HL Deb 05 December 1989 vol 513 cc843-4WA
The Earl of Kimberley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to persuade the South Korean Government to prohibit the use of dogs and cats for human consumption.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

The Korean Government is well aware of the revulsion felt by the people in the United Kingdom at the cruel treatment of animals. During the recent visit of President Roh, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs once again drew the attention of the Korean Foreign Minister to the strong concern which many people in this country feel about the way in which dogs and cats are reared and slaughtered for food in Korea.