A popular Chinese restaurant in Pretoria has been granted permission to sell Dog Meat to its customers.
The restaurant successfully argued that the banning of consuming dog meat, which they pointed out, is in violation of their religious and cultural rights.
The restaurant has been granted provisional permission to slaughter, sell and consume dog meat, while awaiting the Supreme Court’s final decision of their case. The restaurant is allowed to slaughter up to 35 dogs per week, under the conditions that the dogs are killed properly and humanely.
One animal rights activist called the decision “shocking” and vowed to fight the restaurant in court to block the decision.
“We can not believe that such actions would be allowed on South African 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,” said Jon Smit an animal rights activist.