Had no one intervened, Dori’s fate would have ended in one of two ways. In the first scenario, he would have been slaughtered for meat and cooked into a soup during Boknal, Korea’s annual tradition where dog meat is consumed under the (unfounded) belief it boosts the immune system, among other health benefits. As a Korean Tosa, also known as a Korean Mastiff, Dori’s breed is widely considered to be a “dog meat breed” and as a result is commonly bred, stigmatized, and marginalized as such.
Debunking Myths of Dog Meat Trade Survivors
July 26th of this year marks Joongbok, the second day of Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat consumption tradition. While we have previously provided education and awareness on Boknal and the dog meat trade itself, today, we would like to focus on its survivors.
Boknal: Did You Know?
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.
help the dosa family, Boknal survivors
The Dosa Family Rescue:
South Korea is currently experiencing its highest level of rainfall since 2013. Torrential rainfall has devastated the country with flash floods, flooding, and landslides with no end yet in sight. The longest recorded monsoon season lasted 49 days in 2013; current weather forecasts are predicting this year’s season may last longer.
Boknal: Korea’s Notorious Dog Meat Tradition
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.