Welcome to Ninjapan Blog. Because I picked this topic. Probably, Some people may think “what are you talking about”. Of course, I do have a reason for why I picked Japanese people to eat cat and dog. When I was in high school in senior year, I had been to study abroad in the USA. At that time, Some of the friends honestly asked me “Japanese eat cat a dog right?”. Surely, I told him that we don’t eat any of them.
Therefore, This is the reason I picked this topic. Dog and Cat did not eat in an environment where I was born and grow. However, I didn’t know the history of basic and background.
We will explore the actual situation with history.
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History of cat and dog meat in Japan
Cat meats ware eaten until the Edo period (19 century) in Japan. However, it was not usually preferred to eat.
The relationship between dogs and humans has been deep in Japan since Jomon-period (1000 BC). In other hand, Dog still ate through the people. Of course, eating dog and livestock dogs are completely different.
The dog is already not eaten at a higher level in the Edo period. However, common people still ate during the period.
Tokugawa Tsunayosi was ordered the law to Marcy all creatures; animals, bugs, fish and even humans.
They have no choice to eat any food during world war 2.
Even in history, history, not evidence to commonly eaten. Instead, deep relationships with them. Is this abnormal culture in the world?
History all over the world
Many Asian countries still have eaten many dogs and cat meat even current. still eaten many cats and dogs in China, Korea, Vietnam, and some pathetic islands.
For that reason, Some people still think that the Japanese are eating it.
In addition, Expand your focus around the world, Many countries ate this animal in the past or even now.
Rural area in Switzerland, Some area eat cat even now.
Dog meat store launched Paris in 1910.
Spanish Medieval Cookbook has Cat recipes.
The dog was usually eaten in Roma
Although, many people hate to eat these animals.
South and NorthAmerica
Indians eat dogs in the past.
Some area, dog is still eaten in Peru.
Hawaiian traditional food has used dogs in the past.
A word to those who accuse these actions.
Many countries have eaten these animals in the past. looking back in time. There are various factors such as food shortage, war, and hunger, and people have eaten it.
We don’t eat now because the country is rich, still, I would like you to consider, What if you are in the situation, what you would choose.
Here is an interest real story.
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (From Wikipedia)
This story is to explain “what is right?” is very difficult.
Do Japanese eat dog and cat?
No, we do not.
Many Japanese people have dogs and cats as pets. We love this animal as a part of the family.
Japanese people used to eat dogs and cats, but, they do not eat any animal for now.
Many people around the world oppose dogs and cats to eat. Many signatures have been abolished.
More pigs, cows, and chickens are killed for meals worldwide.
”Because the dog is cute?”
What is the difference between these animals?
Of course, I love cats and dogs. Moreover, I like other animals too.
This is merely subjective and sentimental.
It was hurt that prejudice to Japanese. However, more than that, Important to objectively look at cultural differences and stereotypes.