Being the only organization which promotes “Explicit legislation that bans dog meat consumption” in Asian countries, the World Dog Alliance has started to lobby the UK Parliament to discuss about the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea with the view to promote the banning of dog meat consumption since February 2016. Over 100,000 signatures have been secured at a campaign in the UK in support of the good intention. The subject was debated at the Westminster on 12 September 2016 and well received by the UK parliament which would by way of diplomacy to pressurize the South Korea government on the dog meat issue. The news was widely covered by mainstream media of the UK, such as The Daily Mirror and The Sun.
The Daily Mirror points out the petition effectively launched debate in Congress, in hopes to end the dog meat trade.
The Sun refers to the petition as an inspiration for British celebrities to support diplomatic ambassador on bargaining with South Korea government.
The U.K. government arranged over ten Members of the Parliament (MPs), including diplomatic officials, to debate on the issue for around two hours.
Please find below the video of the debate: