chinese astronauts ate dog meat in space: so what?

Thank you, Huffington Post, for this pointless article about Chinese astronauts eating dog meat in space: Chinese Astronauts Ate Dog Meat In Space. Oooooh, look at the weird crazy Asians and their weird crazy foods! Let us all laugh at them and celebrate our much more civilized western ways.
China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, 44, revealed that while in orbit, he and the crew of the 2003 Shenzhou Five mission consumed dog meat from Huajiang county in Guangdong, China.

Dog meat was served to astronauts as late as 2009, according to a menu from a mission.

A passage from Yang's book, The Nine Levels between Heaven and Earth, quoted in the Telegraph, reads: "Many of my friends are curious about what we eat [in space] and think that the astronauts must have some expensive delicacies, like shark's fin or abalone [...] Actually we ate quite normal food, there is no need to keep it a secret."
Why is this news? Seriously, where is the headline, "American Astroanauts Ate Cow and Chicken Meat In Space"? I'm not going to defend eating dogs -- I've never tried it, and it's probably not my thing -- but I'm not going to ridicule or condemn anyone who does either. Hooray for news that isn't really news.

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