This week EK Park, our founder, filmed Humane Society International and the closing of their 5th dog meat farm in Korea. They rescued 171 dogs that were destined for slaughter. The dogs will now be put up for adoption so they can find their forever homes.
As you can see from the video and photos, the dogs are made to live in deplorable conditions. The only time their feet touch the ground is when they are herded off to the slaughterhouse.
This is why we are working to replace cruelty for compassion for the dogs of Korea. EK is in Korea shooting a documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, which highlights the importance of peaceful coexistence with our canine companions.
While in Korea, EK is also touring several dog shelters and meeting with a number of animal activist groups to discuss collaborative opportunities.
On a personal note, we talk almost every day and, while EK is keeping up an incredibly busy schedule, I can see that the emotional stress is starting to take it’s toll. The standard in the treatment of dogs in Korea is far different than in the West. Dogs in the meat trade are housed outside in tiny cages with little or no food and water. Even those kept as pets are often seen tied to a post outside and fed only food waste.
Help Us Make A Difference
For real change to happen for the dogs of Korea, we must work to change public perception and cultivate compassion for our adorable four-legged friends. If you would like to get involved, there are a number of ways to get involved:
- Make a donation to support our documentary project and international adoption program.
- Apply to adopt a dog rescued from the dog meat trade.
- Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay current on the latest developments.
- Share this post to help build awareness about the Korean dog meat trade.
We are confident that the Korean dog meat trade is on the way out and that a new era of respect for animals in Korea as possible in the near future. But change will only happen if we can come together with one voice to promote compassion over cruelty for dogs in Korea.
Chris Plouffe says
Debbie Gardo says
Good job EK! Today I’m having a fundraiser for GACHI an animal welfare group in Gwangju…the only one in this region. We will try to become a non profit and help dogs in Jeollanamdo :)
Good luck with adoptions.
warwick ingpen says
Lisa U ROCK !! You guys all ROCK. Love you !
I hope the dog meat “farmers” can be persuaded that dogs have feelings and that there is a better way to make a living. I would give my life for that.
Thank you for all your hard work to save all dogs.