As Americans, we fully recognize that not all cultures are equal, meaning that there are some cultures or cultural practices that just need to be put out to pasture. Not in a murdering kind of way, more so in a “adopt better customs” kind of way.
One of the worst offenses from a culture outside of the United States that doesn’t involve killing or maiming a human being is the eating of cats and dogs, a practice that is most common in China, the current birthplace of the coronavirus spreading all over the world.
Due to the backlash over the crisis, the Chinese city of Shenzhen has decided to end the eating of these animals and all we can say is it’s about time.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
It comes after the coronavirus outbreak was linked to wildlife meat, prompting Chinese authorities to ban the trade and consumption of wild animals. The new law will come into force on 1 May.
Local government authorities said the end of the practice, long reviled outside China, has been taken in response to “the demand and spirit of human civilization.”
“Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals, and banning the consumption of dogs and cats and other pets is a common practice in developed countries and in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” the city government said in an order, Reuters reports.
“This ban also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilization.”
Average folks might be wondering what, exactly, the big deal is with eating cats and dogs. After all, don’t most of us eat animals like cows and chickens? What makes cats and dogs so much worse to eat than those creatures?