Every part of the dog is used in Vietnam’s dog meat trade. Dog and cat paws do not go to waste in Vietnam. Paws are fried and sold as crispy snacks. The most expensive part to buy is the head, complete with the dog’s brain.
Customers are shown the inside of the dog’s head to prove the brain is intact, which is considered a delicacy as well as a way to show status, by being able to afford to purchase the head. In a country with rabies, eating the brain is one of the most dangerous parts of a dog to consume.
Slaughter and processing of dog and cat meat in Vietnam is extremely unsanitary. Slaughter premises are not inspected by health inspectors and live animals are not inspected by meat inspectors before or after slaughter. Dogs and cats with cancers, contagious diseases and many illnesses end up in the food chain and their meat sold to unsuspecting meat eaters.
International tourists are the new wave of dog and cat eaters who are mostly oblivious to the high risk they’re taking by eating dog and cat meat. In face to face arguments which I’ve had with tourists in Vietnam (and other dog meat countries too), tourists are quick to quote mantras such as “when in Rome”, to justify their behavior. Many dog eating tourists have loyal pets waiting for them to return home.
If your a tourist reading this, do not believe for a minute that the dogs you might eat in Vietnam are “bred for meat.” That’s a lie. There are no dog farms in Vietnam so the dogs you plan on eating will most likely be stolen family pets, which have grieving families left behind searching for them.
Per ratio per population, Vietnam has the largest dog meat trade and the largest cat meat trade. Don’t become part of the statistics which supports the dog and cat meat trade by being one of their customers. Take a stand for Vietnam’s innocent animals and local Vietnamese animal lovers who need our help because there are no laws against animal cruelty.
Fight Dog Meat will continue to bring you reports from dog and cat meat countries and the wonderful work their rescuers are doing despite no animal protection laws. Turning away or sitting quietly does not end the trade. We’ll keep exposing what is taking place to these animals. We’re helping local volunteers have a louder voice on a world platform. Ultimately it’s the voice of the country’s own people whom their government will eventually be forced to listen to, for positive change for animals.
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