Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dog Day Rising

"But a fast-growing middle class, despite enjoying gory outings, is also fond of pet dogs and cats."

"Off the Menu," The Economist, February 27, 2010.

Tongue and cheek, early April Fool's Day, a lapse in editing, or just different worlds -- just read. Good for pets and animal rights.

"Cats are popular in southern China. The sweet-tasting meat has been served to your correspondent, diced into small cubes reassembled in feline form with fur-stripped paws sticking into the air."

"Beijing still has a one-dog policy and decrees that they must not be taller than 35cm (14 inches)."

"Dog-eating...is a time honoured tradition and China is not yet ready for Western-syle prissiness about consuming such animals."

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