Thai police find hundreds of dog skins
Hundreds of dog skins have been found dumped in an area of northeast Thailand notorious for exporting canine parts as a delicacy or for use as a leather substitute, including for golf gloves, police say.
Acting on a tip off, police made the gruesome discovery in bags left next to a large pile of dog bones in a forest on Tuesday in Sakon Nakhon, which borders Laos.
“The skins would be bleached some are then sent (by smugglers) to other countries to be made into gloves for playing golf,” Lamai Sakolpit prada handbags ak, from a special police unit to suppress smuggling and the tra prada handbags de in animal parts, said on Wednesday.
“Experts say that dog skins are also used for instruments such a prada handbags s drums,” Lamai said, adding that it is illegal to kill canines to sell their parts in Thailand or abroad.
Lamai said the find was likely linked to a recent raid on two nearby makeshift factories where skins were stripped from dogs.
“Some people were afraid that we would find the skins at their houses . so they dumped them,” he added.
Local campaign group, Watchdog Thailand, condemned the killing of dogs for sale, explaining that exporters pay around $US10 ($A10.94) for every live dog, including pets and strays from the surrounding areas.
They then butcher the animals, skin them and b prada handbags low torch the carcasses to preserve the meat for sale mainly to buyers in Vietnam and China where it is a delicacy.