Eating Dogs is an urban myth about an old couple who bring their pet poodle to a Chinese restaurant. Do Chinese people eat dogs? Read on and find out.
There was an old couple in England who had a pet poodle. They loved their dog very much and treated it almost like it was a human. Some would even say they pampered it too much. Whenever they took a bath, the poodle was given a bath too. Whenever they cooked dinner, they would fix an extra plate and leave it on the floor for the dog to eat.
One day, they were taking their pet poodle for a walk when they happened to pass by a Chinese restaurant. Feeling hungry, they decided to go inside and have dinner. However, when they sat down at a table and the waiter brought over the menus, they realized that he didn’t speak any English.
They attempted to order their dinner by pointing at the items they wanted on the menu. The couple also wanted to order a meal for their dog. When they tried to explain this to the waiter, he smiled and nodded politely but didn’t seem to understand.
They tried to use sign language, pointing to their mouths, rubbling their stomachs and pointing to the dog. The waiter seemed to get the idea and he led the poodle into the kitchen as the old couple waited for their meal to arrive.
Fifteen minutes later, the waiter returned, carrying a large silver platter. When he placed it in the middle of the table and removed the lid, the old couple screamed in horror. There, served on a bed of rice and bamboo shoots, was their beloved poodle. It had been cooked and garnished with full trimmings.
There was another story from England about a local greyhound track. They said that the greyhound owners would sometimes dispose of dogs who were no longer fit enough to race by selling them to the local Chinese restaurant. According to the story, a woman who was eating at the restaurant accidentally choked on a greyhound identification tag.
In yet another story, a Mexican family bought cheap meat from the butcher shop down the street. After they cooked the meat, they found that it was very tough and tasteless. Then, the family noticed that their pet dog was nowhere to be found. It turned out that the butcher was kidnapping people’s pets, butchering them and selling the meat to customers.
Of course, these are all urban myths. Despite the rumors, Chinese restaurants have never served dog meat. One Chinese restaurant owner said, “Some people might think it is funny but it is really offensive to us and it is devastating to our business. The idea that Chinese restaurants sell dog meat is absolute rubbish and it is racist.”
However, in China, dog meat is traditionally eaten by quite a few people. It has become much less common in recent years. There are a few other Asian countries where dog meat and dog soup is sometimes eaten, such as South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.
You may not believe this, but when US President Barack Obama was a child, living in Indonesia, he ate a dog. He even wrote about it in his autobiography and described dog meat as being tough. Now that is a true story.
hmmmm… How healthy ARE dogs?
I’m Chinese. I’ve never eaten dog but my parents have.
I will never look at hot dogs the same way again
Any animal can be a best friend if you treat it correctly.
I wonder if Barack Obama knew that he was eating dog. Also, why would someone eat a dog? And NO the only reason that we eat cows and not dogs is because I’m pretty sure that cows cant be a best friend.
I am proud being a vegetarian.
KazueX3, in my country they eat rabbit meat. I don’t know what they taste like, though.
This is the comment section of controversy, I suppose. So, I have a controversial question: is the dress black or blue? Also, WHAT ARE THOOOOOSE?
It’s maybe offensive to some when people re-act to a dog’s death but to be logical, this re-action is completely psychological… Dogs have been our friend since old ages as a plougher, as a pet and dogs protect us and are loyal to us… So, those who eat dogs, maybe to them it’s not a big deal, but those who have pet dogs or are dog lovers, to them it is something like killing a family member… I know it ’cause I have a spitz and a golden retriever and I found this article really disturbing
OMG!! Something happens to a Dog and Everyone goes Ballistic!! A Person dies or in My opinion the worst that could happen is that a Child dies in these stories and people say “Cool”..Nice Story.. Or the frase that annoys Me the Most “That’s not Scary”…But a Dog dies and it’s a OMG Poor Doggie… It’s a Animal…. What ??..You Guys don’t eat Chicken.. Pork or Hamburgers?? Even Vegetarians kill thier Food… What?? Plants and vegetables aren’t Alive??
I’m an Indonesian. And (unfortunately) I have to admit, SOME people DO eat dogs here. As a matter of fact, dog meats are a rather popular dish in the North Sulawesi region.
(By the way, they don’t eat fancy pet dogs like poodle, chihuahua, golden retriever etc..)
Some peoples eating bunny. It isn’t terrible too?
How could u Obama?!? Dogs are mans best friend.
Ewww!! Eating dogs!!??? Disgusting!!!
Ewww! yuck! I’m an Indonesian and I NEVER EVER see people ate dogs here! :x
And this is how ppl ruin our reputation. I’m not saying everyone, but most ppl ignored the fact that its not true.
OMG Obama ate a dog!! *le me dead*