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dog meat - stuffing the intestin to make sausages.­ or should we say, "hot dogs" - thịt chó - vietnam

Before eating the dog: Stuffing the intestin to make sausages.­ Or should we say, "hot dogs".­ The stuffing is made by mixing the dog's blood and brain with some vegies and herbs.­ The stuffing is then placed in the stomach and puched through the entire intestin.­

This photo is part of a series called Thịt chó: eating a (hot) dog that can be seen on the website dog-meat.­net. A lots of interesting comments and reactions have been posted on the various photo sites where this series has been published.­

WARNING: These images are graphic, not suitable for kids and people with a weak stomach!

Western culture considers that eating a dog is cruel, barbaric and disgusting (not illegal, though), but ironically we have no problem eating all other sorts of animals as long as they are not called pets.­

But for the vast majority of people on earth, cultural values are very different.­ Dog meat is considered a delicacy in some asian cultures, and indeed cooked dog meat is very tasty and protein rich.­ You should try it some day! (if you are not vegetarian)

"Food dogs" are not pets and they have no names.­ They are bred and raised in farms, just like pigs, cows, lambs, chickens and other farm animals.­ They are usually put down "humanely" just like any other farm animal, by slitting the throat and bleeding the animal until it passes out.­ However some disturbing cases of food dogs being tortured before being slaughtered have been documented.­

This series of photos shows the process involved in preparing a dog for dinner, from slautering to cutting-up, eviscerating, de-boning, cooking and of course eating! These photos were taken in Bac Ha, a small town in the Northern part of Vietnam, and in various markets of the region.­

In case you are wondering, I did not order the dog for dinner, I just stumbled on the scene in the street and documented it, since I had my camera.­

butcher
dog blood sausage
dog meat
food dog
guts
hot dogs
intestine
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sausages
stuffing
November 17, 2005
Route 153, Bắc Hà District, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.