Skip to comments.Mob burns dog thievesí motorbikes in northern Vietnam
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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Sacks of electrocuted dogs that four dog thieves left while fleeing after being discovered by the owners in Thanh Hoa Province July 10, 2014
Its not like dogs are hard to breed so is this a sign that food is becoming scare there?
Don’t forget, the president of the United States eats dog.
Yep, the dog eater in chief.
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.
Street thief mentality. Why breed, which takes a bit of an investment in time and money, when you can steal from somebody else?
You need food to raise a dog.
Street justice in Vietnam (dog thief) VOLUME WARNING!
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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 what Ive heard hes a Felcher.”
“Bui Van Quy, a dog owner,”
Apparently, also a rancher.
damn! I just looked up what a felcher is. dang it! dang dang dang dang it!!!!!!!!!
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.
Oh, I wish I hadn't looked that up. Now I can't unknow it.
Rats are imported from Cambodia...
It seems dog was considered a fine meal during our Revolutionary days, at least according to the dialog in the movie The Patriot.
That's a new one.
They brought knives to a stun gun fight on motorbikes.
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.
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.
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... :)
Yep, and Edith had to keep correcting Archie.
Damn! I missed that in the movie.
I ate monkey once, unknowingly, in Panama.
Draw the line at dog, though.
I’m sure it would be tasty, but a sacrilege nevertheless.
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.
I do speak Thai but know zero Vietnamese. You’ll have to translate!
“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.
“Dont 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.
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.
“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?
Apparently the expedition consumed around 200 dogs purchased from the Indians.
I believe Clark was the only member who refused to eat them.
“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.