While I’m in Korea shooting my documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, I’m also working very hard to find homes for the Chicken Farm Dogs at Gin Oak Shelter and also the dogs at Wizard of Hope Animal Shelter (WOH). At the moment, there are 10 dogs, mostly Jindo mix, at Gin Oak shelter and 32 dogs (half of them are small breeds) at WOH.
When I drive around outside big cities in Korea, I see dogs all over tied to poles with no water, food, or shelter. Korea is a really tough country for dogs. Yesterday I saw these three dogs with no water or food. Two of them had no shelter. It rained a lot two days ago and they would …Read More about Dogs in Korea
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.
About a month ago I got an email from a couple in Korea. They asked if I could help them to rescue the dogs held in a dog meat farm near where they live. Every day they pass the dog farm and hear horrifying cries from the dogs. They have asked animal organizations and activists in …Read More about Dog Meat Farm Closing, 25 Dogs Going to Slaughter
Each year over two million dogs are slaughtered by Korea’s unregulated dog meat industry often after enduring unbearable suffering. Especially during Bok-Nal through July and August, two-third of dogs are killed for Boshintang (dog meat soup). It is because many Koreans believe that Boshintang boosts their stamina and energy. That’s why it is often called …Read More about Meet These Adorable Rescue Dogs in Korea
Tasha (formerly Chanel) was pregnant when she was about to be killed for her meat in Korea. She was starve to death and we could literally count her rib bones. After being rescued, Tasha gave birth to five healthy puppies. However, it was hard for “meat” dogs like Tasha to be adopted in Korea because of the stigma.
What do you have to know before fostering a rescue dog in Korea? Dale, a foster parent originally from Alabama in the US, is sharing her experience in fostering a dog rescued from the meat trade in Korea. Dales says that a lot of people have romanticized the idea of fostering and adopting. But you really have to consider it before you just go and adopt a pet.
Who could imagine that Swayze was a dog raised for his meat until six months ago in Korea? But now he is the happiest chicken farm dog in the world. Swayze is an one year old dog living in Seoul who has his own bed, countless toys, and the most beautiful mama. Born in Ilsan outside Seoul, Swayze was one of the twenty dogs raised for their meat by a neglected chicken farm owner.
Bella is one of the most popular dogs from the Gin Oak shelter both to volunteers and shelter dogs. She is an one year old female dog rescued by Jinoak last spring in Korea. I asked Jinaok to tell me everything about Bella. She says that Bella is a happy virus: she makes people and even dogs laugh and happy. Bella is the most affectionate, loving dog who is more than ready for her forever home. Who will be the lucky person?
Coco is a beautiful two year old female dog who weights 12kg. Coco was born two years ago outside Seoul. Her mama and papa were raised for meat by a neglectful and abusive owner. When Coco and her four siblings were puppies they were fed with human food waste that was very salty and spicy. Shortly after she was born her papa and three siblings were killed for meat by the owner.
The current shelter is not yet completed and also a year leased temporary one. Jinoak has to return the land and remove the shelter after a year. That’s why it is so important for us to find forever homes for the chicken farm dogs. Let’s help the chicken farm dogs to find their forever homes so they know they are not left alone.
It was an honor to interview Lola Webber, co-founder of Change for Animals Foundation. Lola is a dedicated animal advocate who has been working hard to stop the dog meat trade in Asia. In this interview Lola shares her experiences and insights about the Korean dog meat trade.