300 Dogs Saved from Thai Smugglers

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Acting on an informant’s tip, Thai authorities say they have spared more than 300 dogs from certain death.

According to the Bangkok Post, naval officers working with local police conducted a joint raid in Thalad village, Nakhon Phanom province on Sunday. Officers blocked a boat loaded with hundreds of caged dogs to prevent it from crossing the Mekong river and escaping to Laos.

The dogs were bound for Vietnamese restaurants, where demand and prices have escalated due to recent efforts to curtail the illegal dog meat trade. In fact, in recent months, the cost of dog meat has doubled, from 500 baht ($16) each to 1,000 baht.

Somdee Kahntayangyuen, Nakhon Phanom’s deputy governor, says demand for dog meat skyrockets each year when Vietnamese restaurants prepare feasts for the traditional New Year on January 23.

According to police, the traffickers fled the scene before they could be apprehended.

8 thoughts on “300 Dogs Saved from Thai Smugglers”

  1. where are the dogs going now that they are safe? is there a rescue that will be saving them and placing them?

  2. Catch the heartless scum-in-a-human-suit, cage them in one of those cages, and then feed them to the dogs to help them heal and grow strong again!

  3. how is this at all different from the unimaginable abuse, cruelty and slaughter that is going on in our nation’s factory farms every single hour of the day? because those animals are “meant to be food” they don’t feel pain and experience fear and suffering? it’s the exact same thing. these dogs don’t deserve this type of treatment and neither do the cows, pigs, chickens etc. that are cramped into tiny wire cages, unable to move, beaten, electrocuted and have their throats slit while they’re still alive IN OUR OWN BACKYARDS TO FEED OUR FAMILIES.


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