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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 November, 2003, 12:34 GMT
Vietnamese boy 'sold as dog meat'
Dogs raised for meat in Vietnam
The Vietnamese eat dogs for luck and health
Vietnamese drug addicts kidnapped a mute teenager and sold him as dog meat, state media reports.

The Gia Dinh Xa Hoi (Family and Society) newspaper said two addicts took the homeless 13-year-old from a market in Halong city.

They tied up the boy, put him in a sack and sold him to a restaurant for 300,000 dong ($19), the report said.

The restaurateur released the boy, fed him and told the police. No arrests have been made yet, the newspaper said.




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