By Josie September 1st, 2023
The dog meat industry, prevalent in several regions of Asia, is arguably one of the most severe companion animal welfare issues.
Over 30 million dogs are believed to be farmed, traded, and slaughtered for human consumption annually in Asia alone.
In many Asian countries the theft of dogs by criminal gangs to meet the demand for dog meat is escalating.
They are transported to cities in overcrowded and filthy trucks, posing significant risks for the transmission of diseases like rabies.
Other than Rabies, . The World Health Organisation links dog meat consumption to a heightened risk of cholera.
Numerous outbreaks in places like Vietnam are directly associated with the dog meat trade.
Stray or “community” dogs that roam the streets are frequently captured and sold to the dog meat trade.
In many countries with a prevalent dog meat trade, there’s a significant problem with pets being stolen from homes and gardens.
This bill, if passed, will outlaw the breeding and slaughter of dogs for human consumption.
The bill proposes support for dog farmers, helping them transition to alternative businesses.
Also, it will prohibit dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, and the sale of dog meat throughout the country.