SEOUL: South Korea aims to ban eating dog meat and put an end to the controversy over the practice amid growing awareness of animal rights, a ruling party policy chief said on Friday (Nov 17).
The Korean practice of eating dogs has drawn criticism from overseas for its cruelty but there has also been increasing opposition at home, particularly from the younger generation.
“It is time to put an end to social conflicts and controversies around dog meat consumption through the enactment of a special act to end it,” Yu Eui-dong, policy chief of the ruling People Power Party, said at a meeting with government officials and animal rights activists.
The government and ruling party would introduce a Bill this year to enforce a ban, Yu said, adding that with expected bipartisan support, the Bill should sail through parliament.
Source: Channel News Asia