Now I know this isn't going to apply to everywhere, i don't know the dietary functions of other parts of the world, but in the U.S. I am somewhat familiar with it.
Why is it okay to eat pigs, cows, ducks, chickens, etc, but not dogs? Many animals are just as smart as dogs. Pigs can recognize their owners and develop the same emotional level of bonding as dogs. How do we as a society decide what's okay and what's not?
Not that I would ever want to eat a dog.. or many other animals for that matter.