Cambodian province known for Angkor Wat bans dog meat business

The northern Cambodian province best known for the Angkor Wat temple complex this week banned dog meat business, becoming the first to do so in the country.

The Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in a notice dated Monday, cited the potential public health risks posed by the practice.

“Over the last few years, the increase in the selling, buying and slaughtering of dogs for food have been anarchic, and that had led to great concern,” the notice said.

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