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    Hope he's not going to start a trend in these difficult times.

    Pet dog cooked, eaten
    11:21AM Sunday Aug 16, 2009

    A man who cooked his pet dog in a backyard barbecue cannot be prosecuted because it was killed humanely, says the SPCA.

    South Auckland man Paea Taufa was found roasting his pitbull terrier-cross in an umu pit at his home in Mangere, the Sunday News reported.

    The dog had been skinned and gutted and was partially charred when SPCA inspectors arrived.

    Mr Taufa said he had been surprised when inspectors arrived because dog was a delicacy in Tonga .

    "I didn't know I couldn't cook the dog. In Tonga, any time there I cook the dog and it is okay. Dog is good food."

    He had decided to cook the dog because it was too skinny and had become unmanageable. He rendered the dog unconscious with a blow to the head before slitting its throat, which is regarded as humane.

    Under the Animal Welfare Act it is legal to kill a dog in New Zealand if the animal is slaughtered swiftly and painlessly.

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    Imagine how many of us would get a feed if Dawn ever decides to cook her dogs!

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    Now there's a thought . Not that I'd want to get on the wrong side of Dawn, or I'd end up as BBQ fodder myself.
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    LOL. From what I heard on Radio Live yesterday, this is probably the biggest story in NZ this year. The Tonga Government have joined in by saying that they have never heard of anyone eating dog in TOnga, let alone it being a delicacy.

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    Hi Kokopeli

    Noticed your blurb

    What's the skiing like in NZ

    We're moving to Napier


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    Hi Francis,

    I can't say what the North Island is like, but we are truly blessed here in the South. Loads of info online - Mt Hutt, The Remarkables, Mt Aspiring, Porters Heights, Mt Cheeseman, Temple Basin, Hamner, Round Hill and loads more besides...

    I haven't skied them all and am really only a novice, but it's just so cool to be able to leave home and be on the snow in less than an hour and a half.

    Prices vary and it's the usual story - book early for cheap deals. An adult season pass at Mt Hutt cost under $500 back in April. I think they were around $1,000 at the end of July. Mt Hutt day passes are $87, but they offer cheap 2-for-1 deals and sell cheap passes on their online auction. I paid $32 for my lift pass last time we went. Kids under 7 go free.

    Equipment hire is cheaper in town than on the mountains. This year's prices are about $16 a day for skis, boots and poles in Chch and about $28 on the mountain.

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    Another take on the (original) matter.

    Brian Rudman: Throw another pit bull on the barbie
    Page 1 of 2 .... 4:00AM Wednesday Aug 19, 2009
    By Brian Rudman

    The SPCA and the Minister of Agriculture, David Carter, are baying for the blood of Paea Taufa for bopping his pit bull on the head and recycling it in a backyard umu. They should be giving him a medal. If every pit bull owner in the land followed his lead, New Zealand would be a safer place to live.

    Instead of Mr Carter harrumphing on television about the need for new citizens to adopt our cultural values, he should have been encouraging Mr Taufa on to the pre-news cooking slot to persuade the pit bull fraternity their pets, once barbecued, were as delicious as crayfish or rare sirloin.

    Mr Carter is unsure whether a law change is needed - the SPCA says what happened was not illegal - but says he is "morally clear on the issue". I wonder how morally clear he would be if the animal had lived on to monster a passing jogger or playful toddler.

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