Last fall, the world leaned in intently with open ears after South Korean president Moon Jae In reportedly asked vice president Kim Boo Kyum, “Hasn’t the time come to end dog meat consumption?”. Following Moon’s comment, the government set up a task force with the responsibility of conducting an in-depth examination as to whether or …Read More about Korea’s New Leader: Shaping the Future of the Dog Meat Trade
Another year, another winter. While we switch our furnaces from cool to warm, put away our tee shirts and shorts and bring out the winter coats and boots, winter preparations look much different for our shelters in Korea. Unfortunately, they don’t have the luxury of a furnace, or even solid walls for that matter. Winters …Read More about Winter Shelter Preparations
Being a rescue organization isn’t just about finding forever homes for homeless dogs. It’s about being an advocate for all dogs and pet companions. We know how important pets are to us, and what a significant role they have in our lives. We at Free Korea Dogs often use the motto “compassion knows no borders”, …Read More about No Dog Left Behind
Pickle found herself in quite a pickle when she was only 6 months old, although none of the ordeals was her fault. It’s a shame dogs don’t get to choose their owners, because Pickle had the unfortunate luck of having a sinister and abusive owner. One day, she was witnessed being beaten and tossed out …Read More about Pickle’s Holiday Wish
It is no secret South Korea is an epicenter of the Asian dog meat trade. It also distinguishes itself as the only country in the world that commercially farms dogs for food, backed by the National Dog Farmer Association, a registered local group which exists to support its farmers and lobby to keep dog meat …Read More about South Korean President Considers Ban on Dog Meat Consumption
We say it all the time – rescue is simultaneously fulfilling and inspiring as it is disheartening and traumatic. Earlier this year, we shared a rescue story of a few dogs who were being raised on a construction site to be sold for meat as a secondary income, and the efforts made to save them.
Our third annual Freedom Walk (and first in-person Vancouver walk) had us smiling from ear to ear, and we’re still all smiles! It was such a joy to see everyone again after over a year of what felt like endless lockdowns, restrictions, and subsequent isolation from each other. Thank you everyone for yet another successful …Read More about Thank You for an Amazing Freedom Walk 2021!
It’s been for a while since we discovered and rescued 15 dogs from a restaurant in Yongin, Korea, who were being raised for slaughter for fresh dog meat stew. They have since been known as our “Yongin rescues”, and while we have been inadvertently slow with updates we have been busy with the pups behind …Read More about Yongin Dog Meat Rescue Update 2
Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat tradition in which dog meat consumption is encouraged during the “hottest days of summer” to boost stamina, immune systems, and prevent or cure other ailments, is now underway in Korea.
There are always surprises in the world of dog rescue, especially when it comes to dog meat farm survivors. You always expect them, but you never truly know the surprise entails. Some are unfortunate – will they have significant health issues? Irreversible trauma? Others are lovely surprises – personalities that willingly trust or a clean …Read More about And Bab(ies) Make 8
“The mountain babies” is what we refer to the dogs who are currently living in the remote mountain regions of Korea in a shelter run by a Buddhist nun. Many of them have been living there their whole lives. All of them have something in common – they all escaped terrible fates. How did they …Read More about The Dogs of Weolbong Shelter
Last week we announced our endeavor in attempting to secure the safety and release of 15 dogs being kept for meat at a restaurant in Yongin, Korea. Today, it is with great relief we announce that after a tense and nerve-wracking week of negotiations, we were successfully able to acquire custody of all 15 dogs …Read More about The Man in the Red Apron