Dogs smuggled for human consumption saved
Thai police have arrested two men that were trying to smuggle over 120 dogs to Vietnam. According to the Associated Press, the dogs were meant to sold for human consumption.
The dogs were stuffed into bags and carried in two pickup trucks when local officials stopped them in Nakhon Phanom province in northern Thailand. The two Vietnamese men, aged 24 and 23, are facing charges of illegally transporting animals, unlicensed trade of animals and cruelty to animals. They could also be charged with transporting unvaccinated animals. Over 30 dogs were dead and the other dogs are going to be taken to a dog rescue centres in Nakhon Phanom. However, half of the dogs that managed to reach the shelter died due to the poor health.
Over 1,800 dogs were rescued from smugglers in Nakhon Phanom in mid-August.
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Text source: The Associated Pres; Image source: flickr.com