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Read more about a Change.org petition at https://www.change.org/p/china-korea-south-east-asia-stop-cooking-dogs-alive

Change.org Petition Details:  "I love dogs. I hate any animal abuse. I just saw a picture of a dog being boiled alive. The fear and pain in his eyes was the worst thing I have ever seen. It made me cry and feel sick. I do not think dogs should be eaten, and they must not suffer such a slow painful death! I have been unable to get the picture of this poor dog out of my mind. I was told by the person who sent this picture they also saw a video. I have since Googled Chinese and Koreans eating dogs and lots of pictures came up I did not look at. We must not buy things for our dogs from any country that does these things to its own dogs, maybe that will make them change their practices. Also when they care so little for dogs do they make a safe product? I see many postings on recalls or products that should have recalls because dogs got ill or died from products made in China."

 

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Sign petitions and spread the word by sharing these horrific details on your social sites to get more people involved in helping the desperate plight of the cats, dogs and other animals in China and other Asian countries that are tortured on a daily basis!!

Try to NOT buy products that are made in China. Of all countries in the world, China has the worst record for animal torture, abuse, and species extermination. The ridiculous, absurd and insatiable desire in Asian countries for Chinese "medicines" account for the torture and extinction of COUNTLESS animal and wildlife species around the world!!

 

Countries That Eat Dog article http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/09/05/countries-that-eat-dogs-and-cats/

Countries That Eat Dog

 

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Preparing dog meat in Vietnam.

Grossed out at the thought of eating dog?  

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow.  But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries. 

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Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin.

1. China

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

2. Nigeria

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

4. Vietnam

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market. 

5. Switzerland

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes. 

6. Indonesia

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

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A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

7. South Korea

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV.  The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws.  It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.

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