South Korea will consider banning the consumption of dog meat, a traditional practice opposed by the country’s growing number of pet owners.
The Prime Minister, Kim Boo-kyum, announced the creation of a Commission to consider the issue in one go prompted by President Moon, himself a well known dog lover.
“The controversy over dog meat consumption is not new,” Kim said. “It is a decades-old issue that began to be discussed since the Seoul Olympics in 1988. As more households have pets and more of the public is interested in animal rights, we need to look at the consumption of dog meat.”
The consultation body will begin its work next month.
Dog meat used to be common to eat during the Korean summer, either fried or in