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Published: June 14, 2012
Harare(ZimEye)The animal protection organisation, SPCA has cleared the Harare based Chinese owned, Shangri -La restaurant of allegations that it was selling dog and cat meat.
Following an investigation the SPCA has now issued a statement clearing the restaurant of the allegations.
An SPCA official told ZimEye on Wednesday:
“We have inspected recently, but we haven’t seen anything there recently… Basically… we are undergoing some investigations with some restaurants. But they are for investigative purposes. But with Shangri -La we actually haven’t had a problem.
And with the other ones, we are investigating at the moment.” she said adding that they continue to monitor all restaurants around the country for possible violations.
Shangri -La restaurant’s lawyers have issued a statement stating that their client is not involved in any dog, cat meat or other culturally unacceptable food business.
“This is a restaurant that has won awards with the Zim tourism authority here… No businessman worth their salt would do such a thing. Why would somebody come from China and engage in such business?,” he said More to follow…