20 years ago was tested commercially in supermarkets in Quebec (Canada) cat meat products. And as recently as the late 40s were first marketed in the U.S. canned cat meat. Even today it continues to consume dog meat in Western countries. In the heart of Europe are places like the Swiss regions of St. Gallen and Appenzell, where you eat dog meat regularly by some of their inhabitants. In Switzerland it is not forbidden to eat dogs, cats or other pets. It is only forbidden to trade with their flesh.
The fact that the condition is very dramatic dogs who suffer in the process to kill, and get to those identified with the appetite for the delicacy meat, no matter what the animal that suffers martyrdom. Maringa.net expresses very well what, when it states that for many dogs the nightmare of being considered as food in the trucks start where they are transported by road. The trip often takes several days over which have no access to food. They will only receive water through hoses and only to prevent dehydration and death. For the trip they were introduced in crowded cages stacked one above the other five heights.
Upon reaching the markets the carrier begins to throw down the cages on top. This leads to breakage of members and bruises to the panicked dogs. Once on the ground using metal tongs to grab them by the neck. When they were subjects, or traders can throw in larger cages to be weighed and sold immediately or unloaded in the "pens." Once on the ground the trembling animal droppings and literally fall into the water containers in the center of the pens to slake a thirst for days.