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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

In Central African Republic, people are stealing dogs then cooking them

A young man kills a dog with a rod in the Central African Republic. Our Observer claims that this dog was stolen from its owner.
A young man kills a dog with a rod in the Central African Republic. Our Observer claims that this dog was stolen from its owner.
Text by: Alexandre Capron
2 min

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One of our Observers from the Central African Republic was taken aback when he saw a group of young men capture and kill a dog in the streets of the capital, Bangui. They then cooked it over an open fire and sold its skin. In the CAR, there is not the same taboo about killing and eating dogs as there is in Europe and North America. Except, in this case, there was a big problem: the dog was stolen from its owner in a growing spate of dog-nappings that is shocking many Central Africans and alarming veterinarians.

WARNING, READERS MAY FIND SOME IMAGES SHOCKING

 

The France 24 Observers team has chosen to share only screen grabs from a video sent to us a that shows a group of young men clubbing a dog, which is lying on the ground, inert.

In the video, which lasts 17 seconds, the young men kill the dog by beating it with a stick. The limp dog is then dragged along the ground by a piece of rope used as a collar.

Another still from the video showing the dog after it has been beaten.

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