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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:30 AM

Vietnam: Owners heartbroken after 12 dogs killed over Covid

Source: BBC

Vietnam: Owners heartbroken after 12 dogs killed over Covid

By Bui Thu
BBC News Vietnamese

14 October 2021

As Covid infections spike, a Vietnamese couple left Long An province on a motorbike along with their pack of pet dogs.

They later tested positive for Covid-19. From their hospital beds, they found out 12 of their pets had been killed by authorities over fears the animals could spread the virus.

"My wife and I cried so much that we couldn't sleep," Pham Minh Hung, a 49-year-old bricklayer told the BBC.

"I didn't want to believe that really happened… I couldn't do anything to protect my kids," he said, referring to his dogs.

Their story, documented on social media app TikTok, has sparked huge backlash in Vietnam, and a petition calling for an end to the practice has gathered more than 150,000 signatures.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58894320

Videos of the trip with dogs and belongings all piled on went viral on the TikTok social media app (Pham Minh Hung)

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