This is sickening to even think about.
Pet owners in Thailand are on the lookout these days afters hundreds of dog remains were found in a forest near the border of Laos.
Police believe that Thai criminals stole the dogs and smuggled them out there before they skinned the canines alive — to make leather gloves.
One disturbing revelation is that a certain leather golf glove, which is popular in China, is made from the skin of dogs' testicles. Experts believe that many of the dogs were domestic because it is far easier to steal a domestic pup than to catch a stray dog.
Here's what the president of Thai dog welfare John Dalley said:
"Stray dogs are extremely difficult to catch. It’s far easier to catch pet dogs or unwanted service dogs."
The remains of dog bones and skin that were found near Laos are now believed to have been heading to China and Vietnam.
Even though this practice is highly illegal, the payouts are insanely large, which is a motivating factor for these horrendous criminals.
We hope swift and satisfying punishment is on the horizon for these monsters!
Just awful, awful business.
[Image via EPA.]
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