Brilliant news: in government legislation which is the first of its kind in Asia, Taiwan is close to making the eating of cat and dog meat illegal. I hope and pray that this attitude spreads across Asia to countries such as Vietnam and China. The world wants Asia to stop the brutal killing of these animals for restaurant delicacies and food which they believe cures arthritis. Please stop this crazy and cruel attitude.
The legislation is being introduced by adding to an existing Act: Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act. The amendment will ban the selling, purchasing, possession and eating of dog and cat meat. The fines on conviction are quite high at $8,100 (USD). The perpetrators will be named and shamed publicly.
In addition there will a tightening up of the law regarding animal cruelty. Punishment on conviction will be a max. of 2 years in prison and a max. fine of $65,000. Excellent.
The legislation needs to be signed off by the cabinet and the Presidental Office.
What can we say? Fabulous news. And better late than never.