SOUTH KOREA: Push to get dog meat classified as livestock meets fury of animal activists
Restaurant owners in South Korea are increasingly anxious to popularise the eating of dog meat in the run up to the World Cup soccer finals, and have organised a meeting to educate visitors and tourists on the industry and the practise. Despite the popularity of dog meat in Korea, which is often perceived as a cultural tradition, it is actually legally a grey area. Some Korean lawmakers are currently trying to get a bill approved by Parliament, which would classify dog meat as livestock. Such a move would enable the government to better regulate the industry and the restaurants where dog meat is in the menu.
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