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[ By | 13 Jun 2009 | One Comment ]
To eat or not to eat: The problem with man’s best friend

“Do they really eat dog over there?” is a question many friends and family have asked me about China.

I wanted to find out for myself as well, since, according published reports, hosting last year’s Summer Olympics led authorities to mandate that 112 Beijing restaurants remove dog meat from their menus. Now a year later, I discovered that the consumption of dog meat is not as popular as stereotypes would have led me to believe. In fact, Beijingers have become enthusiastic dog owners. Ordinary citizens walk their toy poodles. . . .