Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Taiwan bans eating dogs and catsTaiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers said Wednesday. The bill also hiked the penalty for killing or abusing animals to a maximum two-year jail term and a stiff fine of Tw$ 2 million, more than doubling that for repeat offenders. “This shows that Taiwan is a society with advanced animal welfare,” said lawmaker Wang Yu-min who proposed the amendment.

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