China: Dogs:Written question - 208786

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 15 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Dogs
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese Government on banning the Yulin dog meat festival.
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 22 January 2019

The Government is committed to raising standards of animal welfare at home and abroad. The sale and consumption of dog meat remains legal in parts of many countries, including China. However, there are no international norms, laws or agreements governing this trade. We believe that it is necessary to work with governments around the world to gain agreement to animal welfare standards. We have raised our concerns on specific animal welfare issues with the Chinese authorities and will continue to do so.

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