Hands Off Our Dog Meat; Its Part Of Our Culture – NDC MP Tells Animal Rights Activist

The Member of Parliament for Bulisa South on the ticket of the NDC, Dr. Clement Apaak has told Animal Rights Activists to stay away from his beloved dog meat.

This was in response to a petition by International Animal Rights Activist, Natasha Choolun presented to President Akufo-Addo which sought to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat.

However, Dr. Apaak was alarmed that the Animal Rights activist targeted his beloved dog meat.

In an interview on Class FM, Dr. Apaak revealed that he will resist any attempt to ban dog meat because the consumption of dog meat is a part of his culture.

Dr. Apaak said;

“The consumption of any form of meat is a requirement to fulfil the protein needs of any organism, including humans.”

“In our case, we have various traditions, cultures and ethnicities and by thinking of those traditions and cultures, there are certain species of animals that were consumed”.

“So, for example, I am a Builsa; the consumption of dog meat is part of my culture, it’s part of my upbringing”. “There are many groups like the Akyems, the Frafras, Dagaabas and, in fact, the Chinese, as well as the Koreans and even some Japanese, also consume dog meat”.

“In Ghana, we know of other groups that also consume cat meat and, so, for anyone to say that there should be a ban on the consumption of something that is part of our culture and our tradition, clearly, I cannot see how that argument can be sustained on the basis of animal cruelty”.

“Why, are chickens, not animals? Are goats not animals? Don’t Americans keep chickens and goats as pets? Are cows not considered sacred in India? So, on what basis is anyone seeking to get the government to ban forms of meat”.

By: Kwame Baiden/gidbaide@gmail.com

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