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Suspected sale of dog meat probed

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today said it has launched an investigation into the suspected sale of dog meat online, after detecting advertisements posted by some online shops during its routine surveillance.


The department is investigating activities and posts associated with the suspected online shop to collect evidence, and may instigate a prosecution if there is sufficient evidence. It will also contact Police for further collaborative investigation.


According to the Dogs & Cats Regulations, no person shall slaughter any dog or cat for use as food whether for mankind or otherwise, nor shall sell or use or permit the sale or use of the flesh of dogs and cats for food. Any person shall be liable to a maximum fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for six months upon conviction.


The department stressed that it will not tolerate such illegal activities, and strictly enforce the law and follow up on all violations.


Members of the public are reminded not to buy cat ​​or dog meat. Call 1823 to report any suspected illegal sale activity.