Untold story of why people eat Dog Meat in Benin

Untold story of why people eat Dog Meat in Benin

Untold story of why people eat dog meat in Benin


We have always heard about how the Benin people have affection for dog meat, in fact a lot of time most dog lovers would never want their dogs around a Benin indigene.


But the interesting truth is, no one has ever thought of why Benin people actually love dog meat, how it started and why it has really lasted this long.

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Most of the interesting hidden truth on why Benin people love dog meat and how they the meat delicious to their taste is explained in this documentary.



Historically, human consumption of dog meat has been recorded in many parts of the world. In the 21st century, dog meat is consumed in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Nigeria, and Switzerland, and it is eaten or is legal to be eaten in other countries throughout the world.


Some cultures view the consumption of dog meat as part of their traditional, ritualistic, or day-to-day cuisine, and other cultures consider consumption of dog meat a taboo, even where it had been consumed in the past. Opinions also vary drastically across different regions within different countries. It was estimated in 2014 that worldwide, 25 million dogs are eaten each year by humans.

Untold story of why people eat dog meat in Benin

In Africa, Dogs are eaten by various groups in some states of Nigeria, including Ondo State, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Plateau, Gombe, Taraba and Kaduna. They are believed to have medicinal powers. In late 2014, the fear of contracting the Ebola virus disease from bush meat led to  at least one major Nigerian newspaper to imply that eating dog meat was a healthy alternative.


That paper documented a thriving trade in dog meat and slow sales of even well smoked bush meat.



While in Benin city, dog meat is one of the most delicious meat you can easily have access to at any point in time. Most time people were believed to eat dog meat for supernatural powers, medical alternative and a lot of other time because the meat is actually very deliciously made in Benin city.

Untold story of why people eat Dog Meat in Benin

Its believed that you can get the best of well prepared dog meat in Benin City.

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Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. She is an health freelancer, and media Manager. She is a humorous and controversial writer, who believes all form of writing is audible if it's done well. Temi Badmus specializes on indigenous food nutrient research and values. She believes in reaching out to people with health decline through articles and giving advice on good eating habit.

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