Indonesia works to ban trade of meat from pets, exotic animals

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease, an official said on Tuesday, a decision cheered by animal rights campaigners.

FILE PHOTO: Dogs are bound in sacks before their slaughter at Bambanglipuro village in Bantul, near the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo/File Photo

People in some parts of the Southeast Asian nation are known to consume dog meat and the government faces pressure from animal rights groups to tackle the issue….

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