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Thousands Of Dogs Saved From Dinner Table

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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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news.sky.com...

In Thailand this time.



Thousands of dogs have been rescued after they were found stuffed into tiny cages destined for dinner tables across Vietnam.

Thai police intercepted four trucks stacked high with crates packed with the animals in an operation in northeastern Thailand near the border with Laos.

A Nakhon Phanom livestock development official said 1,011 dogs were being held in a government shelter after two separate raids in Nathom and Si Songkhram districts.





So yeah anyone feel like authentic Vietnamese cuisine?

I don't know if my next comment is appropriate for this topic but why does it seem like some of the oldest physical civilizations on earth seem to be among the least civilized? And it doesn't seem like this is an isolated event, I mean, 1000 dogs seems like a pretty good size market.



Earlier this year, in a similar story, 500 dogs narrowly escaped being sold for their meat in China after animal lovers rescued them from a truck transporting them for slaughter.





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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:35 AM
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Not that i agree with what they're doing, how they're transporting them, i personally wouldn't eat dog but you must ask yourself is there a difference between them killing and eating dogs and us killing and eating cow/chicken/lamb/veil and any various meat sources we choose to chow down?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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I ate some beef this week, some pork, several vegetables - all of which surely didn't want to be eaten.

I ate them nevertheless and it was tasty.

Why not other animals? Cats, dogs, guinea pigs, whatever.

I deny you the right to forbid other cultures to eat what they culturally have eaten for much longer than your country even existed.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Ever heard of the saying "A dog is a man's best friend"?

When was the last time you heard of "A cow...a chicken...a lamb...etc...being a man's best friend"???? Never.

I rest my case....


Btw...I wouldn't eat dog. Too cruel, and who know how many poo those dogs ate, sniffed another dog's butt, or simply, what crap the dog ate all together. Not to mention I bet even some of those dogs were diseased or have rabies at the least.

Thank god for animal rights activists!



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
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Btw...I wouldn't eat dog. Too cruel, and who know how many poo those dogs ate, sniffed another dog's butt, or simply, what crap the dog ate all together. Not to mention I bet even some of those dogs were diseased or have rabies at the least.

Thank god for animal rights activists!


If you saw the way most "food animals" are raised you would not be so concerned with the dogs hygiene....

Too cruel, how is not eating any other animal not cruel?

BTW..I am not a vegan, I love my red meats, I just saw an inconsistency in your logic and felt that it need clarification.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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That is simply because of the culture you were raised in, i don't have a problem with people eating dog if they wish...as long as they are kept in good conditions and have a decent quality of life, but i would apply that to all animals as factory farming is a horrendous practice that needs to stop. Oh and pigs are just as smart if not smarter than dogs, doesn't stop me having a bacon sandwich.
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:57 AM
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Mmmmmm Bacon Sandwich



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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I wouldn't eat dogs.

No way, never...Dogs have been domesticated and are kept throughout the world as pets..some people even go so far to consider them as their children. You don't see Cows, Lambs or Chickens with those roles.

I say this because I have a dog and every single day that I come home from work at 3am he's always there waiting for me wagging his tail from happiness. There's just something much more to Dogs and in my opinion, and yes I do think dogs are different from Cows, Pigs and all animals that are kept as livestock, just as we like the place ourselves above them.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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Meanwhile: The US continues to slaughter millions of innocent people without the intention of eating them



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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Human brain folds are a highly evolved trait. Only mammals have evolved this ability and amongst them only cats, dogs, monkeys, dolphins and humans. Other animals and mammals like rats are still have their 'primitive' flat, unfolded brains.


That is why most will eat cow but not dog. Dogs, monkeys, dolphins, cats and humans are the only species to have evolved to the point where their brains have folded over

I understand that other animals have intelligence as well but this is my reason for caring about this topic.

As for the millions of 'innocent people' we slaughter everyday, I see posts all over ATS on that subject too.
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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No, even in China where eating dog is common there are still millions of people that keep them as pets. It's just not our culture. Dogs throughout the world are kept as companions.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:07 AM
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Eating dogs is not right just as eating other humans isn't right.

There are tribes in remote places of the Amazon and Africa that eat other Humans, does that make it right? Maybe its just a cultural thing? eh?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:10 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
I wouldn't eat dogs.

No way, never...Dogs have been domesticated and are kept throughout the world as pets..some people even go so far to consider them as their children. You don't see Cows, Lambs or Chickens with those roles.


Oops it seems you left out pigs, often they do take on the roll of a dog for some households. Did you maybe leave them out because it would invalidate your argument?

Dogs are not a domesticated animal in all parts of the world, in those places they are considered "food" or just a nuisance.

When thinking about others places in the world, thought should be applied to places you are not famiiar with, in the fact that they may not follow the same dogma (no pun intended) as you.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by ManFromEurope

I deny you the right to forbid other cultures to eat what they culturally have eaten for much longer than your country even existed.


It's not me denying them the right, these are black markets...their authorities are denying them the right...except perhaps in Korea. Please read the source next time. Also my country was here at the same time that theirs was, just because my country/land was conquered and repopulated doesn't mean it is any less old.
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:15 AM
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I've heard this argument so many times

one question, is eating humans right?

We're animals too, if we apply your logic then eating other humans should be right..because there are tribes that like to eat Humans.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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Originally posted by SethGecko
Not that i agree with what they're doing, how they're transporting them, i personally wouldn't eat dog but you must ask yourself is there a difference between them killing and eating dogs and us killing and eating cow/chicken/lamb/veil and any various meat sources we choose to chow down?


Yes there is a difference, it's called evolution



Human brain folds are a highly evolved trait. Only mammals have evolved this ability and amongst them only cats, dogs, monkeys, dolphins and humans. Other animals and mammals like rats are still have their 'primitive' flat, unfolded brains.


www.brainhealthandpuzzles.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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me and my friend had a drunk discussion on this before and we literally came up with a friendship contract that we both sighned because we can not agree on this. His point was no animals have souls and any animal is up for grabs to eat. Mine is that yes i am conditioned to not eat an animal that i see as a pet. I eat pig, cow, chicken. but i would never ever eat a dog or a cat. even if i was on an island with just me and my cat. might make me a hypocrite but im ok with that. as long as i don't have to see someone eat a cat or a dog or hear about it. that is fine with me. most chinese eat their bugs on a stick. who am i to judge? It's personal preferance. I don't agree with it. But you bet your a%# that no animal activist is going to stop a truck full of chickens or pigs from being eaten here in America........just sayin'



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 02:44 AM
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i didn't get a chance to read the article. im sorry as i am at work. but i do not agree with the black market at all!!!!



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by mileysubet
Too cruel, how is not eating any other animal not cruel?


You obviously have no clue how inhumane dogs are treated (and tortured) before they are lucky enough to die for dinner in various Asian countries. So I'll chock your lack of knowledge up to ignorance.

Read more about it here. and here.

And if you have the stomach for watching dogs scream in agony, why not educate yourself with what a dog goes through in China by clicking here?

Basically, it's believed that if you prolong the dogs suffering (through skinning it alive etc.) it makes the meat better. So meal dogs go through an agonizing torture (and I mean TORTURE) before they die just so we 'humans' can have a better meal. And that's just for food... They're openly beaten in the streets with sticks by not only regular people, but animal control as well.

I know we in the West don't have the best track record for being nice to our dinners either. However, we don't encourage (or typically allow) the torture of the animal before it's slaughtered.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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Ask somebody in India to eat there cow, i bet you they won't because cow's are sacred to them, much like trying to get a Muslim to eat pork. Different people, different cultures, just because in the western world a dog is a mans best friend, doesn't mean it cannot be a delicious treat somewhere else.

I have never eaten dog, i don't plan on eating dog, but what gives you the right to say somebody else in another culture cannot?



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