Nevertheless, the plans will face opposition from older Koreans who insist the meat is a conventional a part of the nation’s delicacies that supposedly supplies stamina and will increase male virility.
The federal government mentioned that “public consciousness of their fundamental rights and animal rights points are tangled in an advanced method” in terms of canine meat consumption.
Yonhap Information quoted Kim boo-Kyum, the prime minister, as saying: “The controversy over canine meat [is] not new and has endured for greater than 30 years, because the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
“With the [increase] within the variety of households with pets and rising public curiosity in animal rights and animal welfare, we’re witnessing growing calls in opposition to viewing meat consumption as a part of our outdated meals tradition.”
The canine meat business can be anticipated to withstand any authorized ban.
Presently, the foodstuff is neither authorized nor explicitly banned in South Korea. Animal rights campaigners and pet-owners, nevertheless, welcomed the information yesterday.
“As somebody who has witnessed the cruelty first-hand, it’s the struggling of the canine that motivates me to attain a ban”, mentioned Nara Kim, who leads HSI’s Finish Canine Meat marketing campaign.
“These canine are caged in horrific circumstances, with minimal meals, with completely nothing to guard them from the acute chilly winters and overwhelmingly sizzling summers,” she advised The Day by day Telegraph.