Free Korean Dogs turns 7 years old today!
7 years ago, EK Park witnessed four men hanging a dog by the neck off a bridge when she returned to her home country to visit. Horrified, she pulled over and confronted the men begging them to stop. Perhaps what was more surprising to her than the act itself was their indifference to her concern. Annoyed, they shooed her away asking her to stop interrupting their meal preparation.
This was a defining moment for EK as she was overrun with emotion – sadness, frustration, confusion, and anger. Knowing she couldn’t save the one dog, she resolved to save 10 others in need to honor the life of one she had lost. This mission ultimately led to opening the door to the realities of the plight of dogs living in Korea, especially the victims of the dog meat trade. No longer able to stand idle and do nothing, Free Korean Dogs was born.
As Margaret Mead famously said,
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
While she may not have changed the world, EK has since led the shutdown of 3 dog meat farms and changed the lives of over 1000 dogs whose fate would have otherwise been unimaginable.
For this year’s anniversary, from today until July 7th, we are asking everyone to donate a simple $7 to help us make the lives of those we saved count. Share with or tag 7 dog loving friends to help us spread education and awareness about the dog meat trade!
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
From today until July 7th at 11:59 PM (EST), they will be generously matching all donations up to a maximum of $5,000!
Donations can be made securely via our website:
or via Canada Helps: