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    Leno racially insensitive

    I remember Leno threatening to deport Jet Li because Li wouldn't teach him any wushu moves. Li said Leno was too old and tried to show him some Tai Chi.

    Asian American Advocacy Group Calls on NBC to Sever Ties With Jay Leno
    5:39 PM PST 12/13/2019 by Sharareh Drury


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    MANAA's founding president Guy Aoki said in a statement that the late night host has "been an unrepentant repeat offender and still has a bizarre fixation with Asians eating dogs."
    Media Action Network for Asian Americans is calling on NBC to end its business ties with Jay Leno.

    In a statement about the former Tonight Show host, the organization references Leno's August appearance on America's Got Talent and a racially insensitive joke he made regarding Koreans eating dog meat. While the joke was cut from the variety show's broadcast, it was included in a report about Gabrielle Union's outcry over the show's problematic workplace culture during production of season 14 (The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the joke was uttered). Union was dismissed after one season on the NBC show alongside fellow freshman judge Julianne Hough.

    MANAA's founding president Guy Aoki shared in a statement that the organization is asking for "NBC to end its business relationship" with Leno, as CNBC has also aired several seasons of Jay Leno's Garage.

    NBC declined to comment.

    "Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) has been well aware of Leno's habit of making these jokes about 'man's best friend,'" Aoki said in the statement. "Over a 10-year period, we and other members of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (which has met with the networks since 1999/2000 to push for better inclusion and depiction of Asian Americans) met and corresponded with NBC executives about this. Then-NBC executive vice president of diversity Paula Madison also had a confrontation with the then-Tonight Show host, but the matter only got resolved after the APAMC's second attempt to go after Leno's advertisers in 2012."

    The statement adds that despite multiple meetings with NBC executives, including "admonishment from a high-ranking NBC executive and two advertiser campaigns," Leno has "been an unrepentant repeat offender and still has a bizarre fixation with Asians eating dogs."

    Aoki explained the significance of these jokes, revisiting a 2012 letter to The Tonight Show advertisers.

    "Many Americans are unable to distinguish between persons of Korean heritage living in North Korea, South Korea or the U.S., or between Asians and Asian Americans generally," Aoki had written in 2012. "Therefore, when Mr. Leno jokes about North Koreans and the consumption of dogs and cats, he perpetuates a persistent belief held by many Americans that Asian Americans and Korean Americans are perpetual foreigners who bring their objectionable dining habits to the U.S. We are not accepted as real Americans; rather, we are subjected to ridicule, disdain and abuse, which has resulted in a rise in racial profiling and hate crimes against Asians, Asian Americans and immigrants."


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    bats, snakes, civets, donkey, dog, deer, crocodile...

    China Bans Trade, Consumption of Wild Animals Due to Coronavirus
    Feb. 24, 2020, at 8:58 p.m.
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    FILE PHOTO: Butchered dogs are displayed for sale at a stall inside a meat market during the local dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuREUTERS

    HONG KONG (REUTERS) - China's top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track decision it says will allow the country to win the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.

    The announcement, made late on Monday according to the official Xinhua News Agency, comes after an initial suspension of the trade and consumption of wildlife in January.

    Scientists suspect, but have not proven, that the new coronavirus passed to humans from animals. The disease has now killed almost 2,700 people in China and spread to countries around the globe.

    Some of the earliest infections were found in people who had exposure to a wildlife market in Hubei's provincial capital Wuhan, where bats, snakes, civets and other animals were sold.

    "There has been a growing concern among people over the consumption of wild animals and the hidden dangers it brings to public health security since the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak," said Zhang Tiewei, a spokesman for the top legislature's Legislative Affairs Commission.

    Zhang said it was both urgent and necessary for the decision to be made at the "critical moment for the epidemic prevention and control".

    The decision, made by the National People's Congress, stipulates the illegal consumption and trade of wildlife will be "severely punished" as will be hunting, trading or transporting wild animals for the purpose of consumption.

    The use of wild animals for non-edible purposes, including scientific research, medical use and display, will be subject to strict examination, approval and quarantine inspection.

    Prior to the announcement, traders legally selling donkey, dog, deer, crocodile and other meat told Reuters they planned to get back to business as soon as the markets reopen.

    Many academics, environmentalists and residents in China have joined international conservation groups in calling for a permanent ban. Online debate within China has also heavily favored a permanent ban.

    (Reporting by Farah Master; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)
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    South Korea bans dog meat

    South Korea passes law banning dog meat trade
    9th January 2024, 02:56 PST

    By Jean Mackenzie, Jake Kwon and Hosu Lee
    in Seoul

    The slaughter and sale of dogs for their meat is to become illegal in South Korea after MPs backed a new law.
    The legislation, set to come into force by 2027, aims to end the centuries-old practice of humans eating dog meat.
    Dog meat stew, called "boshintang", is considered a delicacy among some older South Koreans, but the meat has fallen out of favour with diners and is no longer popular with young people.
    Under the new law the consumption of dog meat itself will not be illegal.
    According to a Gallup poll last year, only 8% of people said they had tried dog meat in the past 12 months, down from 27% in 2015. Fewer than a fifth of those polled said they supported the consumption of the meat.
    Lee Chae-yeon, a 22-year-old student, said the ban was necessary to promote animal rights. "More people have pets today," she told the BBC in Seoul. "Dogs are like family now and it's not nice to eat our family."
    The new law focuses on the dog meat trade - those convicted of butchering dogs face up to three years in prison, while people found guilty of raising dogs for meat or selling dog meat could serve a maximum of two years.
    Farmers and restaurant owners have three years to find alternative sources of employment and income before the legislation comes into force.
    According to government statistics, South Korea had around 1,600 dog meat restaurants and 1,150 dog farms in 2023, all of which will now have to submit a plan to phase out their businesses to their local authorities.
    The government has promised to fully support dog meat farmers, butchers and restaurant owners, whose businesses will be forced to close, though the details of what compensation will be offered have yet to be worked through.

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    Current President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife own six dogs and have called for a ban on dog meat
    On Tuesday lunchtime in Seoul, down an alleyway with several dog meat restaurants, a handful of older people were tucking into the stew and the generational divide was stark.
    Kim Seon-ho, 86, was disappointed by the ban. "We've eaten this since the Middle Ages. Why stop us from eating our traditional food?" he said. "If you ban dog meat then you should ban beef."
    Previous governments, dating back to the 1980s, have pledged to ban dog meat, but failed to make progress. Current President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee are known animal lovers - they have six dogs, and Ms Kim has called for the practice of eating dogs to end.
    Animal rights groups, which have long been pushing for the ban, praised the outcome of Tuesday's vote.
    Jung Ah Chae, the executive director of the Humane Society in Korea, said she was surprised to see the ban in her lifetime. "While my heart breaks for all the millions of dogs for whom this change has come too late, I am overjoyed that South Korea can now close this miserable chapter in our history and embrace a dog friendly future," she said.
    Dog meat farmers had campaigned against the ban. They argued that, given the declining popularity among young people, the practice should be allowed to die out naturally over time. Many farmers and restaurateurs are elderly and said it would be difficult for them to switch livelihoods so late in life.
    One dog farmer, Joo Yeong-bong, told the BBC the industry was in despair.
    "In 10 years, the industry would have disappeared. We're in our 60s and 70s and now we have no choice but to lose our livelihoods," he said, adding that this was "an infringement of people's freedom to eat what they like".
    One dog meat restaurant owner in her 60s, Mrs Kim, told the BBC she was frustrated by the ban, and blamed it on the rise in the number of people in South Korea having pets.
    "Young people these days don't get married, so they think of pets as family, but food is food. We should accept dog meat but raise and slaughter them in a hygienic environment," she said.
    "Other countries like China and Vietnam eat dogs, so why are we banning it?"
    Sure, blame it on the pets...
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    so far I think most cases of eating dog in big cities here are socially related, since dogs are a luxury item.

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    Dogs are workers in rural areas

    Dogs work as shepherds and guards at farms and such all around the world, so I wouldn't say they are luxuries. But still, farmers eat almost all their animals, right? So I think I understand where you're coming from on this, bawang.
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