yeah. it's pretty big news for them.
 
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