Thursday, June 16, 2016

Eating Dog Meat.

EATING DOG MEAT IN THE WORLD: A Thai website lists the following countries or regions where mainstream culture favours or at least condones dog meat eating: 1. China; 2. Indonesia; 3. Mexico; 4. Philippines; 5. Taiwan; 6. Korea; 7. Switzerland; 8. Vietnam; 9. Polynesia; 10. Siberia; 11. Alaska; 12. North Canada; 13. Groenland — See:
In the same site, world dog population is evaluated at 500 M and dogs killed for consumption at 16 M per year, i.e. 3.2 %.

These figures can be compared with the following:

Some 21,000 children die every day around the world.

That is equivalent to:

1 child dying every 4 seconds;

14 children dying every minute;

A 2011 Libya conflict-scale death toll every day;

A 2010 Haiti earthquake occurring every 10 days;

A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring every 11 days;

An Iraq-scale death toll every 19–46 days;

Just under 7.6 million children dying every year;

Some 92 million children dying between 2000 and 2010;

The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. Despite the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.

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