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Dog meat sold on the market (Vietnam)

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.­

dead dog
dog head
dog meat
food dog
lang sơn
meat market
raw meat
street market
November 23, 2005
Lang Son, Vietnam
Eating Dog Meat 89 photos

Dog Meat - Thit chó: eating a (hot) dog

All those photos are Copyright © by Tristan Savatier - All Rights Reserved.­
No commercial use without written permission.­

WARNING! This set contains 89 photos.­ Most of them are very 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 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 (including China, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Mayanmar), and indeed cooked dog meat is very tasty and protein rich.­ Maybe you should try it some day (if you are not vegetarian).­

By the way, I think if westerners had to slaughter the animal themself each time they want to eat meat, there would be a lot more vegetarians! Most people would not even want to kill a chicken!

In Vietnamese, "Thịt chó" means dog meat (Thịt = meat, chó = dog), and you see this sign on countless restaurants and shops around the country.­ In many regions, it is much more common to find dog meat than beef on the market.­

"Food dogs", i.­e.­ dogs raised for meat, are not pets and they have no names.­ They are bred in farms, just like pigs, beefs, lambs, chicken and other farm animals.­ They are probably bred in cages, which may be cruel but is common for most farmed animals anywhere in the world.­ They are put down "humanely" just like any other animal used for food, usually by slitting the throat and beeding the animal until it passes out.­

This series of photos shows the process involved in preparing a dog for dinner, from slautering to cutting-up, eviscerating, be-boning, sausage-making, cooking and of course eating!

I do not personally condone cruelty to animal (any animal), and these photos are not for promoting the asian tradition of eating dog.­ But do you really think that eating a dog is worse than eating a cow, a pig, a lamb or a chichen?

Yes, In the U.­S.­, people get prison terms for what Asians do to dogs and for what europeans do to horses.­ But in India, people also get jailed for what Westerners do to cows.­

Since the majority of people looking at these photos are Americans, I was wondering if it is actually illegal to eat dog meat in the US (or for restaurants, to serve dog meat to a customer who orders some ?).­

Here is the information I got from Steve Wertz: There is no federal law against eating/­serving dog meat.­ In Hawaii, for example, it's perfectly legal as long as the dog is not a stray or has been killed inhumanely.­ Other states laws vary.­ The majority of states have laws against commercial uses of dog meat, but not necessarily personal consumption in the home.­

In California, since there are many Chinese Americans, they had to make it illegal to eat dog meat or any "animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion ".­(California PENAL CODE Section 598b).­

but wait.­.­.­ "animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion ".­.­.­ "traditionally or commonly" ? what does that mean, precisely? I suppose they want it to mean "cats and dogs", but a lawyer could certainely argue that this law is much too vague to be enforceable.­ For exemple, does this cover fish pets (kept in fishbowls)? hmmm.­.­.­

Interestingly enough, California has a much stronger protection to prevent horses from being slaughtered for the purpose of eating them as meat (California PENAL CODE Section 598c)

I've heard that the US exports a lot of horse meat to europe (where is it commonly eaten, just like cows and pigs), but they have to slaughter the horses in other states.­

I like this un-attributed quote:
"If one condemns eating of the meat of one particular animal, one must condemn the eating of the meats of ALL animals.­ Those who do not are just a pot calling a kettle black."

These photos were taken one evening of November 2005.­ The first series (up to the dinner) was taken in Bac Ha, a small town in the Northern part of Vietnam, not far from the Chinese border.­ The following photos showing dog meat shops on markets were taken on various markets of the region, including Bac Ha, Cao Bằng and Lang Sơn.­

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.­

Some of these photos have been published in the 25 Jan 06 issue of Bild-Zeitung, Germany's
largest mass circulation newspaper
. See also this post in the BildBlog.

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Some of the photos of this series have been published on March 7, 2009 by a major Thai newspaper called manager.­co.­th, without my permission.­ This is a typical case of copyright infringement.­ See the article and readers comments (in Thai).

NEW DEVELOPMENT: After I published this set, I got BANNED from the Dogs! Dogs! Dogs! group - even though i did not post any of these photos in their pool (i just provided the link for anyone interested).­ Censoring /­ banning me for this shows how most westerners are inceadibly shocked by these images, to the point of considering censorship to prevent other from seeing them.­ Punish a photo-journalist for his good work? Amazing.­.­.­

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Those photos have been illegally used to make a slideshow video entitled "dogs market in hanoi" promoting racism and hate speech against asian people.­ This video was published on Youtube.­ It has been removed after I filed a copyright enfringement claim.­ If you see other copies of this video, please notify me immediately.

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Yahoo/­Flickr required that most of the photos in this set be marked 'restricted', i.­e.­ CENSORED from non-members.­ Flicker members must set their SafeSearch Filter to OFF in their Flickr account's Privacy and Permissions tab, or watch them on www.­dog-meat.­com

PREVIOUS DEVELOPMENT: Most of the 89 photos in this set have now been CENSORED by Flickr (they say those are "inappropriate /­ contentious images", not allowed to be public according to the Flickr Community Guidelines).­ You can read the discussion regarding Flickr Censorship in this forum.

Some interesting and related sites:

- Wok the Dog
What's wrong with eating man's best friend? - By William Saletan

- everything2.­com - Dog, the other white meat

- www.­deliciousdogs.­com/­

- Authentic Vietnamese Cooking : Food from a Family Table (Hardcover)

- The French consumption of dog meat

- Dog Meat: Cultural Bias & Food Choices

- Eating dogs: animal abuse or cultural gap?

- Wok the Dog

- Taiwan Bans The Selling Of Dog Meat


- www.­geocities.­com/­yoons_­choi/­nodogmeat3.­html

- Korea Animal Protection Society

- Dog Stew - By Jon Dunkerley

- Where else dogs and cats are eaten

- Horse Meat

- CATS - FRIEND OR FOOD? - by Sarah Hartwell

- www.­puppybeef.­com/­

This series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

Don't hesitate to leave a comment.­

how on earth is it possible for a human being to eat his/her best friend......i hope one day this outragingly disgusting eating habit stops. One person previously said that 'it is their tradition' friend, in Spain bullfighting WAS as well their tradition but thank god and all activists's persistence it is now officially being banned. The last fact i mentioned, is an example of how the world is changing for the better- and you and your people should do it too if you wish to be called civilized.
The difference between a dog and a sheep / cow, is that a dog knows what's coming. A dog will look you in the eye, a cow or sheep won't. Furthermore, it is a scientific fact that through years of domestication, dogs have learned to read human language. We as humans always look to the right hemisphere of the face to read facial language when we greet. (this happens in the first split second). Dogs do exactly the same and are the only animal to look to the right hemisphere of our face other than ourselves of course. Tests have been done hiding food under cups and then pointing to the cup with the hidden food. Even chimps cannot understand the prompt and will go to the wrong cup 50% of the time, even after repeated tests. Dogs understand the prompt instantly. In fact if you just look at the cup hiding the food, the dog will be watching your face intently and see the prompt instantly. I understand that different parts of the world have different cultures, but this does not sit comfortably with me. Nor does whale hunting.
i agree with echo... i as a filipino i eat dog meat, "the dog is not always a part of the family but a part of the menu" we have this practice since the time of our ancestors. so please don't condemn us...."a mans food is another mans poison"
That is absolutely horrid! How can anyone do that to a poor creature?! I'm not usually a violent person, but I would like to personally beat whoever did this. I don't know why someone would willingly kill a dog or any other animal for that matter, and anyone who does obviously doesn't have a heart, morals or a sense of right and wrong. It makes me so angry that people are capable of this!
Asians don't consume anywhere near the volume of meat that Americans do. So A dog is an occasional delicasy for those who can afford it. Cows and pigs are cheaper to raise in the US because we have so much productive land. Dogs could be fed like pigs and we could enjoy dog often .
In many cultures dogs and cats are not considered pets and as disgusting as we see it,it is there way of life and we can not change it
Tasty is all I can say, well that and a dog is never a equal and indeed it is cultural predigice so what do the rest of you biggots have to say now!
All I know, Is you guys are crazy. I have never EVER seen cows, pigs, or any other farm animal caged like that. That is pretty disgusting. Although, I do agree there is such a thing as a wild dog and we need to realize that all cultures are different. But also, most cultures do recognize dogs as a PET and not ONLY as food. Even ASIAN cultures. I just think it is sick how they are held in those little cages all squished together and stuff. And what the hek is wrong with you talking about humans looking the same way!?!? You sir. Are crazy. I have to agree that dogs are quite a bit smarter than any other farm animal out there, and that most dogs are good for companionship. And btw to whoever said COYOTES would attack you, a coyote is much more afraid of you, than you are of it. They are scavengers, meaning they feed off of the animals that are already dead. Not saying they have NEVER attacked someone, but it is incredibly rare. I am a christian person though and my belief is this, it says in Genesis 1:26 "...and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." So if you ask me, if its gonna help you as a human, and you need food, eat a dog. But I live in the US and that's pretty un heard of. So you guys in Asia and elswhere, have at it. haha. Maybe someday I too will try wild dog... Who knows. Peace out guys.
should people just respect the Western culture then? Is it the only one acceptable? Then you say you are superior because you have pork chicken and beef at your disposal? It's not like that all over the world. Grow up.
to animal lover: say that to a vietnamese..maybe they'll applaud you for cultural prejudice.
To Ung: lack of knowledge gives a hollow and senseless reply...think before you talk please
The poor animal looks just like a slaughtered pig or cow. But of course human would look the same way >;3
Remember this people humans are animals, we fuck, kill, an eat what ever we want. So to all those who think that eating ANYTHING is wrong, then you need to pull your lower lip up over your head an swallow. You have free will it was give to us monkeys by this so called "God" entity. If this entity did not want us to have the choice to eat tasty meaty goodness. Then we would not be able to. However we can we do, an those of us who are the smarter of the human race do. An to all those who appose, well STFU!!
so, like "cows are devoted to the meat"? try to explain that to someone in india. in india, cows are sacred, and eating a cow is considered barbaric and completely disgusting. and try to explain to a muslim the "pigs are devoted to the meat"... eating pigs is against their religious belief.
:/ i hate people who kill dogss ;/ They don't have a heart ;/ Other animals are devoted to the meat !!! dogs is a friend of man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've heard, but had not seen before! This savagery! Can not find an alternative? " God sees everything! "(((
when i see how people kil dogs or cats or i see pictures i cry Dx
i think that dogs choose to be your friend because they know that if they are nice with you, you will feed them. that's how animals become pets. but if you meet a wild dog in the forest (e.g. a cayote or a wolf), i think they will try to eat you, rather than try to be your friend.
not sure what you mean. we treat cows, pigs and other farm animals about the same way: [url removed - click "Add a Comment" to view url]...
[url removed - click "Add a Comment" to view url]... Look at this picture because you have repeatedly said there like cow, chicken etc. BUT WE DONT EVEN MAKE THEN BE IN THESE CONDISTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a picture taken from a meat market
I disagree dogs indeed do have the power to attack, kill and eat humans but the choose to be our friends we should give them respect because they can do a lot they help save our life's i have a service dog and personally don't agree eating dogs for food
the world isnt the same everywhere you know... the culture you grew up with is different from theirs... what makes you think you can just go and make radical changes to another culture just because you dont know much about the different lifestyles in other parts of the world... just remember theres families who depend on this cultural practice to get by... you have to introduce something else they can do to make a living...
you are an "animal lover", but you you eat the meat of other animals? or are you vegetarian?
how can someone eat that. its the most mean thing. it discusts me
so killing a little pig to eat it or killing a cow to eat a hamburger is ok? i think it is just as horrible. think about it next time you buy meat in a super-market.
actually no, these dogs are raised in farms, just like pigs, and they are not pets and they have no name. and they are not used in dog fights, they are just used for meat, just like pigs are.
they would of only done it beacuse it was starving, if the man hadnt been bleeding after death or anything the dog wouldnt of till he figured out wat had happened
This isn't cruel at all. Its actually normal, and like most people have already commented; most humans consume meat such as cows, pigs etc... , why should eating dog be any different? Us humans eat them, and it's because we can. If those animals had the power to, then they would do the same. Humans are just sad creatures, and our existence causes more suffering then any other being. ( And yes, this may make me seem like a hypocrite, because I too am Human and eat meat. )
you are forgetting that this animal was not a pet. it was raised for food, just like pigs, and it had no name. i don't believe that some animals are "purposed" to be pets, and some other animals are "purposed" to be eaten. pigs are smarter than dogs, yet people eat them with no afterthoughts. i hope you are vegetarian. if not, you are terribly hypocritical. if you consider that eating dog meat is a sin, you should consider that eating the meat of any animal is a sin. i hope those photos can make you think twice tefore you buy meat in your supermarket. how can you be sure that the animal you will eat was not someone's pet?
This is so incredibly demonic! Even though it is part of culture, society should be able to differentiate between a meal for a family to the slaughtering of an animal that was purposed to give companionship and joy to its owner. What ABSURDITY this is! I honestly believe that if someone is able to cut a dog's body open without, the least bit of remorse or guilt, is utterly monstrous. Please, I will pray for this "feasting" to cease and hope that God has mercy upon them if "society" all of the sudden decides that a human isn't any different from cows, chicken, or pig, just as you have elucidated. It is websites like these that not inspire, but oblige me as a civilized being to dedicate my life to stopping this cause and relieving others involved of their sinful doings.
HEY people stop criticizing! things like that happen all around the world!! Hey what about cows, pigs, horses, chicken, duck, deer, kangaroo, alligator, snake, bugs, and any other animal out there!! Humans still eat them too!! So what is wrong with dog? is dog any better than all of those? No it is same, people can keep cow, horse, pig and chicken as pet like dog too!!! sometimes it is just people's culture!!
Dogs are faithful companions huh? Tell that to the guy who was eaten by his own beloved dog after dying in his upstairs apartment in Detroit. True story, told to me by the police officer that found the guy (with his chest cavity eaten out) and promptly blew the mutt away. He hates dogs, a sentiment that I share. It does my heart good to see these mutts as meat.
some day i shall free those dogs from there misery of it all and i will succed
i a gree with u 2 100%
thats animal cruelity it should be elguel to eat dogs in the world because there faithful companions there mor faithful they any other animal and they been w/ humans for a long time ever sincce the first was wild dog pup was brought in neutered by human ancestors