Skip to comments.Olympic crackdown on dog meat fails to banish it from menus
Posted on 02/13/2018 9:38:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
GANGNEUNG, South Korea - - Dog meat restaurants are cooking up their traditional specialties despite government pressure and financial incentives aimed at curbing sales during the PyeongChang Olympics.
Consuming dog is largely unpopular in modern South Korea and has become increasingly taboo. But "bosingtang" - literally invigorating stew made with dog meat - still appears on some menus.
But the South Korean government has long known that eating dog is frowned upon by many foreigners. Before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the government restricted the sale of dog meat in parts of the city.
Preparing for an influx of overseas visitors for the Winter Games, officials last year offered restaurants 2 million won (around $1,850) to remove any mention of dog meat from their signs and to stop serving it.
The government doesnt want tourists to be offended by it, PyeongChang County official Lee Yong Jae told NBC News.
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“A dog is a fine meal”...
Who said that? 0bama?
“Ka-gogee” iirc. From my brief stint at Kusan.
“Whatever you do, DON’T fall into the binju ditch!”
Cat is way better. Savory and yummy.
Yes Obama made jokes about eating dog. I think it was at one of those correspondents dinners. And the media types there were ok with Obama, perhaps from personal experience, talking of eating dog.
Is there any particular breed of dog which tastes better than the others?
Killing and eating man’s best friend is disgusting. Period.
In Korea (and China) some of these dishes bizarre to Western sensibilities have a symbolic sense. If you eat dog, you’ll get the virtues of a dog. If you cat cat, you’ll get the virtues of a cat. Etc.
It would also depend on the dog’s diet.
I don’t think they care that much in Korea. It’s symbolic. They doubtless use enough spices to hide the street taste.
R.I.P. poor beat to death street dogs.
Telling them they can’t serve dog is like telling American Restaurants during an international event that involves a lot of muslims and orthodox jews that they can’t serve bacon.
i.e. it’s stupid.
Killing and eating mans best friend is disgusting. Period.
Ask an orthodox jew about Bacon, or a Hindu about hamburgers.
I hear that after a Shih Tzu you’re hungry an hour later.
Benjamin Martin in The Patriot...
I mean your joke, not the Shih Tzu... ...I prefer them medium rare.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition ate almost all their dogs and horses before they got to the Pacific.
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