From the day I was born, there was always a dog in my life. I’d never had one of my very own, though – they were always “the family dog”. …Read More about Our Search For Our Perfect Puppers
On September 1st, 2018 Free Korean Dogs stepped in to liberate 69 canine residents (later to become 83 after the birth of a few litters from pregnant rescues) from a …Read More about Jumbak’s Journey: Far From The End
Chokbok (July 17th), Joongbok(July 27th) and Malbok(August 16th) These Korean words represent the three hottest summer days in the year. During these three days, it is common to consume dog …Read More about The Three Hottest Days and Dog Meat Soup in Korea
As the Founder of Free Korean Dogs (FKD), EK Park planned her July trip to Vancouver; she quickly realized how much she had to do and the number of cities …Read More about Geography Lesson: Greater Vancouver Area
As we countdown to celebrate the new year, the mental images of 240 Korean rescue dogs meeting their forever loving families in 2017 brought some cheerful tears to my eyes.
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 …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.