When puppies become mothers… it may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a reality.
July 26th of this year marks Joongbok, the second day of Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat consumption tradition. While we have previously provided education and awareness on Boknal and the dog meat trade itself, today, we would like to focus on its survivors.
Free Korean Dogs turns 7 years old today!
Time flies when you’re busy, and boy have our 101 rescues kept us busy! At the end of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians”, dog owners Roger and Anita resolved to buy a large country property to care for the many new additions to their family. We couldn’t have the Disney “fairy tale” ending of buying a large …Read More about What Happens After Rescuing 101 Dog Meat Farm Survivors?
In our largest dog meat operation shutdown to date, we have successfully secured the safety and possession of 101 dogs from a dog meat farm in Siheung, Korea. While this is not our first shut down initiative – having shut down operations from dog meat farms, individual dog sellers, dog meat restaurants, and/or dog tonic …Read More about 101 Korean Dog Meat Farm Rescues
EK Park, our founder and executive director, currently has her boots on the ground in Korea where she will be working on the frontlines and preparing for our next big project.
Last fall, the world leaned in intently with open ears after South Korean president Moon Jae In reportedly asked vice president Kim Boo Kyum, “Hasn’t the time come to end dog meat consumption?”. Following Moon’s comment, the government set up a task force with the responsibility of conducting an in-depth examination as to whether or …Read More about Korea’s New Leader: Shaping the Future of the Dog Meat Trade
Another year, another winter. While we switch our furnaces from cool to warm, put away our tee shirts and shorts and bring out the winter coats and boots, winter preparations look much different for our shelters in Korea. Unfortunately, they don’t have the luxury of a furnace, or even solid walls for that matter. Winters …Read More about Winter Shelter Preparations
Being a rescue organization isn’t just about finding forever homes for homeless dogs. It’s about being an advocate for all dogs and pet companions. We know how important pets are to us, and what a significant role they have in our lives. We at Free Korea Dogs often use the motto “compassion knows no borders”, …Read More about No Dog Left Behind
Pickle found herself in quite a pickle when she was only 6 months old, although none of the ordeals was her fault. It’s a shame dogs don’t get to choose their owners, because Pickle had the unfortunate luck of having a sinister and abusive owner. One day, she was witnessed being beaten and tossed out …Read More about Pickle’s Holiday Wish
It is no secret South Korea is an epicenter of the Asian dog meat trade. It also distinguishes itself as the only country in the world that commercially farms dogs for food, backed by the National Dog Farmer Association, a registered local group which exists to support its farmers and lobby to keep dog meat …Read More about South Korean President Considers Ban on Dog Meat Consumption
We say it all the time – rescue is simultaneously fulfilling and inspiring as it is disheartening and traumatic. Earlier this year, we shared a rescue story of a few dogs who were being raised on a construction site to be sold for meat as a secondary income, and the efforts made to save them.