First, it is important to understand that dogs play a complex role in Korean society. On one hand, 10 million Koreans have dogs as their companion animals. On the other hand, over two million dogs are brutally raised and slaughtered for their meat. Some dogs live in luxury while others are tortured beyond most people’s imagination.
Even though the “meat” or “farmed” dogs in Korea are rescued, they rarely have a chance to be adopted due to the “stigma.” If we don’t rescue dogs from high kill shelters or from the streets or markets, they often end up in the dog meat farms/markets.
When dog rescuers see that rescue farmed dogs are adopted by a loving family, they will become more inspired and work harder to save these farmed dogs as well. You are adopting just one dog but the impact of your action will be huge.