Filed Under (Beninese culture, General) by Rob on 20-09-2007

In northern Benin, they eat dog. Yes, it’s true. But apparently only every four years in some cases. I found this out from a fantastic National Geographic video on YouTube. It’s quite long and will take a few minutes to download, so to spare those with slower connections, I’ll not embed it on the blog. However, do click here to see the video, and let me know what you think. (NB probably not suitable to show the kids!)

2 Comments posted on "Anyone for DOG???????"
Johannes on September 22nd, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

I didn’t manage to watch the video but then I don’t really need to bother as I’ve experienced the real thing… It tastes a bit doggy, but it’s quite nice really.

suz in benin on March 15th, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

believe me it is more then every 4 years. they get killed regularly behind my house and are cooked and sold with tchouc. they eat it with tchouc.
yes there are cermonies where there are more killed but they are regularly killed to be eaten. i will not bother telling you how that happens. but it is not pretty sometimes.