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February 26, 2013

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Shocking 'Pressed dog' A Culinary Delight (?)

...actually known as ‘waxed meat’ in Mandarin

Rumors are circulating about dogs "being thrown in the oven and baked still alive" in China, showing a picture of a 'pressed dog' (see above picture) but actually, baking is never part of the process of the preparation of waxed meats.

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The group "Hand In Hand with Asia's Animal Activists" describes the preparation of waxed meat as follows: 

Wax meat (or waxed meat) is quite common in China, and especially during the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year). During that time, they’ll be exported to many countries around the world, including Malaysia.

The term “wax” in ‘wax meat’ doesn’t literally mean that they use wax to prepare the meat. After the preparation of the desired meat, the finished product has the glossy appearance of a meat covered in wax. It is actually salt-preserved meat. In the ancient days of China, there were no refrigerators to store meat… so this was one of the ways to preserve and keep it over long periods of time.

The pictures below documents the process of making pressed dog meat:

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dog meat pressed dog waxed meat

dog meat pressed dog waxed meat


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