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.