A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said on June 21 could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.
New rules on foodstuffs are being developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nova TV reported. The goal is to avoid the double standard. The draft provisions provide for the exact meat content of sausages to be described. Wieners, for example, must have at least 50% meat. Similar will be the requirements for kielabasi and other types of sausages.
The Bulgarian division of the German company Lidl introduces new higher standards for the quality of the sausage from their own brand that they offer. All sausages from the Pikok, Baroni and Dulano brands, as well as from the "Rodna Stryha" product line, are now produced without the use of mechanically separated meat, which reduces the use of improvers and thickeners, the company said.
In the western province of Muğla's Bodrum's district, a stray cat, which was claimed to have stolen sausage from a grocery store chain, was put in a cage by the store's officials.
The government will “distribute 300 sheep to every farmer” in Turkey who wants it in a bid to revive the livestock sector, to encourage farmers not to move to urban areas, and to ease high meat prices, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba has stated.
Turkey will in the future cease to be a meat-importing country, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba said on Jan. 12, amid recent controversy over Turkey’s struggling livestock sector and rising imports of meat.
Livestock will also be eligible to benefit from the Turkish government’s “family practice” system, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba stated on Dec. 19.
Turkey’s top farming organization has warned of an ongoing decline in red meat production, a key factor in surging prices, and called for urgent measures to prop up production including cash incentives for cattle breeding.