dog meat - leg bits and paws - thịt chó - vietnam

dog meat - leg bits and paws - thịt chó - vietnam, butcher, carcass, dead dog, dog paws, food dog, raw meat, vietnam

Before eating the dog: Leg bits and paws. Here is how they look when cooked.

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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maybe what you describe happens in some cases. i have seen other photos showing cruelty to live animals. but in vietnam, dogs are not skinned alive. in fact they are not skinned at all. they are singed, and the skin is left on the animal, just like with pigs. and the animals are killed before anything is done to their body. slaughtering is performend by bleeding the animal until it passes out and dies. i have witnessed the process myself, it is identical to the technique used for all other farm animals in those countries, and it is not more cruel than the slaughtering methods used in slaughterhouses in the western world.
No, the animals are NOT put down humanely. They are skinned alive. Supposedly, the adrenalin rush of the struggling animal makes the meat "tastier". This is half of the problem. The dogs (cats, and other small animals) are writing and twisting in extreme pain as their skin is cut from their bodies, and they are sliced apart. The asians who practice this are monstrous beings to do such a thing to another living creature.