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Thais - no dogs to Vietnam restaurants

2011-12-26 22:06

Bangkok - Thai authorities stopped a shipment of 300 dogs across the Mekong River en route to the restaurants of Vietnam, news reports said on Monday.

Acting on a tip, naval officers and police raided Thalad village in Nakhon Phanom province on Sunday and prevented a boat loaded with the caged dogs from crossing the river into Laos, the Bangkok Post reported.

The dog-traffickers fled the scene, it said.

Dog meat is considered a delicacy by some in Vietnam. Police said prices for dogs have doubled in recent months, from $16 each to $32 as Thailand cracks down on the trade.

Nakhon Phanom deputy governor Somdee Kahntayangyuen said demand for dog meat had soared as Vietnamese restaurants stock up before the

the traditional New Year on January 23.

Comments
  • Steward - 2011-12-26 23:35

    Sies!

      Sean - 2011-12-26 23:46

      These f@ckers are sick , I hope they rot in hell !!

  • Grant - 2011-12-26 23:43

    Britain and Vietnam are nations of dog lovers. The Brits love owning them and the Vietnamese love eating them.

  • Rohin - 2011-12-26 23:59

    well done but I can't help but wonder what will happen to those dogs now.

      Grant - 2011-12-27 00:10

      Wondered that myself. Kindest thing would be to have them put down. The story put me off my supper a bit. No more hot-dogs for me for a while!

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-27 08:14

      I agree, put them down. Too many unwanted and uncared for mutts running around.

  • mundu.olewega - 2011-12-27 04:24

    What is the matter with these slope heads? Why do they need to eat all this obscure stuff?

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-27 06:00

    Filthy dog eaters, soon the Chinese will eat all our dogs. I was like sick seeng some boys slaughtering dogs for cash for this Chinese whatever.

      Rohin - 2011-12-27 09:30

      Read the headline - the dogs were heading for Vietnam - not China.

      Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-27 10:24

      The subject is about dogs from Thai to Vietnam, yes. What is wrong about me referring the case I experienced interrelated with the article?

  • Karoo - 2011-12-27 06:33

    Dog eat dog ?

  • Vernon.J.Brown - 2011-12-27 06:35

    Carte Blanche once showed footage taken by undercover camera from over there. For the pet lovers (myself included)it was heart wrenching to say the least. Cats and dogs are boiled alive in pressure pots and are clubbed just once or twice with a mallet before they go in as the meat from a terrified animal tastes better........faaak these people, BUT this brings us back to SA. The "traditional" slaughtering of sheep and cattle for celebration is just the same.....barbaric!

      lavanga.carter - 2011-12-27 07:06

      All forms of animal slaughter are barbaric. Go veg.

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-27 08:08

      Vernon, whilst I agree with on the dog issue, I have to disagree with only labelling traditional slaughter as cruel. What about the commercially farmed animals that are trucked to slaughter houses and then queue up to die while their mates are nuked one by one in front of them. The process is probably more cruel. The most humane meat is that hunted in the veld, the okes suffer no trauma before death. (Unless wounded) But eating mans best freind just makes no sense to me, how do you eat something that loves you. Weird nation.

  • lavanga.carter - 2011-12-27 07:06

    Yay, glad the dogs were saved. But now lets worry about all the poor cows, chickens, pigs, sheep etc - they also deserve their lives. Go veg!

      Yar - 2011-12-27 08:07

      @Lavanga Remind me to send you some nourishing, delicious and healthy meat based recipes. You have to have some balance in your life. Veg alone is not good for you.

  • Zanele - 2011-12-27 12:23

    China is another land of bizarre food. You can see people selling fried rats and snakes on the street. I have few asian friends who have tried dog meat before and they said is out of this world. I would rather be a vegetarian. YUK

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-27 14:13

      I don't think its fair to judge them for eating weird food - I mean the okes eat scorpions, but I can just never accept dog eating - these creatures adore humans, how do you eat something that loves you. I also don't like destructive wasteful habits, like sharkfin soup - the whole animal, critical to maintaining the ocean ecology - is wasted, and cruelly left to die a slow limbness death. The again - the west can't point fingers either, they also have some horrendously cruel practices. Bottom line, all are guilty, not just the yellow okes. The human race needs to take a good look at itself for what it really is ...

      Vernon.J.Brown - 2011-12-27 16:02

      Cultural delicacy differences aside, what is required is that unnecessary pain should not be inflicted on any creature. I saw on a dstv documentary again on the "east" with live snakes being "braai"ed. The snakes were trying to get off the grid and they were kept being put back on till eventually they succumbed. It was very distressing to watch coz clearly the snakes felt pain. What I have concluded from this, is that a culture can be judged on the way it treats and handles other creatures. Those that inflict cruelty on other creatures do the same regularly to fellow kin and folk.

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