Dog meat is increasingly being found in Chinese grocery stores and on the menu at Chinese restaurants.
The Chinese food industry has been in a state of crisis for several years, as the government has tightened controls on the export of its products.
The government has sought to limit imports and curb consumption of dog meat in a bid to combat rising cases of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
The food industry, however, has also been hit by rising costs and an inability to control the supply chain.
The global dog meat industry now exports roughly $3 billion worth of dog food each year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The United States alone imports more than $5 billion worth.
The FAO also reports that dog meat consumption in China rose significantly between 2015 and 2017.
In 2017, the number of dog products consumed in China surpassed those consumed in the United States and the European Union, according the organization.
Chinese authorities have been working to curb dog meat imports since 2012, when a study found that dogs are more likely to be infected with bacteria and are more prone to disease.
The report also found that dog-meat consumption was rising in urban areas.
“The food chain is a big issue,” said Jennifer D’Alessandro, director of the China Food Policy Institute at the University of Virginia.
“Dogs are a very popular animal in China.
People don’t like them.”
Dogs can be found in the U.S., Europe, Japan and elsewhere, but they are also imported into China.
A study published in 2017 found that one-third of the dog meat sold in China was dog.
A study published last month found that the number and quality of dog carcasses in China were declining, but not to the extent previously reported.
A 2016 study by the National Bureau of Statistics found that China’s dog meat export to the U, Europe and Japan was declining in 2017.
However, the Chinese government said last year that its plan to phase out dog meat was not fully implemented, as some countries had already phased it out.
China’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Security has since made a series of changes to address the problem.
In 2017, China launched a program called “Animal Welfare for People” to improve the health and welfare of pets.
The initiative will be rolled out over three years and aims to provide food and veterinary care for more than 50 million dogs, cats, and birds.
According to the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the program will provide training for dog meat inspectors, provide a better supply of veterinary care and education for dog owners, and provide an incentive for owners to stop using dog meat.
The program also aims to improve dog owners’ attitudes toward dogs, according a ministry statement.
“Many dog owners have been taught to accept the existence of dogs as normal and accepted by society,” the statement reads.
“This is a step towards the eventual acceptance of dogs and their people as part of the national family.”