Monday, May 12, 2008
Dirty Dog will Make You Sick: Dog Farmers Upset
In response to several cases of staph and salmonella infections that were thought to have been contracted when some humans ate dog meat, health officials in Seoul, South Korea want to have dogs reclassified as "livestock" so their husbandry and processing into meat -which is actually banned in S. Korea- can be regulated.
This has apparently ticked off both dog-as-pet lovers who don't want to see dog eating legitimized and dog farmers who think that having to conform to the health regulations will raise their costs.
I'm not kidding, I read it in The Wall Street Journal.