Terrissa Jing Shang and Alexis Longo in NYC adopted the 2.5year old Korean Jindo dog, Getty (TT) about 3 weeks ago. Terrissa shares a few stories of what she has learned after adopting Getty. Here is Part 2.
Terrissa shares a few stories of what she has learned after adopting Getty, Korean Jindo dog.
Da-Haeng is a survivor of the Korean dog meat trade. He’s a brindle Korean Jindo dog approximately two years old. One eye needed to be removed, he has very little sight in the other and he’s currently being treated for heartworm.
We are sometimes asked why we focus on helping dogs in Korea when there are so many dogs in Canada and the US that need our help. The answer is simple: compassion knows no borders.
South Korea is the only country engaged in high-volume dog farming for human consumption. New research shows the true scale of the issue.
The owner of a dog meat farm in Jeonju, South Korea, has agreed to surrender the dogs and close the farm. However, many of the rescued dogs are very sick and need immediate veterinary care.
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 …Read More about Dog Meat Farm Closing, 25 Dogs Going to Slaughter
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.”
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.