Monday, June 6, 2011

3 + 6 = Dog Meat

This is Wang Qi, a dog-lover who stopped 520 dogs from..........

......ending up in a pot like this. He is labelled as an "activist". I don't quite like that word because it conjures up images of mobs and demonstrators and unrest. To me, he's just a person who cares about dogs. Enough to save a truckload of them. Eating dogs must be illegal in my hometown because as far as I can remember, nobody tells anybody I-want-dog-meat-for-lunch or how-about-dog-meat-tonight? It's always a hush-hush thing and people will say so-and-so-is-cooking-3+6-tonight-sshh-sshh-hee-hee-hee-let's-go! 3+6 = 9 (kiu) which sounds the same as "dog" in the hakka dialect. So if anybody tells you to go have some 3+6, it means lets go eat dog meat. I used to have Korean neighbors years ago and their son happened to be in my Sunday School class. I noticed that puppies came and went in their house and it was rather disgusting to find out from the boy that Mom is the one who does the killing and how did she do it? Oh, she uses a string (rope, I think) to strangle the dog, said the little boy. I gulped. A new neighbor just moved into the apartment below mine a couple of weeks ago and I was VERY curious about who they were because he complained about my dogs BEFORE he moved in. I now know that he is a Korean and his friends have moved into the apartment next to his. Gulp...!

Most Chinese have no qualms about eating dogs (or cats, or rats). I remember a classmate who hated her brother. One of the things he did was force dog meat into her mouth when she resisted. She's a dog-lover. She should've kicked below the belt. I have just deleted a big chunk about the way dogs are killed for the pot - it's too cruel. To Wang Qi and his friends, I salute you for your courage. He must've gotten a lot of hate mails and death threats (one netizen said he will kill a dog a day for what happened) for his act.

2 comments:

House of Carnivores said...

How horrible, the thought of killing and eating a companion animal. I'm glad that there are "activists" out there that are trying to save the dogs.

Thank you for stopping by my blog to offer your sympathy today. It really means a lot.

Rubie said...

I cannot get my head around humans eating dogs. It is one of those things in (some parts of) the world which is an ancient tradition, and we can't wait till that tradition is OVER. To kill and eat something that can give unconditional love and can look at their owners with adoration and trust....I have no more words - just sadness. I'm also grateful that I was born into this beautiful country which is more advanced with regards to respect for animals. Rubie's mum.

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