A lady from Klang saw a group of men catching a young dog and placing it into a sack while on her way to a shop on Tuesday night. The dog struggled and the man holding the sack swung it and hit a lamp post several times. When they realised they were being watched, the man dumped the sack and left the place with his group. Fearing for her safety, the lady returned home and went back the following day and saw the dog was still lying on the sack without moving. Yesterday evening her daughter brought the dog to us and we have admitted her at one of our panel vets. There was nothing wrong with the young dog except for some swelling around the abdomen - probably due to being whacked against the lamp post. She had refused to move from the spot out of fear and also trauma. Going by the facts given to us, we believe the group of men were Vietnamese and the dog was probably their dinner for the day. How do we tackle a problem such as this? For them, the dog is a food source just like cattle, poultry and pigs - among others. The only way would be to make dog meat consumption illegal here - like how it is in countries such as Taiwan. But would the authorities do this? I am sure most of you would recall a top ranking official from the Department of Veterinary Services who said that dog meat consumption should be regarded as being okay. There are many dog meat restaurants in this country - where do they get their supply? From the pounds? Where?