Major Victory for Animals: Taiwan Bans Cat & Dog Meat

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Taiwan’s parliament has banned the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption. And Taiwan’s cat loving woman president is no doubt celebrating this victory for animals.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is often photographed with her cats, Cookie and A-Tsai. And last year she  adopted three retired guide dogs. Tsai is Taiwan’s first female leader and a cat lover who routinely features her cats on her Facebook page.

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The new law is a landmark amendment to Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act, according to the BBC, and is the first of its kind in Asia.

Anyone caught breaking the law faces a large fine or up to two years in prison – and having their names and photographs made public. The bill prohibits those using a car or motorbike from pulling their pets alongside them on a lead as they travel.

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Many credit President Ing-wen with setting an example for her country when it comes to humane treatment of animals. In 2001, Taiwan passed legislation banning the sale of dog and cat fur.

 

2 thoughts on “Major Victory for Animals: Taiwan Bans Cat & Dog Meat”

  1. I agree! Asia is a terrible place for animals and this is a step forward. I credit the nation’s new woman president.

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