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AFCD seizes suspected dog or cat flesh for consumption
Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) conducted a joint blitz operation with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (February 9) and seized suspected sample of dog or cat flesh at a shop in Yau Ma Tei for further investigation.

An AFCD spokesman said, "The AFCD recently received reports regarding a shop in Yau Ma Tei selling dog or cat flesh as food. The AFCD conducted a joint blitz operation with the FEHD today. AFCD staff seized suspected flesh of dog or cat for food at the shop, and arranged testing. Prosecution will be instituted should it be proven."

During the operation, FEHD officers also collected evidence to investigate if operation of unlicensed fresh provision shop is involved at the above location.

According to the Dogs and Cats Regulations (Cap. 167A), no person shall slaughter any dog or cat for use as food whether for mankind or otherwise, and no person shall sell or use or permit the sale or use of the flesh of dogs and cats for food. Offenders are liable upon conviction to a maximum fine of $5,000 and six months' imprisonment.

Illegal activities shall not be tolerated and stringent enforcement action will be taken. All illegal activities shall be followed up seriously.

Please call 1823 to report any suspected irregularity.