100 dogs saved from being eaten in Vietnam

2011-09-06 17:02

Bangkok - Police say authorities have arrested two men in northeast Thailand for trying to smuggle more than 100 dogs into Vietnam to be sold for human consumption.

It is the second canine bust in that area in less than a month.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Detchai Wannapruek says authorities on Tuesday found two pickup trucks carrying 120 dogs stuffed into sacks near the Thai border with Laos.

He says locals tipped them off and a 24-year-old Thai and 23-year-old Vietnamese confessed they were hired to transport the canines across Laos to Vietnam.

Police said 31 dogs were dead. The rest will be sent to a shelter where more than 1 800 dogs rescued in Nakhon Phanom province in mid-August also were taken.

  • MagdaKus - 2011-09-06 17:23

    Absolutely shocking!

      Ula Gillion - 2011-09-06 17:36

      There are about 5 or 7 of these eastern nations where they have pets for dinner. It shocked me too the first time I heard about it. They consume rhino horn too, as well as ivory and don't forget about the whales and dolphins supplements they consider to have some benefit or the other.

      soofie habib - 2011-09-07 09:06

      And Marxist SA politicians, uMshwathi Municipality, are tripping over each other to try strengthen links with this RHINO KILLING DOG EATING nation !!!!

  • Lee - 2011-09-06 17:35

    Really, this sort of behaviour is beyond belief. Congratulations to the authorities for taking action with those poor innocent creatures. Time to wake up, 'humans'!

  • RobN - 2011-09-06 17:46

    What are the poor people supposed to eat now... vegetables?

  • Michael Pitt - 2011-09-06 17:48


  • Jack_Parow - 2011-09-06 18:20

    a dog is a dog, a cow is a cow. if im hungry enough ill eat a dog. i wont like it, but if im hungry enough ill eat my pet goldfish and pretend its sashimi !

      Krush - 2011-09-06 20:59

      It's not about the eating of the animal, it's the cruel manner in which it is done. How did those 30 dogs die? Natural causes? Riiight. They treated terribly. It is absolutely sickening that we treat animals this way. But then again, look how these people treat their fellow man.

      Will2.0 - 2011-09-07 09:55

      "But then again, look how these people treat their fellow man." I suggest you reserve judgement until Palestine is free.

  • Ken J May - 2011-09-06 20:32

    This is a situation of dog eats dog!

  • tommy 2 - 2011-09-06 21:20

    This is exactly why these idiots are in the dark ages.

      tommy 2 - 2011-09-06 21:30

      Eating mans best friend.......... What next. Humans.

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