Africa Is Not Asia, it’s worse
Brand new film footage of African dog meat butchers has been entrusted to SayNoToDogMeat.Net. showing the three main ways dogs are killed in Africa’s dog meat trade. I have watched all three videos and felt quite ill at the end of each video. Eating dogs in Africa is split into two categories: people who ARE starving and people are NOT starving.
The videos were filmed in Nigeria (population 166.2 million), whose native population eats dog meat as part of the traditional diet, by Dr Philip Paul Mshelbwala, Rabies Specialist who conducted the research study published in the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and featured in SayNoToDogMeat.Net’s previous rabies articles, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
The method used to kill the dog in the photograph involved 3 people. A boy used a long handled neck noose to restrain the dog from running away. The dog was flipped over on his side as a 2nd man rammed a long wooden pole into the dog’s mouth, forcing the mouth to stay open .
A 3rd man, the dog butcher stepped forward and stood on both the dog’s hind legs with all his weight, crushing the dog’s legs as the dog screamed out in agony and panic and bit down on the pole jammed down it’s mouth.
The butcher lifted up a long machete knife, that seemed thick and blunt and slowly began to sink the dull thick steel into the side of the screaming dog’s neck. Gripped with terror, the dog’s body tried to thrash and twist but the butcher had all his body weight standing on the helpless dog’s hind legs, while the boy still had the noose firmly around the dog’s neck.
The dogs front paws clawed and flailed desperately to stop the pain being inflicted on him.
With a horrific sawing action, the butcher slowly sawed his way thru the screaming dog’s flesh. Because the machete was so blunt it wasn’t able to penetrate the fur, flesh, sinew and muscles in the dog’s neck. It seemed to take forever just to get the machete in.
The butcher was now exhausted and stepped back to take a break, leaving the machete standing upright in the dog’s neck. Getting his second breath, the butcher once again began sawing the live dog’s neck, as it screamed for mercy.
All the while the 2nd man kept the thick pole jammed into the dogs mouth. Blood was spilling on the ground and the dogs flesh was exposed but the butcher had NOT cut through the carotid artery or severed the spinal cord. The dog was still very much alive and flailing it’s front paws for mercy. From someone…anyone.
The butcher knew he was being filmed and was showing his best work. God only knows what happens when he’s not being filmed! One of the last things to happen, with the dogs head almost hanging off, but still alive and clawing furiously with it’s front paws, was the severing of the carotid artery and spinal cord which resulted in the dogs head being 90% severed and finally the dog’s torture was ended. It was dead.
This was only one method, out of the three main methods which SayNoToDogMeat.Net will publish.
Eating dogs is documented in ten different regions across Africa. In Nigeria, because so much dog meat is eaten, there are many make shift slaughterhouses. In Namibia dog is eaten as a festive food and and it’s frowned upon to eat too much of it too regularly, as if to belittle the festiveness.
But many other parts of Africa, such as Turkana, thousands of people are starving to death and although dog was considered taboo, people have resorted to eating dogs to stay alive. Hunger produced from famine is something that only people who have survived can really understand what it does to your mind. To watch your children slowly starve to death one by one in front of you, is a truly shocking situation to find your self in. We have video of people sucking a type of root that looks more like a rock to me. It can’t be chewed, it can only be sucked and to see a starving small child doing this is shocking.
SayNoToDogMeat.Net are working behind the scenes to try and help with aid to the starving people in Africa because these people are only eating dog as a last resort. If they can have a regular food supply they will no longer look at dogs as food. LET IT BE NOTED: SayNoToDogMeat.Net want all of Africa’s dog and cat meat shut down! Africa and Asia.
DOGS IN AFRICA ARE BEING TREATED WORSE than many of the dogs in Moran Market, in South Korea. Dogs and cats in Africa need the world’s help. They need your help. African dogs need our collective voice.
SayNoToDogMeat.Net will bring you another series of articles on rabies as soon as Dr. Mshelbwala’s next Journal is published. The footage was filmed by Dr. Mshelbwala, firstname.lastname@example.org, which is a followup study to his previous one: “Detection of Rabies Antigen in the Saliva and Brains of Apparently Healthy Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption and Its Public Health Implications in Abia State, Nigeria,” ISRN Veterinary Science. The photograph is used with permission from Dr.Philip Paul Mshelbwala.
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