EATING DOG MEAT IN THE WORLD: A Thai website lists the following countries or regions where mainstream culture favours or at least condones dog meat eating: 1. China; 2. Indonesia; 3. Mexico; 4. Philippines; 5. Taiwan; 6. Korea; 7. Switzerland; 8. Vietnam; 9. Polynesia; 10. Siberia; 11. Alaska; 12. North Canada; 13. Groenland — See:
In the same site, world dog population is evaluated at 500 M and dogs killed for consumption at 16 M per year, i.e. 3.2 %.
These figures can be compared with the following:
Some 21,000 children die every day around the world.
That is equivalent to:
1 child dying every 4 seconds;
14 children dying every minute;
A 2011 Libya conflict-scale death toll every day;
A 2010 Haiti earthquake occurring every 10 days;
A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring every 11 days;
An Iraq-scale death toll every 19–46 days;
Just under 7.6 million children dying every year;
Some 92 million children dying between 2000 and 2010;
The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. Despite the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.