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Mob burns dog thievesí motorbikes in northern Vietnam
Thanh Nien News ^ | July 13, 2014 14:24

Posted on 07/19/2014 3:51:52 AM PDT by dennisw

A mob of angry villagers in the northern province of Thanh Hoa set fire to two motorbikes that dog thieves abandoned in an effort to save their skins on Thursday morning.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper cited Pham Van Chuong, a police officer in Thach Dong Commune, Thach Thanh District, as saying locals had noticed four strange man riding around on a pair of motorbikes at 5:30 a.m. Bui Van Quy, a dog owner, caught the thieves red-handed electrocuting his animals with a stun gun and cried out for his neighbors' help, the paper reported. The thieves immediately fled the scene, leaving behind their vehicles and two sacks of dogs weighing nearly 100 kilograms. The angry mob set fire to their motorbikes as soon as they found them.

Dog theft has grown increasingly common in Vietnam as the animals' meat has grown equally popular. Restaurants pay between VND100,000 and VND200,000 (US$4.8-$9.6) per dog. The crimes have led to increasing instances of mob violence. A commune police chief in Thanh Hoa was hospitalized late last month after a pair of dog thieves beat him with iron bars. That same month, four dog thieves in Ho Chi Minh City killed three teenage vigilantes during a high-speed chase. The dog thieves, who later turned themselves in, confessed to electrocuting their pursuers (all riding on a single motorbike) with an improvised stun gun. The shock caused the vigilantes, who were trying to stab the fleeing thieves with knives, to crash into an electric pole. Because stolen dogs are often valued at less than VND2 million (around $100) – the threshold for criminal charges – the idea that thieves will only suffer an administrative fine inspires some victims to resort to mob justice.

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1 posted on 07/19/2014 3:51:52 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
Sacks of electrocuted dogs that four dog thieves left while fleeing after being discovered by the owners in Thanh Hoa Province July 10, 2014dogtheft_KLTE

Sacks of electrocuted dogs that four dog thieves left while fleeing after being discovered by the owners in Thanh Hoa Province July 10, 2014

2 posted on 07/19/2014 3:53:10 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Its not like dogs are hard to breed so is this a sign that food is becoming scare there?


3 posted on 07/19/2014 3:55:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dennisw

Don’t forget, the president of the United States eats dog.
Yep, the dog eater in chief.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: driftdiver

Dog meat was considered a delicacy there way back in the 60’s.

Next time, the locals should burn the dog thieves and keep the cannoli.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 4:03:52 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: driftdiver
Its not like dogs are hard to breed so is this a sign that food is becoming scare there?

Street thief mentality. Why breed, which takes a bit of an investment in time and money, when you can steal from somebody else?

7 posted on 07/19/2014 4:15:41 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: driftdiver

You need food to raise a dog.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 4:19:35 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dennisw

Street justice in Vietnam (dog thief) VOLUME WARNING!
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dd6_1351628493#teaTx4J3jcVXrImK.99


9 posted on 07/19/2014 4:20:27 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

In Vietnam>>>
North, South, East, West
Dog neat is the best!
A steaming bowl of dogmeat pho!

“Looks wonderful in pho. viets love their dog meat pho. I still prefer Chinese dog meat because it’s much more tender and ...”
_______________from internut___________


10 posted on 07/19/2014 4:36:44 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: jacknhoo

“From what I’ve heard he’s a Felcher.”

EXACTLY!


11 posted on 07/19/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: dennisw

“Bui Van Quy, a dog owner,”

Apparently, also a rancher.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 4:42:43 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: wetgundog

damn! I just looked up what a felcher is. dang it! dang dang dang dang it!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 07/19/2014 4:55:45 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: expat1000

Yes a lot of crooks work harder at not working.

If they spent the same amount of time doing some thing legitimate they be better off.

But that is not their mentality.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 5:04:39 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: dennisw
damn! I just looked up what a felcher is. dang it! dang dang dang dang it!!!!!!!!!

Oh, I wish I hadn't looked that up. Now I can't unknow it.

15 posted on 07/19/2014 5:15:35 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: dennisw

Rats are imported from Cambodia...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle/rat-meat-menu-vietnam-border


16 posted on 07/19/2014 5:28:55 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: x1stcav

It seems dog was considered a fine meal during our Revolutionary days, at least according to the dialog in the movie The Patriot.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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18 posted on 07/19/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: PistolPaknMama; dennisw
And does anyone remember the Reverend's last name on All In the Family? If you do, you're wondering what they were thinking, although they didn't have the internet back then for instant gross-out action. ;)
19 posted on 07/19/2014 6:01:55 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: dennisw
the dog thieves, who later turned themselves in, confessed to electrocuting their pursuers (all riding on a single motorbike) with an improvised stun gun. The shock caused the vigilantes, who were trying to stab the fleeing thieves with knives, to crash into an electric pole.

That's a new one.

They brought knives to a stun gun fight on motorbikes.

20 posted on 07/19/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: dennisw

It is cheaper to get dogs this way than to raise them for the table. Dog is not common Vienamese menus any more. Only some old folks, mostly northerners, desire it. For the rest of the population, Americans disapprove of eating dog and so the people have decided that it is not a good thing and “Chinese dogeater” has become an insult.Interestingly, in a country where geckos and pangolin are considered good food, Chinese are reviled as people who will eat anything.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 6:31:06 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khach san La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: W.; dennisw
And does anyone remember the Reverend's last name on All In the Family?

Ha! I had to look that up! It was Fletcher and he kept mispronouncing it as Felcher. Nobody in Horllywood would even agree to read the script to that show these days.

22 posted on 07/19/2014 6:32:13 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: expat1000
Ông Mỹ rất thích phim ấy.
23 posted on 07/19/2014 6:34:57 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khach san La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: PistolPaknMama
I didn't know it was Fletcher, but they did have 'dat Brooklyn Noo Yawk accent thing goin' on dere.

I WAS hard-pressed to admit watching that nowadays, but can only cop-out to being a naive kid back then, i don't wanna even talk about Norman Lear and his ilk, yuck. Plus, it led into MASH which was good until Alda got all preachy... :)

24 posted on 07/19/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: dennisw
In Viet Nam mostly the old northerners and punks. In Sai Gon it is available in a couple of cafés but you have to hunt for them. In the north it is more easily found but still not common. There are occasional fads among the street punks and lots of dogs get stolen over a few months until the fad fades out. Raising dogs to eat is a long term project and is not something undertaken in anticipation of fads. One reason the fads don't last is that to be palatable a dog's diet has to be controlled, rice and vegetables only. The stolen dogs from the villages have more varied diets and some eat occasional meat which renders them unfit for the table. I applaud the villagers for dealing with the problem directly.
25 posted on 07/19/2014 6:44:05 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khach san La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: W.

Yep, and Edith had to keep correcting Archie.


26 posted on 07/19/2014 6:59:03 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: T-Bird45

Damn! I missed that in the movie.

I ate monkey once, unknowingly, in Panama.

Damned fine.

Draw the line at dog, though.

I’m sure it would be tasty, but a sacrilege nevertheless.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 7:04:13 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: ThanhPhero
in a country where geckos and pangolin are considered good food

That reminds me of a "no shit, this is true" story from my vacation in Vietnam in 1969.

I was attached to a VIP escort helicopter unit and one of the bennies of that was a small hootch sectioned off inside a larger building, complete with bunk, rudimentary table, and a rickety chair.

Every morning, before I departed, I would make my bunk, stretching my poncho liner tight across the thin mattress.

Every evening, when I came in, I would find my bed mussed up, apparently from someone standing on it and jumping on the bunk.

I got tired of it, to the point of returning to my hootch within about an hour of leaving it one morning.

To my surprise there were two VN ladies (hootch mamasans) on my bed, jumping up and down.

After much hell-raising on my part and the involvement of the chief papasan, we established that I had a large population of geckos residing above my bunk.

Every day, the two girls would go in, catch a "mess" of geckos and go about their usual business.

I gave my permission for the practice to continue, with the admonition that they would make my bunk after their "hunting" trips.

They never did significant damage to the population from what I could tell, as every night for the remainder of my stay, the "f*** you" geckos would sing me off to sleep.

28 posted on 07/19/2014 7:07:04 AM PDT by OldSmaj (obama is a worthless mohametan. Impeach his ass now!)
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To: ThanhPhero

I do speak Thai but know zero Vietnamese. You’ll have to translate!


29 posted on 07/19/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: T-Bird45

“It seems dog was considered a fine meal during our Revolutionary days, at least according to the dialog in the movie The Patriot.”

I really doubt it. “The Patriot” is not exactly a reliable historical movie.


30 posted on 07/19/2014 7:26:25 AM PDT by River Hawk
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To: Slambat

“Don’t forget, the president of the United States eats dog.
Yep, the dog eater in chief.”

I don’t know if Obama eats dog now, but it has been established that he ate it when residing in Indonesia.
Probably the only U.S. President in the whole history of the U.S. who has eaten dog meat.
Should be a constitutional disqualifier, if you ask me.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk

AFAIK, the only times dog was eaten by Americans in colonial or early national years was when they were dining with Indians. Lewis and Clark describe such meals several times in their report.

I have no idea of the context in the movie.


32 posted on 07/19/2014 7:42:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“AFAIK, the only times dog was eaten by Americans in colonial or early national years was when they were dining with Indians. Lewis and Clark describe such meals several times in their report.”

OK, now that’s interesting. So did Lewis and Clark like it?


33 posted on 07/19/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk

Apparently the expedition consumed around 200 dogs purchased from the Indians.

http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/hunting.htm

I believe Clark was the only member who refused to eat them.


34 posted on 07/19/2014 7:58:16 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: driftdiver

“Its not like dogs are hard to breed so is this a sign that food is becoming scare there?”

No. Dog meat has been popular in Viet Nam for a very long time, and now people have MORE money and are willing to pay more for dog meat, making it a more profitable item to steal as there is no legally, open market for aising dogs for human consumption.


35 posted on 07/19/2014 11:41:48 AM PDT by Wuli
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