This is the story of Jinoak Oh from South Korea who is trying to save chicken farm dogs from being sold into the dog meat market. Considering the fact that dog meat consumption is still widely practiced in South Korea mostly among older generations, Jinoak Oh is a truly courageous and compassionate woman.
Update: We are happy to report that all of the Chicken Farm dogs have been adopted and have found their forever homes. Yay! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen. Back in April we shared the story of Jinoak, our colleague in South Korea. Jinoak discovered 20 dogs being held in horrible conditions …Read More about Adopt the “Chicken Farm” Dogs
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.