Tag: dog meat
The annual Yulin dog meat celebration opened without a hitch on Thursday, a day after a South Korean court announced it had ruled that the slaughtering of dogs for meat was illegal.
The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually.
Animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno, stood half-naked and waved a sign that read "champions don't wear fur" outside the Olympic media centre.
The push by animal rights activists to outlaw dog meat consumption in the South has sparked mixed reactions and accusations of Western hypocrisy.
The buyers were mainly dog vendors who collect and sell dogs to restaurants for meat.
Animal rights group criticises French supermarket chain, says few people in China expect a supermarket to carry dog meat products as it is a minority activity.
The bill also hiked the penalty for killing or abusing animals to a maximum two-year jail term and a stiff fine of TW$2 million, more than doubling that for repeat offenders.
Indian Muslim restaurant owners in Kulim claim business has been affected by a widely circulated message warning of dog meat being passed off as mutton.