Two weeks ago we got an email from Amanda Clasen, a member of Kunsan PAWS, a wonderful animal welfare community inside the US AIR FORCE BASE in Kunsan, Korea. She said that Kunsan PAWS wanted to donate over 5,000 pounds of dog food to Free Korean Dogs.
Grace and Happy are mom and daughter rescue Jindo dogs in Korea. These poor dogs had witnessed so many deaths and torture of their family and friends. Before they were rescued, Grace also suffered from severe skin diseases. Thankfully, the suffering is over. They are safe now.
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.
If you are flying from Korea to Toronto or Chicago, or any cities in North America with direct flight, you could save precious lives of dogs rescued from dog meat farms in Korea.
Although these dogs are rescued from the hell, many of them die in a shelter because of the stigma as a “meat or farm” dog. It is so sad and heartbreaking.
While EK is in Korea shooting her documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, she visited Gin Oak shelter and had so much fun. There are currently 11 dogs rescued from a chicken farm before they were sold to the dog meat market in Korea.
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.