Chinese Restaurants Under Investigation For Serving Dog Meat
The Ministry of Health said that it is prepared to launch an investigation into whether Chinese restaurants are serving dog meat. Lundie Richards, who is acting as the country's chief medical officer, made the revelation yesterday, days after a message emerged on social media of claims that at least one Chinese restaurant in Jamaica is serving up dog meat.
The social media message, which has sent tongues wagging across Jamaica, contains an image of a skinned, unseasoned animal, resembling a dog, in an metal bowl.The health expert said that if the allegations are true, the sale of dog meat could pose danger to the health of Jamaicans because there are no guarantees that the animals being slaughtered are free of diseases.
Under Jamaica's Public Health Act, the slaughter of animals or poultry for human consumption is monitored by the health authorities. Damion Chin, president of the Chinese Benevolent Association, said that allegations is not good for business.