Hundreds of dogs crammed into tiny cages on trucks or boats travelling across the border and the Mekong River have been a common sight over the past few years. They were on their way to dog meat markets and restaurants in Vietnam via Laos.
Signs advertising dogs for sale are not hard to find in some provinces.
Fortunately, a ray of hope is shining to save many more dogs since the public sector and animal rights groups in Thailand will soon push for a national agenda to stop the trade in dog meat and skin.
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