The amendments had additional provisions pertaining to animal abuse.
Reactions to the new law were mixed, with some deeming it unfair to only single out cats and dogs for better protection. And yet there are 44 US states that do nothing to prohibit it. S. residents from causing undue harm domesticated animals and livestock.
In Hong Kong, the slaughter of dogs and cats for food was outlawed by the British in the 1950s, but general consumption is not. Animal activists hope China and South Korea, where the consumption of dog meat is more common, will follow Taiwan's lead, per CNN. While someone doing any of these can be imprisoned for up to 2 years.
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Previous year a lamb meat restaurant was found serving dog meat to customers just to curtail the cost.
As reported by Independent, the animals are often stored and killed under deplorable conditions. Dogs and cats make up the majority.
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Following the pressure, the Yulin government said it would no longer officially host the festival and that people would not be allowed to slaughter dogs for the festival in public.
People who sell, purchase or eat meat from culled canines and felines will now face hefty fines and potentially even a prison sentence. In addition to the fine, they could face public criticism - as their names and photographs could be published by media outlets.
The dog meat trade is massive in Asia as a whole.
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