Over the weekend there had been some complains in Singapore about a Chinese restaurant in Jurong who had put dog meat on its menu. Thanks to the reports in the papers, I now know that it is illegal to import and sell dog meat in Singapore.
Now the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has said that the “dog meat” offered by Song Hua Jiang Restaurant is actually made of pig innards so the restaurant did not break any laws. However that’s not what I want to talk about. What I want to understand is why dog meat is illegal in Singapore? I mean its meat! If you don’t like to eat it, don’t! But why ban it? Does dog meat caused health issues like beer?
No? I thought so. There’s no reason to ban dog meat. Especially when the main complains is how “cute” dogs are. People in China and Korea has been eating dog meat for thousands of years. There is no need to ban it!