South Korea - cat and dog meat trade

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A number of people have contacted me with concerns about the trade in cat and dog meat in South Korea.  Given that you signed a Friendship City Agreement with Seoul's Mayor, Park Won-soon, earlier this year, what representations have you made to help eliminate this practice?


Answer for South Korea - cat and dog meat trade

Answer for South Korea - cat and dog meat trade

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My international relations activity focuses on bringing benefits to London through attracting more visitors, students and investment and promoting all of the incredible things London has to offer on the international stage. 

I understand the British Embassy in Seoul has raised the issue of animal cruelty with the South Korean authorities on numerous occasions and explained that the UK public would like to see Korean regulation that would bring the practice to an end. I would encourage concerned individuals and groups to continue working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to seek appropriate opportunities to raise the issue further.