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A dogs trader carries dogs in cages tied onto his bicycle on his way to a dog meat restaurant in Hanoi 16 December 1999. Dog meat is very popular in northern Vietnam, especially in the winter months when people seem to consume more food and the big dog meat restaurants make a killing by selling several hundred kilogrammes of dog meat per day. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH NAM. (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

A dogs trader carries dogs in cages tied onto his bicycle on his way to a dog meat restaurant in Hanoi 16 December 1999. Dog meat is very popular in northern Vietnam, especially in the winter months when people seem to consume more food and the big dog meat restaurants make a killing by selling several hundred kilogrammes of dog meat per day. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH NAM. (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows a vendor selling dog meat on a street in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership. GRAPHIC CONTENT AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows a vendor selling dog meat on a street in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership.   GRAPHIC CONTENT   AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam        (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

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TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha
This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership.    AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam        (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

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TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha
This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership.    AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam        (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

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TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Vietnam-society-animal,FEATURE by Tran Thi Minh Ha
This photo taken on July 26, 2012 shows dogs waiting to be slaughtered for meat at a dog slauterhouse in Hanoi. Canine meat has long been on the menu in Vietnam. For many older Vietnamese, dogs are an essential part of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that can coexist with pet ownership.    AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam        (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)