The UK Justice ministry has blocked a ban on eating cats and dogs over fears it may offend far-east Asians.
The UK’s politically correct authorities come under fire on a regular basis for their comical devotion to progressive ideals of inclusivity–even if there are significant negative consequences.
Environmental ministers had drafted proposed legislation to prohibit the practice, which is relatively common in certain parts of the world.
Man’s best friend is rarely eaten in the UK, but Michael Gove made a move to criminalize the custom.
According to The Sun:
Campaigning Tory MP Giles Watling was told by the MoJ that one of the reasons it acted was that it would be “culturally insensitive” of the Government to dictate to other nations what they should eat.
Mr Watling told The Sun last night: “Dogs are our companion animals. We do not eat them, and that is a very important message to send to the rest of the world.
“It’s not culturally insensitive because we’re not telling them what to do – we’re just telling them what we do.
“We shouldn’t be worrying about that, so I was surprised that was the MoJ’s objection.”
The piece continued:
Justice officials also argued that it would be difficult to enforce the law and the current ban on transporting or exporting dog and cat meat suffices.
Eating dog is already banned in Germany, Austria, Taiwan, South Australia and Hong Kong.
An estimated 30 million dogs a year are slaughtered to be eaten, across China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Most are stolen off the street.
In the UK, there’s a burgeoning market for bush meat among the West African communities, with the chimpanzee’s flesh being sold at street markets and weddings–despite its illegal status.
Around 100,000 dogs are slaughtered at Yulin’s dog meat festival, in China.
The increasingly vibrant social fabric of the U.K. has posed a number of problems and fomented a clash of values when it comes to cultural practices.