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Dog meat, a delicacy in Mizoram

AIZAWL, DEC. 19. Man's trusted friend and guardian for ages, the dog is seen in Mizoram as a source of tasty meat, more preferred than even the pork, the widely available meat in the State.

No wonder dog meat is costlier at Rs. 140 a kg in the State's capital Aizawl while pork costs only Rs. 120 a kg.

A five-member team of mediapersons from Kerala on a recent visit to the northeast noticed the absence of stray dogs in Aizawl.

Inquiries revealed that dog meat is a prized food item here. Veterinary experts and the Director of Animal Husbandry said there had been very few cases of deaths due to rabies in Mizoram.

The mediapersons came across several meat stalls with dog carcasses hung for sale interspersed with pork.

Dogs were brought in large numbers into Mizoram from Assam and Manipur for butchering. Nagaland was another north-eastern State which consumed dog meat.

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