We are so happy to share updates about Yellow‘s new life in Canada.
Come and meet us at Canadian Pet Expo on Nov. 24 & 24!
There will be dogs who were rescued from a dog meat farm in Korea last September. The four dog meat trade survivors will fly to Canada to find their forever familes. Don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity to meet the beautiful Korean rescues.
Our booth is# 136!
Two years ago, the founder of Free Korean Dogs, EK Park, was visiting her home town of Dangjin, South Korea when her GPS took her on a strange route. While lost, she drove along an unfamiliar, rural road and came across a solitary farm. Her heart sank. EK has rescued over 600 dogs from Korea, so she could tell she had stumbled upon an illegal dog meat operation.
Chokbok (July 17th), Joongbok(July 27th) and Malbok(August 16th)
These Korean words represent the three hottest summer days in the year. During these three days, it is common to consume dog meat soup to cope with the heat. There is no medical or scientific evidence to prove dog meat soup increases male’s stamina. Nevertheless, this Korean dish is not at all uncommon.
It has only been two weeks since Soomin joined our family. During that time, he has adjusted perfectly into his new family life. His mannerism, playfulness and cuteness; every single aspect of him fits into our lives so perfectly, like a puzzle. We love our Soomin so much and he has shown us so much love in return. In only two weeks, we have also met so many neighbours and friends through Soomin. We are really thankful for having Soomin in our lives.
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.
It wasn’t always Dave. I had a temporary name, Da-Haeng, when I was rescued. Before, I was a dog hanging by the noose, waiting to be slaughtered. I was being beaten so that I could be tenderized for dog meat soup during Boknal. I was destined to die and become food.
In Korea, over two million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for human consumption every year. As part of the efforts to stop the dog meat trade, many animal rights activists work hard to shut down dog meat farms run illegally. But it is not easy.
The season of love and joy is upon us. December is when people celebrate the year end at holiday parties, and of course, there is Christmas – oh yes, Christmas… with beautiful lights on the street, people’s smiles and laughter, a table full of delicious and warm food, and presents going around the room with hugs and kisses.
Imagine there are 55 adorable and adoptable pups in a shelter in South Korea being taken care for and looked after with love and dedication. Now imagine that this only haven for these dogs must be shut down within less than 2 months, and the pups are facing the uncertain fate. Some of them may need to go to another shelter that is likely already overcrowded and underfunded, and will be put down eventually since there is very little chance that they will be adopted in time. This is precisely what is happening right now.
Matilda is a 3-year-old female Labrador mix rescued from Korea. This sweet girl is looking for her forever home in Toronto.