Fear of Dog meat halves sale of non-veg food in Kolkata…

I had recently pointed about cat meat in Chennai. 

In today’s Times of India, there is a report about sale of dog meat in Kolkata:

Sale of non-vegetarian cuisine — mutton, chicken and pork dishes — has halved across restaurants in Kolkata and its surrounding areas, which has prompted the Hotel and Restaurants’ Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) to issue an urgent advisory on Monday to its members asking them to stick to buying meat only from registered suppliers.

The weekend, particularly, witnessed an unprecedented shift to fish and prawn, and even vegetarian dishes. HRAEI members said people are reacting to “rumours” about carcass meat having made its way to city eateries from dumpyards near Kolkata.

“Respectable eateries, including our members, don’t procure meat from dubious sources. Smaller eateries may buy chicken and mutton from roadside vendors or suppliers from the city fringes who are now under the scanner. Frozen meat is now suspect and we have requested all restaurants not to use them. But the drop in sale of non-vegetarian food is a worry,” HRAEI president Sudesh Poddar said.

How do eating behaviors evolve? Why do we prefer certain animal meat over others?

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