Wayne David, a UK MP, recently conveyed to the British Ambassador to Vietnam, Iain Frew, that the World Dog Alliance (WDA) wants Vietnam to legislate against the eating of dogs and cats, and he stressed his support for the WDA.
Dog meat has been a bad habit in many Asian countries, most notably China, South Korea and Vietnam. In 2022, former South Korean President Moon Jae-in instructed the relevant departments to study the legislation. While China and South Korea are doing well, the Vietnamese government has not taken any action, only saying that it will consider proposals to protect its international image. In view of this, Genlin, drawing on the experience of 2018, hopes to use the international influence of the United Kingdom, a “major animal protection nation,” to promote “explicit legislation to ban dog and cat meat” in Vietnam.
The WDA is pleased to see Mr David standing up for themselves and even make their demands known directly to the officials concerned, which is admirable. Wayne David, from the Labor Party, has served in Parliament since 2001. He has been an MP since 2001, and has been concerned about animal rights for 20 years. In 2020, he attended the WDA’s parliamentary event in support of the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats, and is now the chair of the APPG Vietnam Committee.