China is cracking down on dog meat after a second year of bans.
The country said on Tuesday it would ban dog meat, and said it would stop selling the product to customers who buy it in the country.
The ban will last for two years.
China is the world’s top dog meat exporter and the world leader in dog meat consumption.
China is not the only country in Asia to ban dog.
Vietnam also announced in February that it would end dog meat sales to consumers and ban its sale to pets.
The government of South Korea also said it was banning dog meat on Tuesday, but did not specify which products.
The ban is part of a crackdown on animal rights and animal welfare issues in the region.
Last year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported that China had cut meat consumption by more than two-thirds, largely due to stricter rules on the killing of dogs and cats.
The world’s second-largest economy has also stepped up its use of dogs as pets.
It had about 1.2 million dogs in 2016, according to the latest statistics.
The UN’s Animal Health Office says China is responsible for more than 90 percent of all dog deaths in the world.