The trade and consumption of dog meat is disgusting. I could not imagine my pet dog Star - or any dog - being subjected to such cruelty. The Government has rightly ensured that the UK continues to raise concerns with countries that engage in these revolting and barbaric practices.
These countries know the British people consider their practices are wicked and disgraceful. Yet sadly there are no legal grounds to intervene or take trade measures against countries where the eaters of dog meat live.
I welcome the work the RSPCA do to make the case for the ending of these practices - particularly in certain Asian countries - and their efforts to protect dogs' welfare.