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