Yahoo: Lawmakers target Asia’s ‘abhorrent’ dog-meat industry

Citing the “abhorrent” mass slaughter of millions of dogs and cats for their meat each year, including stolen pets, a key House of Representatives committee on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging nine Asian countries to outlaw the practice.

The strongly worded but nonbinding measure, which sailed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by voice vote, calls out China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and India by name but urges “all nations” to do away with killing dogs and cats for their meat.

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