I think most countries don't have this thing with eating cats or ripping out a dog when you walk it, while killing it too...I know all about it and I hate this aspect of the country because I love animals and I have pets. What should I do about it ? Leave the country and go back to my European sh*t hole where animals have rights, but human life is not worth living? Sh*t happens everywhere. Find me a country with better options than Vietnam and I will move yesterday.
This stuff is mostly in certain parts of Asia (may be in Africa too).
In Vietnam a lot of poorer people don't have their life worth a dime, there're a bunch of young girls sold into slavery to China, also organ trafficking for big Chinese market, etc.
I'm not sure what you mean - disregard for human and animal lives and welfare is much worse in Asian countries than anywhere in Europe.
EU has a lot of welfare stuff, you mentioned getting the check, so seems like they did help and I know people manage to get free housing in the EU. There's a reason a lot of refugees are desperate to come into EU.
As someone who knows both sides of life, Western and outside, from the inside, I know why - their life isn't worth much at home.
Eastern Europe outside EU has less brutality towards animals than in Asia (and people like pets, don't eat them) and many places are not expensive to live in, different ways to get permanent residency too. The chance of future forced vaxx requirements is probably about the same as in Vietnam, and there's no strict enforcement of things.