Major Breakthrough For Anti-Dog Meat Campaign in Vietnam: Hanoi Authorities Announce End of Dog Meat Sales in 2021
Just 24 hours after the Hanoi Government urged it’s citizens to stop eating dogs – warning of the risks of contracting diseases including the deadly rabies virus and the damage the practice is doing to it’s reputation – the authorities have announced that the sale of dog meat will be banned from the central districts of the city from 2021!
The Director of the city’s Department of Animal Health, Nguyen Ngoc Son, told Lao Dong Newspaper on Wednesday (September 12), “Following a direction from the city’s People’s Committee that called on residents to ease off eating dog meat, we are building a plan to gradually phase out the slaughtering and trading of dog meat. By 2021 there will be no dog meat restaurants in the city centre.”
“Finally, our voices are being heard from around the world and attitudes are changing, with those in power to effect change are adding their support to campaigns to end these brutal and dangerous trades that threaten the health and well-being of people and animals, as well as their international reputation” – Lola Webber, ACPA Coordinator
This is a huge step forward in a country where an estimated 5 million dogs are slaughtered each year, and comes just a month after the Indonesian government made a pledge to eliminate the dog and cat meat trades nationwide, reflecting the change in public and political attitudes to the practice of consuming dogs and cats.
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