First in Asia : Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

The China Post
Date: April 12, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

Taiwan on Tuesday raised the penalty for animal abuse and became the first country in

(Photos of Animal Shelter)

Asia to ban the consumption of dogs and cats.

Under an Animal Protection Act amendment that passed its third reading at the Legislature, people who sell, purchase, eat or possess the carcasses of dogs or cats or any food products made with their carcasses or organs are subject to a fine between NT$50,000 and NT$250,000.

Violators will be banned from registering any pets and from applying to adopt a pet.

Prior to the amendment, Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act had only penalized the act of selling or purchasing dog and cat meat.    [FULL  STORY]

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