Girl distraught as missing pet dog ‘Flower’ turns up cooked on roadside food stall
|21/06/2019||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
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A photo purportedly showing a Vietnamese girl in tears beside her pet dog, which had been slaughtered, roasted and put out for sale at a street-food stall, has gone viral on social media and raised ethical questions about the trade in dog-meat.
The People’s Daily, a Chinese newspaper, reported on Saturday that the little girl’s dog had wandered off a few days earlier, and when she stumbled across the pet at a local dog-meat stand, cries of “That’s Flower!” could be heard.
The newspaper said Taiwanese ETTV Television Network had reported that the photo was taken in the countryside in north Vietnam, but the time, exact place and girl’s identity could not be confirmed.
The photo, showing the distraught girl crouching down with one hand on the deceased dog’s back, has captured the hearts of people around the world. Five-year-old girl finds her missing pet dog… being sold ready-cooked at Vietnamese stall http://t.co/zZDY49mkLgpic.twitter南京夜网/dqGyQJAFAa — Compassion 4 Animals (@AmyRoseKathryn) March 30, 2015
The photo has provoked discussion around the issue of the dog-meat trade in south-east Asia.
In 2013, The Guardian looked at the black market smuggling of dogs into Vietnam for consumption, reporting that the meat was a highly sought-after product, eaten at special occasions and believed to cure a host of medical conditions.
It said that high demand, particularly in north Vietnam, was fuelling the theft of pet and stray dogs, but activists concerned about animal welfare and the potential transmission of infectious diseases through dog-meat were fighting back.
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