I came across this man, on my way out of Dogon country. He tried to sell me one of his dogs. He told me he got them from the Dogon people, for whom a dog is a sacred creature because it carries a soul that reincarnates. Therefore a Dogon person would never kill or even sell a dog: they consider them free souls that no one can decide about. Because of that, the salesman could simply take the dogs with him. He walked for 3 days, where he would come to a town where people had different beliefs, and a craving for dogmeat. Business is business, he laughed.