UK Ban on eating dogs blocked by Justice Ministry

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  1. DonGlock26

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    "Ban on eating dogs blocked by Justice Ministry for fear of offending people in the Far East
    • 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/ "
     
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    It's only been illegal in the US for less than a year.
     
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    So, you could go to jail for beating a dog butnot eating one?
     
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    But, shouldn't the Brits be more concerned about the cultural sensitivity of Britons? Seriously, they won't pass a law in England because the think the Chinese or Koreans will be offended?

    Or, maybe they are giving us a hint that we should give up.our guns because it makes people elswhere uncomfortable.
     
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    That explains why I never saw a cat or a dog when I visited Shanghai for 3 whole weeks. I think I saw a pot belly pig or 2, they looked like something I'd put over a pit fire.
     
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    Passing laws because some people don’t like a behavior? Seems as odd as not passing a law because some people don’t like it. People do things I don’t like all the time.

    Is there some public safety issue I am not seeing. I assume the animals would be raised for meat same as cows and chickens not chased down in the streets. People that don’t want to eat it wouldn’t have to.
     
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    Anyone who eats a dog should be shot.
     
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    My dogs says Brits are poopyheaded morons
    I agree.
     
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    I like horse meat should I be shot too?
     
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    Why?
     
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    I fail to see why eating dogs should be illegal.
     
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    I'd be more than happy to send them all the Chihuahuas in the US.
     
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    So that's how you get a police state to actually not ban something. Just be a foreigner.
     
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    Be careful how you pronounce that you 'wok'd/walked your dog'.
     
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    Someone with skills needs to post the clip from "braveheart 1776" (the patriot) where Mel says "dog is a fine meal!".
     
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    Which guys here haven't eaten something that is culturally insensitive in other parts of the world............?:devilish::ladiesman:
     
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