Vietnamese tourist city, Hoi An in Quang Nam province made a plea to the public to not sell cat and dog meat. This is the first nation, where the meat of these animals is considered a delicacy, that is now prioritising the lives of animals who cannot speak up for themselves.
According to Arab News, Vietnam is the second-highest country behind China that consumes roughly five million dogs per year as some believe that eating the meat takes away any bad luck.
Recently, the city signed an agreement with the animal rights group, Four Paws International which eliminates the selling and consumption of any dog and cat meat, and is seen as a historic agreement that will help protect the life of animals in Southeast Asia, reports IOL.
As per The Straits Times, Julie Sanders from Four Paws International has stated that they have great hope that this might set an example for other places located in Vietnam.
Co-founder and animal advocate, Lexie Gray from the Paws for Compassion told African News Agency on Friday: “This is an incredible first step towards ending the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam beginning with Hoi an. It’s a huge victory for the animals and we’re very excited about all the love and support being voiced across Vietnam.”
According to other reports, the agreement will come into effect at the end of 2021 and will last for a two-year period.
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