• Indonesian government vows to ban dog and cat meat trade in surprise move

    2 years ago - By Topix

    At an extraordinary meeting between Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture and the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, government officials announced they would support a ban on the trade in, and deny veterinary certification for, dog and cat meat. Leading veterinary public officials - including Dr Syamsul Ma'arif, Dr Hastho Yuliadi, Dr Yadi Cahyadi and Dr Wiwiek Bagj - confirmed the dog-meat trade was a serious public health threat, a significant animal welfare issue and a substantial problem for Indonesia's growing tourism industry, Humane Society International's global President Kitty Block...
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