Why are some animals eaten and others aren't?

"Anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies with its back to heaven is edible" ~ Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Please Discuss :)

I posted this very topic 12 hours ago but titled "What can't Chinese people eat?". It got deleted because I either don't know how to post seeing that it is my first post, or someone deemed it "racist". If the latter I apoligise. I happen to be Chinese so its a little hard to be racist to myself.

I just find it intriging why we eat some animals and others we don't. This is after my friend posted on facebook a bowl of turtle and seahorse soup.

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