China Dog Eating

AP Images for Humane Society International

Dog Meat, Plants in Pain and Mud Pakoras

I logged on to Twitter, the easiest way to participate in the outrage of the moment. And expectedly, I found my meat (accidental pun) - the Yulin dog meat festival in China. As a person struggling to choose between the pleasures of KFC's crispy chicken and the joys of a clean conscience, I was instantly hooked. This was a chance to develop a clear stand on the one question I've been evading since I gobbled my first half-fry at the age of 12-- to eat meat or not?