Filthy Animal Stereotypes

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Filthy Animal What determines their life?

“Have a piece of pork, Saeah,” my father said while swinging his chopstick in front of my face.

I took the meat from his chopstick, believing that it was a piece of pork. An unfamiliar sensation tingled in my mouth, I had never tasted this kind of pork before. My dad and his friends started to laugh at me and told me that it was dog meat. At the age of 12, I threw it up immediately the moment they informed me of the meat’s real identity. I felt disgust and hate towards myself. I couldn’t believe that I ate such a patriotic, lovable, and cute friend like a dog. The next day, I ate pork chops for lunch, and felt no shame or sympathy for the pig I ate.

One of the stereotypes foreign countries have, is that South Korea is a country that eats dogs. In Western society, dogs are considered as a companion,and as man’s best friend, however the East Asian countries (such as Korea, China, Vietnam,ect.) consider dog as a food as well. Originally eating dogs was popular for a lot of regions: including
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We all have our own cultural and traditional beliefs that we hold close to our hearts. So why the harsh discriminations against dog eating specifically? People have no problem consuming other types of meat on a daily basis, however it’s illogical that only a specific species of animal, such as dogs, be treated differently than others, like chickens and cows. What’s normal to an individual in one culture may be highly offensive and disgraceful to an individual part of another culture. For example, 52% of people in India follow hinduism. Hindus don’t eat beef due to their religious believes. For them eating beef is similar to how Westerners feel about eating dog. Each person has their own worldview and that is crucial for us to understand so that we do not offend anyone or cause them misery from our ignorant
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