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16th of March 2009 (Mon), 09:24
After 3 visits to this country of Laos, cities and forests, I can't see a single bird. Do you believe that?
18th of March 2009 (Wed), 05:31
What do you think it is George?
18th of March 2009 (Wed), 06:18
The reasons I was given by non-loatian friends who stay there long enough are: i) the local are very poor. So there is nothing left for the birds to feed. Fruits are precious and few, and always pluck by the local. ii) which I think it may be exagerated, the local may trap birds as their food too.
Whatever reasons, it really surprise me when I really don't see any birds, stray cats and dogs which are common in third world countries. Maybe the local really feed on them.
18th of March 2009 (Wed), 06:26
No stray cats and dogs means they are eating them. Saw that in Mexico back in the early 60's. If they are eating dogs and cats, then probably birds too. Not that dog or cat is so bad, lot's of societies eat it, I have eaten it and didn't know it till all the dogs I knew would not come around me for weeks afterward. They can smell it in your sweat. ;)
Personally, I wish Americans would develop a taste for it. It's not like there aren't more than enough dogs to go around. Maybe with the economy going the way it is, we will. :lol:
18th of March 2009 (Wed), 09:11
Dog as meal was once popular in Southeast Asia, esp in Hong Kong and Southern China during winner. It is banned in most of these countries now. Yes, I heard from people who ate dog meat before say that dogs can smell that from far away.
I think more advance countries, esp western countries, surely find this eating habit disgusting.
18th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:01
It might be less appealing in Western countries, but then a lot of people eat Raccoon, Opossum, Mountain Lion and Bear meat. All of which is terrible tasting to me. But if I were meat hungry, I would have no trouble eating it. :)
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