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So, one day in English class, my Filipino teacher was telling us about how things were in his country when he found himself talking about the eating of dog meat.<br><br>
He said that when he ate the dog meat, his adopted dog was afraid of him and would whimper whenever he went near him/her. He also said that dogs would bark, run and generally act aggressive to dog meat eaters, but not towards non-dog meat eaters.<br><br>
My teacher said that they did that because the dogs could smell the scent of dead dogs in his skin, so they thought of him as a predator.<br><br>
So, does this happen with other animals too? If so, then why? I don't mind the mention of faiths/religions, so don't worry about that.
 

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I really doubt it, to be honest. If the dog sensed something to fear, maybe the man was struggling with some kind of inner inconsistency and it showed in his posture and body language. Animals can and do read those things, but I'm not sure if their senses are strong enough to detect what a person has eaten or anything.
 

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I'm probably gonna get some hate for this, but I ate dog meat many times while in Japan, Korea, and China, obviously way back before becoming vegetarian. I was around pet dogs often, and they didn't care. They'd happily eat it if I gave them a bite too.<br><br>
I'd like to believe it, but my own experiences are in contradiction to his.
 

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A nice thought, but that's about it.
 

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For dogs i don't see any difference, but i guess it's because they are moslty domesticated animals, i think in filipines there is a lot of wild dogs, so it can be different.<br><br>
I do see a difference with horses, cats, wich tend to come to me, and birds don't flee from me anymore... but i dunno if they know that i'm eating animals or not, i reather have the feeling that it's just that i have a more peaceful and loving energy...<br><br>
But who knows ? as long as i cannot read in animals minds, i won't say that they don't know.
 

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I think they do.<br>
Saying that, one of the first things I do when I meet a Horse, is give their ears a massage.<br>
They'd probably respond the same way if I lived on a steady diet of Big-Mucks. :-D
 

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I'm probably gonna get some hate for this, but I ate dog meat many times while in Japan, Korea, and China, obviously way back before becoming vegetarian.</div>
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I didn't know they slaughtered dogs in Japan.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Personally, I don't think other animals can tell the difference.
 

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No but they seem to be extra found of the people with horrible allergies to them.
 

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I think animals like me more since I went veg. Maybe my conscience is clear now. :)<br><br>
And does anyone else notice that mosquitoes don't bite you anymore? The vegans in my family have noticed this, sounds crazy I know. :)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>VeeAmAy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3059812"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't mind the mention of faiths/religions, so don't worry about that.</div>
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Hokay then ..<br><br>
Buddhist texts (I think the Philipines have a buddhist influence?) frequently make reference to the fact that animals can smell meat eaters; That meat eating engenders fear in animals being a reason to abstain.<br><br>
A 'cutesy' idea but I find no empirical evidence in support of that particular argument at all.
 

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Yes mosquitos don't bite me anymore, it's true ! i don't understand why, but there is clearly a link.<br><br>
btw i found someone who can speak with turkeys !<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4AgPSjzXkw</a>
 

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I've always thought the truth of that was obvious; can't believe how many here are saying that no animals can smell a difference.
 

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I wouldn't go so far as to say they can't smell a difference between something which consumes meat and something which does not (especially an animal with as keen a sense of smell as dogs), but at least in the case of dogs, I don't think they care. A plant eating animal has reason to be afraid of something it believes might be a carnivore, and most of them are instinctively either afraid of everything (i.e. rabbits) or extremely territorial, more aggressive, and more dangerous than most meat eaters (i.e. moose). A dog, instinctively, IS a carnivore. The first memory that comes to mind in the matter is of sitting at a small restaurant in Hangzhou eating dog while the restaurant owner's dog sits there staring at me hoping I'll toss him some of it.<br><br>
Again, many years ago, but a lesson learned nonetheless. They're smarter than we give them credit for, and even if they can tell the difference, a domesticated dog (as opposed to a dog raised for slaughter) tends to trust humans unconditionally.
 

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Yes mosquitos don't bite me anymore, it's true ! i don't understand why, but there is clearly a link.</div>
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If there is a link its probably the result of veg*ns eating more vegetables and thus emitting more isothiocyanates and disulfides from their skin. Those chems are in many plants to repel insects, after all, and some folks say eating garlic repels them. Thus kale, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, etc could work similarly.<br>
I doubt mosquitoes would give veggie eaters a break on philosophical principal ;-)
 

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If there is a link its probably the result of veg*ns eating more vegetables and thus emitting more isothiocyanates and disulfides from their skin. Those chems are in many plants to repel insects, after all, and some folks say eating garlic repels them. Thus kale, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, etc could work similarly.<br>
I doubt mosquitoes would give veggie eaters a break on philosophical principal ;-)</div>
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That is interesting about the garlic. Though I do like the idea of Zen Skeeters. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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If dogs can smell cancer in a human or animal, the tyre tracks of their family's car on a road, I am sure they can smell meat being digested inside a person. I read that dog's sense of smell is 37 times ours. I bet to them we humans smell like all sorts of things. We probably reek to high heaven to them, though of course they enjoy all the smells.
 
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