Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Farmers in Switzerland routinely EATING cats and dogs with their meals ..
Farmers in Switzerland routinely EATING cats and dogs with their meals... The photograph attached is from S.E. Asia Practice still common among farmers in areas of Switzerland.. The most popular type of dog is a breed related to the Rottweiler.. Commercial sale of dog meat is banned in the country, eating is not. It is a practice more usually associated with Far Eastern countries such as China and Vietnam. But a report by a newspaper in Switzerland has revealed that dog and cat meat is still part of meals in the Alpine nation. The Tages Anzeiger said farmers in the Appenzell and St. Gallen areas in particular slaughter the creatures to eat themselves or to pass on to friends. The favourite type of meat comes from a dog that is related to the beefy Rottweiler. Another farmer told how he raised animals and then called in a butcher friend to kill them when they were ripe for slaughter. Still one more described how he either shot the creatures, usually adored as pets throughout Europe, or bludgeoned them to death. According to the report, people ate the meat as ‘mostbröckli’ - usually a form of beef or ham that is marinated, but this one made from dog or cat. ‘No-one knows what it is when you prepare it in this fashion,’ a farmer added. While not taking place on a commercial scale, the practice horrifies animal rights activists in Switzerland where the eating of such creatures is not forbidden by law, as it is in nearby Germany. In Switzerland the person who wants to kill a cat or a dog will only be prosecuted if the killing is itself cruel.