I remember when I was young, I lived very close to a traditional market.
There was a restaurant where they sold dog meat, and there was always a dog tied in front of the restaurant.
I was really scared to pass by the restaurant whenever I was coming back home from school.
I could not believe people can eat dog meat.. It seemed really barbaric to me.
Now, I am older and wiser. I see things in a different perspective.
I think I can understand eating dog culture and people who eat dog meat.
It is just our culture!!
First of all, Korean people went through a big war called Korean war. I am sure people were very hungry.
There were not enough food and meat around them. So, they had to eat anything such dogs or even insects and worms. If there was anything that they could eat, they would not refuse to eat... They were hungry.
Second, we didn't raise dogs indoors. Traditionally, we raised dogs always outdoors. They were put outdoors to protect the house from robbers or intruders days and nights. They were just animals that were helpful to people like any other animals like cows, horses, chickens, and pigs. Some people had dog farms like pig farms.
Third, we didn't eat small dogs like little puppies and pets raised indoors. Actually, we didn't have that kind of dogs. We only had some big dogs like more of wolves.
Well.... Am I a dog meat eater? Personally, I haven't eaten it. I haven't eaten a lot different other kinds of meat. I haven't eaten snake, snail, monkey, horse, bison, crocodile, cat, rabbit, sparrow... etc.
I am not really a meat eater anyway, so I don't know if I ever will taste these stuff.
What I want to say is...
Everyone is different.
We are all from different background.
You can't ever understand someone else's situation because you are not him or her. You don't know exactly where he or she is coming from.
If you open your eyes wider and try to understand why certain things are happening in certain places, you will not be able to criticize people without any knowledge about their back ground.
I wish people don't eat dog................ lol.
OK. OK. I understand people eating dog, but can they not eat????
Gosh, I feel like a hypocrite since I eat chicken, beef, pork, and fish.
Should I become a vegetarian?
Life is difficult....
Hey!!! Americans sell this kind of book, too!!!
Oh, wait...... Is some word hidden under the price tag?
Oh WHARVER! lol.