OAN’s Michaelangelo Hernandez
2:55 PM – Friday, November 17, 2023
South Korea has unveiled a plan to ban the consumption of dog meat by the year 2027.
On Friday, a policy chief of the ruling People Power Party said the government and the party would introduce a bill enforcing the ban this year.
“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.
Eui-dong expects that the bill will sail through parliament with bipartisan support.
In the meantime, animal rights groups were receptive of the ban.
However, dog meat farmers protested at a rally in front of parliament accusing them of disregarding their right to their livelihood.
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