[Sca-cooks] Cafe Glace: Food at the OLYMPICS

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 14 19:26:39 PDT 2008

On Aug 14, 2008, at 9:50 PM, Heleen Greenwald wrote:

> If the Chinese sell dog meat (poor Benji!) as a normal thing, why  
> ban it during the Olympics? If it's cultural....it's cultural.
> Phillipa

Apparently the Chinese government is anxious to portray as Western- 
friendly an attitude as possible, under the circumstances. Essentially  
merchants were told not to advertise or serve dog, and if the western  
tourists asked for it or about it, to say that eating dogs is a very  
old custom that the country no longer observes.

Yeah, it's a lie, but this is an institution that also says the  
Cultural Revolution was a universally good thing, so hey, they are  
what they are, and that's how it is. <shrug>

Adamantius (who only knows ardently anti-Communist Chinese people)

"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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