Popular Snack Sold On Bali Beaches Proven To Be DOG MEAT
An investigation by the ABC has discovered that tourists flocking to popular Bali beaches like Seminyak are unknowingly eating dog meat sold by shady vendors.
The disturbing report was published after an undercover journalist posed as a documentary maker, getting to know the "key players in Bali's completely unregulated dog-meat industry".
One vendor featured explicitly told the reporter that the meat he was selling, from a box labelled "RW", was actually made from dogs rather than chicken.
Shortly after the man can be seen approaching tourists to sell his "satay chicken".
"Satay just one dollar," the vendor says, before the Australian tourist queries: "Satay chicken, not dog?"
"No, not dog," he says, refusing to admit to what he is actually selling.
The unsuspecting tourist is then videoed buying and eating the meat, saying: "I'm happy just as long as it's not dog."
"Tourists will walk down a street, they'll see a street store selling satay but what they are not realising is the letters "RW" on the store mean it is dog meat being served," Lyn White, Animals Australia's campaign director explained.
While eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, the unregulated trade - and the common practise of using poisons like cyanide to kill the animals - is putting consumers at risk.
Ms White added: "The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a statement of fact."