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singed dog

Before eating the dog: Singed carcass on hook.­

This photo is part of a series called Thịt chó: eating a (hot) dog. A lots of interesting comments and reactions have been posted on the various photo sites where this series has been published.­

WARNING: These images are graphic, not suitable for kids and people with a weak stomach!

Western culture considers that eating a dog is cruel, barbaric and disgusting (not illegal, though), but ironically we have no problem eating all other sorts of animals as long as they are not called pets.­

But for the vast majority of people on earth, cultural values are very different.­ Dog meat is considered a delicacy in some asian cultures, and indeed cooked dog meat is very tasty and protein rich.­ You should try it some day! (if you are not vegetarian)

"Food dogs" are not pets and they have no names.­ They are bred and raised in farms, just like pigs, cows, lambs, chickens and other farm animals.­ They are usually put down "humanely" just like any other farm animal, by slitting the throat and bleeding the animal until it passes out.­ However some disturbing cases of food dogs being tortured before being slaughtered have been documented.­

This series of photos shows the process involved in preparing a dog for dinner, from slautering to cutting-up, eviscerating, de-boning, cooking and of course eating! These photos were taken in Bac Ha, a small town in the Northern part of Vietnam, and in various markets of the region.­

In case you are wondering, I did not order the dog for dinner, I just stumbled on the scene in the street and documented it, since I had my camera.­

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November 17, 2005
Route 153, Bắc Hà District, Lao Cai, Vietnam
cows are sacred in india, yet a lot of people eat beef meat, and they do not consider that eating a steak is animal cruelty. in fact, cruelty happens when pain is inflicted to a live animal. in the case of this photo, the animal is dead, and it was put down as painlessly as possible. so making a case for animal cruelty here would be hard. did you know that pigs are at least as intelligent / smart as dogs, and probably smarter than dogs. yet lots of people eat pork meat. think about that next time you eat a hot-dog.
it should be animal cruelty to do this.... dogs are mans BEAST FRIEND in the history of all countries dogs were sacred. They know the are alive they are celestial beings. They are one of the smartest animals on earth just like dolphins and humans. I will NEVER go to china. They are cruel cruel people. I'm glad they're at the other side of the world. >:(