Although it is considered as a taboo amongst cultures to eat dogs and cats, but there are no laws prohibiting the consumption itself. Currently, there are no official reasons from the government, particularly in most Asian countries, and this action leads to the ignorance from the people to the matter.
Some people can argue that eating dogs and cats is just like the consumption of cows, pigs and chickens. Technically this is true. But things get really different when you consider the moral side of the culture you are living in.
If you are living in Korea, there are dog farms specialized in this matter. If you are living in mostly other cultures, dogs and cats are just stolen pets. While cows, pigs and chickens are raised just to get meat and other products, pets are considered as the companions of humankind. In the people’s minds, they are considered as close as human beings can possibly be. Would you eat your friend? Would you eat another human being at that point? No, right?
The moral of the story is: Please be considerate of what you eat, because what you are eating is not just an animal. It could be someone’s companion in life.