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Chinese Restaurant Serving Dog Meat, Not so Popular with Chinese Youth

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 5, 2010

GUANGZHOU – Arguably the most popular dog meat restaurant in the capital of South China’s Guangdong province is seeing fewer and fewer youngsters walking through its doors.

But Guangzhou Sunshine Fragrant Meat Restaurant’s middle-aged and elderly customers continue to remain largely loyal.

The love for dogs as pets and the arrival of new styles of eateries in Guangzhou are two of the major reasons youngsters are staying away from the 47-year-old restaurant, said Pan Yongxuan, its chairman and general manager.

Kat Zheng, a college student in the city, said she has never eaten dog meat and does not wish to in the future.

“The eating habits of Cantonese people have started to change, since more and more people have started keeping dogs as pets,” she said.

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