13 Aug '11, 7am

At least 1,000 dogs saved from Vietnamese dinner tables

At least 1,000 dogs saved from Vietnamese dinner tables

Thai authorities have rescued more than a thousand dogs, which were found stuffed into tiny cages and being smuggled out of the country to be cooked and eaten in Vietnam, officials said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ANIMAL KINGDOM FOUNDATION BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai authorities have rescued more than a thousand dogs, which were found stuffed into tiny cages and being smuggled out of the country to be cooked and eaten in Vietnam, officials said on Saturday. Police intercepted four trucks stacked high with crates packed with the animals in an operation on Thursday evening in Nakhon Phanom province in north-eastern Thailand near the border with Laos. A Nakhon Phanom livestock development official said 1,011 dogs were being held in a government shelter after two separate raids in Nathom and Si Songkhram districts. She said an additional 119 had died either through suffocation in the cram...

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