Vietnamese 'dog thieves' lynched

2012-08-31 17:30

Hanoi - Two suspected dog thieves were beaten to death in Vietnam by an angry mob that caught them allegedly trying to sell the animals to local restaurants, state media said on Friday.

Police have opened a murder investigation into the killing of the two men, aged 31 and 41, on Wednesday in an impoverished region of central Vietnam.

"Dog thieves must be judged but beating people to death is also a very serious violation of the law," a criminal police officer in Quang Tri province was quoted as saying by the official Thanh Nien Daily.

"We are investigating these murders in order to punish those responsible," he added.

Dog meat is a traditional delicacy in Vietnam, usually eaten at the end of the lunar month. Due to its popularity, there has been a spike in reported thefts of pet dogs in rural areas.

The value of the thefts - dog meat fetches around $6 per kilo - is too low to concern the Vietnamese police and there have been a string of media reports of angry pet-owning mobs taking the law into their own hands.

Restaurant owners say it is hard to know which animals are stolen, and which are farmed for their meat.

  • delish7564 - 2012-08-31 17:36

    Good, maybe tthat will deter others!!!

  • riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-08-31 17:45

    *puke*\r\nWhat a bunch of savages. So they have no problem eating dog, as long as it's not theirs. Sickos

  • bobo.jane.1 - 2012-08-31 17:46

    This month alone 70 dogs (What we know of) were stolen in SA and smugeled out to different countries including Angola...Makes one think doesn`t it ?

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-31 17:58

    I travel in SE Asia. People there live on $2 a day feeding large families. They get by eating snakes, dogs, frogs, tarantulas, insects etc.

      Lang Henning - 2012-08-31 18:11

      If they have large families knowing full well they can't afford to feed them decently, they won't get my sympathy.

      neenswing - 2012-09-01 04:08

      sickos!!!They don't deserve to live

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-01 17:02

      Dog meat is produced in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand and sent to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia down the Mekong River (the old Ho Chi Minh trail). It mostly ends up in a noodle soup with some vegetables and fish sauce. The locals swear it heats you up and keeps you warm and works wonders for your sex life. So there . . . . . they have been doing it for thousands of years.

      susan.alexander.395 - 2012-09-18 17:52

      These people are disgusting !!!!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-08-31 18:06

    wish we could do the same to the f'ckers killing our Rhino's - I'm sure they end up in this $hithole as well.

  • bunni63 - 2012-09-01 03:53

    I wish this punishment on ALL abusers and ANYONE who contributes to the abuse of any for the rest owners...just dont murder and eat the poor dogs and cats, then you won't have to wonder where they came from! GO VEGAN!

  • maryann.hebert1 - 2012-09-01 04:06

    Good for those thieves!! An Eye for an Eye I hope the mob continues and isn't caught!! Go angry mob!! You have my and I'm sure alot of support Die all you thieves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • neenswing - 2012-09-01 04:07

    OMG! A delicacy??? This is sick!

  • shericleanfreak - 2012-09-01 04:12

    thank you angry mob!!! no one cares when the dogs are beaten to death!!! i think this is a case where they need to turn the other cheek and walk awy!!! <# <3 <3 to the people who did this!!! i cant thank you enough!!

  • pantazopol - 2012-09-01 04:31

    This was one of a kind Karma....sorry...they died in the same way the doggies die, before they ( the doggies ) are, Karma decided to apply, the old " eye for an eye"...maybe this will ring some bells in some heads over there...Sorry...I can not feel sorry for those individuals...

  • IrishCornaire - 2012-09-01 05:08

    "Restaurant owners say it is hard to know which animals are stolen, and which are farmed for their meat." Tney are liars,thatts like saying ye cannot tell the difference between a stray or feral cat.

      vonalm - 2012-09-01 06:39

      Irish, if they would stop serving dog meat altogther they wouldn't have to worry about that...

  • richard.riddick.397 - 2012-09-01 05:14

    got just what they deserved.

  • - 2012-09-01 13:11

    why is it okay if someone steals a four legged family member...or beats one to death and there is not much that gets done about it if anything does? but when a greaving family and friends turn the tables on the quilty of who kidnap their four legged family they are the criminal now...there needs be be stricter laws for our four legged family members....mine are my kids and my heart hurts just as much as if it where my two legged kids...WE ALL HAVE FOUR LIMBS...DIFFERENCE IS SOME OF US WALK ON TWO AND THE OTHERS WALK ON ALL FOUR...WE ALL DESERVE THE SAME LOVE AND RESPECT!!!!

  • lyn.dunn.52 - 2012-09-01 13:48

    The law turns its pathetic back, we will take over and do the right thing. GOOD ON THE MOB I HOPE THEY KILL MORE, ANIMAL ABUSERS!!! WELL DONE GUYS FROM THE UK X

  • barbara.drewsward1 - 2012-09-01 14:21

    Wait , I have a question , they can't tell which animals are stolen or farmed for their meat ???? They farm dogs for their meat, where does this happen?????

  • belinda.brittain - 2012-09-01 16:34

    Maybe restaurants should stop buying dog meat then? What a concept. Whether farmed or stolen, dogs are not dinner! They are domesticated animals that God gave us for companions. He never intended them to be dinner! Wake up Vietnam! Just say no to dog meat!

  • Charms - 2012-09-01 17:03

    The worst of this is the way these dogs are treated...while they wait to be slaughtered for consumption. I have seen pictures of these dogs with their front legs broken and then tied behind their backs so they cant run off...discusting monsters these people....HATE THE BASTARDS!!!

  • donitab - 2012-09-01 22:54

    Generally I don't advocate violence or taking the law into your own hands, but in this case I say Go For It... round them up and shoot them, hang them, don't care how, just make them go 'away'.

  • JLENA4530 - 2012-09-02 14:01

    eat cows and chicken or veggies. you rally dont know if dog has any dieases or not

  • Jane - 2012-09-04 14:00

    All animals who are destined for the dinner table are treated shockingly. Whether it is chickens, cows, lambs, pigs or dogs it is absolutely horrifying. I would never eat any animal meat because I do not want to contribute to the demand for meat which leads to animal suffering

  • tracy.wills.94 - 2012-09-06 12:56

    It's a shame a pet or 'other?' dog has to be eaten, but it's the torture before they die and the bruatlity of how they are killed that upsets me.

  • susan.alexander.395 - 2012-09-18 17:51

    Vietnam needs to get dog of their menu for a start DOGS ARE PETS !!! And to be honest they deserved what happened to them now make that a lesson to other scumbags who think they can go out and STEAL PETS

  • Liz Cape Town - 2015-03-19 05:21

    Justice is seldom done to people who abuse maim and kill animals ...

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