Our Origin Story
Our journey began when our founder, EK Park, witnessed a horrifying scene in her native South Korea. The brutality she witnessed compelled her to take action and speak out against the suffering endured by millions of dogs in the Korean dog meat trade. Korea’s lack of legislation regulating this industry allows for unfathomable inhumane treatment, making it a political landmine that few in power wish to address.
We divide our mission across three basic pillars: rescue, adoption, and awareness. Since 2015, we’ve made huge advances in all three areas, shutting down three dog meat farm operations, facilitating the adoption of over 1,500 rescue dogs, and launching Freedom Walk, our annual event to raise public awareness about the Korean dog meat trade:
Free Korean Dogs (FKD) is a registered charity in Canada with Business Number (BN): 805800166RR0001.
Founded in Toronto, Canada, on July 1st, 2015, our organization rescues dogs from Korea’s dog meat trade and other at-risk circumstances and finds their forever-loving homes in Canada and the US.
Join Our Mission
With dedication and the support of volunteers, partners, adopters, and supporters like you, we can work together to provide all animals with peaceful and happy lives.
Want to work with us? We have an incredibly engaged volunteer community, and there are so many ways you can get involved.
Meet the dedicated members of the Free Korean Dogs team.
Board of Directors
Free Korean Dogs has been featured in various local and international media outlets.
South Korea’s plan to ban the dog meat trade by 2027, signals a significant shift in animal welfare and cultural attitudes.
Embark on our incredible journey, from humble origins to our vision of a sanctuary for Korean rescue dogs.
Summary on Siheung dog meat farm closure after 1 year. Learn about the remarkable shutdown process and its impact.