A 54-year-old man was arrested for selling dog meat at his food stall in Sibu, Sarawak after a raid at 2:35pm on Tuesday (11th July).
According to multiple reports, the raid was led by a team of officers from the Intelligence and Operations Division of the Criminal Investigation Department, the Sibu Municipal Council, and the State Veterinary Department.
Apparently, the man confessed that he has been selling dog meat for 30 years and served mainly regular customers. Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Saiful Bahari Abdullah said that 2 pieces of frozen dog meat were seized for further investigation. Other meats such as wild boar and fish were also found in the store.
He also added, “The case is being investigated under Section 428 of the Penal Code for killing or maiming an animal.”
It was also reported that the raid was executed following a rabies outbreak in Serian that claimed the lives of 2 children who lives in Kampung Paon, Sungai Rimu last Tuesday. Free Malaysia Today noted that 2 children are currently receiving treatment.
Dog meat trade is not uncommon in Asia as it is legal to consume in many parts of China, Korea, and Vietnam. Recently, Animals Australia (AA) even revealed that many food traders in Bali, Indonesia serve dog meat satays to tourists.
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