Chinese Love Their Dogs, Too!
Sting once sang that Russians love their children too, and so it is that Chinese love their dogs... deep fried!
I kid, I kid! As these images attest, the Chinese have their own dog breeds, just like any God-fearing race on this planet. In fact, legend has it that the Confucian respect for elders has led to a cultural preference for wrinkled dogs, while Buddhist influences promote the close-shaved look.
It's a dog-eat-dog world
OK, so it's not entirely true that no Chinese eat dogs. But, being man's best friend, it would be hard to be sure that a dog wouldn't want to be eaten, if the result would be nutritious for the eater. In any event, the specimen displayed at right seems more appropriate for a game of Ultimate than the main dish at the company picnic.
In the ultimate irony, dog meat is traditionally served on blue willow dishes portraying the dog being served.