health problems may occur
A group working for animal rights said that dog meat is cruel to animals and it is a risk to public health. This can lead to the spread of rabies infection. At the same time, many Indonesians consider dog meat like chicken and beef and oppose its ban. According to Dickie Senda, a food activist and author from East Nusa Tenggara in Molo, the consumption of meat has grown exponentially over the years. He said, ‘Molo people do not eat dog meat in the traditional way, although it is not even known when it came into vogue, but now it is very popular.’
Meat supply became difficult
In East Nusa Tenggara, the prevalence of dog meat has increased in such a way that meeting the demand is a major problem for the suppliers of meat. For this reason, now the practice of killing dogs is being seen. Suppliers throw potassium on the food items on the roads and streets. When dogs eat them, they become unconscious, but this does not affect the meat. According to Dickie Senda, he has lost five to six dogs. There has also been talk of banning dog meat, but the local people have been against it.