Eaters of Dog meat, Bat meat, Monkey brain and other exotic/weird stuff…


My father would enjoy a bowl of dog meat cooked in wine and black beans if his good friend brought it over to our home. You couldn’t buy it. Only when his friend killed a dog and cooked the meat, could he get to eat it.

Father said that the meat was delicious and warmed him up.

In the 1970s, Father stopped eating dog meat.

This is how it happened.

One evening, the same friend brought over a small pot of dog meat.

“How did you get dog meat to cook?” asked Father, as our two chubby puppies ran around him and the other man.

“Oh, the two siblings of these two puppies ran across the street and were knocked down by a car, so I thought that I might as well cook them,” replied the man. “Didn’t want to waste such good meat.”

Father looked at the puppies and looked at the friend and the pot of dog meat for a while. Then, to everyone’s surprise, he sad, “No, thank you but no. It’s not good to eat the siblings of these puppies. They would know, and they would dislike me.”

And that was how my father stopped eating dog meat.

6 August 2018

BELURAN: Wildlife officials arrested two men and seized a cooler containing severed limbs of protected animals during a roadblock along Jalan Paitan near here on Sunday (Aug 5).

The duo were travelling in a four-wheel drive when their vehicle was stopped at 6.54am.

Sandakan Wildlife officer Hussien Muin said the local men, aged 33 and 34, were arrested for illegal possession of protected animals under the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997.

“The team, comprising Wildlife Department personnel and honorary wildlife wardens, carried out the operation after receiving a tip-off from the public.

“They confiscated wild boar meat, a deer, two foxes and a python, all stored inside the cooler,” he said.


27 March 2017

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Indonesians’ taste for dog meat is growing, even as others shun it

z1.jpgA woman serves a dog meat dish to customers at Betlehem Restaurant in Jakarta January 19, 2017. — Pictures by Kemal Jufri/The New York Times

JAKARTA, March 26 — Parlin Sitio leaned back from a table of empty dishes at a restaurant in eastern Jakarta with a look of satisfaction. He had just enjoyed an order of rica-rica — dog meat with Indonesian spices.

In Indonesia, as in some other countries where dogs are eaten, the industry operates largely in the shadows, and reliable data on consumption is scarce. But restaurant owners, butchers, researchers and animal rights advocates agree that more dogs are being killed and eaten here.

That makes for a surprising contrast with other Asian countries like South Korea and China, where the practice appears to have been increasingly shunned as incomes have risen, along with pet ownership and concern for animal welfare.

Indonesia is an example of how economic development can also have the opposite effect, making dog meat newly affordable for people who have no particular objection to it, say people who have studied the subject.

Many Indonesians who are still too poor to eat beef, except on special occasions, can now afford dog or cat, said Brad Anthony, a Canadian animal protection researcher and analyst who lives in Singapore.

“From a strictly practical, agricultural point of view, growing dogs and cats for meat requires far less space and feed resources than growing cows, and is therefore cheaper,” Anthony said. “The economics of it all is likely the primary motivator for production and consumption.”

The Bali Animal Welfare Association estimates that as many as 70,000 dogs are slaughtered and consumed on the popular resort island every year.

“In our investigations, 60 per cent of the customers were Balinese women who felt it was the warmest and most inexpensive form of protein,” said the group’s founder, Janice Girardi, an American who has lived on Bali for decades. “They believe eating black dogs cures asthma, and maybe other diseases.”

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There is a saying, “Before you beat a dog, find out who the owner is.”

Well, before you eat a dog, find out who the owner is!

This worker killed the dog, and shared the dog-meat around. All lost their jobs.

27 Feb 2016

Jiangsu factory worker kills, cooks and eats ‘stray’ Corgi before realising it’s boss’ pet

In what must be every pet owner’s worst nightmare, a man’s dog was cooked and eaten by his own employee earlier this month in Jiangsu, China.

According to Shanghaiist, on Feb 13, a factory worker in Xuzhou, surnamed Zhang, found a Pembroke Welsh Corgi wandering around the public toilets at his workplace.

Mistaking it for a stray, Zhang proceeded to make a meal out of it.

He beat the animal to death with a wooden stick. Later that night, Zhang and his roommates shaved, skinned, and cooked the dog, and ate it the next day.

When they returned to work the next day, the realised what a horrible mistake they have made. Not only have they eaten a dog, they have eaten the boss’ pet.

ICYMI: Dog-eating festival in China sparks outrage: Critics say it’s cruel but locals say…

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It was supposedly shut down last year.

But an undercover investigation by Humane Society International (HSI) has revealed that dogs and cats are being stolen and slaughtered in the thousands to feed residents in Yulin, China.

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THE YULIN DOG-MEAT FESTIVAL, Yulin, Guangxi Province, China.

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Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners

Each year during summer solstice, it’s thought that 10,000 dogs are cooked and eaten in Yulin, in Guangxi province in southern China, as part of the city’s yearly dog meat festival. Although it’s not illegal to eat dog meat in China, opinion is divided on how deep the “tradition” really runs. On Chinese social media in recent years, the Yulin Festival has become a focus for the large numbers of animal lovers – mostly within China – who are against it.

But this year, the reaction has gone global. Since May, almost a quarter of a million tweets have been posted using the hashtag #StopYulin2015, with most of the activity coming from the UK, the US and Australia. One of the loudest voices has been the US animal welfare group Duo Duo, whose petition calling for the cancellation of the event has received more than 200,000 signatures. The group’s campaign video on YouTube has been viewed more than 130,000 times.


Saturday May 16, 2015 MYT 5:05:00 PM

Sibu cops nab two for allegedly killing and eating cats

SIBU: Police have arrested two men following a posting on the “Sibu Cat Lover” Facebook page that there were some individuals here who had killed cats for their meat.

Acting on information in the posting, a police team on Saturday went to a house at Jalan Merlin and arrested the two jobless men, aged 38 and 42.

Monkey brains (cuisine)

Monkey brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to over-hunting in Indonesia,  especially due to the unfounded belief that eating the monkeys’ brain can cure impotence.

Monkey brains (cuisine) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to … – Cached


This video is disturbing, so you may not want to watch it

Eating Monkey’s Brain

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Croc meat the best way to smooth skin

FORGET lasers and lotions – the best way to fair, spotless skin is by eating crocodile meat.

Kosmo! reported that the meat taken from a crocodile’s chest, tail and genitals is believed to have medicinal properties that could enhance a woman’s beauty.

“Two years ago, I was approached by two Singaporean women who had spent thousands of ringgit to get rid of their acne.

“But after drinking some crocodile soup mixed with ginseng, their faces became smooth and clear,” said famed Sarawakian crocodile handler Indet Sanabong.


RABBIT HEAD-EATING in Chengdu, Suchuan, China.

Rabbit Head 09:35, July 29, 2010 CE.CN

Eating rabbit head has become a habit among local people in Chengdu. Rabbit head in Chengdu is a spicy snack known for its peppery flavor that has become popular in many other parts of China.


Rabbit Head – 饮食频道 网络孔子学院


Chengdu, capital of Sichuan

Overview of Chengdu, China
Information by Rough Guides

Sichuan’s relaxed provincial capital, CHENGDU, is a characterful place to spend a few days, perhaps as a base for visiting Qing-dynasty Huanglongxi or the irrigation system at Dujiangyan, or while organizing a flight or train to Tibet. Aside from touring the remaining historical monuments, you can spike your taste buds on one of China’s most outstanding cuisines, not to mention getting close-up views of locally bred pandas.

Chengdu is a determinedly modern city, full of high-rise department stores, residential blocks and traffic – the congestion and pollution can be atrocious – but it’s also a cheerful place: seasonal floral displays and ubiquitous ginkgo trees lend colour to its many excellent parks and the riverbanks have been landscaped with willows, lawns and wavy paths. The population is also nicely laid-back, enjoying its teahouse culture at every opportunity and unfazed by this being interpreted as laziness by other Chinese.

Chengdu, China


The link below has really GROSS images! I would not recommend clicking on the link but if you insist!

Rabbit Head Pasta – >> Home


The cats were “said to be heading to restaurants in Guangdong” province in the south, the state-run China Daily reported.

Truck crash sees cats escape cooking pot

by AFP – 18 January 2013 11:00 AM | Updated 11:19 AM

(BEIJING) Around 600 cats stuffed into wooden crates and destined for dinner plates in southern China were rescued by animal protection volunteers after a truck crash, a volunteer said on Thursday.

Volunteers hauled the felines from the lorry on 14 January after the accident in the central city of Changsha, said Xu Chenxin of the Changsha Small Animal Protection Association.

About another 100 were already dead.

Pictures of the rescue, showing volunteers unloading the crates late at night, were widely shared on Chinese social media sites.

Many of the cats, which were white and plump, had escaped or died after being left out in the cold for more than 24 hours. The cats were “clearly” due to be served as food in southern China, Xu told AFP.


A truck transporting more than 600 cats was involved in an accident in China’s Hunan province. The cats, dehydrated, hungry and destined to be eaten, were finally rescued by animal-loving volunteers (Photo: AFP / China Out)


Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises at illegal abattoir

If a penis is still on its owner, in this case a do, we knw its functions but what is the function 0f dried, detached/cut off dog penises?

Dog penises
Apparently, they are low in cholesterol and good, not just for boosting the male sex drive, but for treating all sorts of ailments.

Beijing’s penis emporium – BBC – Homepage


You can serve dog clammy testicles and penis, which is gray and shiny. Dog penis is low in cholesterol and is considered as quite efficient in boosting the male sex drive, but also for treating all sorts of conditions.
Giant salami-shaped donkey penises are considered good for the skin…

Want to Eat Penis? Go to China… – Softpedia


  • DogIn China, penises are often dipped in soy or hot sauce. The consistency and taste remind one of overly bitter rings of calamari, apparently. via

10 Penises People Actually Eat – BuzzFeed


Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises at illegal abattoir

by AFP – 17 January 2013 12:11 PM | Updated 4:01 PM

(TAIPEI) Animal disease officials in Taiwan Wednesday said they had confiscated more than 400 dried dog penises, testicles and various internal organs in a raid on an illegal slaughterhouse.

The Animal Disease Control Centre said a total of 435 penises were discovered in a fridge along with the other body parts, while 12 fresh dog corpses were also found in the raid at the slaughterhouse in western Yunlin county on 15 January.

It was not immediately clear why the owner of the abattoir kept the body parts, a spokeswoman said. But local media suggested the man could have used the penises as an ingredient in herbal wine due to the belief they could help boost male potency.

Two live dogs were rescued during the raid and officials also discovered a number of collars, indicating some of the dead animals could have previously been pets, the spokeswoman said.

While dog meat featured on menus in Taiwan in the past, it is now an offence to eat either dogs or cats and anyone doing so faces fines of up to Tw$500,000 under local law.



I can’t stomach chicken feet as I can’t help thinking about all the places a chicken has gone to….

What are those things on the plate?


 You have to feel sorry for the monkeys of Indonesia. Many Indonesian restaurants serve deep-fried monkey toes as a snack in the same way we’d eat chips, and eaten straight off the bone. Even though there are calls for the banning of using monkeys for food, deep-fried monkey toes are still fairly common. Some dishes give you a real top-to-toe plate, serving monkey brains as a side.

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Chicken feet

You eat chicken feet, so why not monkey toes? I eat NEITHER!

“Hot Sweet & Spicy Chicken Feet (Dak Bal)”

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•32 chicken feet (about 2 lbs.)
•1/2 cup sake
•1/3 cup water
•6 large thin slices fresh ginger
•1/3 cup soy sauce
•1/4 cup Chinese yellow rock sugar (or 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
•2 dried hot chiles, crushed
•2 tablespoons oyster sauce
•2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
•2 star anise buds
•1 cinnamon stick
•1 cup scallion cut in 1-inch pieces
•2 tablespoons minced scallion and 1t toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Rub chicken feet with kosher salt and let stand for 10 minutes, rinse in cold water.
Place feet into a pot of rapidly boiling salted water, blanch for 5 minutes and drain well. Chicken feet can be set aside and refrigerated for a day until you need to cook further.

Place a 14-inch saute pan over high heat. Add the chicken and dry-sear to lightly brown. Add the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Uncover, and simmer until pan is almost “dry,” tossing frequently to coat the feet as the sauce reduces.

Serve, garnishing with scallion shavings and toasted sesame seeds.

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For the Post on monkey brains, scroll down to the bottom BUT you might want to avoid that! Too GROSS!


Accused cat eater had carcass in sink, cop says

Feb. 16, 2012 05:33 PM
Associated Press

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It was the sound of a wailing cat that first caught the neighbor’s attention. When she looked toward the sound she told authorities that she saw her next-door neighbor cutting off the crying feline’s head with a knife.

The call she subsequently made to deputies started a bizarre animal cruelty investigation that has focused attention from around the country on a working-class neighborhood in a Bakersfield suburb where a man allegedly was fileting cats and cooking them on his backyard barbecue.

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Catching the cat eaters

(WARNING: text contains graphic description!)

These are people from a district known as Ongole. They have migrated here two years ago for greener pastures. Their occupation is as labourers but they started to hunt cats and crows for consumption. Our investigation revealed that they were selling the cat’s meat fried for Rs.25 per kg. (USD $.50 for 1/2 lb). We laid a trap for them by asking for cats live without any problems because we wanted to catch them red-handed in to take them to task. They seemed expert and we caught them with seven cats. All these seven cats are perfectly healthy and alive and have joined our cattery. They are actually kittens and to think they wanted to kill them for their meat is just terrible!

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I hate cockroaches. I want to kill them as soon as I see them.

In 1982, I lived on a hill side in Penang. There were numerous cockroaches. EVERYWHERE!

One night, alone, I reversed the car but got the front right wheel into the drain outside my house. I couldn’t call anyone, so I thought of a way of getting it out. Only one way! I had to get into the drain and pile up all the stones, planks and bricks I could find till they reached the wheel. The drain was narrow and deep. When I got in, it came up to my waist. I

Within minutes, I had cockroaches crawling up my pants legs!

I whacked one with the flat of my hand, and another and another and another…FOUR! Three INSIDE my right trouser leg and one inside the left. I kept whacking till nothing moved against my skin…

Then I jumped up and down till every dead, mangled cockroach had fallen out.

Both legs began to itch terribly, so I ran back into the house, took off the pants and got into the shower for a long time. Even then, certain parts of my legs had RASHES! Roaches are filthy!

Outside again, armed with a broom, matches, newspaper and a torch, I lay newspaper down inside the drain and set it on fire. As the ugly creatures ran out to escape the fire, I whacked every single one. Another round of fire and whacking finally killed off all cockroaches (and left the broom crooked and tattered).

At last, I could complete my job of filling up the drain with debris.

I reversed and the wheel came out.

Then I drove off to fetch my wife, who never even asked why I was 2 hours late, so I never told her why till much later in life….



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Man dies after cockroach-eating contest

October 10, 2012
MIAMI: A US man died after winning a cockroach and worm eating contest at a Florida reptile house over the weekend, police said.

Edward Archbold, 32, had eaten several dozen roaches and worms Friday as part of the contest to win an exotic python.

He later began vomiting and was picked up by an ambulance in front of the shop, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Archbold was later pronounced dead at a hospital, and the medical examiner’s office will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The contest was held by Ben Siegel Reptiles, which offered different prize pythons for whomever could eat the most of different categories of bugs.

“How many giant roaches would you eat for a female ivory-ball python?” the reptile store said on a Facebook page advertising the contest.

“Here’s how it works: Eat the most bugs in 4 minutes, win the ball morph. That’s it. Oh yeah, any vomiting is an automatic DQ.”

The reptile shop later published a message expressing sadness about Archbold’s death, saying: “We just met him the night of our sale but all liked him very much. He was outgoing and was fun and got the crowd very worked up and excited. We are sorry we will not get to know him better.”

The shop also posted a statement from an attorney.





Green Iguana Photos, Green Iguana Images |

Black Iguana Photos, Black Iguana Images |

Iguana meat has until recently been important in the culinary traditions of Mexico but they are still very important. Iguana meat is illegal in the United States of America and several other countries.

There has been a marked preference for the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) over the Black Iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) in the region, though both are eaten. The native Mexican Green Iguana is becoming scarce because of habitat loss.

Proper preparation of the iguana requires parboiling it in saltwater for 20–30 minutes before roasting or stewing it. Common recipes for the iguana include stews (guisado), pozole, birria, roasted in tacos and flautas, roasted and finished with mole, and even sauteed with almonds.


Cutting up and cooking iguana

Preparing iguana stew: the skeleton is all that is left after the iguana has been cut up…

Iguana, the other White Meat «

Iguana meat, garlic, chilies and tomato sauce.

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01 October 2012 | last updated at 08:55PM

Endangered species still being eaten

By Phuah Ken LinMORE and more exotic animals comprising endangered species have made their rounds to the dining tables without timely intervention from the wildlife enforcement unit.
An iguana and a tortoise for sale by the roadside near the Air Itam wet market. Pic by Asman Ibrahim

Human beings love to sample just about every living thing and their insatiable cravings have led to the mindless killings of these creatures, many of which are on the verge of becoming extinct.

The dozens of lame excuses and rationale given by consumers for eating exotic creatures range from upping their sex drive to improving their health.

An unidentified man was seen selling an iguana and a tortoise on the road side.

The man is playing hide-and-seek with the Wildlife and National Parks Department enforcement officer.

He said the iguana was up for grabs at a mere RM300 while the tortoise would be a steal at RM50.

It is learnt that the iguanas and other reptiles were stuffed in small boxes before being sent to Malaysia from some neighbouring countries.
Read more: Endangered species still being eaten – Northern – New Straits Times



When I was a child, we lived in an old building. We had a cat, an old yellow-white male. It slept at the bottom of my bed but whenever an adult (cousin, aunt, parents)  saw that, it would be chased away. It was believed that the hair of a cat was linked to asthma.

One day, it disappeared for good. An employee of my father’s said that it probably ended up being eaten! That was shocking to hear.



Just as dogs are a delicacy for the Vietnamese, so are cats.

In the photo below, a woman uses a blow torch to kill a cat!

Random: Vietnamese love to eat dogs and cats
Click on the link below to read about the sale of cat as meat in Vietnam
Dog eating is dying out in many other Asian countries: e.g. Taiwan, which today has very stringent laws against it and has just raised the fine levied on …… – Cached



It is illegal to eat cats in China but that doesn’t stop the practice


Consumption of cat meat
From Wikipedia

In Guangdong and Guangxi provinces in south-eastern China, some – especially older – people consider cat flesh a good warming food during winter months. However, in the northern China eating cat is considered unacceptable. It is estimated that around 4 million cats are eaten in China each year, and that the number is rising. However, overseas visitors are unlikely to come across downtown restaurants serving cat, which is only common out of town and in the city outskirts.

Nevertheless, organized cat-collectors supply the southern restaurants with animals that often originate in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces.  On 26 January 2010 China launched its first draft proposal to protect the country’s animals from maltreatment including a measure to jail people who eat cat or dog meat for up to 15 days.

Photo from Wikipedia

Fur being removed from cats after slaughter. These cats were just submerged in boiling water for a few seconds after being killed. This loosens the fur, making it easier to remove. Image taken at an East Asian market.

Cat meat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  1. Inside the cat and dog meat marketCat meat can be found … ahead of the Asian Games which will be held there later this year. The ban on eating dog and cat meat… – Cached
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The article below is informative.

Copyright 1999-2010, Sarah Hartwell

Everyone must eat in order to live. Most of us think that what we eat, and the way they eat it, is the normal or correct pattern. Therefore anyone who eats different things is considered odd. Until relatively recently, human societies were localised and had their own localised eating habits. In the 20th and 21st centuries, globalization has led to culinary conflicts as one culture’s delicacy is another culture’s taboo. To some the cat is a legitimate food source. Others find the concept of cat-eating abhorrent. Is it right for cat-loving countries to impose their cultural values on cat-eating societies?

There have been tales of “Thai” workers (generally of Chinese/Vietnamese origin) killing and eating dogs and sometimes cats and one case (reported by SPCA Singapore … – Cached



My father said that he had eaten dog meat, that it was invariably cooked the spicy way, with lots of ginger and black beans. Why? To cover up the strong tangy taste of dog-meat. His explanation. Is that true?

I wouldn’t know. I have never eaten dog meat. Or cat meat.  I don’t intend to eat either.

One day, and this was in the late 1960s, one of his friends from Ampang New Village brought a pot of dog meat.

“Third Uncle (my father was Son No 3, so he was Sam Sook, Third Uncle), here’s a pot of dog meat.”

Father wanted to know how he had managed to get dog meat. It seemed that the two fat puppies I had seen only the week before in his compound had BOTH run across the road AT THE SAME TIME. A car had knocked them down, killing them instantaneously. How unfortunate for the puppies! How fortuitous for a dog meat lover like him!

“No, but thanks,” Father replied.

Now, why did Father turn down such a rare offer?

“I can’t eat the brothers of the two puppies we have,” he explained. “They will know, and will never be obedient.” (Four puppies were born, and we got two males, which we kept till they were quite old. Father’s friend kept the other two, which he ate.)

Father went on to explain that he was not surprised about the two puppies being cooked; he added that there was probably no accident. It was just a tale told by a dog meat lover.

By the way, the pot of dog meat gave off a strong spicy smell of black beans and ginger.


Latest: Eating snake meat

Do you eat Snake? Canton-style Snake Hotpot
Eye of frog, wing of bat, rattlesnake and tail of rat, in the hotpot they must go! Just some of the delicacies found in Guangzhou!This may sound like something out of a child’s storybook, but, I am absolutely serious, in the short time I’ve spent in here I’ve sampled them all, but the most superior by far, is snake.I was invited to a restaurant, nationally renowned for its snake dishes called Xin Li Zhi Wan, it’s in Tianhe on Tianhe Bei Road, inside the Guangzhou China Mayor Plaza building, and there are another six restaurants in the chain all over China.For me, this was to be the third time to try snake, so feeling like a bit of a connoisseur I was looking forward to sampling it again.
Do you eat Snake? Canton-style Snake Hotpot Eye of frog, wing of bat, rattlesnake and tail of rat, in the hotpot they must go! Just some of the delicacies found in … – Cached


Monkey brains (cuisine)

Monkey brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to over-hunting in Indonesia,  especially due to the unfounded belief that eating the monkeys’ brain can cure impotence.

Monkey brains (cuisine) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to … – Cached


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Eating Monkey’s Brain

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  1. The consumption of dog meat, called Gaegogi (개고기) in Korean, has had a long history in South Korea as well as other Eastern Asian cultures, but it has been …
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Being fed Fido: Eating dog in Vietnam

First published 2nd September, 2009

Being something of a culinary adventurer, I decided to try dog meat, and brought a Vietnamese guide along with me to share the experience. Afterall, eating dog is so much friendlier with two. Approaching the restaurant, I was in for a bit of a shock: a sign outside advertising Thit Cho, with a blown-up photo of a healthy-looking German shepherd prominently displayed. As if this were somehow appetizing. But then, when you think about it — back in the US, a jolly cartoon pig on a sign outside a pork barbecue is not unheard-of. This was the same thing, right?

As we’re leaving the restaurant I notice a place next door advertising meo. The sign out front features a picture of a cat. Something tells me it’s not a pet shop. Despite my unnerving foray into dog consumption, I’m curious to give it a try. I’m not much of a cat person anyway. Probably tastes like chicken.

A review of a dog restaurant in northern Vietnam. Includes a description of the meal and the manner of eating dog in Vietnam. —— – Cached


Washington Post

Chinese dog eaters and dog lovers spar over animal rights

BEIJING — The mutts were destined for the dinner table — all 520 of them crammed onto a truck hurtling down a Beijing highway toward awaiting restaurants in northeastern China.Then, fate intervened in the form of a passing driver, an animal lover who spotted the truck and angrily forced it off the road.



Bat meat on the left, dog meat on the right

Rare Diseases

In January and February 2004, 47 people in Bangladesh became infected with Nipah virus in two outbreaks; 35 of them died (74% mortality rate). Infectious disease specialists were already familiar with the deadly Nipah virus. In 1998-1999 in Nipah, Malaysia, and soon after in Singapore, people began developing brain inflammation (encephalitis), and in many cases this quickly progressed to coma and death. In all, 265 people were infected and 105 of them died (40% mortality rate).

A new virus emerges
The cause of the outbreak in Malaysia was found to be a previously unknown virus, named Nipah after the area where it was identified…… Eventually 1.1 million pigs were destroyed on the Malay peninsula to try to contain the outbreak.

Animal transmission not certain
How the Nipah virus infected the pigs is not entirely clear.

2004 outbreak worries researchers
Although person-to-person transmission of Nipah virus has not been reported, the outbreaks in Bangladesh are cause for concern. No contact with pigs or any other infected domestic animals was found among the victims. Therefore, it can’t be ruled out that infected people passed Nipah virus to other people.

Adding to the mortality rate for Nipah virus infection is that there is no known cure for it.

Preventing future outbreaks of new viruses
Scientists did not know of the existence of Nipah virus until people started to become ill and die.

Information for this article was taken from:
– The virus hunters. April 28, 2004.
– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hendra virus disease & Nipah virus encephalitis.
– Choi, C. Nipah’s return. Scientific American, September 2004.
– Mackenzie, J.S., et al. (2000). Emerging viral diseases of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 7, no. 3.
– World Health Organization. (2001). Nipah virus.



J Clin Virol. 2003 Apr;26(3):265-75.

Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia.


International Medical University, Sesama Center, Plaza Komanwel, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia.


Nipah virus, a novel paramyxovirus, closely related to Hendra virus emerged in northern part of Peninsular Malaysia in 1998. The virus caused an outbreak of severe febrile encephalitis in humans with a high mortality rate, whereas, in pigs, encephalitis and respiratory diseases but with a relatively low mortality rate. The outbreak subsequently spread to various regions of the country and Singapore in the south due to the movement of infected pigs. Nipah virus caused systemic infections in humans, pigs and other mammals. Histopathological and radiological findings were characteristic of the disease. Fruitbats of Pteropid species were identified as the natural reservoir hosts. Evidence suggested that climatic and anthropogenic driven ecological changes coupled with the location of piggeries in orchard and the design of pigsties allowed the spill-over of this novel paramyxovirus from its reservoir host into the domestic pigs and ultimately to humans and other animals.

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ScienceDaily (May 29, 2003) — Maybe you really are what you eat. This would solve the long-time mystery of why so many of Guam’s Chamorro people – up to a third … – Cached
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ScienceDaily (May 29, 2003) — Maybe you really are what you eat. This would solve the long-time mystery of why so many of Guam’s Chamorro people – up to a third per village — suffered a devastating neurological disease. A new study suggests that they gorged on flying fox bats that in turn had feasted on neurotoxin-laden cycad seeds. “Through the consumption of cycad-fed flying foxes, the Chamorro people may have unwittingly ingested large quantities of cycad neurotoxins,” say Clark Monson of the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Sandra Banack of California State University, Fullerton, and Paul Cox of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kalaheo, Hawaii, in the June issue of Conservation Biology.


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7 Responses to Eaters of Dog meat, Bat meat, Monkey brain and other exotic/weird stuff…

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  2. John Harford says:

    Wrong info in this: The things that the author called monkey toes aren’t monkey toes at all. They are octopus things that people eat alive, especially in S Korea, and they are quite expensive. The type of octopuses are eaten with soy sauce or a Korean hot sauce, but they tend to squirm for a longer time than many other octopuses, which makes them look/feel alive when eaten. Waiting about 5 minutes with them out exposed to air will make them not move. 낙지 is the Korean word for these octopuses. I tried these about 3 times, and are not the type of food that Western people would eat, but my cousins and my family like this a lot.

  3. John Harford says:

    Dak Bal (Chicken Feet) is also Korean, and it isn’t common in Korea. Only few people eat it, and I’ve never seen anyone eat it in my 10 years in Korea (I’m Korean by the way). I do think its kinda gross though…

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