Barbequeing a dog for dinner

by John Einar Sandvand on November 21, 2009

Just outside Phnom Penh I came across this scene: A few young men barbequeing a dog.

Eating dog does happen in Cambodia, even though many people will blame the habit on the Vietnamese.  Many dog owners choose to look very closely after their dogs, being worried that they may be stolen by hungry people looking for food.  You will also find dog in some rare restaurants.

This video was shot in a camp for people evicted from one of the development areas in Phnom Penh. Most people in this area are very poor, and getting enough food is a daily struggle.

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Bodlagz January 11, 2011 at 2:26 am

I guess that's a Cambodian hot-dog ?.

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jim lamidi February 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

No bush meat or what? They need be careful and hardworking so not to face stiffer poverty and make them turn to eating human flesh just like it happened in a part of Nigeria during civil war.

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