|Hachikō, was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.|
Have you ever wondered why some meat are considered as taboo while others are not? I believe that the culture we are born into and the role played by the animals in our lives has always been the deciding factor.
I would like to talk about dog meat and why most of us do not consume it. Not that I have eaten it. I also do not wish to eat it.
Some of you, or most of you who reads this post perhaps share the same cultural perception as me. There must be reasons for why certain things are taboo in our culture.
If you can eat goat, why not dog? It is a four legged animal too.
|Man's best friend.|
A dog will risk its own life to protect you and your family. Chickens don't do this :p
|Kabang, a small family dog, is being credited with saving two children from a dangerous collision when she threw herself into the path of a speeding motorcycle that was about to hit them in Zamboanga City, Philippines|
There are many who eat dogs. The Bataks of Indonesia eat them. They even have a dish made of dog meat. It is called as Saksang.
The word Chandala carried a different meaning during ancient times.
But for most of us, dogs will remain as our best friends and we certainly value its characteristics more than its meat. Therefore, we have no heart to eat them.