Human consumption of dog meat has been recorded in many parts of the world and other cultures consider the consumption of dog meat a taboo.
In the 21st century, dog eating is consumed in China, Nigeria, Switzerland, Vietnam, and it is eaten or is legal to be eaten in other countries throughout the world.
Although the concept of eating dog meat is completely unheard of in the U.S, in other parts of the world it is regarded just the same as eating chicken or cow.
Besides the fact that dogs are killed most cruelly; dog meat selling is rapidly increasing generally and actually said to cure certain diseases and have some spiritual benefits.
1. Immunization against malaria
According to claims by some Nigerians; eating dogs serves as an immunization against malaria attacks.
Although, medical and nutrition experts have said that there is no scientific evidence to the claim that the consumption of dog meat cures malaria.
2. Foils witches attack
For some, dog meat prevents them from being attacked by witches and wizards and even makes evil spiritual forces flee from them.
According to a Nigerian teacher, Ike Azuka said, “I visit dog meat joint at least three times a week”. “I do not fear witches because like dogs that have penetrating eyes, witches too see and they feel I have powers that neutralize their power”.
3. Increase man virility
According to the Vietnamese, eating dog meat is said to increase a man’s virility, warm the blood, and help provide medicinal cures. It is considered a widely available, protein-rich, healthy alternative to pork, chicken, and beef.
As a matter of fact, dog meat popularly referred to as ‘404’ by some people is snowballing, compelling sellers to open roadside joints where they butcher and sell the meat, fresh or cooked.
The undocumented health and spiritual benefits of eating this meat have not been accepted by medical and nutrition experts.