This didn’t make much sense to me.

Bit of beardie celebration in the UK press that South Korea  might be intending to ban sales of dog meat for human consumption. Yay, dancing in the streets of hippie Hoxton! As if it’s anything to do with them what South Korea’s dietary habits are.

Stop a second. IF you’re going to eat meat (and I don’t, because I don’t like it any more, and I can’t chew any more) then really the meat source is immaterial, isn’t it? You can’t get all cuddly about eating dogs because they’re pets, can you? It makes no sense. If you eat meat, then eat meat, don’t get coy about the source of the meat.

I’ve been to a lot of places in the far east. I’ve sure eaten dog. I’ve eaten snake too. In the UK, I got caught out when my local Asian restaurant was found to be serving cat meat. I wasn’t too worried about that, but local Trading Standards officers really took the bit between their teeth about that.

Listen, it’s meat, OK? Where is the big deal here? You can’t go all weebly because you happen to think dogs (and cats) are all cuddly and cute. Lambs are cute too, but do you worry about eating them? Piglets are cute. I’ve had a meal of whole roast suckling pig. I happen to have a very soft spot for cows, they’re somewhat dim and affectionate (watch your step though, they’re bloody big), but I’ve eaten beef. Deer? Antelope? Yep, I’ve eaten them. I’ve been to a restaurant in France that only sold horsemeat. Didn’t see any issue there. Alligator? Crocodile? Been there dun that. Armadillo? Ostrich? Yes.

If, and this is a BIG qualifier, IF, you eat meat, you really must stop being so bloody mealymouthed. If you eat animals, you eat animals. Just because they’re cuddly, or so you think, if you eat meat you can’t then get simpleminded about it.