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S Korean Restaurants Ignore Request to Stop Serving Dog Meat During Olympics

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Highway in South Korea

Highway in South Korea. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Almost all dog meat restaurants in South Korea’s Pyeongchang county have defied request from the government to stop serving it during the Winter Olympics.

Local authorities asked 12 dog meat restaurants located in Pyeongchang county to stop serving the meat during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea in exchange for subsidies, but ten have refused saying they will lose money if they comply.

Pyeongchang County government official Lee Yong-bae told AFP that the restaurants initially tried to shift to selling pork instead of dog meat but their sales spiraled downward and so they switched back to dog meat.

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