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South Korean president says the ‘time has come’ to stop eating dogs, seeks ban on practice

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is suggesting a ban on his country’s controversial tradition of eating dog meat, according to his presidential spokesperson.About1 million dogs are eaten annually as part of South Korean cuisine, according to CBS News. The practice has been condemned among younger generations, but it remains common among older generations. A 2020 poll commissioned by the Human Society noted 84% of South Koreans won’t eat dog meat and 60% supported a legislative ban. “Hasn’t the time come to prudently consider prohibiting dog meat consumption?” Moon asked the prime minister, Kim Boo-kyum, in a weekly meeting on Monday, according …

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