1. Saigon - Vietnamese Delicacy

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    While I was in Saigon I decided with two couchsurfers met there to go and taste a famous local delicacy: dog meat. It was obviously weird for foreigners when we saw the dish coming knowing what we will be eating, although I should confess that I found it quite good even if a bit fat. I let you have a look at the video we shot while at the place that will tell you more about it

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    • Food Fighting: "Gaegogi" 개고기 (Dog Meat)

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      www.darrinleejournalism.com ©2011. Darrin Lee Please keep in mind, with regards to culturally contrasting objections: 1) There is probably more unethical treatment of animals involved in ordering chicken McNuggets, or the like. 2) It's certainly more offensive, or disgusting, putting a lit cigarette to your mouth. Thank you. Gaegogi 개고기 My first thoughts on covering this were filled with concern of offending people and protecting my own reputation. I quickly remembered, though, my long-standing principle ‘to slit my wrist before biting my tongue’. With that said, I’m willing to put myself at hazard in the name of truth. If it’s happening, it should be examined and the story must be told… for better or worse. -- To understand why a country eats dog meat, you need only look to its history of domestic animals. Imagine- You’re a hunter-gatherer of the Neolithic era living far in-land in a region solely provided with coastal seafood. There are very few pigs or chickens and any cattle may be needed as working animals in farming. This is long before tofu… and you have to get the protein somewhere. -- So why is serving dog meat still legal in Korea? The Animal Protection Amendment (APA) Act of 2007 is unclear, at best, as to its impact on the dog meat trade. Dogs are not included in the Livestock Processing Act therefore no specific law governing the raising and slaughtering of dogs for food can be pointed to, so long as the act conforms to the general anti-cruelty requirements of the APA. There are plenty of venues around… and they’re not hiding what’s on the menu. -- It’s praised as the leanest meat source, very low in cholesterol much unlike pork, beef, duck, or even venison. Tradition recommends preparing it in a stew called “bo-sin-tang” 보신탕 and eating it during the hottest days of summer, known as “bok-nal” 복날. It’s considered high-end dining for 15,000KRW/person. -30-

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      • Gupo market livestock June 2010

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        One of Busan's largest open markets, Gupo Market, sells livestock including chickens, ducks, and dogs. A friend and I were purchasing some live chickens.

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        • Eating Korean Dog Meat (Part 2)

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          Are you interested in teaching abroad? Check out our blog where we documented all of the ups and downs of a one year teaching contract in a tiny South Korean village. http://www.KenandJess2Go.blogspot.com

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          • Eating Korean Dog Meat

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            Are you interested in teaching abroad? Check out our blog where we documented all of the ups and downs of a one year teaching contract in a tiny South Korean village. http://www.KenandJess2Go.blogspot.com

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            • The Year Of The Pig (Trailer)

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              Trailer for THE YEAR OF THE PIG. A travel documentary which takes places in Southern China during Chinese New Year. Released by Action Project Group Dec. 2007.

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              • Dog meat night

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                Serene, our cameraman Evan and I joined a feast of dog meat to celebrate a Korean girl's birthday.

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