Vietnam Photographer Aaron Joel Santos | Editorial, Documentary, and Travel Photographs | Vietnam | Thailand | Laos | Cambodia | Southeast Asia: Dog Meat in Northern Thailand: Thailand-Dog-Meat-Trade-12

A small dog is slaughtered for dinner by a family in Dong Mafai village in Sakon Nakhon province, northeastern Thailand. The family, who wished to remain anonymous, slaughter about 20 dogs a week to sell to neighbors and other local buyers. Here, the skin is quickly burned to remove any leftover hairs before the meat portioned. // CREDIT: Aaron Joel Santos for the New York Times

A small dog is slaughtered for dinner by a family in Dong Mafai village in Sakon Nakhon province, northeastern Thailand. The family, who wished to remain anonymous, slaughter about 20 dogs a week to sell to neighbors and other local buyers. Here, the skin is quickly burned to remove any leftover hairs before the meat portioned. // CREDIT: Aaron Joel Santos for the New York Times