Bardot appeals to Yingluck over dogs
- Published: 17/04/2013 at 10:49 PM
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The former actress and current animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot has issued an appeal to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to clamp down on the slaughtering of dogs in illegal abattoirs.
Former French actress Brigitte Bardot .
In an open letter published on Wednesday, Bardot claimed 100,000 dogs a year are being killed at Tha Rae in the Northeast, while another 100,000 are exported alive to meet a similar fate.
"Tha Rae is the centre of a squalid trade in which dogs are killed for their meat or their skin in underground abattoirs after being captured in the street or stolen from their owners," Bardot wrote.
"Every year, 100,000 dogs are killed there. As many if not more are illegally exported from all over Thailand in atrocious conditions, crammed and starved during a 36-hour road journey in order to be brutally killed and eaten in Vietnam."
Bardot urged Ms Yingluck to watch a YouTube video - "Hell on Earth: Thailand's Dog Meat Trade" - saying it will not fail to move her.
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