Thailand’s Dog Meat Trade

by Admin on August 21, 2012

For many people across Asia the business of the dog meat trade has provided a steady income. In particular, the town of Tha Rae in Sakon Nakhorn, in northeast Thailand has become a center for the export of dogs through Laos and into Vietnam. Dogs are collected in exchange for a bucket in villages throughout Thailand and then brought to Ta Rae. In the town the dogs are separated into grades. The best grades are shipped to Vietnam and the rest are slaughtered and eaten locally. Thousands of dogs have been slaughtered and shipped across the Mae Kong River every month. The business is worth almost as much as the drug trade and is legal since Thailand has no animal protection laws for the welfare of domestic animals.
The following video shows what goes on in this industry and may be disturbing for some.

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