Tuesday, August 5, 2008

In Beijing, dog is now off the menu. Sorry.

For all you readers out there who were planning to visit Beijing for the Olympics and were looking to dine on dog, you can forget it. The New York Times reports that the Beijing Catering Trade Association has ordered the Olympic designated restaurants to take dog off the menu. So what does it taste like? Chicken? No, lamb, says the New York Times. Fuchsia Dunlop writes, "For a Westerner, eating it can feel a little strange, but is it morally different from eating, say, pork? The dogs brought to table in China are not people’s pets, but are raised as food, like pigs. And pigs, of course, are also intelligent and friendly."

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