No problem with following your culture, I just think it's unfair to look down upon other cultures for eating certain animals while accepting eating other animals within your own culture. The good news for you is that eating dogs and cats is getting less and less common in China with the increasing prevalence of them as pets ??I agree it is cultural to view cats and dogs as near-human. What's the problem to follow your own culture when there is no harm caused to other people? The same cannot be said about eating virus carrying animals. And eating cats and dogs is only horrific from my point of view.