July 23rd marked our first ever protest to end the Korean dog meat trade. Demonstrations were held in multiple locations around the world.
Hey, it’s our birthday! July 1st marks our first anniversary and Canada’s 149th birthday. Help us celebrate this Canada Day weekend!
On July 1st, Free Korean Dogs will celebrate our first year anniversary. What a great time to look back on what we’ve accomplished and where we need to go from here to end the Korean dog meat trade.
Come together with one voice for the voiceless. Join us for Korea’s first ever multi-organization public protest against the dog and cat meat trade.
“There are many online activists in the community. They play an important role because they help share information and bring the community together. But sometimes you have to get into the middle of the action. That’s where real change happens.” ~ EK Park
This week EK Park, our founder, was invited by Humane Society International to film the closing of their 5th dog meat farm in Korea. They also rescued the 170 dogs from the farm that were destined for slaughter. The dogs will now be put up for adoption to their forever homes.
We are excited to announce that production has started in Korea on our documentary film Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea. On March 29th, EK flew to Korea for two months of filming, loaded down with what seemed like way too much equipment for one small person to handle. The goal of this trip is to capture perspectives from both those in the dog meat trade and those trying desperately to stop it.
Free Korean Dogs member Greg Mount shares his personal experience in Korea and his perspective on Korean culture, tradition and the dog meat trade. Greg has traveled to Korea many times and feels a deep connection with Korean people and culture. His opinion of the Korean dog meat industry: “Korea, you’re better than this.”
This is the third pillar in our three-part strategy to free Korean dogs. We are establishing an international adoption program to provide forever homes for dogs rescued from the Korean dog meat trade. This plan relies on massive collaboration, both in Korea and around the world. There are many ways for you to get involved and help give these innocent dogs the loving homes they deserve.
This article, the second in a three part series, details our strategy for community outreach. There are a number of ways to join our moment to cultivate compassion for dogs in Korea. Get involved, engage with the community and collaborate with us to help create a better life for Korean dogs. Get started right now by reviewing our strategy and providing your input on how to build a healthy community.
This article is the first in a three part series outlining our three-point strategy to improve the lives of dogs in Korea. In this article, I’ll describe our program to raise public awareness, which includes producing an full-length documentary film and a series of behind-the-scenes videos. Awareness and education, both in Korea and abroad, are key first steps to realizing permanent change for Korean dogs.
Each year over two million dogs are slaughtered in Korea. Hundreds of restaurants throughout the country specialize in serving dog meat. The consumption of dogs in Korea dates back centuries, and the issue is more complex than it appears on the surface. For politicians, the dog meat issue is a political third rail. This article provides an overview of the culture and politics of the Korean dog meat industry.