As an association focused on advancing standards of companion animal health and welfare, we are fundamentally opposed to the dog and cat meat trade and recently issued a statement to explain our position. The statement was prepared by our Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC). It recognizes cultural variance on this issue but voices strong concerns about the welfare of dogs and cats at all stages of the meat trade.
Read the press release and full position statement.
Photography credit: Change For Animals Foundation.