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South Korea's parliament passes landmark ban on production and sales of dog meat

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South Korea’s parliament passed a ban on production and sales of dog meat. The move comes as concerns grow over animal rights and the country’s international image. Some dog farmers plan to challenge the ban’s constitutionality and hold protest rallies. The bill will make slaughtering, breeding, and sales of dog meat for human consumption illegal from 2027, punishable by 2-3 years in prison. Dog meat consumption is a centuries-old practice in South Korea, but recent surveys show a majority of South Koreans no longer eat it. The ban is expected to become law soon.