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South Korea's President Considers Dog Meat Ban

South Korea president, Moon Jae-in has considered the banning of dog meat in the country.
South Korea's Considers Dog Meat Ban
Dog meat has long been a part of South Korea cuisine as about one million dogs are slaughtered annually.

Hasn’t the time come to “prudently consider” banning of dog meat? Moon asked his prime minister during a meeting.

Past presidents has advocated the need to end animal cruelty but this is the first time in history a president and a lover of dogs is advocating for a total ban.

He made his intentions known as he was briefed on the measures to improve managing abandoned animals in the country.

There are laws banning the cruel slaughter of dogs and cats, but none on consumption of dog meat yet.

Recently, the demand for dog meat has declined as the surge to keep the animal as pet has greatly increase especially among the youth. As a result of this three of the largest dog meat market in the country has shut down.

A poll commissioned in 2020 by Nielsen for Humane Society International discovered that 84% of South Koreans have never eaten a dog meat or say they do not want to consume it in the future. Also it was discovered that 59% of South Koreans are in support of the ban on dog meat.

Mr. Moon comments was applauded by animal rights activists who saw it as a sure gate-way to end animal cruelty.

“A growing number of South Koreans are considering the consumption of dog meat as a matter of animal abuse rather than tradition,” Jeon Jin-Kyung, head of the Korea animal rights advocates, told the Korea Times.

South Korea presidential election is around the corner and as it stand so much emphasis will be placed on this topic. Several candidates are already using it as one of their campaign strategies.

Lee Jae-myung, Gyeongg Province Governor, a strong and famous candidate has already taken it into consideration, telling supporters that there is need for a new laws and policies based on “social consensus”.