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Dogs Disappear From Ekiti Streets As Residents Turn To Dog Meat

Posted: 28 December, 2016 at 07:40 pm
Dogs Disappear From Ekiti Streets As Residents Turn To Dog Meat
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The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports Dogs are continuously disappearing from the streets of Ekiti state as many residents now turn to dog meat for consumption.

In places like, Ado-Ekiti, Ikere-Ekiti, Ise-Ekiti, Emure- Ekiti, Ikole-Ekiti and Otun Ekiti, it has been noticed that new dog slaughter places have emerged. Most of the consumption of the meat is taking place in the homes, restaurants and beer parlours around the state.

NAN has it that despite the fact that many people look at it as taboo, people of Ekiti have increasingly looked at it as a source of nutrition.

One seller, Mr Debo Olusola, who trades in dog meat, said he makes an average of N10,000 daily from sale of dog meat suya.

According to a resident of the state, no fewer than 20 of such slaughter slabs exist in Ado Ekiti alone. “A good number of beer parlours and relaxation centres now make pepper soup and suya from dog meat.

“Because of the high rate of consumption of dog meat, it is now difficult to see dogs on the street and their cost have risen astronomically."

Previously dogs, that are about 3 months old were sold for as low as N500, now attract up to N3,000, while adult go for between N6,000 and N15,000 depending on the size.

Kunle Adeyemi, who is a veterinary doctor, warned against excessive consumption of the meat, saying it was “risky and injurious to health” due to rabies content in dog flesh and blood.

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