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a can with a label showing the silhouette of a horse
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dogmeat. Worthless, of inferior quality, dead.reference 1

It might be meat fit only for dogs, specifically offal. However, when someone is told that they are dogmeat, the implication is a threat of violence.reference 2

1. Urban Dictionary.Com. Tucows, Inc. 2005. Accessed Feb 22 2005 from

2. The Oxford English Dictionary Online. 2005. 3d ed. Accessed from http://

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More literally, there are cultures where the meat of dogs is eaten.
About the illustrations: Figure 1 shows a presumed can of meat for dogs, in this case, horse meat. Digitally collaged by the author.

Figure 2 is a “plate of dog meat prepared for hot pot dinner in Guilin, China.”reference 3 The photo taken by ByeByeBaby May 2005, with Canon PowerShot A85.This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license versions 2.5, 2.0, and 1.0

3. Wikipedia contributors. Mar 21 20062008. Dog Meat Hotpot. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Accessed Jul 4 2008 from http:// wiki/ Image:Dog_meat _hotpot.JPG.
see also: dog breath Last updated: March 1, 2008
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