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Migrant workers in Taiwan's Taichung fined NT$1 million for killing and eating a dog


16 Vietnamese migrant workers in central Taiwan's Taichung have been fined a combined NT$1 million for killing and eating a dog, Taiwan News reported.


They are a group Vietnamese workers (with both male and female in gender) working for water treatment plant.

They also saw more dog meat stew on pot as the head wrap in a plastic in the trash area of the dormitory kitchen.

The Animal Protection Act of Taiwan, killing dogs or cats is punishable by law up to two years in prison with maximum fine of NT$2 million (Php3.5 million) with those eating dog or cat meat can be fined up to NT$250,000 (Php438,000).


Taiwan's Animal Protection Act underwent a major amendment in mid-2018, explicitly prohibiting the killing and eating of cats and dogs, and has increased the penalties for violations.

The ruling was give late of December 2019 while the incident was happened on October 2018.

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