Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall poses witha puppy corpse (maybe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall poses witha puppy corpse (maybe)

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall poses with a puppy corpse (maybe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall poses with a puppy corpse (maybe)

Middle England is up in arms because Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall eats dogs.

The Daily Mail was in a state of near meltdown when the cuddly TV chef, who has recently been flogging a vegetarian cook book, stated ‘puppy meat is no worse than a pork chop.’

Somehow the idea is that a dog is totally wrong to eat because it’s cuddly and you can take it for a walk and it sits down when you say ‘sit’ and you can give it a name like ‘Fritz’ or ‘Fido’ but a pig is somehow different. With a pig you can shoot a bolt through its head, rip its skin off and then mash it up into small red blocks of stuff and sell in a plastic box and that is all ok.

Oddly the same people who are up in arms about puppy chomping Hugh are the ones who eat baby sheep whilst coo-ing at lambs in fields, they are the ones who could never kill an animal but are happy for someone else to do it for them.
In my book you either eat the whole lot of them, pigs, dogs, kittens, camels, octopuses, hedgehogs or fried bat or none. I’m baffled how you can decide one animal is cuddly wuddly and the other one deserves to get eaten…

What would the Vegan Black Metal Chef have to say about this…?

Where do you stand?
Is Hugh right?, or do pigs deserve to die more than puppy dogs?, or are you vegan like me?
Is there a right and wrong?

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