Plate Leap Forward

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs.

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26 Responses to Plate Leap Forward

  1. Mother Lode

    Wow.

    And we think our government has intruded on our way of life.

    Spare a thought for the cat and dog butchers, and all the purveyors of Dog Dining and Cat Cuisine.

  2. Fat Tony

    Ok – that’s dogs and cats.
    What about rats and bats??

  3. Rob MW

    Good to know, now what about eating those fucking horseshoe bats that in all likely hood started this mess in the first place.

    Surely there must be a better way to feed their 1.4 billion people, their diet is beyond gross. If they want a few extra lamb chops or flour, Australian farmers are just a phone call away.

  4. Graham

    It’s a CNN story. Would need independent verification before I believed it.

  5. Chris M

    What about rats and bats??

    Very obviously this Wuhan virus disease did not come from wet markets selling bats, rats, pangolins or this like. Never believe a communist but always watch their actions to find the truth.

    With the global situation so dire if it had come from such creatures they would have immediately banned the wet markets, sale and consumption and put massive penalties in place, not to mention producing evidence of the creature carrying the Wuhan virus. It was lab created and released, most likely by accident although we may never know the details.

  6. Haha, never gunna work.
    Regions and districts are ruled by corrupt officials. So corrupt to the core that Beijing can’t do much about them.
    That means a black market for cat and dog meat will flourish and in fact help expand corruption some more.

    This is why China will not surpass America in innovation and development any time soon, if ever, despite its population advantage. Stealing US advances is their only way and they know it.
    The place is too corrupt and the population too submissive. Nobody wants to stick their head up and suggest new and better way of doing things. Even then, the corruption stifles what little spark ignites.

    The only right way to deal with China is direct buy and sell. Never again should a Western company take its blue prints and patents to China.

  7. Chris M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnUyTRMERI

    They are experts on virus in wild animals, it should be easy to show which creature has this strain.

  8. Tel

    With the global situation so dire if it had come from such creatures they would have immediately banned the wet markets, sale and consumption and put massive penalties in place, not to mention producing evidence of the creature carrying the Wuhan virus. It was lab created and released, most likely by accident although we may never know the details.

    One of the possible vectors for accidental release of a lab virus (be that a natural virus or engineered) could have been via slightly used lab animals being resold for food. If you are told to kill and burn a bunch of lab animals, then no one knows what really happens to those animals … and on the flipside if you are selling an animal for food then soon it will be cooked and gone. The perfect crime really, no trace remaining at either source or destination.

    So yeah, it could have gone through the “wet market” that being the easiest place to fence off the gear.

  9. Robbo

    I recently lost all interest in anything that goes on in China. That country needs to be put into isolation from the rest of the world. No trade and no people movement in or out. The Chinese Government cannot be trusted to behave decently so the rest of the world should treat them accordingly.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Plenty of dog and cat cuisine still in Vietnam and other SE Asian areas.

    Revolting thought. Perhaps China can lead the way on ending this.
    A little humble pie maybe? Ending wet markets would be a better move though.

  11. Mitch M.

    Ending wet markets would be a better move though.

    Should be done, won’t be done. It’s a cultural thing and nationalism is growing by the day over there.

  12. Mitch M.

    The only right way to deal with China is direct buy and sell. Never again should a Western company take its blue prints and patents to China.

    Stop dreaming, as long as there is a quid in it Western companies will do it.

  13. I ate sop torpedo (goat penis soup) and ‘telur’ (goat testicles) in Medan in 1985. Not the greatest of meals, but with a couple of beers…meh!

  14. Bela Bartok

    Given it’s a report about China, from CNN, that’s two-level obfuscation right there. #FakeNews to make the Middle Kingdom appeal to Leftards with some pooch-propaganda.
    It’s a dog-eat-dog world. Chowing down on a chihuahua or a lab(rador) rat, its all the same.

  15. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    The decree may be 50 or 325 or 800 years late but it is progress.

  16. Boambee John

    Chris M

    most likely by accident although we may never know the details.

    And once it happened, the CCP, either from fear of losing their place in the world to unaffected competitors, or rank opportunism, decided to spread it as widely as possible (with the active support of the WHO).

  17. Boambee John

    PS, fvck the CCP, fvck the WHO, and fvck the UN they both rode in on.

  18. nfw

    The consumption of cats and dogs is not banned. Sloppy reporting. What is banned is “backyard” butchery. It has to be from approved and regulated suppliers. Watch advchina on the internet for real news reporting by two blokes who lived there, speak and read the language and are married to Chinese mainland locals.

  19. Nighthawk the Elder

    Cats and dogs may be off, but I take it bat, monkeys, weird anteaters and the rest of the menagerie are still on the menu.

  20. JohnJJJ

    So let me get this right: Lamb, Calf, Deer, Chooks, Eggs, Duckies, Piggy Wiggies OK, but cats, snake, bats and dogs…… NO.
    And the difference is?

  21. Squirrel

    Until all the “wet markets” are closed down, the risks of (yet) another pandemic emanating from China should be used as a reason for any and all trade barriers we might want to put in place in order to develop the self-reliance in critical areas which has been pathetically on display in this crisis.

    That would be a legitimate equivalent to some of the fake health scares which other countries, including China, use to block Australian exports when it suits their purposes.

  22. Chris M

    And the difference is?

    You are free to eat what you like, insomuch as local government rules allow at least. The Old Testament designates groups and types of animals that are ‘unclean’ and aught not be eaten. The reason was they were either carnivorous, bottom feeders and / or otherwise carried a high toxic load meaning risky to eat. This has been proven true time and time again.

  23. NuThink

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/21/worlds-donkeys-being-decimated-by-demand-for-chinese-medicine

    There is huge demand for donkey skin in restaurants in China.

    Also the Rhinos and elephants in Africa are poached heavily – rhino horn for its so called aphrodisiac properties, and elephants for their ivory.

  24. NuThink

    The melamine tainted milk scandal of a few years ago was also covered up.
    IIRC it was discovered by a New Zealand milk company and it took the Chinese government at least a month to admit to it.

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