29 Jun '18, 2pm

Success! South Korea Court Rules Killing Dogs for Meat Is Illegal #care2

Success! South Korea Court Rules Killing Dogs for Meat Is Illegal #care2

As the result of a complaint filed by an animal rights group, a South Korea court has made the landmark decision that killing dogs for meat is illegal. Last year, CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), the largest group of its kind based in South Korea, accused a dog farm owner of killing the animals using electrocution. Not only was this inhumane, it was in violation of the Animal Protection Act, which prohibits the killing of an animal without any justifiable grounds. “Far from being justifiable grounds, i.e., necessary veterinary treatment or because of harm or damage to people or property,” CARE notes on its website , “the slaughtering of dogs for food actually profits those who do it — the exact opposite of harm. Not only does this go against the letter of the law, but also against the spirit of the law.” The city court in Bucheon, a satellite city of Seoul, ag...

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