Grace and Happy are mom and daughter rescue Jindo dogs in Korea. These poor dogs had witnessed so many deaths and torture of their family and friends. Before they were rescued, Grace also suffered from severe skin diseases. Thankfully, the suffering is over. They are safe now.
While I’m in Korea shooting my documentary, Compassion Soup: the End of Dog Meat in Korea, I’m also working very hard to find homes for the Chicken Farm Dogs at Gin Oak Shelter and also the dogs at Wizard of Hope Animal Shelter (WOH). At the moment, there are 10 dogs, mostly Jindo mix, at Gin Oak shelter and 32 dogs (half of them are small breeds) at WOH.
When I drive around outside big cities in Korea, I see dogs all over tied to poles with no water, food, or shelter. Korea is a really tough country for dogs. Yesterday I saw these three dogs with no water or food. Two of them had no shelter. It rained a lot two days ago and they would …Read More about Dogs in Korea
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
Each year over two million dogs are slaughtered by Korea’s unregulated dog meat industry often after enduring unbearable suffering. Especially during Bok-Nal through July and August, two-third of dogs are killed for Boshintang (dog meat soup). It is because many Koreans believe that Boshintang boosts their stamina and energy. That’s why it is often called …Read More about Meet These Adorable Rescue Dogs in Korea
Tasha (formerly Chanel) was pregnant when she was about to be killed for her meat in Korea. She was starve to death and we could literally count her rib bones. After being rescued, Tasha gave birth to five healthy puppies. However, it was hard for “meat” dogs like Tasha to be adopted in Korea because of the stigma.
Who could imagine that Swayze was a dog raised for his meat until six months ago in Korea? But now he is the happiest chicken farm dog in the world. Swayze is an one year old dog living in Seoul who has his own bed, countless toys, and the most beautiful mama. Born in Ilsan outside Seoul, Swayze was one of the twenty dogs raised for their meat by a neglected chicken farm owner.
Coco is a beautiful two year old female dog who weights 12kg. Coco was born two years ago outside Seoul. Her mama and papa were raised for meat by a neglectful and abusive owner. When Coco and her four siblings were puppies they were fed with human food waste that was very salty and spicy. Shortly after she was born her papa and three siblings were killed for meat by the owner.
It was an honor to interview Lola Webber, co-founder of Change for Animals Foundation. Lola is a dedicated animal advocate who has been working hard to stop the dog meat trade in Asia. In this interview Lola shares her experiences and insights about the Korean dog meat trade.
In this video interview, Jinoak shares her personal story about how she got involved in animal rescue and what made her to decide to rescue the twenty chicken farm dogs. When people see animals rescued they get excited and want to help, but as time goes by people forget about the ones rescued.
Free Korean Dogs member Greg Mount shares his personal experience in Korea and his perspective on Korean culture, tradition and the dog meat trade. Greg has traveled to Korea many times and feels a deep connection with Korean people and culture. His opinion of the Korean dog meat industry: “Korea, you’re better than this.”
Each year over two million dogs are slaughtered in Korea. Hundreds of restaurants throughout the country specialize in serving dog meat. The consumption of dogs in Korea dates back centuries, and the issue is more complex than it appears on the surface. For politicians, the dog meat issue is a political third rail. This article provides an overview of the culture and politics of the Korean dog meat industry.