Now first you need to read this story about a stolen dog taken from the shelter with a frantic owner looking for it. The dog was taken by a "rescue" who immediately removed the chip that the responsible owner had put in. Why didn't they try to locate the owner instead? http://www.opposingviews.com/i/are-l-a-s-transported-dogs-stolen-or-rescued
Then read this about the LA transports to Canada. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/l-a-shelter-dogs-transported-to-canada-rescue-or-ruse
Now you have some background for reading this article in Opposing Views. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/dog-meat-popularity-vietnam-creates-market-stolen-pets
It talks about the Canadians who still sell to labs, and who eat dogs. No offense to our Canadian neighbors but this is the truth.
TRANSPORTING SHELTER DOGS TO CANADA – POSSIBILITY OF SLAUGHTER?
A January 2011 Opposing Views article, L.A. Shelter Dogs Transported to Canada, Rescue or Ruse?,” discussed the American mania to transport dogs from shelter to shelter, rescue to rescue, and even out of the country to attempt to give the impression the U.S. is becoming “No Kill”. Many of these transports involve shipping mostly smaller dogs and Pit Bulls to Canada, with no monitoring or follow-up on their ultimate destination. It is important that anyone involved in or condoning this practice is aware of the following:
Under Canada's Wildlife Act, there is no law against selling and serving canine meat, including dogs, if it is killed and gutted in front of federal inspectors. http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2003/11/07/dog_meat031107.html
In a 2002-2006 on-line poll, 33.72% of responders voted “Yes” to the question, “Should Canadians increase their consumption of dog meat?” http://forums.redflagdeals.com/pet-overpopulation-should-we-start-eating-more-dog-cat-canada-296403/2/
So the question does arise, are our dogs ending up on dinner tables from these transports that are totally unregulated. With all the money making schemes being unraveled lately surrounding "No Kill", someone just might be making a buck off dog steaks.