Taiwan Has Officially Banned Eating Cats And Dogs
Getty In Asia, it is normal cultural practice to eat pet meat, but Taiwan is entirely banning the’usage, purchase, or ownership of dog and feline meat ‘. The new law comes after concerns for animal well-being are mounting due to a series of graphic animal abuse cases triggered public outrage.Committing among these offenses might result in an optimum fine of 250,000 brand-new Taiwan dollars (₤ 6,546).
Getty Legislator Wang Yu-min said that the relocation in Taiwan is the first of its kind in Asia and ‘shows that Taiwan is a society with advanced animal well-being’. Other nations in Asia like Hong Kong and China have actually prohibited the killing of felines and pet dogs for sale as meat, but not gone as far as to outlaw the usage of them.In Taiwan, anyone caught killing or abusing animals will face an optimum of two years in jail and a fine of two million Taiwan dollars (₤ 52012), while repeat culprits will be fined more than double.The bill also bans the ‘walking ‘of animals by connecting their leash to a car and forcing them to run.
Getty Animal rights demonstration have taken location in Taiwan especially after a male hippo, popular for carrying out at a zoo, died after breaking a leg and sustaining injuries through transportation.Taiwan now has a few of the
most robust animal protection laws from anywhere in Asia.