Chicken Vs Dog Meat

raw chicken meat on brown wooden chopping board
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 18, 2020 and last updated on July 11, 2023

The topic of chicken vs dog meat serves as a thought-provoking conversation topic for English learners, as it encourages critical thinking and the exploration of cultural differences. Engaging in discussions about this topic allows learners to practice expressing their opinions, discussing ethics and understanding diverse perspectives. It also provides an opportunity to enhance vocabulary related to food, animal welfare and cultural practices. Conversations on chicken vs dog meat can foster empathy, cultural awareness and the ability to navigate sensitive topics, thereby helping English learners improve their language skills and broaden their intercultural understanding.


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Chicken Vs Dog Meat

The topic of chicken vs dog meat is a controversial and sensitive subject that raises ethical, cultural and culinary considerations. While chicken meat is widely consumed in many parts of the world, the consumption of dog meat is more specific to certain regions and cultures. This topic elicits discussions about animal welfare, personal beliefs, cultural traditions and the ethical treatment of animals.

Exploring the differences and similarities between chicken and dog meat can provide insights into cultural diversity, food preferences and the complex relationship between humans and animals.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • difference (noun)
  • different (adjective)
  • chicken (noun)
  • dog (noun)
  • popular (adjective)
  • cultural (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • In your culture, is it acceptable to consume chicken or dog meat? How do people view these food choices?
  • What are some ethical considerations associated with consuming dog meat?
  • How do you personally feel about the consumption of chicken and dog meat? Why?
  • What role does culture play in shaping our attitudes towards different types of meat?
  • Do you think it's important to respect cultural differences when it comes to food choices, even if they might seem unusual to you?
  • What's the difference between eating chicken and eating dog meat?
  • Why do you think that most people wouldn’t eat dog meat?
  • What other animals would you not eat? Why?
  • Should the consumption of dog meat be banned worldwide due to ethical concerns?
  • Should cultural practices and traditions be prioritised over animal welfare concerns when it comes to consuming specific types of meat?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.