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Karanganyar to close all eateries serving dog meat, saving ‘42 dogs a day’

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

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Karanganyar, Central Java   /   Wed, June 19, 2019   /  11:45 am
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Extreme food: Hugjos in Surakarta, Central Java, is a restaurant that serves up dishes containing dog meat.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

The administration of Karanganyar, Central Java, is to close down all eateries in the regency selling dishes containing dog meat, Regent Juliyatmono told the Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) coalition and the Animal Friends Jogja community. Speaking at the regency administration secretariat on Monday, the regent said the measure was to be taken in a bid to prevent the spread of dog meat borne diseases in the region. “We are begging for support so that there will be no dog meat borne diseases in Karanganyar regency,” Juliyatmono said. The closure, he added, aimed to protect people and promote harmony between God and other living creatures, he added. Karanganyar is home to some 21 eateries offering dishes containing dog meat. They are spread in a number of regions such as Colomadu, Jaten, Kebakkramat, Matesih, Gondangrejo and Karanganyar districts. According to DMF...