From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July-August 2013:
Editorial feature: Asian dog & cat meat trade could be on the way out
By Kim Bartlett & Merritt Clifton
Recent developments signify that dog and cat meat industries of Southeast Asia, South Korea, and China may be approaching the beginning of their end, if current campaigns sustain present momentum. The dog and cat meat industries are vulnerable to eradication through a combination of factors, including rising education and affluence, the increasing popularity of keeping dogs and cats as household pets, and democratization of traditionally oligarchic and patriarchal societies, so that women and younger people––who are more likely to be sympathetic toward animals––have more say in what goes on.