(almost) dead duck


Poor duck dying slowly after being bled.­ Typical market scene (Vietnam)

See the duck's blood which is used to make Tiết canh (raw blood soup), a Vietnamese delicacy.­

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Raw blood soup (tiết canh in Vietnamese) is a dish made with raw blood of ducks or geese (sometimes pigs), with peanuts and herbs on top.­

This is the typical protein-rich breakfast of the country people in Northern Vietnam, but is very dangerous because of the H5N1 bird flu virus.­ The government is trying to make it illegal to sell this dish, but try to explain bird flu to the country people.­.­.­

This blog has more information on tiết canh.­

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

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.

- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: "Thịt chó" means eating a (hot) dog - literally). But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.­

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.

Everyone always likes to act like the food chain is sooo cruel. Sorry people, that's the way of the world. Do you cry when the lion tackles the gazelle on the Discovery Channel?? Just be glad you're on top of the food chain. Sheesh. I believe any animal that is killed should be eaten, but I understand that killing and eating animals is a natural process. Explain to me why you have canines, you non-meat eaters.
yes, especially with turkeys around thanksgiving!
same thing would go through the slaughter house in the u.s. except thousands are killed to serve you
any animal, including pigs, can become a pet if you adopt them. and by the way, this is a duck (poultry). if you eat chicken, turkey or other poultry birds, that's just what happens: someone else break their neck (so that you don't have to do the dirty work).
oh my gosh those out there are very very mean how could you do this to all god's animal's. Especially the dog's and the cat's etc you name them aren't dogs and cats suppose to be pets. those who eat all animal's are the cruelest people i am disappointed!