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.
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 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
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 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.