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Jakarta Post

Jakartans among the highest consumers of dog meat

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28, 2015   /  06:41 pm
Jakartans among the highest consumers of dog meat (JP/Awo Seto Wardhana) (JP/Awo Seto Wardhana)

(JP/Awo Seto Wardhana)

Jakarta and Surakarta residents are among the highest consumers of dog meat in Indonesia, according to the Jakarta Marine and Agriculture Agency.

"Around 40 dogs enter the capital city every day through Cililitan [in East Jakarta]," said the agency's head Darjamuni on Monday as quoted by

Darjamuni said that most of the dogs came from Sukabumi in West Java, where rabies was endemic.

"The agency is also responsible for overseeing the [dog] meat distribution; not just beef and lamb," said Darjamuni.

Darjamuni added that the Jakarta administration had to stay alert with regard to dog meat distribution, since the capital city had been declared free from rabies.

According to the agency's head of husbandry and animal health, Sri Hartati, the consumption of dog meat in Jakarta was still high, although limited to certain groups.

"The agency is currently working on its supervision and regulation of the consumption of this meat," said Sri. (kes)