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South Korea to ban canine meat by 2027

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Canines are proven locked in a cage at a canine meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, February 8, 2020, credit score: Jean Chung/For HSI

South Korea plans to ban the consumption of canine meat by 2027, authorities stated on Friday. The announcement was made throughout a gathering with the Ministry of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Affairs and animal rights organizations.

Coverage chief of the ruling Individuals Energy occasion, Yu Eui-dong, stated that by the tip of this yr, there will likely be a invoice to implement a canine meat consumption ban.

Eui-dong anticipated sufficient political assist for the invoice to cross, including that there can be a three-year phase-out interval. As soon as laws is signed, the ban will come into full impact in 2027. The federal government desires to finish the business due to rising stress from nationwide and worldwide animal rights teams.

Canine meat farmers protested in entrance of parliament, arguing that the choice ignored their proper to reside. “We are going to present full assist to farmers, butchers and different companies dealing with closure or transition resulting from this legislation,” Eui-dong stated.

There are about 1,150 canine farms and round half one million canines slaughtered for meat, in response to government data. Most canines are killed by electrocution, Humane Society Worldwide (HSI) stated in a statement, including that some are additionally hanged.

“Information that the South Korean authorities is eventually poised to ban the canine meat business is sort of a dream come true for all of us who’ve campaigned so exhausting to finish this cruelty,” JungAh Chae, government director of HSI/Korea, stated.

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