Increased affluence promotes liberalism?

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    Chinese legal experts call for ban on eating cats and dogsWidespread and ancient practice of eating dog meat increasingly distasteful for China's growing affluent, pet-loving middle

    Jonathan Watts, Asia environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 January 2010 13.29 GMT Article history


    Chinese legal experts are proposing a ban on eating dogs and cats in a contentious move to end a culinary tradition dating back thousands of years.

    The recommendation will be submitted to higher authorities in April as part of a draft bill to tackle animal abuse.

    In ancient times, dog meat was considered a medicinal tonic. Today, it is commonly available throughout the country, but particularly in the north where dog stew is popular for its supposed warming qualities.

    In recent years, however, such traditions are increasingly criticised by an affluent, pet-loving, urban middle class. Online petitions against dog and cat consumption have attracted tens of thousands of signatures. Videos showing the maltreatment of farmed dogs have spurred protests at markets where the animals are bought and sold

    Chinese legal experts call for ban on eating cats and dogs | World news | guardian.co.uk
     
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    What does liberalism have to do with this?

    Abso-fucking-lutely nothing.
     
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    I did not say libertarianism, which actually has nothing to do with nothing.
     
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    Does that ban include eating pussy ? They may wanna think this through with the population problem they have.
     
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    what problem? They will be buying land in the USA and Canada soon and moving over here.


    We will have another economic boon as a result ;)
     
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    They've already bought it. All they have left to do is repossess it.
     
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    they bought junk bonds.
     

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