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Old 11-09-2012, 07:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If I was truly in a horrible, life or death situation with my family where the choice was eat my dog or watch my family starve to death, yes I would. I cant really imagine what that situation would be. If was just me and the dog in such a situation, I would try to eat what ever else I could first, including vegetation and bugs and worms and grubs to survive.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, we now have our first "yes" vote lets just say the dog park, will be a lot creepier from now on and not because dogs bite... lol
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you asked, but I dont go to the dog park. Dont worry.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If I was truly in a horrible, life or death situation with my family where the choice was eat my dog or watch my family starve to death, yes I would. I cant really imagine what that situation would be. If was just me and the dog in such a situation, I would try to eat what ever else I could first, including vegetation and bugs and worms and grubs to survive.

It is hard to imagine but people do crazy things when they are in survival mode, including eating humans it probably depends how desperate you are and how close to death. This guy in the show killed his dog and couple of days later he was rescued.... and after eating his dog he threw up everything because his body couldn't digest it, so you really can't wait long until you have to make that decision...watching that show made me think how often people go on hikes with their dogs and how badly things could end even if you are prepared. I think the hardest part of this situation is the killing of the dog rather than eating... but thats just my opinion, I don't know what I would do.. I don't have kids but If I had to make a decision I would put my kid as priority.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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No one has been in this situation and can't really answer it. It's easy to stick to your morals when well fed and warm inside your house. People (and all animals) do crazy, desperate things when faced with imminent demise. Hey, maybe your dog will eat you first, then at least you won't have to worry about eating your best friend.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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while no I"ve never been in this situation and hope to god never to be, I can answer this, I would never ever kill my dog to eat it.. If I could even get past the part of killing it, which I doubt, I just couldn't eat it..so I would most likely starve.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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My human family (children and husband) are more important to me than my dogs will ever be. If you had asked me this question before I had kids and was married, my answer would have been different.

A "meal or two" when it's a good protein meal like meat can sustain you for quite some time, we aren't just talking lunch or dinner for one day. You could last another week if you had good hydration and a couple good protein meals. And if you could keep the meat edible for a few days, you could last even longer if you spaced out the meals a couple days apart. So yes, I would kill my dog(s) if I was starving because any time bought to bring the search party to me (or get me out of there on my own) to get me home to my family is worth it.

My children having a mother is a much stronger bond that my dogs will ever be.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Id do what I had to to survive
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If I ate my dog, what would I eat after that? If my dog were my last option, I'd rather starve and let the dog live...
And the fact that the dog would obviously be starving as well/so I'd be the one who'd be eaten.
Kacie, my rescue was abandoned with a cat when her owner moved away. I am really surprised she didn't kill and eat that cat(maybe she couldn't catch it). After 5 days, I'm sure she felt starved as did that poor cat.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok, stepped into this thread and stepping out
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