Business booming for the dog smugglers of the Mekong (Thailand)

Chinese New Year is a dangerous time for pet dogs in Thailand.

Traditionally the time of peak demand for dog meat in Vietnam, the dog smugglers of the Mekong work deep into the night shipping thousands of animals — sometimes dozens to a cage — across the river border with Laos to be trucked on to the dinner tables of the nouveau riche in Hanoi.

“I’d say about 98% of them are domesticated — a lot of them are stolen pets,” says John Dalley of the Phuket-based Soi Dog Foundation. Soi is a Thai word meaning backstreet or alley.

Read more in CNN U.S.


About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is:
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