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    I wonder whether the people who do eat dogs think about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I would assume the reasons for that would be more that you can get more milk from a cow than a dog or a cat. That, and we dont tend to like to mix our pet animals with our food animals. As for horses, people needed them for work and transportation, so it's not really practical to keep a horse lactating beyond the time it would nurse its own babies.
    Oxen can be used for milk and work. I believe camels can be too. I am not aware of horse milk being drank. In more ancient times dogs were more practical companions than simply pets: alarm system, guardian, animal herder, etc.... Domestication comes from practical reasons, but we don't drink milk from all of the animals we domesticate.

    (Then there is cats. There seems to be no practical reason to domesticate a cat.)
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    I have a vague opinion that herbivores are more adequate for human nutrition than carnivores or omnivores. That might be a reason why we do not prefer drink dog's milk (yekkk!!!)
    On the other hand many populations eat these clases of animals, so it looks like a cultural thing

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    I stand corrected.

    I suppose if people will drink horse milk then they'll drink anything. Perhaps with a clever marketing strategy we could sell dog milk as a delicacy to people with too much money on their hands for $10-$20 a glass.
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    Hmmm.... You are almost convincing me to switch to soy milk.

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    I want a bottle of human milk...
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    Good luck with that. Human milk banks sell it to give to premature babies to the tune of $4 an ounce. (It's prescribed for them and often covered by insurance.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Good luck with that. Human milk banks sell it to give to premature babies to the tune of $4 an ounce. (It's prescribed for them and often covered by insurance.)
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    It's omnivore milk, too. OMG, THE SKY, IT IS FALLING!
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