Is it legal to eat dog in the UK?

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  • Xylene
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    As the title.

    For some reason, something triggered memories of chowing down on dog ribs with my old boss in Korea last night. Not the most pleasant tasting meat, but an experience.

    Made me wonder if we are allowed to eat it here, or any other animals like guinea pigs etc.

    alexathome
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    No, perfectly legal, tuck in.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Food crisis solved then.

    RSPCA put hundreds of dogs down a day.

    aP
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    Been for a takeaway after a beery night? You’ll have eaten dog.

    I remember reading an article years ago about donna kebabs. They got a random selection from across london and tested them. Amongst the usual, they found horse and donkey, rodent and even seagull in there!

    phil.w
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    I wouldn’t of expected it to be worth while as there ain’t so much meat on a dog.

    I’d suggest getting a pig instead.

    coolhandluke – most(unwanted) RSPCA dogs end up as dissection practice for veterinary students.

    Trimix
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    I cant imagine why there would be a law against eating any animal unless it was on a protection list for it being close to extinction.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    mmmmmmm, swan ! 🙂

    Swans nice it tastes a bit like a cross between Dove and Kestrel

    Edric 64
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    who hasen’t eaten out the odd dog?

    When I was about 18 there was an influx of Eastern Europeans in the factories were I lived, between my parents house and the factories was a lovely picturesque lake alive with some lovely examples of British wildlife. A friend befriended one of the workers who we nicknamed red ken, one day cycling past the lake we saw red ken so stopped off for a chin wag, he was ticking into his hard earned lunch, a sandwich of what looked like dark tuna, he told us it was a duck from the lake but the small blue and orange birds tasted best and pointed to some nesting kingfishers. We didn’t really talk to ken much after that.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I cant imagine why there would be a law against eating any animal unless it was on a protection list for it being close to extinction.

    Strikes me that there could conceivably be a law that says you can’t eat an animal that was sold to you as a pet. I imagine somewhere like Dog’s Trust would be fairly upset if it found out a frequent customer was eating their rescued dogs. But maybe they just add a “Not for consumption” clause to the contract when you take the dog?

    nigew
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    Trimix, someone on Dave Gormans show suggested we start eating rare or nearly extinct animals like Pandas, as he thought the supermarkets would soon catch on and start breeding them! Genius, well I thought so 😆

    IanMunro
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    Swans nice it tastes a bit like a cross between Dove and Kestrel

    I tend to use cygnet necks to wipe my bottom clean – it’s a lot softer than using andrex puppies.
    Not to keen on eating anything that’s been used as a toilet paper alternative quite frankly.

    A friend befriended one of the workers who we nicknamed red ken, one day cycling past the lake we saw red ken so stopped off for a chin wag, he was ticking into his hard earned lunch, a sandwich of what looked like dark tuna, he told us it was a duck from the lake but the small blue and orange birds tasted best and pointed to some nesting kingfishers. We didn’t really talk to ken much after that.

    😆 😆

    You can eat swan if you’re invited for nosh at St John’s College, Cambridge – by Royal dispensation.

    I’ve never (knowingly) eaten dog but would be surprised if tasted great. Most things get their flavour from what they eat.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    A friend of mine – a real countryman – reckons that this is the best time to eat cygnets. Getting nice and plump, but haven’t lost their grey feathers yet.

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