Dog Meat - Singeing the Dog

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Dog Meat - Singeing the Dog

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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.

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on November 17, 2005
153, Bắc Hà District, Lao Cai, Vietnam
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well, actually pigs have been found to be more intelligent animals than dogs. yet, many people have no problem eating pork meat (bacon comes from pigs). i think your comment is very offensive. for example, in China, many people also have eaten dog meat for centuries (or more), yet in antiquity, the Chinese civilization was way more developed than the western civilization, at the time. I fail to see a connection between the species of the animal that people eat for meat, and the development of their economy (e.g. look at South Korea, they are quite developed, yet people do eat dog meat there, too).
so just because an animal is not "intelligent", it is okay for them to be slaughtered. Since when intelligence equals how capable of feeling an alive being is? What a hypocrite you are.
WOW... Talk about intense cruelty. I understand that western culture eats ALL kinds of other animals, but those animals aren't intelligent companions like the canine. No wonder Vietnam is like a third world nation. Any culture that would succumb to such actions when a whole world of lower life forms are out there to "farm" (i.e. - chickens, rabbits, goats, etc.), in my opinion, deserves to stay EXACTLY where they're at socially and economically. Wish them all the worst!