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Postby jinksys » Sat 05.06.2006 6:14 am

Is the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both? In the states they are pets, but in other places (South America for example, they are tasty treats.) Do the Japanese view the Cavy as food or friend?
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Postby inamorata » Sat 05.06.2006 6:18 am

To quote JinksIs the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both?

in labs they are used as exprimentl stuff ..if yu dont keep news..:|
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Postby jinksys » Sat 05.06.2006 6:24 am

inamorata wrote:
To quote JinksIs the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both?

in labs they are used as exprimentl stuff ..if yu dont keep news..:|


Thanks for another irrelevent, broken engrish post.
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Postby keatonatron » Sat 05.06.2006 6:44 am

No, the Japanese do not eat guinea pigs.

Unlike the Koreans (who have been known to eat dogs) and Chinese (who in some places eat monkeys), the Japanese don't eat strange animals that us westerners see as pets. Unless you've got a pet squid or eel...

Oh wait, the Japanese do have horse sashimi. But other than that...
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby inamorata » Sat 05.06.2006 6:49 am

For Indians no such allegations may ever arise
*plain curry and rice /chapatis*
no horse/dog/squids/eels ..sorry I am not trying to hurt the hearts up hea' ;)
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Postby AJBryant » Sat 05.06.2006 11:26 am

*plain curry and rice /chapatis*


I don't think I've ever had a "plain" curry. Most have bee a bit more... um... chunky. ;)

And give me a plate full of papadums any time. mmmmmmm. :p


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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby tanuki » Sat 05.06.2006 11:50 am

jinksys wrote:
Is the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both? In the states they are pets, but in other places (South America for example, they are tasty treats.)


Well, I have never eaten Guinea pigs nor heard of anyone who's ever eaten Guinea pigs... Where in South America is that? I'm curious...
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Postby hungryhotei » Sat 05.06.2006 12:12 pm

jinksys wrote:
inamorata wrote:
To quote JinksIs the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both?

in labs they are used as exprimentl stuff ..if yu dont keep news..:|


Thanks for another irrelevent, broken engrish post.


It seemed relevant to me...
I think inamorata was saying that we don't just consider guinea pigs as pets in the West, but use them in animal testing too.
Before we start comparing how different cultures look at certain animals it is surely important to look at how your own culture views them first or hippocracies within in it. Westerneres are often horrified when they hear of someone eating dog, forgetting that dogs have been killed in western laboratories.
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Postby tanuki » Sat 05.06.2006 12:18 pm

But it's a bit different. I mean, I am not killing the dog by doing experiments, but the person who is eating the dog is doing it himself.

But, anyway, I have nothing against people eating dogs, cats or whatever they want. I wouldn't do it, but if they want to, well, I let them be....as long as they don't eat my dog ;).
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby jinksys » Sat 05.06.2006 2:22 pm

hungryhotei wrote:
jinksys wrote:
inamorata wrote:
To quote JinksIs the Guinea Pig considered a pet or food....or both?

in labs they are used as exprimentl stuff ..if yu dont keep news..:|


Thanks for another irrelevent, broken engrish post.


It seemed relevant to me...
I think inamorata was saying that we don't just consider guinea pigs as pets in the West, but use them in animal testing too.
Before we start comparing how different cultures look at certain animals it is surely important to look at how your own culture views them first or hippocracies within in it. Westerneres are often horrified when they hear of someone eating dog, forgetting that dogs have been killed in western laboratories.



it was a irrelevent post, I was talking about guinea pigs' role as food in japan.
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Postby spanishandpanamaniangirl1 » Sat 05.06.2006 3:35 pm

guinea pigs r cute:o
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby jinksys » Sun 05.07.2006 4:37 am

spanishandpanamaniangirl190 wrote:
guinea pigs r cute:o


They are apparently pretty tasty, although in america we dont eat rodents :-X
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby Takeo Saeki » Sun 05.07.2006 4:44 am

Man, Koreans eat dogs? That's... gross. No offense intended if there are Koreans (or any other dog-eaters) here. The Chinese eat monkeys? That's halfway to cannibalism. :o
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby jinksys » Sun 05.07.2006 4:56 am

Takeo Saeki wrote:
Man, Koreans eat dogs? That's... gross. No offense intended if there are Koreans (or any other dog-eaters) here. The Chinese eat monkeys? That's halfway to cannibalism. :o


Monkeys probably taste like bananas.
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RE: guinea pig, friend or food?

Postby queshaw » Wed 05.10.2006 5:15 pm

tanuki wrote:
Well, I have never eaten Guinea pigs nor heard of anyone who's ever eaten Guinea pigs... Where in South America is that? I'm curious...


Dangerously off topic now but... I thought Cui was eaten in Peru farly commonly. I tried to find Cui when I was in Ecuador, but failed. I also got looks of disgust when I asked.

This claims that Cui is Peru's national dish...

http://www.mindsay.com/comments/luciasuerte/dining_on_cui_in_per.mws
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