Animal lover organization Animal Defenders Indonesia reported that Solo is the biggest city consuming dog meat in Indonesia.
They process dog meat for generations. Animals that are not classified as livestock are processed into various dishes, then sold. "It turns out that there is not only a slaughterhouse for dogs but also monitor lizard."
Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) is asking the Surakarta government to review the regulation related to dog meat trade as the commodity can still be easily found among food sellers across the city.
Why Do Dogs Lick You? What Does That Mean?
TheIndonesia.id - Dogs are known as royal animals to their owners. If you have a dog, they will probably follow you wherever you go. Even when you come home, your dog will probably jump up and lick you. Have you ever thought, why do dogs like to lick their owners?
The same as barking, licking is also a dog's way of communicating with humans. They use their body to tell you how they feel. Apart from being an expression of joy, there are several other reasons why dogs like to lick their owners.
Express an Affection
One of the most common reasons why dogs like to lick their owners is to show their affection because are the one who takes care of them.
When dogs lick, pleasurable endorphins are released into their bloodstream, making them feel calm and good. Dogs also tend to lick themselves because of the experience of their mother licking them when they were little. So, it's a dog's natural instinct to lick something they like or cares about.
You taste good
If your dog rarely shows affection, the reason they are licking you may be because you taste good.
Just as dogs lick food, bowls, and other items that once contained their favorite food, some dogs enjoy the salty taste of their owner's skin.
To Attract Attention
Dogs are intelligent animals and they may use their tongue to get your attention.
When your dog licks you, you may tend to respond by giving them attention and petting them. Well, the animal learns that licking is a good way to get your undivided attention.
Licking is also a way for dogs to tell their owners that you are superior to them and as a sign of obedience.
Signs of Health Problems
Sometimes, licking can also be a sign of a health problem. Note that if your dog licks themselves, you, or other objects excessively, it may be a sign of anxiety or boredom. It can also be a sign of allergies or other health problems.