Letters: What You Eat

So 105 TIME readers were revolted by the ancient Chinese practice of eating healthy dogs, fattened for the table ((LETTERS, Oct. 30)). Many of those people probably enjoy crab cakes or crab gumbo, made from the scavengers of our bays, to which the most putrid bait is attractive. It is a puzzlement. I've never eaten dog, but I have eaten escargot, crawfish, catfish, alligator, rattlesnake, possum and coon.

Jim Curran

Wortham, Texas


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!