By Josie  September 1st, 2023

A Revolutionary Step Against Ending the Dog Meat Industry

South Korea is on the brink of making history by introducing a new legislative bill – a first step to ending the brutal dog meat industry.

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.

Sourcing Dogs

Sourcing Dogs

In many Asian countries the theft of dogs by criminal gangs to meet the demand for dog meat is escalating.

These dogs are often confined in small wire cages, deprived of basic necessities like food, water, and shelter.

They are transported to cities in overcrowded and filthy trucks, posing significant risks for the transmission of diseases like rabies.

Health Risks

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.

Stolen Pets

In many countries with a prevalent dog meat trade, there’s a significant problem with pets being stolen from homes and gardens.

Jeoung-ae Han introduces legislative bill in South Korea

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.

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