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Tommy asked that people join him at the Fryman Canyon Overlook (Nancy Pohl Overlook) wear gray clothes to participate in a silent protest. Befitting that this was right near the plaque dedicated to Betty Dearing. She chained herself to a bulldozer to frustrate the developers.
My brain zipped to horrified. There are always the jokes about dog meat. Yes, other cultures eat food that we have a hard time wrapping our brains around. Is this just a gut reaction to dog meat that Tommy is having or is there more to it than visceral revulsion?
I did some checking and the GrayAugust.com protest has been brewing all over
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Mang Changxue, deputy mayor of Yulin, said it would be difficult to stop the event, as it concerns the lives of millions of local people. Seems they don’t much care about the health of the people who eat meat which can be contaminated. The people who consume this butchered meat- what do they tell themselves? Remember Bird Flu?
The dog is part of the Chinese Zodiac. Doesn’t that give dogs some sort of status in Chinese culture such that they would not become a specialty snack food? Chinese symbolism for the dog is so controversial that it is praised and despised. On one hand a dog, a friend of human being symbolizes loyalty, kindness and gratitude. On the other hand, it symbolizes ignorance, cruelty and guile, which frightens us.
Be sure you’re sitting down when you read this next part - The cruel torture of the dog before its butchering (often flayed alive) is said to release adrenaline, making the meat taste better.
It’s beyond comprehension. Tommy is totally right.
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