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Discussion in 'General' started by eatpenguin, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. eatpenguin

    eatpenguin New Member

    this is the type of positive media coverage (south) korea's been getting lately. the picture here

    remember, it's your choice whether you take a peek or not. that's the main reason i put a LINK to the pic, not a href'ed (img'ed in this case). but let me just caution that it made me really sad. not at the fact the dogs have been skinned for food processing, but that this is what my country has to show for the rest of the world to see.

    on the brighter side, my birthday is nearing and this year i have actually compiled a wish list on amazon. well, it's actually for my (high school) graduation gifts so people won't be obligated to purchase watches i'll never wear AND it'll be much easier on them to send me anything because half the people on my list so far (about 30 of them) don't live in the US...anyway, here's the wish list. any suggestions on reasonable things i should add?
     
  2. SkankinMonkey

    SkankinMonkey Member

    hmm, your profile says you live in texas, anyhow, how is eating dog different from eating penguine?
     
  3. E Nice

    E Nice New Member

    well...I don't think anyone likes eating meat that still has fur or feathers still on it.
     
  4. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    meat is meat but that dog stuff is just weird, dont they know about chickens and cows?
     
  5. eatpenguin

    eatpenguin New Member

    i have no problem with people eating dogs or whatever

    well, as long as it's bred for that specific purpose

    but the picture and article that went along with it just makes me sad, as i said above, because that's what korea is known for. not for the culture, not for whatever, but the mere fact that koreans have been really pushing the dog-meat issue lately. believe me, i dont give shit about peta and i'll willingly club a baby seal if there's a reason for it. but the topic is not quote unquote animal cruelty issue but the negativity to the culture given off by the media.
     
  6. jim993

    jim993 New Member

    #### i'd eat dog if i had the chance. Korea is cool i know about the war and stuff and i also no about tang so do i once knew some korean kid from school but besides that i know nothing else.
     
  7. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Tang is a good orange drink
     
  8. kyosuke75

    kyosuke75 New Member

    Well maybe according to western standards this is a sad pic. I am Korean but I never at boshingtang (dog soup) or dog for that matter. I don't think i have a problem with it. I'd eat it if I ever have the chance but I don't think it will be my favorite dish or anything.

    But yeah, the pic is kinda disturbing if you are a dog lover...but i'm sure if someone loved chickens or cows the same way they love dogs...I think they would be offended by slaughter houses where they do the same thing.

    But then again standards are different in different countries...

    Moral of the story..when in Rome...

    Kyosuke75
     
  9. Draconar

    Draconar New Member

    I should categorize that as the inquisition mania. Think that most of us, westerners are still living in the dark ages. When the moral and the standards of Europe should be pushed down the throats of other ppl/countries. Way more disturbing than this picture is the fact of the so-called educated westerns are not able to recognize and accept other ppl views and culture.
     
  10. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    korea is known for the GP32 now
     
  11. ShinJedah

    ShinJedah New Member

    The pic is just sick....
     
  12. Gear

    Gear New Member

    You are right; but I don't want a new "fashion" of this kind in my country.

    Accepting the fact that they don't have enough food, blahblah... to accept what they do, is the first step to see it as an "example" in the future.

    I think that's the risk of your position.

    ...

    "Recognizing and accepting" others people view and culture doesn't make you more civilizated; I don't say that being educated is taking snob positions, too.

    You can respect another person's point of view; but you have the right to accept it or not.
     
  13. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member

    >The picture is sick

    Yeah it is sick.

    But it´s also sick to see pictures of spanish bull fights,

    slaughter houses... whatever.

    There´s no difference between eating dogs, cats.... or eating chicken, cows, pigs....

    I think it´s okay to eat meat.

    For most western people it is strange to eat dogs or cats. Also it´s ugly to see people eating insects...

    it´s all the same... all nature.

    I also would be sick to see pics of a killed cow or something other animal...

    life is sometimes strange, ugly...

    maybe it´s okay to eat dogs the same way to eat cows

    They are killed to be eaten not just for fun.
     
  14. E Nice

    E Nice New Member

    Its strange because by our standards they're considered pets.

    But guinea pigs and rabbits are eaten, as well as making nice pets.
     
  15. eatpenguin

    eatpenguin New Member

    well, these dogs ARE raised for the sole purpose of meat. there's no doubting in that. like cattle/pigs/chickens. and the poster in the picture is from a PETA-like organization, i assume. but the mere idea of skinned animal, any, not just dogs but cows/etc too, makes me shiver. i can handle it when they're all cut up and wrapped in nice little packages for your purchasing convenience at local groceries. but x_x

    oh btw, yes you may click on my wish list, and yes, you may have the pleasure of purchasing me something nice for my buy-me-gift day. it'll make you feel better. i promise.
     
  16. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Why are all you guys sad? the dogs are smiling! see? look at their big tooth filled smiles
     
  17. Draconar

    Draconar New Member

     
  18. eatpenguin

    eatpenguin New Member

    no one is actually "telling" koreans "how to live" other than the koreans themselves
     
  19. Draconar

    Draconar New Member

    [link]http://asia.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/08/05/korea.dog/[/link]

    (Edited by Draconar at 9:39 pm on Feb. 14, 2002)
     
  20. Draconar

    Draconar New Member

    bah.

    how do I make a link?
     

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