300 dogs saved from cooking pots

2012-10-02 09:04

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Bangkok - Thai officials seized a shipment of about 300 dogs destined for cooking pots near the border with Laos, reports said on Tuesday.

Four pickup trucks carrying dogs in cages were stopped in Mukdahan, about 500km northeast of Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported.

Dealing in dog meat is a long-established trade along Thailand's north-east bordering Laos, a relatively short trip to Vietnam where most of it is sold.

Dogs destined for Vietnam can fetch between 500 and 1 000 baht ($17 to $34) a head in Thailand, where the populace is generally averse to eating dog meat.

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