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Hanoi's plan to ban dog meat puts pressure on hundreds of vendors

Vietnam's capital wants to close restaurants but finds resistance among locals

A dog meat vendor in Hanoi. The consumption of dog and cat meat is embedded in Vietnamese history, in part due to a famine at the end of World War II and also because of local superstitions. 

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Hanoi plans to ban the trade in dog and cat meat in central districts from 2021, but locals say the practice is an integral part of Vietnamese culture and should not be regulated.

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