Thousands of dog meat farms across the country breed an estimated 2.5 million dogs each year who are confined in small, barren cages outdoors. They live in states of perpetual fear, boredom, hunger and disease, often resulting in self-mutilation
“A South Korean court has ruled against the killing of dogs for meat, in what has been described by animal rights groups as a milestone towards a national ban on serving the animals for human consumption.”
“A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday (Jun 21) could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.”
Asia for Animals Coalition members Change for Animals Foundation have said:
The dog meat industry in South Korea has been in a legal grey area for decades, with legislation neither regulating the trade nor banning it; but over recent months as the practice of dog meat consumption has become increasingly controversial within South Korea, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughter methods to crack down on dog farms and restaurants.
This latest ruling is a major breakthrough for the campaign to end South Korea’s cruel dog meat industry in a lead up to the “bok” days – starting next month – when dog meat consumption is most popular in South Korea.
Please keep showing your support for a dog and cat meat-free South Korea by signing and sharing coalition members ~ the Humane Society International’s petition: https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action…
And to find out more about the dog meat trade and Change for Animals Foundation’s work to end these horrors throughout Asia: www.changeforanimals.org/ending-the-dog-meat-trades
Please sign our petition calling on the South Korean government to identify all dogs and cats as companion animals under the law regardless of breed or place of birth, and to ban the slaughter of these animals for human consumption.