NEW YORK – The Oriental American Cuisine Association of New York has been granted permission to sell Dog Meat to its customers.
The Oriental American Cuisine Association successfully argued that the banning of consuming dog meat, which they pointed out, is in violation of their religious and cultural rights.
The organization has been granted provisional permission to slaughter, sell and consume dog meat, while awaiting the Supreme Court’s final decision of their case. All restaurants part of the association are allowed to slaughter up to 35 dogs per week, under the conditions that the canines are put down properly and humanely. The International Protection of Animal Safety called the decision “shocking” and vowed to fight the association in court to block the decision.
“We can not believe that such actions would be allowed on American soil. Dogs are precious and should not be used as food. We will not allow the courts to follow through with giving these savages permission to consume man’s best friend,” stated by Jonathan Olsen, President of IPAS.
The Orient American Cuisine Association believes that if Americans can consume cows, chicken, and in some places, horse meat, there shouldn’t be any issue with allowing the consumption of dog meat.
“It is to our understanding that Americans have a problem with allowing us to sell and eat dogs. While this diet may be taboo to most in the Western Hemisphere, 11 regions of the world consume dog as part of their diets. It’s important that if America stands on the premises of freedom of religion and culture, we should be allowed to consume what we want as long as it doesn’t harm anyone,” said Xi Lui Wong, spokesman for IPAS.
Eleven regions around the globe still consume dog meat. Those nations include: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Arctic, Antarctic, and Switzerland.
As the Oriental American Cuisine Association awaits the Supreme Court’s decision, the temporary permission granted to their restaurants will be effective immediately. One other stipulation of the temporary status requires all Chinese restaurants to label which of their menu items will include dog meat.