- The Vietnamese city of Hoi An will phase out dog and cat meat sale and consumption.
- Although other cities have discouraged eating dog and cat, Hoi An is the first to fully ban the practice.
- Only 6.3% of Vietnamese people still eat dog and cat meat, while 88% of the population in Vietnam supports a national ban on dog and cat meat.
Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourist destination, signed a pledge with the global animal welfare organization Four Paws International.
Setting a precedent