Foster ... am I correct that you are suggesting I use dogs for food? If so, all I can say is that I am not willing to discard certain aspects of my culture and my own personal definition of "civilization" ... I know that others in this world eat dog, but I do not. Nor do I eat horses. My dog has a name and is a family member. Would I allow my child to starve by not eating the dog? Well, that is just not a situation I anticipate dealing with given my views of how collapse is most likely to proceed. So I obviously can't state for certain what I would do under various scenarios, but I certainly would not PLAN on such a thing. Nor would I take SpockLives' suggestion that I take my dog out into the woods and shoot him just to toughen myself up for what's coming. Nor will I stop using deoderant as suggested by MegaDoom ... although that one is certainly in a different category than the others.
I respectfully submit that each of us needs to maintain a certain level of humanity even during desperate times. Otherwise, surviving would be a worse outcome than the alternative.
"Going back to the nothingness that we came from is inevitable...how we get there with the least amount of suffering is the trick." - roccman