Dog meat has been outlawed in Bali by the Governor of Bali. This is wonderful news! It was so sad to hear that dogs were being eaten. Thankfully, the outcry from animal rights activists throughout the world was heard in Bali. The governor of Bali, Governor Made Mangku Pastika banned the sale of dog meat effective immediately!
Born and raised in Indonesia I really love street food. But one has to be careful because we do not know what kind of meat it really is that we are eating. So there was only two or three places we could go to that we trusted was telling us chicken was what we were really eating. There is nothing like Madurese chicken sate with longtong (sticky rice / compressed rice cakes) and peanut sauce all wrapped up in a banana leaf. Yum2!
Kudos to this great governor and all his staff!
Here is part of the article –
The sale of dog meat has been officially outlawed in Bali following an international outcry from animal rights activists, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said in a circular letter.
The letter, which says the ban is effective immediately, was sent to officials and authorities across the resort island. In a copy seen by local media, Pastika ordered further data collection on the sale of dog meat, community outreach programs and assistance in helping dog meat vendors switch to another meat.
Bali found itself in hot water recently after an Australian television documentary showed evidence of a violent dog trade as well as the peddling of dog meat to unsuspecting tourists. The footage, provided by Animals Australia, shocked audiences in Australia and Indonesia and prompted investigations by Balinese authorities.
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