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Humane Society International
Does an animal have to be easy to imagine curled up on our sofa for us to determine whether it should be spared the butcher's knife? There is no rational reason for making a dog your friend and a chicken your dinner -- the distinction is simply down to prejudice and cultural norms.
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Twenty canines have been saved from ending up on plates at a dog meat festival, thanks to the efforts of Humane Society International (HSI), a 25-year-old animal rights organisation. A day before the...
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?