Korea to ban consuming canine – media

28 Korea to ban consuming canine – media

The proposed invoice could also be named after the nation’s first woman, who campaigned to finish the controversial follow

South Korean lawmakers are planning to introduce a laws aimed toward prohibiting the sale and consumption of canine meat, a controversial centuries-old customized which is neither explicitly banned nor legalized for the time being.

Based on the media stories, the act was proposed by the primary opposition Democratic Get together on Thursday and instantly drew assist from the ruling Folks Energy Get together, which might convey sufficient votes to cross the invoice. 

“About 10 million South Korean households increase pets. Now could be the time to place an finish to canine consuming,” the pinnacle of the ruling get together’s coverage committee, Park Dae-chul, mentioned, as quoted by Bloomberg. 

Park, who can also be the get together’s chief policymaker, used the time period “Kim Keon Hee’s invoice,” referring to the primary woman, Kim Keon Hee, who has been campaigning to finish the nation’s follow of consuming canine meat. The naming, nonetheless, sparked criticism even from some fellow get together members, who described it as “not pure” and accused Park of fawning over the president.

The primary woman has been overtly supporting a ban on all kinds of canine meat commerce and consumption. Final month she urged the Nationwide Meeting to legislate a regulation to place an finish to the nation’s contentious tradition and promised to “marketing campaign and make efforts to convey an finish to canine meat consumption.” 

“People and animals ought to coexist,” she mentioned at a press convention hosted by a civic group in late August, including that “Unlawful canine meat actions needs to be put to an finish.”

Canine meat consumption, a centuries-old customized on the Korean Peninsula. Over the previous few years, the general public has turned away from consuming canine meat amid the general public consciousness of animal rights and considerations over South Korea’s worldwide picture.

In recent times, the variety of farms throughout South Korea has dropped by half, however nonetheless some 700,000 to 1,000,000 canine are being slaughtered every year, which is a decline from a number of tens of millions a decade in the past, in accordance to the canine farmer’s affiliation. 

Earlier makes an attempt by the federal government to outlaw the canine meat business altogether, have been opposed by the canine farmers and restaurant homeowners for the concern of shedding their livelihood. The farmers argue that canine bred for his or her meat are completely different from pets.

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