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Ever wondered if Swedish bulldogs enjoy the same quality kibble as sheepdogs in South Africa?

Brazil

Ingredients like ground corn, wheat bran, and soybean meal make up most of the filler of Brazilian dog food, which is also bulked up with bovine (bones and all), chicken oil, salt, and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and artificial coloring. While the contents aren’t necessarily inspiring, the brand names range from curious to downright silly, including standouts like Bancook, Pitty, Dunga, Ringo, and our favorite, Floop.

Iceland

A team of veterinarians and accomplished animal nutritionists and physiologists started the Icelandic company Murr in 2008 to offer the highest-quality pet foods to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Utilizing local lamb and raw materials from Iceland’s pristine land, this is grub for the most privileged of pups.

Netherlands

The Dutch know how to show serious hospitality, so it’s obvious that they’d take great care of their canines as well. Yarrah is a 100 percent bio-organic company that makes gourmet-sounding varieties like beef chunks with parsley and thyme, turkey pâté with aloe vera, and chicken with nettles and tomato in sauce. Renske is another Dutch pet food brand, and they concoct crazy combinations like duck and rabbit, salmon and potato, and Mediterranean-inspired flavors like beef and serrano (we’re assuming ham and not chile).

Australia

Would you guess that dogs are fed BARF in the land Down Under? Believe it. Dr. Ian Billinghurst developed his line of Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods in order to give Australian canines an advantage in their diet. His patties come in typical flavors like chicken, beef, and pork, as well as exciting selections like lamb, rabbit, and, because this is Australia, kangaroo.

United States

From Alpo and Pedigree to Iams and Science Diet, the culinary offerings for American barkers fall into a wide range of doggie delicacies, including chicken and peas, ocean fish and rice, and the ever-popular Turkey and Lamb Tango. There are also the usual suspects in the realm of treats, like crunchy biscuits, chewy, meat-infused nuggets, and harder-textured twists to control tartar.

France

French pet food company Normandise observes a team of taste-tester animals to determine the success of failure of new recipes, which shows how much they care about their product. Flavors like rabbit, salmon, veal, cod, and shrimp are just the beginning, and the Normandy-based brand also boasts numerous features food textures, such as mousse, terrine, and chunks of meat in either gravy or jelly. Bon appétit!

South Africa

In 2005, a new dog food brand called Wuma hit the South African market and has since earned distinction among area breeders. While Wuma’s main flavors for adult dogs and puppies are chicken-meal dominant, it also has a kangaroo-based super-premium product called Wuma Plus that loaded with CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which boosts immune response and supports healthy body functions.

Greece

Of course there’d be a brand named after a Greek deity in the country they reigned over, and Artemis pet food doesn’t let the poodles of Peloponnese down. Almost half is comprised of wheat, and the rest is mostly a combination of poultry and meat meal, animal fat, and beet pulp.

Mexico

Mexican pet owners may be moving away from buying manufactured dog food after the government recently passed a law that taxes processed pet foods at an exorbitant 16 percent, categorizing them as a "luxury good." Table scraps, which many already favor for their pets, might be a more cost-effective option, and most Mexican mutts enjoy a mix of chicken, rice, tortillas, and eggs.

Sweden

Scandinavians are sticklers for purity in flavor, so it’s no wonder that dog food in Sweden has a bite that lives up to its bark. Bozita Robur is made with local meat and a mix of rice and maize instead of wheat, making it gluten-free. It’s also loaded with vitamins C and E, selenium, and specially processed cereals (SPC) to help keep pups’ stomachs in top shape.

India

Benevo vegetarian and vegan dog food hails from the U.K., but it’s quite popular in the sections of India that abide by the same dietary restrictions. Benevo also shuns egg, wheat, and dairy, and instead uses a base of corn, soy, white rice, and peas along with yeast, sugar beet pulp, and tomato pomace.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.


Countries that eat dog

Serving up a dish of man's best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow. But while only only a handful of states that actually have laws on the books that ban the practice, in many states, like Pennsylvania for example, it's still legal to sell and eat dogs and cats.

Yet, in some parts of the world, these animals are often on the menu. If you don't fancy trying a meat that could have been a cuddly pet, proceed with caution when exploring local dishes in the following countries.

Dogs for sale at meat market in before dog meat festival in Yulin. (Reuters)

Dog meat has long history in Chinese cuisine and the practice of cooking with it continues today in many regions. While the country has at time curtailed its sale (the government banned the sale of dog meat at local restaurants during the Beijing Olympics), it's still common to see dog hanging in the country's many wet markets.

Dog meat is a common dish in this West African nation. Some believe that eating dog helps build immunity to disease. People have reportedly been gorging on suya, grilled meat often made from dog, to protect against the Ebola outbreak, despite health official warnings. It's also believed that eating dog may also improve one's sex life.

3. Arctic and Antarctic

While dogs are usually used for sledding through the icy tundra, when the meat supply is running low those that live in the Arctic, Greenland and other cold-climate countries will turn to dog meat as a source of protein.

Slaughtered dogs are prepared for sale in Duong Noi, a small village in Vietnam. (Reuters)

Dog eating a common practice in many Vietnamese homes and restaurants. "Dog is the go-to dish in Vietnam for drinking parties, family reunions and special occasions," according to the Guardian. Unfortunately, demand for the meat has gotten so high that an underground smuggling operation out of Thailand has been snatching pets and street dogs to sell on the lucrative meat market.

While many people often associate eating dogs with Asian or African cuisine, the practice is still common among farmers in Appenzell and St. Gallen districts of the country. The practice is legal as long as the animal is killed humanely and the meat is not sold for commercial purposes.

While dog is considered taboo to eat (along with pigs) in this predominantly Muslim country, the meat is consumed at special occasions such as weddings or holidays.

A woman prepares a dish with dog meat for her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo)

Dog meat was once a popular meat in South Korea, but the practice has fallen out of favor with younger generations who prefer to keep dogs as pets, reports CTV. The government has neither made its sale legal or explicitly banned it under South Korean laws. It's estimated that between 2 million and 2.5 million dogs are still consumed in South Korea each year.