Examples of cruelty towards animals are easy to find these days where in the Middle East stray dogs getting shot on sight in Beirut Lebanon, and there is abuse towards animals imported for circus performances. The most cruelty to animals, to man’s best friend, was picked up by Treehugger environmental news website, where stray puppies are being cooked alive and eaten by people in eastern China.
This story deals with the pup being lured to the person doing the cooking by an offer of a morsel of food, which the starving animal could not pass up. The poor creature is them grabbed, impaled on a tong, and literally cooked alive. How the person doing this can disregard the animal’s screams and squirming while being roasted is beyond this writer.
In many parts of the world, dogs, and even cats are consumed as food – especially in eastern Asia. But to cook the creature while it is still alive is a form of cruelty that goes way beyond human decency, and is a practice that should have been relegated to the Dark Ages.
See how cooked dog is done here
But look at China. Aren’t people supposed to be living by moral codes, with compassion to the creatures of this planet. Look at how much attention is given to saving pandas, a Chinese national symbol. On the other hand, China is a world market for shark fins caught in the Middle East, rhino horns, and tiger bones.
One might say that this is no worse than that of boiling crabs and lobsters alive in Western countries, or dropping chickens while still alive into scalding hot water by commercial poultry processing plants.
Lebanese stray dog: not food, but still targeted.
In the Middle East, animals like dogs and cats are not used for food: for in Muslim countries, many people consider even owning a dog to be “Haraam” or forbidden in Islam.
Judaism forbids the eating of an animal while it is still alive.
One can only hope this practice is not widespread; for there’s no telling where it can lead to. What’s next in the pot – monkeys? So much for animal rights.
Read more on animal abuse:
Stray Dogs Shot Dead in Lebanon
Oprah What are You Thinking With Your Free KFC Chicken Give Away
Abuse of Circus Animals in Lebanon Challenges Legal Framework
Despite ban, UAE remains market hub for shark fins