Sixty dogs have been spared from ending up on dinner tables in Vietnam after being rescued while on their way to being smuggled across the Mekong River.
Ban Phaeng district police yesterday intercepted a pickup truck carrying six cages containing 10 dogs each.
The dogs had their mouths tied shut so they could not bark, police said.
The dogs were being transported to the Mekong River in Ban Don Phaeng in Ban Phaeng district before being loaded on to a boat heading for Vietnam, where they were to be sold for their meat. Police were still hunting for the driver of the pickup truck, who managed to escape.
CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN ME WHY SUCH CRIMINALS LIKE ANIMAL-TRADE, DRUGS-TRADE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING ETC. ARE LOTS OF TIMES ABLE TO ESCAPE IN THAILAND?????