In Korea dogs will soon be livestock - to be farmed

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In Korea dogs will soon be livestock - to be farmed

Dog meat is soon on the menu in South Korea along with dog farms. I wonder what they use to round up the farmed dogs? Other dogs?

The Seoul city government is seeking to classify man's best friend as livestock in order to set food safety standards for South Korean lovers of dogmeat, officials say.

Somewhere between two and four million dogs are estimated to be consumed in South Korea every year, but the slaughtering and processing is carried out in dirty environments and poses a risks to diners' health, they said.

Since dogs are not currently classed as livestock there are no hygiene regulations on their slaughter, officials said.

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Dogs are consumed in their millions in this country every year. That's a fact. We have to take care of this situation.

We plan to recommend to the central government that dogs are classified as livestock. This is like a hot potato, but we don't pretend the issue does not exist.
said Lee Hae-Woo, head of the city government's department of food safety.

South Korea's capital has always been ambivalent about dog meat. To avoid adverse publicity before the 1988 Olympics, the city banned dog meat and snakemeat as "abhorrent food".

The order is now largely ignored and an estimated 500 dogmeat restaurants operate in Seoul alone.

The reclassification proposal sparked angry reactions from animal activists, who staged street protests and launched online signature campaigns.

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No other country in the world but South Korea gives a legal green light to dog meat consumption,"

South Korea's motto is globalisation but it seeks to go back to the Stone Age as far as dogmeat consumption is concerned.

It's horrible to imagine dogmeat on display next to beef and ham at supermarkets. It would also be nauseating to see roasted dogmeat on the menu of your restaurant
the Korea Association for Animal Protection said in a statement.

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A worker washes down dead dogs at a dog slaughterhouse February 15, 2002 in Dong-am west of Seoul, South Korea.

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By netchicken: posted on 4-4-2008








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