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ATaiwanese man holds his dog during a gathering to demand establishment of a government department to protect dogs and cats from their owners who abused or dumped the animals in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 has banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty. (Credits: AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, file/ Manila Bulletin)

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

By Associated Press Taiwan's legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring…