Normally, when it comes to China, we’re ridiculed, and even looked down upon for eating them. Normally, I say, “Screw you!” To those people, because these same people are normally cultural supremacists who believe in spreading American-style democracy all over the world, and everyone else is just inferior to them. All I have to ask is, “How’s that working out in Iraq and Afghanistan, for you?”
China is changing, and many people are even starting to talk about animal rights in China itself. And as the China Law Blog puts it: It’s very complex. One comment that struck me was,
“I grew up in a poor village. We raised one dog to watch the door and one to be killed in the Lunar New Year because we were too poor to buy pork. I don’t understand what’s wrong with that.”
Despite this, upon hearing that a local government official in Guangdong was bitten by a dog, and ordered dogs to be exterminated and beaten to death:
That’s where I draw the line. It’s one thing to say, “Hey there, you mangy mutt living outside in the wild, I’ll give you a home –in my belly!” But it’s another to go around, and just beating them senselessly. There are definitely a lot of social illnesses that the people are experiencing and seem to be taking out their frustrations in the wrong direction. This is no different than the guy who massacred a bunch of kindergartners.
Clearly, this official was probably bitten for the right reasons, and from what I see, has every right to die.