“Let Them Eat Dog” is a very interesting article by Jonathan Safran Foer that proposes the economically beneficial argument about eating dogs. Humans are on the top of the food chain, so why don’t we try to eat dog. Having dog on the menu would be an efficient way to dispose of “strays, those runaways, those not-quite-cute-enough-to-take and not-quite-well-behaved-enough-to-keep.” Many people repute that it is not right to eat man’s best friend, but family pets are not what we will be eating, we will be eating strays.
Foer makes this legitimate into something a little humorous by including a Filipino recipe that involves dog meat. The author presents himself to be willing to eat, or maybe already has, dog meat, but yet he still feels that dogs can be friends/family as well. The article is not necessary geared to anyone in particular, but most likely vegans and people who feel strongly about eating dogs will be willing to read this. The reason I read this article was because my economics teacher handed it out, and I found it abstract enough to respond to.
What is the most important thing you have learned? Why?
I learned that eating dogs would be efficient because we would not just waste valuable meat. Also pounds would not cost as much to run if we used to strays as food after so long of not being claimed. This would increase our economy slightly, and it could pose new jobs if we were ever to have a dog farm or cat farm.