Health & Fit Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse
The Galveston diet is a weight-loss plan designed for women undergoing menopause
This diet focuses on helping middle-aged women lose weight by eating foods that are meant to reduce inflammation throughout the body.The Galveston diet is designed to help menopausal women lose weight by fighting inflammation rather than cutting calories. Despite many personal stories of success on the diet's website, there are no scientific studies that prove this diet is any better at helping you lose weight than other healthy, balanced diets. Here's what you need to know before trying the Galveston diet.
CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business.
Buth Pith and his wife Khath Hach this week shut down the small abattoir they had operated for about seven years after animal protection groups agreed to provide them an alternate living by building a small convenience store for them.
Toss Your Gardening Gloves and Make Way for These 20 Low-Maintenance Flowers
Consider this your lazy gardener's guide.
Animal activists are taking the 15 dogs that had been caged at the slaughterhouse to an animal shelter in the capital, Phnom Penh, for rehabilitation, after which they will be offered for adoption, either in Cambodia or abroad.
The closure Wednesday in Chi Meakh village in Kampong Thom province follows a bigger victory in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination, which in July outlawed the buying, selling and butchering of dogs for food.
Fact check: Bill Gates, Tyson Foods not instigating collapse of meat supply
COVID-19 has impacted the meat industry. Supply chain issues are not related to Bill Gates' or Tyson Foods' investment in meat alternatives.“Do you wonder why the media wants you panicked about the food supply and why farms are slaughtering and aborting animals? Bill Gates and food giant Tyson have both heavily backed lab-grown meat research,” a viral article from the website SHTF Plan reads.
But animal lovers still have a long way to go. Dog is famously part of the cuisine in neighboring Vietnam, while eating dog meat was traditionally shunned in Cambodia, considered by an older generation to bring bad luck. In recent years, however, it has become popular.
An estimated 2 million to 3 million dogs are killed annually in Cambodia for their meat, according a recent report by the groups Four Paws International, based in Austria, and Animal Rescue Cambodia.
Shop the 11 best dog treats of 2020, according to pet experts
Why you should surprise your canine companion with one (or 11) of these tasty dog treats.Since we’re home more, we’re snacking more — and so it’s only natural that you want to treat your lockdown companion. But instead of tossing your pup an extra weiner from the grill, you might want to think carefully about the (amount of) treats you’re giving your canine friend. JoAnn Morrison, DVM and director of veterinary science at Banfield Animal Hospital, notes that a beef hot dog can equate to as much as 30 percent of a 30-pound dog’s recommended daily calorie intake (147 calories out of 479 total calories).
They say that not only is killing the dogs inhumane, but eating them is a health risk that can spread rabies. The practice cal also hurt the tourist industry, they say.
Katherine Polak, Four Paws’ head of stray animal care for Southeast Asia, told The Associated Press that the Cambodian government at both the national and provincial level takes an interest in the dog meat issue because they “do not view this as Khmer (Cambodian) culture. They view this as a Vietnamese import in terms of culinary preference and ... dogs play a really critical role in national peacekeeping, in mine detection.”
These Low-Calorie Ice Cream Brands Legit Taste Amazing (We Tried Them All!)
Here's what our editors are snacking on to stay cool this summer.
Buth Pith, the 38-year-old dog butcher in Chi Meakh, explained why he entered the trade.
“Before I was a seller of freshwater fish, but when I saw other villagers slaughtering dogs and earning a better income, I switched my job to start butchering dogs instead,” he said.
He has no idea how many dogs he has killed, but said he usually butchered five to eight a day.
His wife Khath Hach, 37, said she never was comfortable with the business but it was necessary to support their family, including two children.
She said many villagers complained when they heard the sounds of the dogs suffering before they died, and her own parents told her that they should stop the killing because it would bring bad luck and, according to Buddhist theories of reincarnation, bode ill for their future lives.
Shop with veterinarians: Senior dog food
Senior dogs have different dietary requirements. Veterinarians weigh in on what to look for when shopping for your canine companion.As your dog gets older, finding the right senior dog food is an important part of keeping your stay-at-home buddy happy.
Another villager, Rouen Veasna, said he ate dog occasionally when he was younger, but it became a habit after the local slaughterhouse opened, and he would have it for lunch or dinner, and sometimes while drinking with friends.
Prum Nhenh, who operates a small restaurant that serves dog meat, said it would be difficult to afford medicine for her 80-year-old mother without the money the meat brings in.
She said she opened her restaurant more than a year ago and initially just sold items such as soft drinks, beer and eggs. But she put dog on the menu and it proved popular, allowing her to sell meat from as many as four dogs a day.
10 meat subscription boxes that are still delivering
— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Earlier this year we brought you a list of the very best meat subscription boxes delivering in the U.S. As the coronavirus changed the landscape of grocery shopping, many people turned to online options to have their groceries delivered or simply outsourced to companies shipping from around the country. Quickly, many people signed up for meat subscription boxes, overwhelming production, and causing waitlists for the most popular boxes and products.
“The price of pork, the price of beef is expensive and does not sell as well, reducing my income, while dog meat is cheaper, and people like to consume it,” she said.
Khath Hach, the butcher's wife, believes there are benefits more important than money to be gained from giving up the dog meat trade.
She said after she opens the family’s new convenience store, other villagers will no longer look down on them and they won’t have the taint of sin from killing animals.
Tasty tips for perfect chicken at home .
Check out our top tips for cooking chicken, from roasting and grilling to making Buffalo wings.