According to Snopes, Los Angeles restaurant selling dog meat “rumors” are false

November 14, 2014

There’s an article being circulated as fact about a restaurant in Los Angeles obtaining a license to sell dog meat. The rumor, which began circulating after a November 10 article published by The News Nerd, is totally false.

One only has to look as far as the disclaimer at the bottom of their page that states the news site is purely satirical.
“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.”

In part, the News Nerd article stated

“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. The World Animal Protection agency called the decision “shocking,” and vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure this act is not allowed to continue.”

This article has hit social media, upsetting animal advocates and animal lovers alike. Fortunately, according to a November 12 update on Snopes, the information in the article isn’t true.

“It’s worth noting the idea of a dog meat ban is a bit misleading. California bans the consumption of pets, but laws about eating uncommon meats vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and most commonly fall under animal cruelty laws. There is a restaurant called “Pugon de Manila” in Texas, but none in Los Angeles as claimed in the article. And the image used to illustrate the article was swiped from earlier New York Times coverage of a dog meat festival in China.

Mainly, however, the original claim is clearly hogwash because it originated with one of several fake news sites that publish material designed to gin up outrage at imaginary injustices.”

News Nerd has recently posted that an Ebola vaccine is now available that only works on white people. So their style of news leaves a lot to be desired, and many would consider it in poor taste.

Please share this story, and tell your friends this is a purely fabricated story created to entertain, and will only be believed by those who don’t read the fine print.

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