Dog and cat meat are officially off the menu in Taiwan in a landmark amendment!
Taiwan has amended its animal cruelty laws to make it illegal to eat dog and cat meat–a first in Asia.
Anyone found eating or buying dog or cat meat can be fined up to $8,200 and have their name and photo published in association with the crime. Prior to this amendment, only the slaughter and sale of dogs and cats for human consumption was illegal.
Moreover, anyone deliberately harming an animals is looking at two years in prison and a $65,000 fine under the new law. “Walking” an animal on a lease that attached to a driver in a motor vehicle, including a motorcycle is also punishable with a fine up to $500.
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