Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dog dishes

With apologies to my dog-loving friends this morning, I became curious about something I read in the weird news recently. Headlines last month informed readers that a dog meat festival that was to be held in a traditional open-air market
in Seongnam, South Korea - a country with about 600 farms raising dogs for consumption - was cancelled due to protests by animal rights activists. The event would have showcased various canine delicacies including barbecued dog, dog sausages, a stew known as Boshintang, and steamed paws. I wondered how this last dish was served, and found a visual (3rd image), as well as plenty of photos of roasts (2nd image). For those with strong stomachs, here are links to some photographs from 2 of the areas of the world where dog meat is eaten:

While the consumption at dog meat is considered taboo in much of the West, I am always mindful of being ethnocentric about the traditions in other countries. But it seems that worldwide influence is having an impact on canine cuisine: "This is making our country an international laughing stock, and making the whole world mistakenly believe that all South Koreans eat dogs."


  1. Yoo dont be killin dogs or puppies you got cuzz thats just wrong in different ways! >:(

  2. Good idea!
    looks delish!
    Make my own cat-food! :-)

  3. Pigs are also intellegent animals. We eat pigs. We are pigs.


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