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 are thrilled to announce our third annual Freedom Walk! 100% of proceeds will help support the food, medical, shelter, and training needs of dog meat farm rescues. Come out and join us in person or virtually! Our Freedom Walk is open to everyone and anyone, anywhere! You don’t need to be a FKD adopter …Read More about Freedom Walk 2021
Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat tradition in which dog meat consumption is encouraged during the “hottest days of summer” to boost stamina, immune systems, and prevent or cure other ailments, is now underway in Korea.
It’s official! With the adoption of our beautiful Great Pyrenees named Great, Free Korean Dogs has now successfully found forever homes for 1000 Korean rescue dogs (and counting!) in Canada and the US.
We wish it was as simple as saving all the dogs and finding them forever homes. But in truth, it’s a scramble to put many puzzle pieces together to make the endeavor a successful one. It’s the reason it took us 2 years to prepare for it, and why we’re still talking about it 2 …Read More about So, You Want to Shut Down a Dog Meat Farm?
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.
We had so much fun at our Freedom Walk event last year, we’re doing it again! Due to pandemic restrictions, the event will be held virtually where we will walk in solidarity in spirit while staying physically apart.
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
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
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 meat soup to cope with the heat. There is no medical or scientific evidence to prove dog meat soup increases male’s stamina. Nevertheless, this Korean …Read More about The Three Hottest Days and Dog Meat Soup in Korea
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.