Dog Meat - Singeing

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Dog Meat - Singeing

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Before eating the dog: Singeing the carcass.

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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Photo taken on November 17, 2005
153, Bắc Hà District, Lao Cai, Vietnam
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What dafuq are u doin' there?? Stop eatin' dogs, bastards
so just because documentary photos is making you uncomfortable or heart-broken, they should not be shown? for example, photos of the japan tsunami and devastation should not be shown because they break my heart? sorry, that's not what journalism is about. journalism is about reporting true stories, even if they are shocking or disturbing to some people.
You do make points ,but he/she should not be showing us these photos. I am a serious animal lover and when it comes to these photos it breaks my heart. And for all those other animal lovers. And this is so off topic but rest in peace animals who dead in the sea from the tsumani in Japan.
it is okay if you are close to the deat. But if you'r not than keep dog meat away from you mouth. And long away from the internet
Ok maybe the photos seem a little bit monstrous but let's face it............. it's their culture! Just like we eat cows and chicken. We are so critical about it because it's unusual and dogs are known as pets in other countries and u know the saying a dog is a man's best friend but when you notice which countries eat dogs as meat you'll realize that they are poor countries whose people suffer from poverty ...I would certainly refuse to at a dog meal if I was offered one because I don't think it's healthy at all...... .