Loss of trade as dogs die

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CALABAR: Meat traders in this south­ern Nige­rian city are count­ing the cost af­ter a truck car­ry­ing more than 100 dogs over­turned, crush­ing scores of ca­nines and trig­ger­ing a scram­ble to snatch up sur­vivors.

Dog meat is a del­i­cacy in Calabar and the an­i­mals were des­tined for the pop­u­lar Ika Ika Oqua mar­ket.

“I lost over $2 000 (R15 210) as my dogs were worst hit in the ac­ci­dent. Even the rush sales I made at the scene were at a give­away price,” said Bassey Etim, a dog trader for many years. – Reuters

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