South Korea is the only country in Asia to intensively breed dogs to be eaten But the majority of the South Korean public reject the trade, and activists are working hard to stop it (Picture: Jean Chung) Claire holds Mocha, a UK-bound dog in front of his cage at the Namyangju farm (Picture: Jean Chung)Opinion polls show that 72% of citizens in Yulin don’t regularly eat dog, despite efforts by meat traders to promote it.
A dog who was the last one waiting to be killed at a meat shop in China has been saved (Image: HSI) The terrified pooch was found chained up outside the store in Yulin in the Guangxi province (Image: HSI)Campaigners have long demanded the event, which sees thousands of dogs and cats cruelly killed and eaten, is cancelled.
What other weird, shameful food habits are out there?As a vegan, I too have struggled with the environmental and animal-welfare impact of feeding my two dogs a traditional meat-based diet.
“I think it’s important to recognise that while dogs theoretically can eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, cats are obligate carnivores, and we really do not recommend feeding them this because of the very serious health concerns that can result,” says Shotton.
While this could be a sign of better health, prior research has indicated owners of dogs on raw meat diets are less likely to take their pet to a vet.
The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that nearly a fifth (17 per cent) of dogs on conventional diets had four or more visits to the vet over the period of one year, compared to nine per cent of vegan dogs and eight per cent of those on raw meat diets.
Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete.
Scientists found that several brands contained endangered species but listed only vague ingredients such as “ocean fish”, meaning that consumers are often oblivious.“The majority of pet owners are likely lovers of nature, and we think most would be alarmed to discover that they could be unknowingly contributing to the overfishing of shark populations,” said the study authors, Ben Wainwright and Ian French, of Yale-NUS College, Singapore.
We British, who like to think we’re a nation of animal lovers, have been given an opportunity to bask in the warm glow of this reassuring self-image now that more than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for the West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma to be prosecuted after a video emerged of him kicking his cat.
The Ms. Chi Cafe owner and author of "Chinese Heritage Cooking from my American Kitchen," takes us on a journey through her childhood with dishes like grilled lamb skewers and Beijing meat pies.
The South Korean capital could outlaw eating dog (Picture: Jean Chung/HSI)The Mayor of Seoul is under increasing pressure to bar people from eating dog meat in the city.Dog has been eaten in South Korea for centuries (Picture: Jean Chung)But critics point to the ‘brutality’ and ‘cruelty’ of the dog meat industry.
Cain was rescued along with 20 other dogs (Picture: NoToDogMeat)Cain had a rough start to life, but is now looking for a kind new owner – who can show him the love he deserves.
New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77.
Dry pet food production emits 106 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, more than countries such as Mozambique and the Philippines, according to a 2020 study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.
Andrew Knight, a veterinary professor at the University of Winchester, said his research showed that cats and dogs had as good, or better, health outcomes on plant-based diets as they did when fed on meat pet foods, provided these were carefully formulated with additional synthetic nutrients.
CLIMATE campaigners have slammed Norway for killing hundreds of whales this year, despite a dwindling use of whale meat in the country.Whalers, who typically use explosive harpoons, hunted more than 570 minke whales - the highest number in five years, according to Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation data.
From leftover Christmas dinner, Christmas pudding and Yule logs, through to chocolate boxes, nuts and alcohol, Burgess Pet Care’s in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes, shares the most dangerous foods for dogs and why you should keep your pets away from them:.