Would YOU eat dog meat? Putting man's best friend on the menu could be good for the environment.
Eating dogs is commonplace in Asian countries like Vietnam and Laos
But the CNN's John Sutter says we should also consider it in the West
He says eating shelter dogs is a good alternative to euthanisation
Sutter does not condone the poor treatment of dogs intended to be food but says eating them could be 'helpful'
One photographer who recently travelled to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to investigate the trade tells MailOnline it is a 'very touchy subject'