4.7.08

Animales que no deben ser comidos

¿Qué tan condenable es comerse un perro al horno o un gato a la norteña? ¿Es menos civilizado que comerse un pollo a la brasa o un jamón pata negra? La PAWS, asociación filipina de defensa de los animales, nos intenta convencer para que hagamos un alto a la matanza indiscriminada de perros y gatos en su archipiélago. Pero resulta que su campaña para lograrlo no me provocó la consternación que buscan. Al contrario, me dio ataques de risa:
 


What's more disturbing is it really happens
Stop the killings of dogs and cats. Visit www.paws.org.ph

(Lo más terrible es que pasa de verdad
Detén la matanza de perros y gatos. Visita www.paws.org.ph)

Al parecer, no soy el público objetivo. Conste que quiero mucho a perros y gatos, pero las imágenes me provocan una reacción distinta a la buscada. ¿Y si quiero detener la matanza de pollos? ¿Pongo al Gavilán Pollero asando al Gallo Claudio en una pollada bailable? ¿O de cerdos? ¿Elmer comiendo un Porky troceado con camote y pan en Lurín? ¿Y un cebiche de Nemo? ¿Aleta feliz?


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3 comentarios:

Carlos del Carpio dijo...

El otro dia leia un paper interesante al respecto, donde contaban que en la mismisima California se ha prohibido explicitamente mediante ley el consumo humano de carne de caballo y de perro. Lo interesante sin embargo, esta en el porqué:

"Why can’t you eat horse or dog meat in a restaurant in California, a state with a population that hails from all over the world, including some places where such meals are appreciated? The answer is that many Californians not only don’t wish to eat horses or dogs themselves, but find it repugnant that anyone else should do so, and they enacted this repugnance into California law by referendum in 1998. Section 598 of the California Penal Code states in part: “[H]orsemeat may not be offered for sale for human consumption. No restaurant, cafe, or other public eating place may offer horsemeat for human consumption.”

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Notice that this law does not seek to protect the safety of consumers by governing the slaughter, sale, preparation, and labeling of animals used for food. It is different from laws prohibiting the inhumane treatment of animals, like rules on how farm animals can be raised or slaughtered, or laws prohibiting cockfights, or the recently established (and still contested) ban on selling foie gras in Chicago restaurants (Ruethling, 2006). It is not illegal in California to kill horses; the California law only outlaws such killing “if that person knows or should have known that any part of that horse will be used for human consumption.” The prohibited use is “human consumption,” so it apparently remains legal in California to buy and sell pet food that contains horse meat (although the use of horse meat in pet food has declined in the face of the demand in Europe for U.S. horse meat for human consumption)."

El paper completo, aqui:

http://kuznets.fas.harvard.edu/~aroth/papers/Repugnance.pdf

Saludos,

djgeek dijo...

Seré el único al que ya le dio curiosidad por probar a scooby y snnopy? lol

Dreampicker dijo...

Por lo que sé, el adobo de gato es muy bueno... escóndete Garfield!