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700 dogs rescued from the horrific meat trade of Vietnam
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 Some 700 dogs rescued from slaughter in Thailand  Alisha Hassan | 29 July 2012 |

  Dog smuggling is a major problem in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Southeast Asia.

KUALA LUMPUR: Animal rights activists in Thailand praised the seizure of around 700 dogs who had been caged and ready for transport into Vietnam where they would have been slaughtered and eaten, the Nakhon Phanom Animal Quarantine Center said on Saturday after receiving the animals as part of their recuperation.

Thai police said that they arrested a truckdriver in the Ban Phaeng district on Friday evening and discovered the animals in the back.

Driver Salud Khottakok was transporting the dogs from Sakhon Nakhon to the border in a six-wheel truck when he was stopped.

He reportedly confessed to police of being hired by a Vietnamese investor to deliver the dogs to Ban Phaeng Pier, from where they were to be taken down the Mekong River to Vietnam.

Center chief Chusak Pongpanich said in a statement that the latest batch “took the center’s dog population to about 2,000.

“The shelter has Bt8 million (S$316,800) in donated funds left, but it spends Bt30,000-40,000 a day to care for the dogs,” he said.

He urged people to donate more money, food and medicine in order to assist in the dogs recovering from the traumatic experience.

Animal trade is not uncommon in Southeast Asia, where Vietnamese and Chinese businesspeople often hire neighboring countries out to transport dogs and cats into the country, where they will be slaughtered and served up for dinner.


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