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China: Dog Meat Ordered Off Menus During Olympics

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With the torch starting the Beijing Olympics on 8/8/08, tourist from all over the world will be in the Chinese capital to watch enjoy their culture and watch the world games.

Recognizing food and animal rights standards are different in China than in other parts of the world, the Chinese government has ordered all dog meat meals off their Olympics menus.

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The Chinese government has ordered 112 official Olympic restaurants in Beijing to remove "fragrant meat" -- aka dog -- from their menus during the Summer Games. Xinhua says other non-official eateries are being encouraged to follow suit.


Concerned that canine dishes might offend animal rights groups and Western visitors, Beijing said restaurants expected to be popular among foreign visitors must stop serving dog meat "to respect the dining customs of different countries.


Dog-meat is not traditional fare in northern China, but is a regular feature in the large number of Korean restaurants that have opened in Beijing in the last decade.


Any restaurant found violating the ban would be black-listed, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Dog - known as "fragrant meat" - is eaten by some Chinese for purported medicinal properties.

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