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.