So if they were breeding dogs to be eaten then it's ok.
Stealing is wrong regardless of what's being stolen.
^ Is this more Lumpy-Libtard-Logic that you're becoming known for in these threads? Just toss a sweeping generalization in some all inclusive manner without allowing for exceptions. Or that most would agree that stealing someone's bicycle or smartphone is not as painful or as traumatic to the owner as stealing someone's pet dog. Especially when you live in a country where dog theft typically equates to one's pet becoming someone's meal. Canines provide loyal companionship, protection from intruders,etc. There is a profound emotional exchange between two separate living breathing entities which, I'm guessing, given your lifestyle choices you've been out of touch with for a very long time and therefore can't relate one iota.
And yes, it's true that in other parts of the world people consume animals like you have mentioned earlier. But I'm guessing you never heard of this festival before. Looks like no one here has. Add to that the fact that your knee-jerk response was to completely dismiss all if it as unimportant, suggest it was "fake news", imply that people who care are hypocrites all demonstrate your lack of empathy. Even for those of us that recognize faults within our own culture, pets being ripped from their families, denied food and water for days, neglected and tortured and more than likely skinned alive all warrant some type of condemnation, not apathetic dismissal.