GuyInTaiwan wrote:People are fucking arseclowns with animals here. They'll freak out at the sight of a golden retriever because it's supposedly so big and scary, yet they'll fuck around with wild animals with big teeth, sharp reflexes and edgy temperaments.
Truer words have rarely been spoken.
Today my wife made some of her fellow teachers mad (the native Taiwanese ones). She walked into a conversation about how horribly stupid and cruel Taiwanese are about/to animals (for the most part it is one or the other...but of course there are people who are awesome about animals...but they are the minority).
The discussion was started by another white teacher who had witnessed a man pouring HOT SOUP onto a dog today on his way to work. The Tawanese teachers were saying "Oh this so rare, never happen, Taiwan people so good to animal" then my wife was like "WTF are you talking about???? Just last week I saw a man throw a dog against a wall and then start to beat it with his fists".
For the rest of the conversation, the two Taiwanese were dead silent and just sorta "pouted" I guess because she made their entire culture lose face or something.