South Korea’s dog meat industry may have had its day

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South Korea’s dog meat industry may have had its day

President Moon Jae-in hints at a dog meat ban amid debate over animal rights

Hyonhee Shin

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Monday there might be a need to prohibit dog meat consumption, amid debate over the controversial practice and growing awareness of animal rights.

While no longer as common as before, dog meat is eaten mainly by older people, served in some restaurants and can be bought at specific markets.

Moon made the remarks after a briefing from Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on efforts to improve the handling of abandoned animals and a mandatory registration system for dogs...

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