South Korea President Moon Jae-in considers ban on dog meat consumption | World News

  • The public has turned away from dog meat, with consumption dropping sharply over the previous a number of years. Meanwhile, there was a surge in dog and cat possession, particularly amongst youthful Koreans who welcome the animals into their properties and see them as members of the family.

Bloomberg | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2021 09:26 PM IST

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is seeking to formally ban the consumption of dog meat within the nation, saying the time has come to finish the apply derided by activists in opposition to animal cruelty.

Moon mentioned the federal government ought to take a look at “prohibiting dog meat consumption,” throughout a weekly name Monday with Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum, who briefed the president on measures to enhance managing deserted animals, the presidential office mentioned.

South Korea is one in all a number of nations the place dog meat is consumed and has confronted worldwide criticism for components of the commerce that embrace killing the animals by way of bludgeoning, hanging and electrocution. 

The authorities is predicted to announce new measures as quickly as Thursday, in line with Edaily. South Korean animal safety legal guidelines are supposed to stop cruelty however not dog meat consumption itself, in line with Yonhap News Agency.

The public has turned away from dog meat, with consumption dropping sharply over the previous a number of years. Meanwhile, there was a surge in dog and cat possession, particularly amongst youthful Koreans who welcome the animals into their properties and see them as members of the family.

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