- 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
South Korea may move to ban the consumption of dog meat after Moon Jae-in, the country’s president, publicly raised concerns over the traditional but increasingly uncommon practice.
A decline in canine consumption: Eating dog meat, which has become an infamous custom, could eventually be phased out, according to The Guardian.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post attributed the quotes below to Claire Bass in error when it was actually Pip Tomson. We apologize for the error.
A clip from “This Morning,” a weekday morning talk show for British network ITV, received negative attention online for insensitivity towards Korean culture in regard to eating dogs.
Yelp has been getting flak for showing Chinese and Korean restaurants in search results related to “dog meat” and “cat meat,” perpetuating a racist stereotype attached to Asians.
The information first came from the Tampa Bay Times which performed searches in a dozen U.S. locations, including Tampa Bay, Chicagoland, the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, and Jacksonville.
Animal rights protesters who targeted Chinese-Americans to protest China’s Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in New York City’s Chinatown are now being criticized as misguided and ignorant hypocrites.
Last Friday, a group of animal activists and their dogs gathered in Chinatown to rally against the controversial festival in China that revolves around dog meat consumption. According to New York Daily News, the group of around 20 protesters marched in front of the Wyndham Hotel on Bowery street with about 15 dogs decked in purple accessories. The color is intended to raise awareness of animal abuse.
This courageous man has faced several near death experiences after he began dedicating his life to saving dogs from the Asian dog meat trade.
Marc Ching, founder of Animal Hope and Wellness, is raising awareness of the brutal practice of torturing and slaughtering dogs in Asia. He wants to dispel the myth that torturing dogs yields better meat and boosted health benefits.