Seoul: South Korea said on Thursday it would set up a task force to consider outlawing the eating of dog meat. It is worth noting that the country’s President Moon Jae-in had offered to consider changing this age-old habit of eating dog meat in the country about two months ago.
people don’t like restrictions
In fact, restaurants selling dog meat in South Korea are on the verge of closure. Because the youth is not liking eating dog meat much and the trend of keeping pets (dog-cat etc.) is also increasing. Despite this, a recent survey has revealed that even though people do not eat dog meat, more and more people are against banning it.
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Plan prepared to know the views of the public
A joint statement issued by 7 departments of the government, including the Ministry of Agriculture, said that they have decided to constitute a group of officials, civil/civilian experts and related organizations to discuss the possibilities of banning dog meat. / Can give recommendations. The statement said that the administration will also collect information from dog farms, restaurants and other places and will know the views of the public in this regard.
criticism of the government
This will be South Korea’s first attempt, but the government says the whole exercise does not mean that the eating of dog meat will be banned. However, due to this lax attitude of the government, it is facing criticism from both dog owners and animal rights activists.
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so many dogs are killed annually
According to Joe Yangbang, general secretary of the Association of Dog Farmers, about 1 to 1.5 million dogs are killed every year in South Korea for food purposes. 10-20 years ago their number was several lakhs. At present, thousands of farmers in the country breed 10 to 20 lakh dogs every year to get meat.