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KARA: Press conference urging the National Assembly and the government to promptly implement following the order of President Moon Jae-in to review the ban on dog meat consumption.

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Press conference urging the National Assembly and the government to promptly implement following the order of President Moon Jae-in to review the ban on dog meat consumption.

Since President Moon hinted at banning dog meat on September 27, relevant South Korean governments have done nothing to implement that into action.

On October 18, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) held a press conference in front of these government offices pointing out the indifference of related ministries, which remained silent despite President Moon Jae-In’s order to review the ban on dog meat (https://ekara.org/activity/against/read/15041). KARA stated that even by current laws, the dog meat industry is illegal, and the failure by the Korean government to enforce these current laws make them accomplices to the continuation of the illegal dog meat industry. They demanded that the government take measures to completely end the dog meat industry right away. Below is a summary of KARA’s demands:

• The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs must conduct a full investigation into dog farms, dog auction markets, and dog slaughterhouses across the country and punish illegal acts.

• The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety must strictly enforce the law and punish those engaged in the illegal slaughter, distribution, and sale of dog carcasses.

• The Ministry of Environment must investigate the illegal importation of food waste by dog farms and ban all food waste from being fed to animals.

• The National Assembly must pass amendments to the Animal Protection Act prohibiting dog meat consumption and push for legislation to end dog meat consumption.

• Daegu City Mayor Kwon Young-Jin must immediately close the Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

• The National Assembly should pass amendments to the Animal Protection Act prohibiting dog meat consumption and push for legislation to end dog meat consumption.

• Daegu City Mayor Kwon Young-Jin should immediately close the Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

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