A trip to Korea has a very different meaning and purpose for the Directors of Free Korean Dogs. Unlike a leisurely trip for most travelers to Korea, I have been telling everyone the Founder & Executive Director of Free Korean Dogs is doing the heavy lifting in Korea.
Dog meat trade
We are sometimes asked why we focus on helping dogs in Korea when there are so many dogs in Canada and the US that need our help. The answer is simple: compassion knows no borders.
Last Saturday we had our 2nd protest against Korea’s dog and cat meat trade in Toronto. It was a hot summer day, yet many supporters showed up to raise their voice for the poor voiceless in Korea. Boknal starts on July 12 and lasts until August 11 and during that time over one million dogs …Read More about 2017 Toronto Protest aginst the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
On Saturday, August 13th, EK Park will lead a demonstration at the Moran dog meat market in Seoul, Korea. The protest is timed to mark Malbok, the last day of Boknal, the dog days of summer, during which thousands of dogs are slaughtered to make dog meat soup.
Today the team of Wizard of Hope Animal Shelter and I joined the campaign, Stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Korea. Although it was a short time, we met the mayor of Seongnam City and were able to deliver our message that we want the city to shut down Moran Market.
About a month ago I got an email from a couple in Korea. They asked if I could help them to rescue the dogs held in a dog meat farm near where they live. Every day they pass the dog farm and hear horrifying cries from the dogs. They have asked animal organizations and activists in …Read More about Dog Meat Farm Closing, 25 Dogs Going to Slaughter