Hundreds of Vietnamese Admit to Lynching Dog-Snatchers

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9.19.13 - Vietnamese Lynchers

When seven people in a Vietnamese village were accused of killing two men last month, the rest of the village stepped up and admitted they played a role in preventing the men from stealing dogs to be used for meat.

A petition was started to stop police from singling out seven people who were reported to have taken part in the murder of two men who were stealing dogs to take to restaurants.

Police have been investigating the matter, and confirmed that “a rumored 800” people signed the petition.

An anonymous official from the Danh Thang community said the petition drew “hundreds of signatories” because “hundreds of people attacked the thieves.”

Though it horrifies westerners, many Asian countries still consider dog meat a delicacy. In Vietnam, it is usually eaten at the end of the lunar month.

But not everyone partakes in this custom, and many enjoy dogs as companions instead of dinner.

Dog owners do not wish to be robbed of their furry family members, knowing what fate lies ahead of them, and have taken the law into their own hands.

Media reports of angry, dog-loving mobs have been on the rise, and are not expected to cease until the practices of dog-eating and thievery subside.




0 thoughts on “Hundreds of Vietnamese Admit to Lynching Dog-Snatchers”

  1. I will do just the same thing. Dogs are family and not meat to be eaten. People who eat dogs should realise how horrible and disgusting they are. And to steal dogs for meat?! Why not raise pigs and cows instead? Justice is served.

    • It’s an old fashioned custom but your anger should be aimed toward China where eating dog is still accepted, though animal lovers have begun to stop trucks taking dogs to markets and putting the dogs in sanctuaries. Owning a dog as a pet has been outlaws in Beijing because of the waste, I think.

      However, there are many Americans who would gladly take down animal abusers, seeing them as one step away from hurting people.

    • Why is eating a dog not okay and eating a pig or cow is? It’s a cultural thing. All animals can feel pain and fear. Some people have pigs as pets. What’s the difference?

  2. What’s the problem here? Dog thieves/purveyors of dog meat should be hung. More power to the villagers.

  3. My mom shot my dad on the foot when he tried to kick one of our seven dogs. Needless to say, they no longer live under one roof. Mom lives with us and dogs and dad lives in his own dog house elsewhere. In my family, there’s no distinction between dogs and children. We’re all mom’s kids whether dog or human.


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