The eating of dog meat is a cultural practice that Westerners may never come to accept or understand.
It is only at the time when Philippines was publicly perceived as a dog eating country that authorities created a law on butchering dogs for food as illegal. It is called the Animal Welfare Act of 1998 & the Anti-Rabies Law of 2007, but this did not stop some of the local folks in Baguio or the Ilocanos in the north to stop the practice as evidenced by the series of arrest made from meat traders coming from the south transporting dogs to the north side.
The very reason why I shifted to another business in 1998 to conform with the new law.
Some Filipino drinkers then love dog delicacies as appetizer when taken with wine (we call it "pulutan" in tagalog). Who can forget the kilawin (the undercooked dog skin with vinegar, onion, ginger, pepper & salt), the adobo or the famous up & down (the head, toes & feet with sour tamarind).
It's a lucrative business actually. I butchered 3 dogs a day and sometimes not enough for the greedy drinkers.
You may ask, what is the relation of the story with your religion blog? Nothing much. I'm just thinking that somehow, as if, I did revenge with the greedy dogs.
A greedy dog that goes back to its own vomit.Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs Which never have enough. And they are shepherds Who cannot understand; They all look to their own way, Every one for his own gain, From his own territory.
Like the killing of the sheep that represents the lamb of Jesus Christ.2 Peter 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
Leviticus 1:10 ‘If his offering is of the flocks—of the sheep or of the goats—as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male without blemish.
Leviticus 1:11 He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.
Is it just a coincidence that the killings of dog and sheep or goats were both done on the north side?