Is Eating Pork Kinda Like Eating Puppy?

But look how cute!!!
But look how cute!!! Photo: iStockphoto

That is, apparently, the argument that U.K. TV personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recently made. “I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm,” the River Cottage host told the UK Press Association (though he admits he’s never actually eaten dog meat). He adds: “You can’t object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs. It’s an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs … Both animals could be used the other way round, although pigs probably do make better meat than dogs and dogs better pets than pigs.” No mention of his feelings on cat meat, but word on the street is it isn’t as tasty as dog. [Press Association via AP, Related]