South Korea agrees historic ban on dog meat industry, but from 2027

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About effing time too and why wait another three years to ban this barbaric practice? I don't buy the transition argument in the article. This is murder and hence should stop immediately, never mind the "cost" to all those making a profit off it. This is worse than hunting and on a similar level to eating cats, fur farming and wet markets and makes me utterly sick.

Warning: this article contains details distressing to animal lovers.

South Korea has voted to ban the centuries-old dog meat industry - with campaigners calling it "history in the making".

Hundreds of thousands of dogs are farmed and killed in South Korea each year, but attitudes have changed in recent times and demand is at an all-time low.

The ban will make the breeding, slaughter and sale of dogs and dog meat for human consumption illegal from 2027.

There will be penalties of up to three years in prison or a fine of up to 30m KRW (£18,000).

Setting up new dog farms, slaughterhouses and cooking and processing facilities will be banned immediately.

However, the bill does not stipulate penalties for eating dog meat.

 
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