My position may not be logically defensible, but I believe that eating dogs is akin to canibalism. For 30 thousand years or more we have forged a relationship with dogs that goes far beyond considering them as livestock. Dogs have developed (and been developed) to be keenly sensitive to the wants and needs of human beings. I guess it seems odd, but even as a social worker, when push comes to shove, as a group I prefer dogs to people. And no, I'm not talking about gastronomy.