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Inside Vietnam’s horrific dog meat market where stolen pets are boiled alive, then eaten at restaurants

NICOLA STOW: ‘Heart-breaking pictures show a dog meat market in Vietnam where stolen pets are rammed into cages and delivered to restaurants to be skinned and boiled alive. An anonymous animal rights activist took the shocking video in Vườn Quốc Gia Bạch Mã village in a bid to raise awareness about the horrific trade. Experts say the helpless animals would be force-fed, bludgeoned with bats then dropped into boiling water in the belief their meat grows tastier the more they suffer… Eating dog meat is considered be a source of strength, curing illness and boosting male libido in the South-East Asian nation.

But opposition has mounted of late, with growing numbers of animal rights groups shining a light on the illicit yet unregulated industry… Australian Michele Brown, the CEO of Fight Dog Meat charity, said… It’s rare to be caught on camera as they normally travel at night… She is now sharing them with the media in a bid to raise awareness… Michele said: “They were on a rural back road when they heard the wailing. They were horrified by what they saw and told me it still haunts them. “These dogs are often snatched under cover of darkness… Many die but the survivors are sold to slaughterhouses, restaurants or markets like the one I captured in Hanoi”.’ SOURCE…

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