For­eign work­ers re­minded not to con­sume dogs or cats

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The author­i­ties are ask­ing em­ploy­ers of for­eign work­ers in Tai­wan and re­cruit­ment agen­cies to step up an­i­mal rights ed­u­ca­tion to help pre­vent the eat­ing of cats or dogs, the Work­force De­vel­op­ment Agency (WDA) un­der the Min­istry of La­bor said.

Most of Tai­wan’s for­eign work­ers come from Thai­land, In­done­sia, the Philip­pines and Viet­nam, where it is le­gal to eat cats and dogs.

Ac­cord­ing to Tai­wan’s An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion Act (re­vised in Fe­bru­ary 2015), any­one found to have caused the death of a dog or a cat or other an­i­mals banned from slaugh­ter is sub­ject to a max­i­mum prison sen­tence of one year, in con­junc­tion with a fine be­tween NT$ 100,000 (US$3,254) and NT$1,000,000.

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