But the livestock is the main reason of extinction of a lot of other species.
Cows are also milked, not just slaughtered. Furthermore Indians a special respect towards them. So they are on the safe side. Which you can't say about turtles.
if you really want to draw india into this, okay. cows in India are arguably off way worse than in other countries, they live on the streets, are malnourished and feed mainly off trash. (reason being cows legally cant be owned in India and you really arent allowed to do a lot with them, so no one feels responsible for any of them and their needs) if you actually visit india once you wouldn't say that this is cow heaven. maybe somewhere like the alps though, where they can roam around "freely" (big fenced in areas, but still) and eat fresh grass all day
In Denmark, and maybe in the other Scandinavian countries, Skilpadder are chocolate candies http://shop.toms.dk/Produkter-1.aspx?ProductID=PROD110 SO maybe this is the reason we have such a sentence !
Funny, how horrified the people can be about those who eat turtles, dogs, 'mice', snakes, etc. but they think it's extremely normal devour cows. In some places the people eat whales meat, what's the deal... ? To my mind is the same... !
No one keeps a whale or cow as a pet so anthropomorphism doesnt apply to them, therefore its not considered taboo to eat them. It is considered taboo to eat a pet animal like the ones you mentioned. Hope that helps :)
No, for some reason even though they are different animals, they are both "skilpadde"
I know someone who ate chocolate-covered grasshoppers from Australia.
My brother has a friend who ate ants and said the tasted "like little sausages". Ew, whatever.