TV chef causes outrage over 'puppy farming' comments

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has caused outrage today by defending those who choose to eat puppies.


The star of Channel 4’s River Cottage series has been speaking about ‘puppy farming’ and whether he would consider eating a dog or cat. In the past, the eccentric TV chef has eaten giraffe and calf testicles,  although he told the Radio Times that he wouldn’t eat a dog unless he was on the ‘point of starvation’.

“In principle, but not in practice, I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm. You can’t object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs. It’s an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs. Both animals could be used the other way round, although pigs probably do make better meat than dogs and dogs better pets than pigs, but it’s not a foregone conclusion.” – Hugh speaking to Radio Times.