Taiwan is first Asian country to ban eating cats and dogs

April 18, 2017 by  
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Even abject carnivores in the West balk at the idea of raising dogs and cats for their meat, but East and Southeast Asian countries, particularly those mired in poverty, do not share those qualms. As incomes, not to mention concerns over animal welfare, continue to grow in those regions, however, the practice is slowly but steadily on the decline . Taiwan is willing to take the next leap: outlawing it altogether. Legislature passed recently will make the island nation the first in Asia to ban dog and cat consumption, according to Newsweek . After Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen signs the amendments, anyone caught eating dog or cat meat will be fined $8,000. Those involved in slaughtering the animals could face two years in jail and a $60,000 fine. Related: Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states The move dovetails with an earlier law, passed in 2001, that made illegal the sale of meat and fur of pets for so-called “economic purposes.” Tsai herself is a known animal lover. Last year, she adopted three retired guide dogs, who now cohabit a home with Tsai’s two cats, Think Think and A-Tsai. Via Newsweek Photos by Unsplash

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Lots of Hot Water from Small-Scale Parabolic Solar

February 17, 2011 by  
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Parabolic solar dishes generally come in two sizes, the very small ” solar oven ” and the large, industrial scale solar furnace .

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Buenos Aires renovation has clever use of space, recycled materials

October 21, 2010 by  
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Photos: Albano Garcia for Pop Arq . Argentineans are known for making much with little, and this is true in architecture as well. The PH is a local typology of small houses aligned in long and narrow lots, which provides the feeling of a home with some aspects of apartments

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