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Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:45
Subject: Dog-meat Chows
Hi, fellow grunts -
It seems it's a 'dog-meat-eat' bashing time again
with the Asia Game in Pusan coming up.
Some ignorant folks claim dog-eating started
during the Korean War. By the time the war started, there were not
many dogs in Korea. Why? During WWII, the Japanese were
worried that dogs might go crazy and bite/eat people during American bomb
raids and ordered all dogs killed.
Dog wardens went around searching for dogs
house to house. Any dog found was snagged with a large metal hook and
killed. Dog wardens were paid in
kind: they sold their catch to restaurants and other consumers and
pocketed the money. They also ate dog-meat meals free.
How do I know this? Well, I was there and
they got my killed my pet dog right in front my eyes.
Koreans and many other Asians have been eating
dogs for many centuries. In fact, the Ute and other Indians, they came
from Asia, used to eat dogs, too.
Have I eaten dog-meat? Yes, of
course! I love it. Would I eat my daughter's shitzu? No
way! There are eating kinds of dogs and pet kinds of dogs.
The former look more like wild dogs, pigs, cows, etc.