Dog – It’s What’s For Dinner


Cruel, horrible, disgusting – how could I even say such a thing! Don’t shoot me, I agree with you. I’m just curious about why it would be perfectly okay with most people if I said I was serving beef, chicken or pig for dinner. Why is that so different?

“In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.” —Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines

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Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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16 Responses to Dog – It’s What’s For Dinner

  1. Yep… It amazes me that somehow it made “sense” to me before going vegan – not that I could explain how and why it made sense!

  2. You are aware that in China and other Asian countries dogs and cats are served for dinner. i have signed many petitions to try and put a stop to this.

    • Hey Ivonne! Yes, I’m aware that people eat dogs in other countries. It breaks my heart. I’m glad to hear that you’re working to stop this – good for you!! I hope you’re having a beautiful week. Celeste 🙂

  3. Poppy says:

    I once drew a picture of a plate of food with cats and dogs on it as I think it has impact. When I have my animal sanctuary one day, this is the type of campaign I will use. I drew another of a person biting a chunk from a dog – gross I know but it has to be! What gets me mad is this; I can understand why people don’t make a connection between their beef steak and their pet cat but how people can eat species’ that they have for pets that they ‘love’ baffles me. I know of people who have cute pet bunnies that they buy toys for and ensure they have a good run – yet happily tuck in to rabbit stew?! Just because that rabbit was intended for meat? Makes no sense to me. And chickens – my chickens are so lovely, they have such characters and are really affectionate – Lynxy who went missing recently used to come running through the back door at full speed, through the house to the living room where she would jump up on the sofa, then off, then on, then off! It was so funny, I got a video of her doing it on a stool once! It’s one thing eating their eggs but how could you then eat them? I try really hard not to judge meat eaters which I don’t – I live with one! But I can’t pretend to understand it. Sorry for the rant Celeste – at least you know your posts are thought provoking!! Poppy 🙂

    • You are so compassionate Poppy! I’m impressed by how you chose not to eat animals as a child. That’s rare! You saw through the blinders that most of us have about eating animals so young. I’m thankful that my blinders finally came off, but because I lived with them on for so long I get why people eat meat. It’s easy to be blind and go with the flow. I guess it’s human nature. I love that you’re going to have an animal sanctuary someday! Maybe I can come visit when you do. I always appreciate your comments Poppy – you’re the best!! Celeste 🙂

      • Poppy says:

        Thank you lovely Celeste! I realise it must be easy for me to say how much I don’t get it because I’ve never really known any different – I apologise if it ever seems harsh or out of touch with the reality of non veggies. I do see everyday how people block out the reality of what they’re eating.
        Definitely come and visit (and tick it off your bucket list! 🙂 ) Little while yet though, got to finish Uni then save some money but I will work my butt off to get there! I also dream of running an African wild conservation project where I can employ and educate street children and youth which is my other big passion. I have the dreams just gotta make them real!! 🙂

    • No need to apologize Poppy – I think you’re an inspiration! And I have no doubt that you will realize all of your dreams. You have so much passion, energy and drive. It will take time, but you’ll get there!! I think your other passion to educate street children is wonderful too. You are making a difference in the world – more power to you! Celeste 🙂

    • Right back at you! 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    True words Celeste, we need to look who sees us from the dinner plate.

  5. Not within the context of this particular blog photo, of course, but taken just as a captured moment, that photo is beyond adorable. It kind of reminds me of a time when I was a kid and my mom left a lasagna on the counter to cool. She came to check on it and our white cat had jumped up and eaten his fill. He had a look of pure innocence in his eyes, but his red-stained fur face told a different story. 🙂

    • I know – I loved this photo! I could have used a gruesome photo, but that’s not my style. I think I still got my point across. Anyway, cutecat story.I bet your mom was furious! Celeste 🙂


  6. Meatatarian says:

    i wholly agree
    if we can eat beef and chicken, why stop there?
    lets eat pork, shellfish, dogs, cats, horses, your next door neighbor, octopus, kangaroo, zebra
    if meat is out there, its fair game

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