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Re: CHAT Horsefeathers (was: Re: Sapir-WhorFreakiness)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2004, 23:00
On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 15:26:18 -0400, Ph. D. <phild@...> wrote:

> > In a similar way, many American females refuse to eat venison. > Visions of Bambi, it seems. > > --Ph. D. >
As an avid meat eater :), i personally would at least try horse meat, and even dog. The problem though is that in the United States, if people find out that you've eaten dog, they view you with contempt... as if you're going to go after their dog. From what friends and relatives from the Philippines tell me, it's not uncommon for street venders to sell dog meat in their selection of foods. My friend liz commented that dog was tasty but a bit greasy. As to horses, people let emotion get int he way. I remember some bill was passed where they were "protecting America's horses" from foreigners who would want to buy them so they can "senselessly and needlessly slaughter them!". The ads i remember showed wild horses to stir up patriotic images of the wild west. What got me is that wild horses are introduced animals to the American west(Horses of today are *not* wild types, just domestic breeds that have gone feral.) -- Something gets lost when you translate, It's hard to keep straight, perspective is everything - Invisible ink - Aimee Mann -