Eating Fido in LA? - Hoax Report Claims American Restaurant Given Permission To Sell Dog Meat
A circulating report claims that a Los Angeles restaurant called Puchow de Manila Eatery and Fine Dining has been given permission to sell and consume dog meat and is allowed to slaughter up to three dogs per day for that purpose.
The report is a hoax. There is no restaurant by that name in Los Angeles and no eatery in California has been given permission to sell dog meat. The false story comes from the fake-news website The News Nerd, which purports to be satirical. Nothing published on The News Nerd should be taken seriously.
American Restaurant Granted Permission To Sell Dog Meat
A Los Angeles restaurant has been granted permission to consume and sell dog meat. A Filipino group successfully argued that the banning of the consumption of dog meat violated their religious rights.
Puchow de Manila Eatery and Fine Dining has been granted provisional permission to sell and consume dog meat, while the Supreme Court decides if their case has merit. The restaurant is allowed to slaughter up to 3 dogs per day, with the stipulation that they must be put down humanely.
Report Claims American Restaurant Allowed to Sell Dog Meat
According to a report
that is circulating rapidly via social media, a Los Angeles restaurant has been granted permission to sell dog meat. The report claims that Puchow de Manila Eatery and Fine Dining has been granted the permission after a Filipino group complained that banning dog meat was a violation of its religious rights.
Supposedly, the restaurant is allowed to slaughter up to three dogs per day for human consumption so long as the animals are humanely killed. The report features a photograph depicting a row of dog carcasses.
Report is a Hoax - Comes from Fake-News Site The News Nerd
However, the report is just a silly hoax. There is no restaurant in Los Angeles called 'Puchow de Manila Eatery and Fine Dining' and no eatery in that jurisdiction has been given permission to slaughter dogs and serve the meat.
The image used in the fake story comes from legitimate news reports
about a dog-eating festival in Yulin, China.
In fact, selling or eating meat from 'any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion' is against the law in California
The bogus story comes via the fake-news website The News Nerd. The site includes the following disclaimer in the footer of its pages:
The stories posted on TheNewsNerd are for entertainment purposes only. The stories may mimic articles found in the headlines, but rest assured they are purely satirical.
Thus, nothing published on The News Nerd should be taken seriously.
Of course, dog meat is traditionally eaten in some parts of the world. But that fact does not give the claims in this hoax report any validity.
Many Fake-News 'Satire' Articles Circulating Virally
More and more pseudo-satire fake-news websites
have appeared online in recent years. It is wise to verify any 'news' stories that come your way via social media before you share them.
Generally, you can quickly verify if a story is true by searching on a news portal such as Google News.
Last updated: August 10, 2015
First published: November 15, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen