Dori was one of 4 puppies born to a family rescued from the floods in Korea where they were intended to be slaughtered for meat during Boknal, a traditional South Korean day of eating dog meat.
Dog Meat Trade
On August 7th, 2020 Free Korean Dogs answered a call for help to rescue 6 Dosa dogs who would have either drowned in the recent floods or slaughtered for a celebratory meal during the last day of Boknal. Our rescue was a success, and we’ve taken the last few weeks to address their medical needs …Read More about An Update On Our Dosa Dog Meat Rescues!
July 16th, 2020 marks the first day of Boknal, a South Korean tradition commemorating the hot summer months with the consumption of a variety of traditional stews and tonics.
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 dog meat farm in Dangjin, S. Korea who were destined for slaughter. This is one of their stories:
To put lightly, the Korean dog culture is very different from that of Canada. The Western’s view of dogs as “man’s best friend” is very slowly taking hold in Korea, where Boknal, the unionized and protected dog meat industry, lack of effective and just animal protection laws, and operation of filthy puppy mills are still …Read More about The Dog Culture in Korea: Why We Should Care
On September 1st, 2018, Free Korean Dogs (FKD) rescued 69 dogs from Dangjin Dog Meat Farm (DMF) in Korea.
Did you know that dogs in the dog meat farm NOT ONLY suffer from living in rusty, crowded cages, BUT they are fed with awful food scrap?
Free Korean Dogs started 3 years ago on Canada Day – July 1st, 2015. It all started when I was visiting my mother who lives in the country side, a place with all my childhood memories. I still remember that hot summer day when I was driving on a bridge that leads to my hometown. …Read More about Celebrating Canada Day & Free Korean Dogs’ 3rd Anniversary!
Some dog owners do not realize how traumatic and terrified their dogs feel when they are abandoned, surrendered and dumped.
South Korea is the only country engaged in high-volume dog farming for human consumption. New research shows the true scale of the issue.
Gucci is a Dosa Mastiff “meat dog” rescued from the Korean dog meat trade. She now has a forever loving home outside of Toronto, Canada.
Animal welfare activists have found a new strategy. Tax evasion has become the latest weapon in the fight against the Korean dog meat trade.