What I interpret Avion to be saying is that the St. Bernard is a dog of Swiss origin, like a Shih Tzu is from China (sp? Also, they may be Japanese, I'm not sure). There is no relation to cows and the Hindu belief, because, as far as I know, cows did not originate in India. If they did, my apologies.
I would never eat a dog, especially one like the St. Bernard. Does anyone remember the Looney Toons cartoon where the St. Bernard rescue dog is high up in the mountains going to rescue someone? He sits down next to the person, takes out a canteen, pours a drink (assumed to be brandy, or some other tradition pain numbing drink), proceeds to drink it himself, and then walks away.
I mean, that is classic stuff.
I know we would all like to say that it's okay for this as long as it is humane, but on the risk of a generalization, this is China, and if we've seen what China will do to it's own citizens, what's the likely hood that they are going to take a precious amount of time to carefully, and humanely slaughter a dog? My money says that those dogs experience a terrifying last few minutes. And, let's face it, as much as we think dogs are man's dumb, loyal, lovable best friend, dogs are more cognizant that we give them credit for, and to treat a dog like that is not only inhumane, but extremely cruel.
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