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Eating Dog Meat Dangerous to Your Health

by Dr. Chris

August 2, 2010 Many countries around the world consume dog meat, but as one Filipino Veterinarian has pointed out, it can be very dangerous for your health.


Dr. Brigit Piok, who is a city veterinarian for Baguio City, in the Philippines says dog meat should be avoided because it is not inspected or controlled like other meats. It can also contain many zoonotic parasites and other diseases as well.

In the Cordillera region, consuming dog meat is part of the culture and there are several delicacies made of dog meat, part of the dog's head, and the dog's insides.

A traditional belief in the area claims that dog meat helps to warm the body on a cold day.

There is a ban on the selling of dog meat nationwide, but many meat vendors sell dog meat openly in markets.

However it is legal to butcher dogs and sell them to neighbors for use in indigenous rituals like the "daw-es" which is a cleansing ritual.

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Dogs are most trusty animals in the entire animal kingdom and why would anyone want to consume their meat. I work with top australian writers and i feel like It is equivalent to eating fellow human with superstition that one can get superhuman powers. There must be stern laws enforced on people who do this illegal dog butchering.

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The Chinese people is very fond of the dog meat. They believe that these dog meats are healthy food to humans. Actually they have festival called as yulin festival on which so many dogs are killed. Make them convince about these facts is impossible.click here

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