Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cats and dogs to be taken off menu in China

China could end a centuries-old custom and remove dogs and cats from the menu in the nation’s first draft law against animal abuse.
Anyone caught eating them would face a fine of as much as 5,000 yuan  and up to 15 days in jail if the law is passed.
The draft is expected to be sent to the parliament, the National People’s Congress, in April, state media said.
Dog is an age-old delicacy. Its meat is believed to have warming properties making it particularly favored as a winter dish. Consumption of dog meat – known euphemistically as “fragrant meat” – is most widespread in northeastern China where temperatures plunge in the winter months. But restaurants with signs out offering “fragrant meat’ can be seen in almost every city in China.

              I remember years ago going into Boston,  to the theater and out to dinner, was a special treat.  Back in those days rumors spread as to what restaurants not to visit because they served cat.... disguised as something else of course.  Curious, what is repulsive to some is just dinner to others. 


  1. Not to worry though, you can still get it at various cashew chicken joints in Springfield, Missouri.


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