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 Gin Oak Shelter in Korea
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.
Lola Webber on the Korean Dog Meat Trade
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.
Interview with Jinoak Oh on Dog Rescue
In this video interview, Jinoak shares her personal story about how she got involved in animal rescue and what made her to decide to rescue the twenty chicken farm dogs. When people see animals rescued they get excited and want to help, but as time goes by people forget about the ones rescued.
Help the “Chicken Farm” Dogs
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.
Adopt the “Chicken Farm” Dogs
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 …Read More about Adopt the “Chicken Farm” Dogs
My Korea: Compassion vs Cruelty
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.”
International Adoption Plan
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.
Community Outreach Strategy
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.
Dog Meat Consumption in Korea
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.