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Vietnam’s Hoi An city pledges to phase out dog and cat meat consumption

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  • 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