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UK’s ban on eating dogs and cats blocked for fear of offending people in the Far East

An estimated 30 million dogs a year are slaughtered to be eaten, across China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Most are stolen off the street.

TOM NEWTON DUNN: ‘A new legal ban on eating dogs has been blocked by Justice Ministry bureaucrats for fear of offending cultural sensitivities in the Far East. Environment ministers have drawn up a new criminal offence in Britain of possessing dog and cat meat. Former DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove ordered the move in the summer despite the sickening practice being rare in the UK.

Dog groups persuaded him that it would send a powerful message to South East Asian countries where the practice is still rife, matching a similar law passed in the US last year. But The Sun can reveal that nervous civil servants have stepped in to halt the ground-breaking move… Campaigning Tory MP Giles Watling was told by the MoJ that one of the reasons it acted was that it would be “culturally insensitive” of the Government to dictate to other nations what they should eat.

Mr Watling told The Sun: “Dogs are our companion animals. We do not eat them, and that is a very important message to send to the rest of the world”. “It’s not culturally insensitive because we’re not telling them what to do – we’re just telling them what we do… Eating dog is already banned in Germany, Austria, Taiwan, South Australia and Hong Kong. An estimated 30 million dogs a year are slaughtered to be eaten, across China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Most are stolen off the street’.  SOURCE…

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