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:
We are ecstatic to report that our inaugural 5K Freedom Walk was an incredible success!
Owing to the incredibly hard work of Korean animal rights activists, the Gupo Dog meat market has finally been permanently shut down. On July 1st, 2019, eighty-five (85) dogs remaining on the premises of one of the largest dog meat markets in Korea have been rescued due to the efforts of several Korean animal welfare …Read More about Gupo Dog Meat Market Finally Shut Down
Gathering On Saturday, June 28th, over 100 people and 20 Korean rescue dogs came together at the edge of Christie Pitts park for Free Korean Dogs’ third annual protest.
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!
For the first time in history, the South Korean court ruled that killing dogs for meat is illegal. This progress makes it one step closer to banning the consumption of canines all together.
A trip to Korea has a very different meaning and purpose for the Directors of Free Korean Dogs. Unlike a leisurely trip for most travelers to Korea, I have been telling everyone the Founder & Executive Director of Free Korean Dogs is doing the heavy lifting in Korea.
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is shining a spotlight on the Korean dog meat trade. Canadian Olympic figure skater Meagan Duhamel is leading the charge to raise awareness about the abuse of dogs in Korea.
Last Saturday we had our 2nd protest against Korea’s dog and cat meat trade in Toronto. It was a hot summer day, yet many supporters showed up to raise their voice for the poor voiceless in Korea. Boknal starts on July 12 and lasts until August 11 and during that time over one million dogs …Read More about 2017 Toronto Protest aginst the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
Join us on July 8th, 2017, at the Korean Consulate in Toronto for a demonstration against Boknal and the Korean dog and cat meat trade.
Many of our volunteers attended Fight Dog Meat‘s rally on May 19 and May 20 in New York.
On Saturday, August 13th, EK Park will lead a demonstration at the Moran dog meat market in Seoul, Korea. The protest is timed to mark Malbok, the last day of Boknal, the dog days of summer, during which thousands of dogs are slaughtered to make dog meat soup.