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Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dog
CNN ^ | August 18, 2009 | Saeed Ahmed

Posted on 08/19/2009 6:54:29 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dog

By Saeed Ahmed CNN

(CNN) -- A man who roasted his pet dog to enjoy as a meal with his family and friends escaped prosecution after authorities in New Zealand determined the animal was killed humanely.

"We were in a dilemma at seeing something we were fairly upset about -- but being in a position of being able to do absolutely nothing about it," said Garth Halliday, of the Auckland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, on Monday.

The SPCA -- which investigates acts of animal cruelty and presses charges -- responded to the house in Mangere, south of Auckland.

There, officers found the charred body of a Staffordshire terrier cooking in a barbecue pit. VideoWatch why owner made decision »

"They had had the dog for a while, but the man told us his wife was getting tired of the dog. He was becoming a pest," Halliday said.

"They decided to get rid of him. But instead of bringing him to the SPCA -- which we recommend -- they decided to have a meal, and cook and eat him."

The family is from Tonga where eating a dog is not uncommon, Halliday said.

"He didn't think he was doing anything wrong," he said.

The incident occurred in February. For the next few months, the SPCA looked into whether the man ought to be charged for the killing. Over the weekend, the organization decided it couldn't because the animal had been killed humanely.

The man, Halliday said, struck the dog in the head with a hammer, rendering it unconscious. He then slit its throat.

"That is the normal way -- if one can use that word -- that animals are killed all over the world," Halliday said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbq; canine; cookbook; cuisine; doggieping; dogs; finedining; k9; kiwis; multicult; tonga; weird
Hmmm...maybe a new commercial slogan like "Dog. Anotehr White Meat."
1 posted on 08/19/2009 6:54:29 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Anthony Bourdain?


2 posted on 08/19/2009 6:55:34 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: DogByte6RER
Transcript: Controller joked about barbecuing cat
3 posted on 08/19/2009 6:55:54 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Slings and Arrows

This seems right up your alley...

Ping.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 6:56:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

He must never play in the NFL again.


5 posted on 08/19/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: DogByte6RER

“I wonder what Great Dane tastes like.”

6 posted on 08/19/2009 6:59:47 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well at least he didn’t turn it over to the SPCA so they could kill it.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 7:00:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“determined the animal was killed humanely”.

Oh,...OK ,.... I guess it’s OK then as long as it wasn’t Michael Vick and Spot died in a “humane fashion”.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 7:01:29 PM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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To: driftdiver

Reminds me of The Lion King...

“Circle of life, Simba. Circle of life.”


9 posted on 08/19/2009 7:01:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
The Chinese writer, Lin Yutang, wrote about a colorful character of the 1920s, a regional warlord, know as the Dogmeat General. Even though this general was very rich he loved the taste of dog and thus won his monicker. According to Lin Yutang the general had three negatives...He didn't know how much money he had. He didn't know how many women he had. He didn't know how many children he had.
10 posted on 08/19/2009 7:03:25 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Dr Malakai Koloamatangi, a Tongan cultural expert from the University of Canterbury, told CNN affiliate TVNZ that dog meat is a delicacy enjoyed mostly by young men in his homeland.

Coming to a neighborhood near you.

11 posted on 08/19/2009 7:05:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RichInOC

I hear it tastes like chicken.


12 posted on 08/19/2009 7:07:32 PM PDT by suthener
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To: DogByte6RER
The family is from Tonga where eating a dog is not uncommon

Oh great, our corrupt government parasites in this country will see this, and immediately demand we import several million people from Tonga, for their rich culture and because we have so many open jobs available.

13 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DogByte6RER
No see cat Pictures, Images and Photos
14 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:43 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket
15 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:51 PM PDT by digger48
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To: DogByte6RER

I am disgusted by this. I don’t care what they do in Tonga, this is New Zealand. I shall be making suitable enquiries...


16 posted on 08/19/2009 7:25:59 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DogByte6RER

> “He didn’t think he was doing anything wrong,” he said.

Since when has Ignorance ever been any bloody excuse in the eyes of the Law??


17 posted on 08/19/2009 7:27:26 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I had no idea that diversity training included cooking classes.


18 posted on 08/19/2009 7:32:10 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: DieHard the Hunter
I am disgusted by this.

In Japan, like many countries, horse is a regular fare on the menu. On an Iron Chef Japan episode this week, one chef was using little pieces of fat from the horse's mane.

On an episode of some foodie show in Peru, they showed guinea pigs running around the house, and roasting on a spit. On another show, I watched a guy eating Bigggggggg grubs live out of rotting tree trunks.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Who was the first guy to eat an oyster?

Spot is glad to live in WV...


19 posted on 08/19/2009 7:37:29 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("If your enemy is coming to kill you today, get up early and kill him first"-)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
I am disgusted by this. I don’t care what they do in Tonga, this is New Zealand. I shall be making suitable enquiries...

Perhaps you would be so kind to explain the legal difference between a pet dog and a pet cow, according to New Zealand law?

20 posted on 08/19/2009 7:38:44 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: dragnet2

Too late, they have already invaded Alaska.

“cept up here, seems to b an inordinate number of gang-bangers.

But now that you mention it, lots fewer strays running around - and here I thought it was the large Hmong “refugeee” colony taking the mutts in for dinner....


21 posted on 08/19/2009 7:39:52 PM PDT by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: garyhope
See my #19

Staffordshire terrier

22 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:34 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("If your enemy is coming to kill you today, get up early and kill him first"-)
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To: DogByte6RER

It sounds like he slaughtered the dog humanely - much like we do beef cattle. So, I have no problems with the situation, given the culture there.


23 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:36 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: DogByte6RER

Like they used to say at the U of Wash, around the dorms... “you ever notice when they’re serving chicken for dinner there aren’t so many seagulls around”?


24 posted on 08/19/2009 7:44:15 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: WVKayaker
using little pieces of fat from the horse's mane.

I believe you mean a horse's NECK, since the mane is made of HAIR.

25 posted on 08/19/2009 7:46:36 PM PDT by Americanchild
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To: Americanchild
I was using their terminology.

Horse Fat (I'm not kidding)

On this week's Iron Chef they used an ingredient they said was the fat at the base of a horse's mane. They used it raw! It's considered a delicacy, as I understood it. -Chowhound 10/1/2000 (original episode date)

Horse meat sashimi. Fat is white pieces. I've eaten monkey meat on a stick with bbq sauce. Tastes like chicken!

26 posted on 08/19/2009 8:00:20 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("If your enemy is coming to kill you today, get up early and kill him first"-)
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To: Antonello

> Perhaps you would be so kind to explain the legal difference between a pet dog and a pet cow, according to New Zealand law?

Obviously that is a piece of research that I will need to do, as a part of my “making suitable enquiries.” There are several acts I will need to wade thru — this isn’t my job, I’m supposed to look after people and trust that the RNZSPCA looks after animals properly.

I donate to the RNZSPCA fairly frequently. I would expect them to be able to prosecute somebody for killing, cooking and eating their pet dog or pet cat. Commonsense says so.

If they cannot do so because the Law does not allow them to prosecute, then IMO they have been wasting my donations in acting as effective animal advocates. Law advocacy is one of their key responsibilities.

Either way they will be hearing from me.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 8:11:48 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Though I love dogs and cats very much, I hate cows, chickens, turkeys, pigs, sheep, fish, and some other critters enough to eat them. I also hate many plants.

I do think it is peculiar that grocery stores that sell bison and squab don’t sell ostrich. There are probably more of them then bison.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 8:12:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t have a problem with this as long as it was his own dog he was eating. There are many animals that some people keep as pets and others eat, such as rabbits, goats, and even pigs.


29 posted on 08/19/2009 8:27:24 PM PDT by bluegirl
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To: DogByte6RER

I predict in the next decade many more Americans will have dined on canine (if not your own... possibly a tasty city-dwelling neighbor’s dog).
I hate to say it... but the future DOES NOT look rosey to me, at all. No-limit Credit card spending Democrats, crazy whacked-out muslims, wealthy expansionist Chi-Coms, illegal aliens running amuck.
Stock up on powder and lead, my friend!!!


30 posted on 08/19/2009 8:51:38 PM PDT by MS_Steve
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To: DogByte6RER

I saw roasted dog in the market alley in Korea all the time. No worse than eating a roast pig, in my opinion.


31 posted on 08/19/2009 9:01:01 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: DogByte6RER

Spot was a good dog. Real good.


32 posted on 08/19/2009 9:11:40 PM PDT by KarinG1 (You're just jealous because the voices don't talk to you.)
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To: Americanchild
I believe you mean a horse's NECK, since the mane is made of HAIR.

Maybe it had fat hair?

33 posted on 08/19/2009 9:16:40 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: DogByte6RER

Whoa, I’ve gotten frustrated with my pesky pooch a time or two, but I’ve never had it occur to me to eat the furry booger!


34 posted on 08/19/2009 9:26:08 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
"I am disgusted by this. I don’t care what they do in Tonga, this is New Zealand. I shall be making suitable enquiries..."

That's the real point of the story. They try to turn NZ into Tonga. Aren't all cultures equal?

35 posted on 08/19/2009 11:03:34 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Ramius

Man, those friggin’ seagulls scared me to death when I first got there. They come up almost to your knees and hang around the bus stop down by the HUB. I hated walking thru those things.

Then I got used to it.


36 posted on 08/19/2009 11:03:56 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
I donate to the RNZSPCA fairly frequently. I would expect them to be able to prosecute somebody for killing, cooking and eating their pet dog or pet cat. Commonsense says so.

Please explain the "commonsense" moral principle by which killing and eating a pig is perfectly acceptable but killing and eating a dog should be a crime, assuming both are killed humanely.

37 posted on 08/19/2009 11:41:20 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError

> Please explain the “commonsense” moral principle by which killing and eating a pig is perfectly acceptable but killing and eating a dog should be a crime, assuming both are killed humanely.

Pigs are agricultural livestock. Dogs are working animals and pets. In the West — predominantly the United Kingdom from whence New Zealand culture and Common laws and Parliamentary processes originate — that is how it has always been.

Dogs are more equal than pigs. That is how it is, and that is how it should be.


38 posted on 08/19/2009 11:57:29 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: TopQuark

> That’s the real point of the story. They try to turn NZ into Tonga. Aren’t all cultures equal?

(grin!) Aeroplanes were invented in New Zealand, contrary to popular belief.

When Tonga can invent a machine as useful and as technologically advanced as an aeroplane then our cultures are equal.


39 posted on 08/20/2009 12:02:00 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: radiohead
Man, those friggin’ seagulls scared me to death when I first got there.

Hah! I was in McMahon for a couple of years. As it would happen I remember very little of my time there.

40 posted on 08/20/2009 1:03:12 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Some animals are food. Some animals are not food. What about this is so hard for these people to understand?

:-)


41 posted on 08/20/2009 1:06:01 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: DogByte6RER; ErnBatavia
,,, in the early 1980s my brother did four years in the NZ Navy on a frigate called Otago. He was based at Devonport but had a house across the bridge in an Auckland city suburb called Sandringham. This suburb is north of Mangere, which is near Auckland's airport - not a place anyone would choose to live in.

One Friday night his dog went missing. It filled an order for a neighbour who couldn't be bothered going for takeouts. He couldn't believe it. It's more common than we're lead to believe. I guess not all south Pacific islands can have 42 million sheep like New Zealand has.

42 posted on 08/20/2009 5:29:34 AM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: KarinG1
Spot was a good dog. Real good.

What you talkin' about?

My dog, Spot!

43 posted on 08/20/2009 5:51:03 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: Ramius; DieHard the Hunter
Some animals are food. Some animals are not food. What about this is so hard for these people to understand?- Ramius

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From my Bible...

Acts 10: 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."

14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

Suckling pig

Fried oysters

Bull testicles

Monkey brains

44 posted on 08/20/2009 6:02:37 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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