People have died of e. coli from eating alfalfa sprouts. See vegans? That's what happens when you have your head up your ass.
*Actually, I have no idea if that person is an animal rights activist or not. He probably thinks he's just being funny/sarcastic. Still, PETA types have been known use some very xenophobic campaigns to talk about poor the poor Asian Fidos used for food and coats. Pisses me off. If you lived in a provincial agricultural village on the mainland you'd eat a dog too. I hear that they're pretty good actually. I'd totally try it.