A woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFPA woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFP
A woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFP

Dog meat banned in Siem Reap, the tourist town that became Cambodian ‘linchpin’ of controversial trade

  • Animal rights groups say 3 million dogs were slaughtered each year in Siem Reap but the practice has descended into ‘anarchy’
  • The maximum penalty for dealing in dogs for slaughter as food is now five years in prison, while fines range from US$1,700 to US$12,200

Topic |   Cambodia
A woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFPA woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFP
A woman preparing dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap. Photo: AFP
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