It is not unusual , in fact it is part of a strategy , in Antarctic and Artic explorations to have used teams of sled dogs . Along the way the weaker ones were sacrificed to feed both the other dogs and the men . This , done in stages , eventually all the dogs were eaten and the men became the beasts of burden.
When my son was in high school there was a "educational" tour group that enthused kids to take the trip of a lifetime , the Antarctic , to visit the South Pole . My son being athletic and outdoorsy , and ready to go to university for ecological studies wanted to go . $10,000 - yes -- He tried so hard to convince me - read every book on the subject including books on Shakleton , Amundsen etc. I would skim through these depressing accounts late at night so that I could prepare my self with reasons to - why you are not going --
In the magazine Das Schaferhund Magazin nr 36 Dec. 2007, on page 18 (Ein Besuch auf der Siegershau in China) (a visit to the sieger show in China) there is a picture of one of the special meals served up. Can you guess ?
A (boiled?) dogs heat - mouth open , looking jellified with some spinachy gravy . The caption below is --- ohne Worte-- meaning without words -- . I would say so .