Vices we love: Typical

Monday, July 04, 2005

Typical


On my way to work I passed by this particular cage. This is fairly common in Korea- they have no regard for animals here so dogs wander the streets without leashes, eat out of trash bins and are often kept in "cages" like this (basically just a fence.) This guy had a gash on his left side, probably inflicted by the owner.


The bandage, if you can call it that, was used to cover a two to three inch gash in his left shoulder. Koreans are notorious for a delightful summer treat called bosintang (dog soup) which is supposedly made from dogs raised specifically for this purpose but I'm guessing that with profit being the Korean (and other) God, they are not above picking up strays off the streets. If I wouldn't feel so iron-deficient and exhausted, I would go back to the veggie ways I tried to stick to in China.

10 Comments:

Blogger peemil said...

But he looks so delicious.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Adalmin said...

Oh. My. God.

That dog has to have medical attention. His wound is going to get infected if he continues to be shut in like that with only a flimsy cloth!

I may be a complete bitch, but even complete bitches know that mistreating animals like that is just wrong. Go back there, call the Korean equivalent of PETA, and kick that maltreating, animal-abusing crook of an owner.

9:14 AM  
Blogger asiatown77 said...

There is no Korean PETA as that would necessitate a culture where people cared about something/one other then themselves.

Peemil- hankering for some bosintang again?

9:51 AM  
Blogger Miss Coffey said...

Hmm. Those who willingly identify themselves at "bitches" are often those who care more about animals than unborn human children. Sorry, just seems to be a trend I've noticed. Those people I cannot take seriously. What is this feigned compassion for life? Does it apply to animals only? The word bitch is derived from an animal. No woman should ever pride herself in being called such a thing. It is abhorrent. When you begin to identify yourself indirectly with animals, they will become the only thing that can pique your concern/compassion.

10:39 AM  
Blogger peemil said...

"Peemil- hankering for some bosintang again?"

You betcha.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid I may have had some last night but am not sure...the stuff is supposed to be expensive, right? Well, here you go:

http://yorizori.nacom.net/Mm/Graphic/img/detail/food/bosintang.gif

Mr. Kim wants to have you for dinner: http://myhome.shinbiro.com/~kyjoo/bosin/dog05.jpg

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://yorizori.nacom.net/Mm/Graphic/img/detail/food/bosintang.gif I mean

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ehhh...eff it.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Adalmin said...

Those who get their panties in a roll about a humorous word that satirises the entire ghetto-chic culture of today should at least write coherently and not appear to be smoking weed while posting.

6:51 AM  
Blogger asiatown77 said...

Quiet down children or I'll take away your panties and weed.

4:17 PM  

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