VietNamNet Bridge - In the western world, dogs and cats are pets and are considered friends. Killing dogs and eating dog meat is considered brutal and that act is banned in many countries. Many foreign tourists to Vietnam were very shocked seeing Vietnamese people killing dogs and eating dog meat.



Annie Peysson, a French resident at 14 RUE DE L'EGALITE 69330 PUSIGNAN said he was profoundly shocked to witness the Vietnamese eating dog. He did not understand why the Vietnamese people raise dogs in their houses but they can still eat dog meat in a tasty way.

"We do not understand why Vietnam has opened its doors to other countries in the world, but it continues to horribly massacre dogs, cats – smart, sensitive and useful domesticated animals to our humanity," Peysson said.

Like many other travelers, Peysson knows Vietnam a beautiful and hospitable country. But when he came and witnessed the slaughter of animals, he lost sympathy. He was chilling to participating in a wicked festival, in which people killed pigs. These innocent animals howled in pain while people cheered delightedly.

"These facts do not represent the intelligence of a true civilization. But it is an act of expression for the retarded and shameful cruelty which would destroy the cultural values and our spirit. For this reason, we will not travel to Vietnam again if you continue to eat dog meat, with no respect for law on the protection of pets and other animals," said Peysson.

Food is scary?

As a photographer, Nathan Wynn traveled to Vietnam hoping to admire the beautiful image of a tropical country. But after the trip, the image that was so bold in his mind is not the landscapes, but the horrible cries of animals.

"That's the worst thing that I saw in Vietnam. The dogs were on their way to the market, to be eaten. They are not treated humanely. I cannot forget the image that people arrested dogs to lock them in cages. Horrible sounds!" Wynn said.

Johann, an Italian tourist said he went to Vietnam at the invitation of a friend. His friend is a foodie so he led him to enjoy many delicious dishes in Hanoi. He loved pho and bun cha here. But some Vietnamese dishes made him get "goose bumps."

"When I was invited, I was excited because my friend said to take me to eat the biggest specialties of the Vietnamese. But when I saw it, I was dazed because the dish that they call “tiet canh” turning out to be fresh blood," Johann said.

He was also scared when his friend led him to savor "seven dishes from dog meat." In his country, cats and dogs live with human as friends. They will be buried careful by their owners when they die and they are never slaughtered.

La Hoan