Cambodian Dog Slaughterhouse Shuts As Meat Trade Faces Pressure

A notorious slaughterhouse in Cambodia that has killed more than a million dogs was closed on Thursday as the country steps up efforts to end the trade in their meat.

Between two and three million dogs are slaughtered annually in Cambodia, according to estimates by animal rights group Four Paws, and there are more than 100 dog meat restaurants in the capital Phnom Penh.

A single slaughterhouse about an hour and a half outside the capital is responsible for all the raw meat supply in the city, but operator Ouk Mol has told AFP he will no longer be killing dogs.

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