Help Us End the Dog Meat Trade
Since 2015, we’ve shut down three dog meat farm operations and found homes for over 1,500 dog meat trade survivors.
Our work focuses on three pillars: rescue, adoption, and awareness.
Shutting down a dog meat farm begins a complex process. The dogs need immediate food, shelter, and vet care. Some are adopted. Others are too sick or traumatized. We care for all of them.
Today, we need urgent help to provide essential care for our rescued dogs in Korea. We’re also planning a permanent sanctuary in Canada where our dog meat trade survivors can live in peace.
Track our story and progress from modest beginnings to the present day.
FKD launches as non-profit
EK and her partner Greg launched Free Korean Dogs as a non-profit organization with the mission of rescuing dogs from the Korean dog meat trade, getting them adopted into forever loving homes, and raising public awareness about the dog meat trade in Korea.
Jeonju dog farm shutdown
Our first ever shutdown took place during a scorching spring in Jeonju, Korea, where we rescued 46 dogs from the notorious Jeonju dog farm and shut it down forever. Learn more
Korea and North America Protests
We organized a coordinated series of multi-national protests during Boknal, the Korean dog meat festival. Demonstrations took place at the Moran dog meat market in Korea, with simultaneous protests in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles.
FKD becomes a registered charity
We hit a vital milestone in 2019 when the Canadian government granted us charitable status. We became a legit charity complete with tax deductable receipts.
1,000 dogs find forever homes
Some say dog meat trade survivors are unadoptable. We proved them wrong when we celebrated watching our 1,000th dog get adopted into a forever loving home.
FKD expands adoption to US
Responding to enthusiastic requests from supporters in the US, we expanded our adoption cities to include Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, and LA.
3rd Annual Freedom Walk
Started in 2019, Freedom Walk is our annual public awareness and fundraising event. We bring the whole community together to march in Toronto and Vancouver.
Siheung dog farm shutdown
Our most ambitious project yet, we closed a massive dog farm in Siheung, which resulted in the rescue of 101 dogs. Many of these dogs are still waiting for a home. Learn more
1,500 dogs start new lives
Challenging the notion that dogs from the meat trade can’t be rehomed, we triumphantly witnessed our 1,500th rescues find their loving forever homes.
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