"In principle, but not in practice, I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm. You can't object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs. It's an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs," he said.
For his latest television show, Fearnley-Whittingstall has been vegetarian for five months and has authored some non-meat recipes for an upcoming cookbook.
In the past, the chef has eaten "placenta pate, curried fruit bat, giraffe and calf testicles."
What do you think of the chef's philosophy in principle?