Breaking! South Korean Court Rules Killing Dogs For Their Meat Is Now Illegal; Keep Pressure To End Dog Meat Trade Worldwide!

Photo from Humane Society Internation

A South Korean court has reportedly ruled that the killing of dogs for meat is illegal.

While the ruling doesn’t make dog meat consumption illegal, animal rights advocates believe it can pave the way to outlawing the eating of them in a country where an estimated one million dogs are consumed each year.

The landmark decision came after animal rights group Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (Care) sued a dog farm which was killing innocent animals for their meat.

According to The Guardian, the dog farm operator was convicted and fined for killing animals without proper reasons and violating building and hygiene.

Without proper reasons? There are no “proper” reasons to kill innocent animals! There are no reasons at all!

Still, Kim Kyung-eun, who works with Care, called the move “very significant in that it is the first court decision that killing dogs for dog meat is illegal itself.”

As previously reported by WAN, South Korean dog meat farms, of which there are an estimated 17,000 across the country, have become a growing issue of international concern; especially after reports emerged that various athletes in the recent 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were adopting dogs in order to spare their lives.

Fortunately, that turned a worldwide lens on the horrendous practice of consuming animals for their meat and the horrific dog meat trade that needs to be put out of business, permanently!

Some positive news, but sadly still not enough to buffer the atrocity that is currently taking place in nearby China during the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival which kicked off yesterday.

It is imperative to keep the pressure on the government of China.

People are encouraged to sign this Care2 Petition to help urge Guangxi’s Autonomous Region’s People’s Congress Standing Committee to end the Yulin festival, HERE!

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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