BRITISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT COMMIT TO ACTIONS TO TACKLE THE DOG MEAT TRADE
On the 5th November, for the first time ever, a debate on Asia’s cruel dog meat trade was held at the House of Commons, following lobbying by the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA).
Following a passionate debate in which the MPs described the dog meat trade as “"inhumane" and "disgusting" and that “other countries' traditions could not be a "smokescreen" for "barbaric" practices”, the motion “That this House calls for an immediate end to dog meat trade cruelty” was unanimously agreed.
The Foreign Office pledged UK government action to increase diplomatic efforts in countries trading in dog meat, and also to work to investigate the health aspects of the trade in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
BBC coverage of the dog meat debate in Parliament is available here.
This debate is a significant step forward in building global pressure to end the brutal dog meat trade.
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