Gulliver's Travels

What do the Houyhnhnms do that Gulliver finds disgusting?


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Gulliver was disgusted by many of their actions, but their eating habits (and diet) were most disgusting of all.

Here we entered, and I saw three of those detestable creatures, which I first met after my landing, feeding upon roots, and the flesh of some animals, which I afterwards found to be that of asses and dogs, and now and then a cow, dead by accident or disease. They were all tied by the neck with strong withes fastened to a beam; they held their food between the claws of their fore feet, and tore it with their teeth.


Gulliver's Travels