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South Korea considering ban on eating dog meat

South Korea considering ban on eating dog meat

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in raised the issue of a ban on eating dogs with his first minister. The two officials had a discussion about a possible ban of that traditional food, The Korea Times reported.

South Korea first minister Kim Boo-kyum and President Moon had a policy discussion about a new government scheme to care for abandoned pets. Along the reviewing the current rules, the two leaders touched on the issue of eating dogs, a traditional type of meat for the Korean peninsula.

Earlier, the country has passed a law against the inhumane slaughter of dogs or cats, but not against the consumption of meat in general. Despite this, dog meat consumption has fallen in South Korea, as more people in the country come to keep them as pets.
Actually, President Moon has several pet dogs himself.

The recent polls conducted by the Humane Society International late last year showed more than 84 per cent of South Koreans said they had not or would not eat dog meat, and nearly 60 per cent believed the trade should be abolished altogether. However, the debate on eating dog meat had still sparked resistance.