V.GRAHIC: Shocking picnic under Sredneuralsky: Company adults hung a dog on a tree, and then let it on the barbecue

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“Please note the following has been translated from Russian; hence the disjointed sentences.” 

“A poor little dog, hung up by a tree to strangle to death, then cut up, thrown on a BBQ & eaten at picnic!!  We see many acts of violence on the internet etc. but this is so disturbing & brutal that the dogs owners must be made to pay; we must join together & keep petitions going until they are brought to justice! How do we know this isn’t a regular occasion for these sick bastards? How many more dogs will end up on their picnic table; unless they are stopped & punished? The website link below contains the video (which does not play automatically) & has still pictures taken from the video. I have included 1 image, taken before the horrific torture took place! Even though I have not seen the video, I would suggest viewer discretion be strongly advised; if the pictures are anything to go by!!. Please sign the petition below to get these sadistic MF’s locked up for life!! If they can do this to a dog, what else are they capable of??

“The following sentence is below the video on the website link; which even I refuse to view!!”

The brutality of the videotaped the wife of one of flayers [shocking video discussion]

We journalists “Komsomolskaya Pravda“, had not shaken because of the video from the Internet.But it is – just something inhuman. People – not homeless, not marginal – ordinary people, taxi drivers, housewives – kill a small dog. During the picnic hang it on the tree, long tormented until she hanged himself on a leash, and then cut up the carcass and roasted dog meat on the grill. It seems to be somewhere very far away, in a wild country, on another planet … But no, next. Heroes Video – residents Sredneuralsk – the satellite city of Yekaterinburg. Incidentally, they continue to work. And threaten neighbors, will give interviews to journalists – vzdernem like that dog on the tree!

 “Tenacious. Wind the SC-HER MORE! “

All the brutality captured on video, which shocked the internet. Publish it in full (and it lasts about ten minutes), we can not. It is disgusting. Scary. Only a small piece posted on our site kp.ru – to understand what bad people live with us …

Knacker choose the branch on which a few minutes later strung unfortunate dog screenshot from the video provided by TAU

Early on in the frame appear several men. They are having fun in the woods, where, apparently, got out on a picnic. In the hands of one of them – the leash, which hold Makhonko mongrel mutt. Wagging his tail, dog sitting at the feet of men. The other men at this time look around. Apparently, look after the birch branch on which a few minutes later hanged the unfortunate animal.

Finally, the choice is made. A man in a white jumper and jeans takes the leash and leads the dog for you. Dog happily running through the forest. Trusting the animal is fed to one of the trees, the slack habits through females and up. County is filled with eerie sounds: an unhappy dog ​​barks at first, then a heart-rending vereschit. Soon screeching turns into wheezing. This lasts for about five minutes, but the dog is still alive:

– Die hard! – Says one of the flayers. – Wind the-ka it more.

Zhivotinka continues to squirm in the noose. The “operator”, which takes punishment on video seems to wake up, “sorry.” It turned out that all this time the dog suffering fixed the woman on the cell phone …!

– Alexander! – Hear behind the scenes of her drunken voice. – Knife Carry! Bring a knife, the f … your mother!

The screen shows a woman’s face – it removes itself. As it turned out, the wife of one of the executioners. When the dog verse, the company sadists removed his skin. And then marinate and fry of dog meat kebabs.

After an eerie video somehow got into the network, it was found that a married couple is well known in flayers Sredneuralsk.

– This is Oleg and Hope – said one of the friends of sadists, who wished to remain anonymous. – They are fifty, they live together. They like to drink. Oleg works in a taxi. When their neighbors learned about the history of dogs with barbecue, Oleg threatened that also vzdernet anyone who would talk about it.

 DOG MEAT HELPS IN TUBERCULOSIS …”

We found the phone Oleg Kuleshov – the very man who hangs a dog on a video, and then it was cut up. But picked up his wife, Hope, explaining that her husband forgot to phone home. When we were told what we ring, the woman did not blanch spouse. She says that was not present in this case, but neighbors identified the woman in her heroine movie.

– I was shocked by all of this – said Nadia told “KP“. – We own dog house, simple pooch. I took it from the neighbors after the previous couple of dogs have died. And Oleg loves his dog. He brought her own home …

– How do you then explain his actions so?

– Asked the owner of that dog to remove it. In this way they have decided to get rid of it. And Oleg knows how to butcher cattle, after all grew up in the village.

– Why then is this dog?

– Well they say that dog meat helps with tuberculosis, which is at a friend Oleg. Dog meat is useful. Net. Especially the dog home. Mistress I know her name is Olga. Need to talk to her, looking for her. What he’s done is done. I have not seen this movie. I myself would like to see how and what happened there.

– So you were not there?

– No.

Terrible shot already seen the police. Videos shocked even the enforcers.

– It is very hard to watch – says Nina Pelevin, spokeswoman of the MOI for the Sverdlovsk region.- The video has all the signs of sadism. It is classified under “harsh treatment of animals group of persons by prior agreement.”

The maximum penalty for this article – two years in prison. But the majority of Internet users who have looked torment the dog, they say that it is necessary to punish the flayers much more serious. That’s just the police clarify that this article does not provide for the detention. That is, until a court decision knacker will be free. Prison term for them is possible only as a last resort.So monsters can get off with a fine.

Last night the head of the police number 28 Sredneuralsk Valentin Katz said “KP” that the identity of all flayers installed:

– Now we are interviewing them, and then make a decision to institute criminal proceedings. To get an objective picture of the incident, we need to interview all witnesses, witnesses of crime.

– Did you encounter such crimes during your work?

– Never. And I do not remember that criminal proceedings were instituted for this article.

– What is the probability that these monsters go to jail?

– A little. The court will consider all the circumstances. Since they have not tried, most likely, a real sentence will be.

COMMENT Zoozaschitniki …

– I see such cruelty almost every day and hanging animals, and with his eyes gouged, with burnt and torn off the backs of legs … – says Marina Sharifullina, Yekaterinburg volunteer charity for homeless animals. – These people and people-to name not dare! It’s monsters, not people, the Nazis, who mock the living beings. And people something normal in appearance: a certain place of residence, with money, with the machine. We have repeatedly appealed to the prosecutor’s office on the protection of animals, but, unfortunately, not a single criminal case was not entered.The authorities are not actively respond to such incidents. Therefore, while at the level of legislation is not resolved this issue, we are powerless.

And psychiatry …

– There are two questions. First – who are these people by nationality. There are countries where the dogs taken to start up a barbecue. Even more, in Moscow caught dogs and in certain restaurants serve the dish – says forensic psychiatrist Mikhail Vinogradov. – Secondly, it’s not that these people are sick or not. The problem of cruelty, a change in moral values: the dog was taken to the woods and killed, sanded, eaten, but it is not related to any mental disorder. The fact that they have removed all of the video, I would call a “disease of the century”, but not in terms of mental health problems. For example, someone hit by a car: a crowd gathers, take out all the mobiles, shoot it on video and spread on the Internet. On the street torn, dying people, and they are being filmed! And it’s not a problem psychic and social.

Video & News Link:-http://www.kp.ru/daily/26117.3/3010742/

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Groundbreaking regulation bans consumption of dog meat in Weixian County, China and promotes the human-canine bond

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n June 2012, Weixian County, in Hebei Province, became the first county in China to adopt a comprehensive regulation that bans both the consumption of dog meat and the slaughter of dogs for consumption. The enactment of the new law, which also requires rabies vaccinations for dogs in the county, came as a surprise in an area where the now-banned practices have long occurred.

While consumption of dog meat is not universally common in China, it has been a culturally accepted practice. Recently, however, there has been a groundswell of demands for protection of dogs against cruelty from within China.

In what animal welfare advocates are calling a sign of changing times, China has had at least three recent high-profile rescues, in which a total of 1,500 dogs were seized from trucks taking them for slaughter.

Evolving public views of the dog meat trade and the use of social media alerts played a role in gathering the hundreds of local advocates who participated in blockades involved with the rescues.

At the time of the three rescues, transport of dogs for the  meattrade was legal everywhere. In order to take control of the dogs, advocates had to negotiate a payment to dissuade traders driving the trucks from continuing with their cargo.

The increased inclusion of dogs as members of Chinese households could be related to growing opposition to the dog meat trade.

Local animal welfare groups have thus far footed the bill to obtain the dogs and transfer them to their shelters, so that they could be re-homed as family companions.

The rescue events gained international attention and have also helped shed light on the often compromised health of dogs bound for consumption, which in turn has raised questions about the safety of the practice for human consumers.

Opinions on the forces behind China’s changing views of dog meat differ. Some believe that a contributing factor could be the growth of the middle class in China, and with it, the increased inclusion of dogs in Chinese households as companions and family members.

Evidence that some companion dogs are being stolen and sold for slaughter could also be fueling the growing disapproval of the trade. While advocates acknowledge that they face an uphill battle in convincing more counties to enact similar progressive laws, Weixian County’s bold move effectively sets an important precedent for dog protection in China. Their action will benefit the future of the human-canine bond across that country.

News Link:http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/blog/groundbreaking-regulation-bans-consumption-of-dog-meat-in-weixian-county-china-and-promotes-the-human-canine-bond/

 

1,200 Dogs Saved from Meat Trucks: A Rush to Help Rescuers

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More than 1,200 dogs have been intercepted in two separate raids by Thai coalition forces

The Royal Thai Police, the Royal Thai Navy Border Patrol and members of the Animal Activists Alliance Thailand have arrested international dog meat smugglers in the Ban Phang District of Nakorn Phanom Province.

On Saturday alone, a convoy with around 800 dogs was intercepted late at night. The dogs had been kept in the jungle for several days without food and water and are very weak.

Last August, Soi Dogs, a non profit rescue group based in Thailand, launched its Trade of Shame campaign to bring to an end to the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade.

1,200 dogs rescued and in need of care

The campaign has and will continue to concentrate on the core of the problem; that being ending the trade altogether through the stronger enforcement of existing laws and the introduction of stronger legislation.

Since the campaign’s start a year ago, more arrests of smugglers have been made than in the preceding 15 years. But, this has presented another enormous challenge – how to care for the literally thousands of dogs recovered during these arrests.

The scale of the problem is massive and well beyond the normal operating budget of Soi Dogs.  Help is urgently needed to shelter and treat the rescued dogs and also help bring an end to the illegal dog meat trade. To help, please visit the Soi Dogs website here.

Brought to you by the Harmony Fund international animal rescue teams.

News Link: http://www.care2.com/causes/1200-dogs-saved-from-meat-trucks-a-rush-to-help-rescuers.html#ixzz22o2MPS00

 

Dogs destined for the table: Horrific images show animals being killed, cooked and served up as a meal in Chinese tradition

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“This serves as a grim reminder that dogs in China still face becoming part of a restaurant menu!”

These dogs are being taken to the restaurant ready to be cooked in front of diner– despite a growing anti-cruelty campaign.

Grim: The dogs arrive alive in cages ready to be killed, cut up and cooked at the meat market in Yulin City, Guangxi province, China

A group of Chinese activists in Yulin City, Guangxi province, descended on the dog meat market campaigning against eating the animals.

Artist Pian Shan Kong knelt down in front of the dead animals confessing for people’s sins as he apologised to the dead animals during the demonstration.

China is yet to make animal cruelty illegal and end the grim tradition despite campaigning by animal rights activists.

Pet lovers’ associations have sprung up in Chinese cities over recent years.

While many Chinese enjoy rich dog meat, especially during cold winters, some object to the practice in some regions of beating dogs to death to release the blood into the meat.

When food is scarce, dogs are eaten as an emergency food source around China in a practice which is seen as socially acceptable.

As the country becomes more affluent, a growing number of families are buying dogs as pets fuelling the growing campaign against animal cruelty.

In April, more than 500 dogs set to be slaughtered were saved when the truck they were being carried in to the slaughterhouse was intercepted by activists.

Many of the 505 creatures had barely survived their terrible ordeal, having endured cramped conditions and a lack of water during their near 1,000 mile journey by road.

But rescue came too late for 11 dogs which had succumbed to dehydration and exposure.

News Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164353/Horrific-images-dogs-killed-cooked-served-meal-sick-Chinese-tradition.html#ixzz1yoscHWKR

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Voice for the vulnerable

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“Give this women a medal,  she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in & has actually saved animals lives across China

Qin Xiaona, 66, has earned a reputation in China over recent years as an animal rights crusader in a country where animal cruelty is rampant. It’s a mission that has courted as much support as it has controversy, with stunts including blocking highways to save dogs crammed in trucks bound for hot pot restaurants, campaigning to scrap rodeos and even condemning televised magician stunts involving goldfish being lauded and lambasted alike.

Qin Xiaona has campaigned for tougher animal cruelty laws through her NGO Capital Animal Welfare Association. Photo: Courtesy of Qin Xiaona

Qin is the director of Capital Animal Welfare Association (CAWA), an NGO she founded in 2000. The association only has three staff members, but its push to lobby lawmakers for tougher punishments for animal abusers and raise public awareness about the plight of strays is unrelenting.

Sitting cross-legged on a sofa during our interview, it’s easy to see Qin’s passion for animals and the love they have for her. A black cat jumps up onto the sofa and nestles itself comfortably into her lap. Another ginger tabby with white stripes named Monday sidles up to her. Unable to leap up due to his paralyzed limbs, Monday is content to gaze at his owner and let out an affectionate purr.

“See the desire for life in their eyes? They used to be stray cats abandoned by their owners,” she says. “But how can we be indifferent and not help them survive?”

Outlawing dog meat

Qin, a former reporter and editor at Beijing Television, is passionate and articulate when talking about animals. On the eve of our interview she had just returned to Beijing from Shenzhen, where she attended the three-day 2012 Shenzhen China Charity Fair.

Perhaps the most notable legacy of Qin’s association is a local regulation issued in June in Weixian county, Shandong Province, that banned consumption of dog meat. The law, which followed intense lobbying from CAWA and is the first of its kind in China, sent shock waves across a country where eating dog meat is a traditional culinary custom in many rural areas.

Qin, though proud of the association’s achievement in ensuring the law was passed, was disappointed it failed to attract much media attention at the time. The law not only prohibited dogs being slaughtered for their meat, it also included what Qin describes as “pioneering” provisions requiring all dogs to be vaccinated against rabies.

Qin hopes other counties across China will follow suit by passing similar laws, but acknowledges one of the key challenges lies in persuading the public to push for these amendments. “The association is playing the role as a bridge connecting public opinions with the government,” she noted.

Dependent on public support

Appeals to the public from CAWA have had mixed results, with some acts of animal cruelty prevented and others ignored. In 2009, Qin led activists protesting a bid to bring a Spanish bullfight to Huairou district, Beijing.

She also presented evidence to local government officials outlining animal cruelty at rodeos, leading the Rodeo China show slated for Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium on October 3 last year to be scrapped.

“Qin is willing to take responsibility and is passionate and determined,” said CAWA’s administrative assistant Li Wei, specifically referring to how Qin on April 15 last year helped rescue 520 dogs loaded in a truck bound for a slaughterhouse in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. “Qin was up until midnight calling many different people, including police and government officials, to coordinate the rescue.”

“Animal welfare is linked to the mental health of society. If we can learn to respect animals, it will help wipe out hatred among human beings, too,” Qin said.

Written by Li Ying.  News Link:-http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/722112.shtml

Dog meat trade flourishing, says watchdog

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For many Filipinos, dogs are not their best friend but a favorite food.

Thus the illegal trade in dog meat continues to thrive with some 290,000 canines butchered for food each year, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police said Tuesday, on the heels of a successful operation against dog butchers in Pangasinan.

CAGE DOGS spared from slaughter.

Two dogs were given a new lease on life after they were rescued by CIDG operatives—along with the London-based animal rights group Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc.—from a slaughterhouse in San Carlos City.

The authorities shut down the illegal “abattoir” in Bonifacio village and arrested two men caught cleaning the carcasses of three dogs, the CIDG said in a statement.

Trading in dog meat has been illegal in the Philippines since 1998 under the Animal Welfare Act which states that no animals other than cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabaos, horses, deer and crocodiles may be killed for food, unless it’s part of a religious ritual or when an animal is considered a danger to others or to control the animal population.

Violators face six months to two years in prison and a fine of at least P1,000.

The CIDG said the figure of 290,000 dogs slaughtered each year came from Linis Gobyerno Inc., a nongovernment watchdog.

On its website, Linis Gobyerno estimates the dog meat trade to be worth P174 million a year. It says the trade enjoys the “support and patronage of local officials,” which makes it difficult for law enforcers to arrest those engaged in it.

“In Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet, alone, there are around 60 restaurants, eateries and canteens that serve dog meat. These are found all over the city, including the central business district, and are patronized by no less than local politicians, heads of government offices, policemen and even professionals,” it said.

In the CIDG operation on Monday, the law enforcers saved two dogs that were tied up in a makeshift cage, said Senior Superintendent Ferdinand O. Divina, CIDG Region I chief.

“The suspects, Danny E. Samira and Jansen C. Tagaduar,  were caught red-handed in the act of cleaning the butchered dogs,” Divina said.

Last week, CIDG Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr. met with Glyn Ford, a former member of the European Parliament and an executive director of consultancy firm Polint, who called for the stringent enforcement of the law protecting dogs.

Pagdilao said he had ordered all CIDG regional heads to strictly enforce the law against the dog meat trade.

He also said consumers risked contracting rabies and other diseases when they ate dog meat.

News Link:http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/223085/dog-meat-trade-flourishing-says-watchdog

Dogs Stuffed Into Cage Ready for Meat Market – Caught on Video

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“Stray dogs, corralled & stuffed into a wire cage on the back of a moped, destined for restaurants, along the Mekong River, Vietnam. I am posting this video to raise public awareness to the cruelty of the dog meat trade.  Please sign the petition below”.

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I don’t recommend that you watch this. I post such a horrendous thing mostly because it seems that animal rights people use this video. These dogs have been captured by a dog catcher by trade and are on their way to various Vietnamese restaurants near the Mekong River. When I saw this, all kinds of ideas went through my mind as far as what was the best course of action to take and the best I got was this video. The glimpse you see of the dog catcher’s face was the only glimpse he ever gave any of the disgusted onlookers. For people visiting Vietnam, I recommend that you do not eat the goat meat (no goats.) If you eat the dog meat, you will be supporting this type of business, so also don’t order it just to try it. It’s not good and tastes exactly like a wet dog smells. I spit mine out upon realizing what I was eating.

“Please join IDA and our South Korean colleagues by signing this petition urging the South Korean government to strengthen and enforce animal protection laws so that these cruelties can be brought to an end!”

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“The following link is a Post I wrote in March, all about the dog meat trade along with videos, which are self explanatory… turning a blind eye, will not make this go away!”https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/eating-dogs-and-cats-their-pain-their-torture-your-plate/

Saved from the dinner table: Activists rescue more than 500 caged dogs destined for restaurants in China

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Barbaric: The dogs were discovered crammed into tiny cages on the back of a truck in Kunming, China

This is April 2012

“What’s happened since 2010??? NOTHING!!”

Crammed into tiny cages and enduring appalling conditions, these dogs had been destined for restaurant tables in China.

But they were saved from that fate after activists intercepted the truck carrying them.

Many of the 505 creatures had barely survived their terrible ordeal, having endured cramped conditions and a lack of water during their near 1,000 mile journey by road.

Cruel: Many of the animals, thought to be destined for a restaurant, were suffering from dehydration when they were saved

But rescue came too late for 11 dogs which had succumbed to dehydration and exposure.
The driver, who was questioned by police, said he had been employed to take the animals from Mianning county, Xichang city in the southwest of Sichuan province,to restaurants in Yulin city in south China’s Guangxiprovince.

Cruel: Many of the animals, thought to be destined for a restaurant, were suffering from dehydration when they were saved.

Suffering: Activists arrived too late to save around 11 of the dogs which had already died under the terrible conditions

Volunteers provided the dogs with water and food which they had been deprived of because of the narrow space in the truck.The trade and transportation of animals in China has come in for criticism by campaigners in the West.

Saved: Volunteers provided the dogs with water and food which they had been deprived of because of the narrow space in the truck

Some of the huge markets which sell dogs and cats to restaurants for slaughter and human consumption, came under international spot light several years ago after being the suspected origin of the deadly SARS virus.

Rescue: The activists stopped a truck carrying 505 dogs on Puji road on Thursday evening.

It is not uncommon for dogs, as well as other animals, to be crammed so tightly together into tiny metal cages they cannot even bark – an environment ripe for the spread of disease.

Business: The dogs in this case had a fortunate escape but the trade in dog meat means many more animals are not as lucky

In one of the large markets, on a 60 acre site in Guangzhou, China, cages of dogs and cats – some of them bred as domestic pets – are piled high and when an animal is chosen for sale it is bludgeoned with an iron bar until it is close to death before, being handed over to the purchaser.

Sickening: Many of the animals showed signs of the appalling conditions in which there were transported - including dehydration and other injuries

Fate: The driver of the truck told police he employed to transport dogs to a restaurant in Yulin city in south China’s Guangxi province

11 COUNTRIES WHICH STILL EAT DOG MEAT

Eleven countries around the globe still eat dog meat. They are: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Arctic and Antarctic and two cantons in Switzerland.

China: Although the Chinese were the first to domesticate the dog and keep them as pets, dog meat has been a source of food from at least the time of Confucius, and possibly even before.

Indonesia: Eating dog meat is usually associated with people from the Batak Toba culture, who cook a traditional dish named saksang that is like a dog-meat stew.

Mexico: Dogs were historically bred for their meat by the Aztecs. These dogs were called itzcuintlis, and were often pictured on pre-Columbian Mexican pottery.

Philippines: In the capital city of Manila,the law specifically prohibits the killing and selling of dogs for food except in certain circumstances including research and animal population control.

Polynesia: Dogs were historically eaten in Tahiti and other islands of Polynesia at the time of first European contact in 1769.

Taiwan: Dog meat in Taiwan is particularly eaten in the winter months, especially black dogs, which are believed to help retain body warmth.

Korea: Gaegogi literally means ‘dog meat’ in Korean. Gaegogi, however, is often mistaken as the term for Korean soup made from dog meat, bosintang. The distaste felt by dog lovers, particularly from the West, has made this dish very controversial.

Switzerland: According to a Swiss newspaper report in 1996, the Swiss rural cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen are known to have had a tradition of eating dogs, curing dog meat into jerky and sausages, as well as using the lard for medicinal purposes.

Vietnam: Dog meat is eaten throughout Vietnam. To many Northerners, it is a popular, if relatively expensive, dinnertime restaurant meal.

Arctic and Antarctic: Dogs have historically been an emergency food source for various peoples in Siberia, Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland. Sled dogs are usually maintained for pulling sleds, but occasionally are eaten when no other food is available.

News Link:-http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133151/Saved-dinner-table-Activists-rescue-500-caged-dogs-destined-restaurants-China.html

This video was taken January 2012 – When another truck was intercepted by animal lovers.

Starving, exhausted and crammed into tiny cages, they were just hours away from being killed for restaurants.

Animal welfare volunteers and police in Chongqing, south-west China, discovered the malnourished and dehydrated animals loaded inside cages so small they couldn’t stand up.

They took them to a nearby farm where they were given food, water and emergency medical treatment, but many were too frail to survive.

After spotting the truck carrying the animals, he posted a plea on the web, begging for help in saving the dogs’ lives.

It was answered by animal welfare volunteers, and with the assistance of the police, they intercepted the vehicle at a toll gate. Many of the dogs, which were being taken to Guangdong province, in the far south of the country, were saved.

Eating dog meat in China dates back thousands of years. It is  also consumed in countries including Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, but is illegal in most Western countries.

Restaurants serving dog  are common in many Chinese cities, but particularly in Guangdong province, where some locals think it has medicinal properties.

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Despite proposals to ban the consumption of dog last year, and growing international opposition to the practice, the meat has continued to be sold.

Alan Knight, chief executive of International Animal Rescue, said: ‘The transport is disgusting. They cram them into small wire cages, with no food or water, and take them across the country and kill them in inhumane ways.

‘This is happening every day. The whole concept of ethics is different to ours and it will be difficult to change, but local animal welfare groups are starting to make headway.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088309/Truck-dogs-crammed-tiny-cages-bound-Chinese-restaurants-rescued-animal-lovers.html#ixzz1slkTXW1d

The heart-breaking images of 1,000 dogs stuffed into cages to be sold as meat… but they’ve been rescued

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13 August 2011

They were destined to be cooked and eaten, but these suffering dogs luckily escaped their gruesome fate.

Police in Thailand rescued more than 1,000 of the animals from tiny cages when they intercepted four trucks attempting to smuggle them out of the country.

The dogs -stacked high in scores of crates – were being transported to Vietnam as officers swooped in two raids in Nathom and Si Songkhram districts near the border with Laos.

Saved: Scores of dogs crammed into tiny cages were rescued by police as they were being smuggled out of Thailand into Vietnam where they would have been sold for their meat

Livestock officials in Nakhon Phanom confirmed 1,011 dogs were being looked after at a government shelter.

Another 119 died from suffocation in the cramped cages or when they were thrown into the trucks as the fleeing traffickers tried to speed away.

Two Thai men and a Vietnamese man have been charged with trafficking and the illegal transportation of animals.

If convicted the accused face a maximum one-year jail sentence and a fine of up to 20,000 baht ($670)

The dogs were to be taken across the Mekong river in Laos. Prices for stray dogs and pets in rural Thai villages can reach as much as  $33 an animal.

Too late to be saved: Many of these dogs died from suffocation in the tiny cages

13 COUNTRIES WHICH STILL EAT DOG MEAT

Thirteen countries around the globe still eat dog meat.They are: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Arctic and Antarctic

China: Although the Chinese were the first to domesticate the dog and keep them as pets, dog meat has been a source of food from at least the time of Confucius, and possibly even before.

Indonesia: Eating dog meat is usually associated with people from the Batak Toba culture, who cook a traditional dish named saksang that is like a dog-meat stew.

Meat for sale: Market traders with live ducks that will be for the potMeat for sale: Market traders with live ducks that will be for the pot

Mexico: Dogs were historically bred for their meat by the Aztecs. These dogs were called itzcuintlis, and were often pictured on pre-Columbian Mexican pottery.

Philippines: In the capital city of Manila,the law specifically prohibits the killing and selling of dogs for food except in certain circumstances including research and animal population control.

Polynesia: Dogs were historically eaten in Tahiti and other islands of Polynesia at the time of first European contact in 1769.

Taiwan: Dog meat in Taiwan is particularly eaten in the winter months, especially black dogs, which are believed to help retain body warmth.

Korea: Gaegogi literally means ‘dog meat’ in Korean. Gaegogi, however, is often mistaken as the term for Korean soup made from dog meat, bosintang. The distaste felt by dog lovers, particularly from the West, has made this dish very controversial.

Switzerland: According to a Swiss newspaper report in 1996, the Swiss rural cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen are known to have had a tradition of eating dogs, curing dog meat into jerky and sausages, as well as using the lard for medicinal purposes.

Vietnam: Dog meat is eaten throughout Vietnam. To many Northerners, it is a popular, if relatively expensive, dinnertime restaurant meal.

Arctic and Antarctic: Dogs have historically been an emergency food source for various peoples in Siberia, Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland. Sled dogs are usually maintained for pulling sleds, but occasionally are eaten when no other food is available.

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