Dog meat is a special cultural delicacy for the people of South Korea, however, President Moon Jae-in is considering banning its consumption.
An estimate of 1 million dogs are reported to be consumed yearly, yet consumption is said to have reduced because several people are taking in dogs as pets and frowning more at the idea of consuming their meat.
The leader of South Korea has noted how the culture of consuming dogs is standing as an embarrassment especially in a modern world where dogs are majorly meant to be pets or companions.
In addition to this, activists fighting for animal rights are stating loud and clear how barbaric this lifestyle of eating dogs seems.
The President was said to have brought up the deliberation on dog meat as he asked during a meeting if it was not high time everyone considered halting the interest in dog meat.
The Presidential Villa is known to have a lot of dogs because the president himself is a dog lover.
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The president had adopted a dog named Tory which eventually became the first rescue dog to live in the Blue House.
According to his spokeswoman, the president had broached the consumption of dog meat when discussions surrounding the protection of stray pets was brought up.
Initially, the law of the country prohibited the killings of cats and dogs when there is no intention of eating them as the law saw nothing wrong with eating these animals.
However, the implementation of the ban on the consumption of dog meat has been enforced as dog farms are meant to be shut down.