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Should Vietnamese people give up dog meat?

Update: April, 12/2013 - 16:22

Dogs and cats in Western countries are considered as pets and live with humans as friends or companions. However, in many countries such as China, South Korea and Viet Nam, dog meat is readily consumed and is cooked in various dishes. Vietnamese people, especially in the northern region enjoy this food.

A Vietnamese person recently raged a public debate for saying that eating dog meat is an expression of cruelty which will destroy the country's cultural values and spirit. He said Viet Nam should give up eating dog meat if the country wishes to become truly civilised and integrate more with the rest of the world.

What do you think about this idea and Viet Nam's dog meat eating habit? How do you feel when tasting this meat or witnessing people eat it? Should Vietnamese people give up their eating habit of dog meat? Tell us your reasons.

Please reply by email to or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, April 18, 2013


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