Plucking the Dog - Thịt Chó - Vietnam

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Plucking the Dog - Thịt Chó - Vietnam

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Before eating the dog: Plucking, i.e. removing the hair, is done after scalding, i.e. plunging the carcass in boiling water.

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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sick... I have to run quickly to reach the toilet to vomit... if sb is able to do it to dogs .. he is probably able to do the same to people... not friends, but strangers " of course" living far, who are not somehow related to them......exactly like to dogs..."specially bred.."...... i am 44. and still surprised by this world.....
Humans and dogs should be equal. Don't you see, it's not what is on the outside, it is what's on the inside. And inside all animals, including humans, is a heart, a mind, and a soul. A dog has fur , yes. But it also has a heart like a human. It has a soul, like a human. It has a mind, like a human. Look at the inside.. Our souls are all the same. Our souls are all equal. But with this kind of torture.. It breaks my heart. And it breaks the hearts of many. I can't see why we can't all become one on this Earth and live in harmony with other countries + nature. My dream of animal abuse not existing will never come true unless you see how our souls are the same as these poor little dogs you're killing.If I was older... I could do much more than just type how I feel on a keyboard. If I was older... I could help these animals you're hurting. So watch me. Years from now, I'll be on the news. I'll be on the newspapers. I'll be the one who stands up for these peaceful creatures. And you'll sit there and laugh. You can laugh all you want. But I'm going to be doing what I want and what my heart is telling me to do. And my heart is telling me to get up and fight as hard as I can for cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, and cats. I'll fight for all animals that ever existed. So watch me.
They should delete this site..
SICK! And i'm only 8
Wouldn't be so bad if they were treated humanely before they are slaughtered. They way they are handled is appalling...
you people make me sick i am 12 years old and my liddle sister is crying in tires i hope you die