If TSHTF, the first people to get over the social taboos of eating PUPPIES! and KITTIES! and other cuddly critters will be more likely to survive than others— especially in urban terain.
For me, it won’t even take that much hunger; if I and mine have no meat, and the animal within rifle range is made of it, the animal is going DOWN. If it’s wearing a collar, oh well.
*** If TSHTF, the first people to get over the social taboos of eating PUPPIES! and KITTIES! and other cuddly critters will be more likely to survive than others especially in urban terrain. ***
I see where you're coming from but think about that for a moment. Like what is the most common animal 'in urban terrain'?
It's not puppies or kitties. It's ......... Rats. And then Pigeons in downtown areas.
Plus it doesn't take long for domestic Cats or Dogs to go feral and return to their Pride and Pack hunting roots of survival. So by the time 'urban areas' ran out of Rat Stew or Rat Flambé, those cuddly animals would be on their guard against humans.(1)
And for the non urban areas I think we'd use the dogs as they were meant for when 1st domesticated, to help us hunt for food. Like a Pointer does when Bird Hunting. And the cats? I think we could use them to get the little birds and critters they're so good at getting right now. We'd just share the meal with them then.
Maybe I'm being too hopeful (or naive) to think that the educated among us would turn to eating our pets when there's other options first. And yes, I hold no hope for 'urban areas'. They're mostly feral now (google: Flash Mob Attacks).
(1) Way back when we had a Cat I happened to run into a 'pride' of 3 Cats that were dirty as heck and I just wanted to see if they were okay so I approached them. Too late, they were already Feral. The 'Boss Cat', a big Tom, was ready to attack. I slowly backed away.
ps: Thank you for your service. And I feel for your job situation. We have a friend who was an Army Lifer (E8, 1SGT) and had a heck of a time finding a meaningful (paying) job after he retired (27 yrs iirc). And his MOS was 18E.
While I agree, I’d use my hunting dog as a resource to find game before I would eat her. She’s faster than me and she’s got a much better nose.