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The Daily Mail has reported on horrifying footage of dogs being sold in a food market on a tourist’s visit to Vietnam. Photos and videos show small dogs sold in Hanoi at outdoor markets. Josh Edelson, a tourist traveling the country, was able to capture film and video of the horrors.
The government of Vietnam has been working to remove and reduce the practice of selling dog meat for food. California resident Edelson told the Daily Mail about what he saw, “The photos are extremely disturbing, but I think it’s an important story, especially because the Vietnamese government is at odds with the locals. The first time I tried, they shooed me away. They don’t like having photos taken, prob because it’s a pretty controversial part of their culture – eating dog. The locals contend that it is part of their culture and that it should remain.”
See more in the video below. Warning, this contains graphic footage:
According to the Daily Mail, the government is looking to stop the practice by 2021. Most dogs used in Vietnam for food used to be taken from Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Animal rights groups have been working to stop the practice across Asia due to concerns over public health and animal cruelty. Read more about animal rights campaigns against dog meat.
See Twitter for more photos of this terrible practice:
Not only in Vietnam, people in some countries in Asia such as China and South Korea also have a habit of eating dog meat. This dish is considered by people to be not only delicious but also considered a healing food.
In every country, people have different dog meat eating habits. pic.twitter.com/WcwMDv6EVD
— Eeva Paavilainen (@EevaPaavilainen) December 29, 2019
Learn more about the horrors of dog meat trade below:
- Activist Gets Ridiculed For Saving Dogs From Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia
- Video of Dog Being Force Fed Drain Water to Fatten Him Up For Sale in Dog Meat Trade
- Humane Society International Saved Over 90 Dogs From Dog Meat Trade in South Korea!
- Investigation: Inside A Horrific Dog Meat Farm Run by Korea’s Dog Farmers Association
- Petition: Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
- Ricky Gervais Shares Heartfelt Video to Raise Awareness About the Yulin Dog Meat Festival
- The Yulin Dog Meat Festival 101: All You Need to Take Action
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