A new bill introduced in UK parliament could see the sale and distribution of dog meat finally banned across the country. If passed, the bill – introduced by Conservative MP Bill Wiggin – would make it illegal to transport, possess, or donate dog meat for the purposes of consumption, reports the BBC. While there is […]
A major bill that will make cat and dog meat illegal was just passed by both chambers of Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump this week. The farm bill, updated every five years, is the main agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government and dictates federal animal welfare policy. Last week, […]
Animal rights activists in South Korea and across the globe are especially thankful this Thanksgiving eve as Taepyeong, the largest dog meat slaughterhouse in South Korea, was shuttered by local authorities. The move comes after pressure from animal rights organizations Humane Society International/Korea, Korea Animal Rights Advocates and the Korean Animal Welfare Association. The groups and […]
A South Korean dog meat farmer of 14 years has freed over 200 dogs and plans to permanently shut down his business, choosing to expand his medicinal herb farm instead. With the help of the Humane Society International (HSI), Farmer Lee’s dogs will be flown to Canada, the UK, the U.S., and the Netherlands to […]
Hanoi, Vietnam, will officially ban the dog meat trade by 2021, Southeast Asia Globe reports. The announcement follows a statement released in mid-September by the Hanoi People’s Committee, which urges residents of the Vietnamese capital to stop eating dog meat. According to officials, the popularity of dog meat makes the city less favorable to tourists and can […]
Nearly one million people from around the world have signed a petition urging South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in to ban the dog meat trade for good. Humane Society International/Korea, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), and the petition site Care2 delivered the petition, as well as a letter, to the Blue House, where the president resides, […]
The Indonesian government has pledged to ban the dog and cat meat trade. The announcement, made at the National Coordination of Animal Welfare meeting in Jakarta, follows a number of campaigns and exposés put together by the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition (DMFI). The non-profit organization consists of the Humane Society International, Four Paws, Jakarta Animal […]