Is this what the mysterious east means when it speaks of chow chowing down?
No, it strikes ABS that if men are going to eat dog, men are not going to eat just any dog * but it must be a special breed for dinner.
After a brief search...
You are probably wondering why the Saint Bernard? The Saint Bernard ** is noted as being resistant to disease (but not bone-joint problems), eating less than most other breeds of such size, rapid growth; 60 Kg in the first six months for a male. The breed rarely ever bites and is known as the gentle giant. These are the very qualities that are putting the Saint Bernard on the dinner table of the Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, Korean and Philippino families. That’s right, you read correctly. They are raising Saint Bernards, along with other fast-growth breeds, to use as food and for fur products.
Are these people starving? No. Sample comments about the practice of eating dogs: “St. Bernard dogs are the male parent and crossed with a local dog to evolve a quick-fattening dog, the mature dog weighs 40-50 Kg, and its meat is fresh, tender, tasty and delicious.” Hold onto your stomach, this is another quote: “Fine meat. The meat-producing dogs of Saint Bernard cross, because of big and strong bodily form and loins, its meat is tender, tasty, delicious and nourishing after full-grown and slaughter, and has the effect such as nourishing Yin, tonifying the kidney, improving human’s health, nourishment and physiological regulation for human body.”