90 dogs saved from dinner table (pix)

Ninety dogs destined for restaurant menus in Vietnam were rescued by police in Kalasin province on Tuesday night.

Police said they intercepted a pickup truck, licence plate Sakon Nakhon Bor Bor (บบ) 3823, on route 213 in Kalasin's Somdet district about 11.30pm.

A total of 90 dogs were crammed into a steel cage on the back of the vehicle. The cage was covered with black cloth.

Police arrested 50-year-old driver Narongsak Busakul and Paksin Paphromrit, 52. Both are Sakhon Nakhon residents.

The two suspects allegedly confessed that they bought the canines in Mahasarakham and Kalasin provinces and they were to be smuggled out of the country and sold to restaurants in Vietnam.

The rescued dogs were sent to a quarantine station in Nakhon Phanom province.

Kalasin police rescue 90 dogs destined to for restaurants in Vietnam. (Photos by Yongyuth Phuphuangphet)

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