Hm, so I'll write down a serious post, It's a good practice to be serious once a year anyways: I believe the term "killing dogs for their meat" shouldn't make such a big fuss. We're all aware that Humans are the primary inhabitants to this planet, and before the advancements in which humans thrived to achieve; all animals were basically treated as food material in order for humans to survive. With time, however, humans started to prefer some animals over others as food while some decided to use the more aggressive animals either as guards or pets for their safety or entertainment. Animals don't have the same brain as humans do. They might be able to process "This human is good" and "This human is bad" but they surely don't think things such as "We need to stands to humans and claim our rights". They have no rights, at least not from their perspective - for clarification, I do believe animals have rights, I simple believe they don't "Know that". That brings us to our next point: Do all animals are eatable? Well the answer is, yes. All animals can be treated as food as long as they're not toxic or poisonous. Whether it was chicken, cows, camels, lizards or dogs; they call can be treated as food should we wish so. In our modern society, people have come to prefer to eat chicken over dogs or other animals since it's obviously more delicious and tasty, and instead of ignoring dogs, they decided to turn them into pets for - the same two reasons i mentioned above - safety and entertainment. This depends on which society you descent from and where you live. If you live in the US then dogs are surely not food there anymore, they're now pets. If you live in China then dogs can be both food or pets, depending on your preference.
If we're going to riot here then we should clearly sate that we're not rioting on why they're eating dogs or whether dogs can be treated as food or not, because dogs are animals, and animals are food, instead, we should be rioting on how these animals are 'treated' before they're turned into food through starving them and then forcing them to eat a lot of stuff at one time to give them some fat. Still, we cannot really interfere here. Especially in China, dogs are "main" food source for poor families since they're everywhere and are basically cheap. They cannot afford other meals. Still, this is a festival, and in a festival it doesn't matter whether you're rich or poor; you should still treat animals with respect before turning them into food.
That is basically how I view things.
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