Thread: Feeding
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Old 07-28-04, 09:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun-2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Age: 37
Posts: 345
Is it actually illegal to use cats and dogs for food?

I seem to recall hearing somewhere that felines get rigor mortis really bad, really quickly thus making a poor food choice for a snake.

Personally, the only thing different about cats and dogs than smaller mammals like mice, rats, or rabbits is that they are more intelligent. However, pigs are also very intelligent and are used for food by humans all the time. I have no qualms with using cats or dogs as reptile or human food; there simply is no objective basis to give them such preferential treatment and I personally am not influenced by any social stigmas that would prevent me from using them in that manner. However, I don't simply because a) I don't keep anything for which a cat or dog would be a suitable prey item, and b) It's just plain uneconomical.
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