Grace and Happy are mom and daughter rescue Jindo dogs in Korea. These poor dogs had witnessed so many deaths and torture of their family and friends. Before they were rescued, Grace also suffered from severe skin diseases. Thankfully, the suffering is over. They are safe now.
Dog Meat Trade
This week EK Park, our founder, was invited by Humane Society International to film the closing of their 5th dog meat farm in Korea. They also rescued the 170 dogs from the farm that were destined for slaughter. The dogs will now be put up for adoption to their forever homes.
While EK is in Korea shooting her documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, she visited Gin Oak shelter and had so much fun. There are currently 11 dogs rescued from a chicken farm before they were sold to the dog meat market in Korea.
While I’m in Korea shooting my documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, I’m also working very hard to find homes for the Chicken Farm Dogs at Gin Oak Shelter and also the dogs at Wizard of Hope Animal Shelter (WOH). At the moment, there are 10 dogs, mostly Jindo mix, at Gin Oak shelter and 32 dogs (half of them are small breeds) at WOH.
When I drive around outside big cities in Korea, I see dogs all over tied to poles with no water, food, or shelter. Korea is a really tough country for dogs. Yesterday I saw these three dogs with no water or food. Two of them had no shelter. It rained a lot two days ago and they would …Read More about Dogs in Korea
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
Each year over two million dogs are slaughtered by Korea’s unregulated dog meat industry often after enduring unbearable suffering. Especially during Bok-Nal through July and August, two-third of dogs are killed for Boshintang (dog meat soup). It is because many Koreans believe that Boshintang boosts their stamina and energy. That’s why it is often called …Read More about Meet These Adorable Rescue Dogs in Korea
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.
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.
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.