China may ban dog meat from menus

Government proposal to protect pets upsets farmers in dog meat industry.

    The Chinese government is considering taking meat from domestic animals off menus across the country, raising concerns among dog farmers who have relied on the industry for generations.

    The draft proposal to ban dog and cat meat has drawn an angry outcry from regions where the dish is popular.

    Opponents say the ban would destroy local culinary traditions.

    Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Jiangsu province in eastern China. (Feb 08, 2010)

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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