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Source: ISTOCK

Seoul Mayor Plans to Shutter the City's Remaining Dog Slaughterhouses

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Eating dogs is unfortunately still common practice in several countries around the world. But if Seoul's Mayor Park Won-soon has his way, the city of Seoul, South Korea will no longer produce dog meat. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Mayor Park announced that Seoul's government plans to shut down the remaining dog slaughterhouses in the city, The Korea Times reported.

"In the past, we had several dog butcher shops in Cheongnyangni, but I closed almost all of them down through various measures," Park told an audience after a screening of the new Korean animated movie Underdog, as per The Korea Times. "Currently, one or two dog slaughterhouses remain. I cannot force them to go out of business, so I will put pressure on them to move."