"Ban on eating dogs blocked by Justice Ministry for fear of offending people in the Far East Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor 15 Sep 2019, 22:00 Updated: 16 Sep 2019, 2:22 A NEW legal ban on eating dogs has been blocked by Justice Ministry bureaucrats for fear of offending cultural sensitivities in the Far East. Environment ministers have drawn up a new criminal offence in Britain of possessing dog and cat meat. Former DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove ordered the move in the summer despite the sickening practice being rare in the UK. Dog groups persuaded him that it would send a powerful message to South East Asian countries where the practice is still rife, matching a similar law passed in the US last year. But The Sun can reveal that nervous civil servants have stepped in to halt the ground-breaking move. 'CULTURALLY INSENSITIVE' Campaigning Tory MP Giles Watling was told by the MoJ that one of the reasons it acted was that it would be “culturally insensitive” of the Government to dictate to other nations what they should eat. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9934112/legal-ban-eating-dogs-blocked-far-east/ "