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South Korea's parliament endorses landmark legislation outlawing dog meat consumption

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South Korea’s parliament has passed legislation to ban the consumption of dog meat. The bill, which received unanimous approval, is expected to become law after endorsement by the Cabinet Council and the president. The new law will criminalize the slaughtering, breeding, trade, and sale of dog meat for human consumption starting in 2027, with penalties of 2-3 years imprisonment. The ban comes despite resistance from the dwindling dog meat industry, as recent surveys indicate that the majority of South Koreans no longer consume dog meat.