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The Animals’ Battalion 2018 ‘Boknal’ Demonstrations in New York

The Animals' BattalionWe are very excited that the New York based animal rights group “The Animals’ Battalion” will be organizing demonstrations in front of the Korean Consulate General’s Office for the fourth year in a row for the 3 days of Boknal (dog eating is traditionalized in Korea – Chobok 7/17, Joongbok 7/27, and Malbok 8/16 in 2018) and EVERYONE IS INVITED. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ANIMALS’ BATTALION. IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE KOREAN DOGS, PLEASE JOIN. They held 3 demonstrations in the previous three years at the same location and were covered by ABC network news in New York and also South Korea. The third day of 3 demonstrations in 2016 and 2017, they had a big breakthrough. Not only did Consulate General Ghee-Whan Kim in New York acknowledge them, but he also promised to deliver their message to the Korean government. Click HERE to see the photos from their events in the last 3 years.

We are so grateful to the Animals’ Battalion volunteer activists who participated in previous years and a special thank you goes out to Noelia and Roberto, co-founders/organizers, of the group! You guys Rock! Thank you!
If you are in the New York area, click HERE to follow the Animals’ Battalion for further information about these events.
The dates for this year’s demonstrations are Chobok 7/17/2018 Tuesday, 7/30/2018 Monday (changed from Joongbok 7/27/2018 due to weather condition) and Malbok 8/16/2018 Thursday.

Day 1: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Click HERE for Facebook Event.

Day 2: Monday, July 30, 2018 Please note: Date changed from July 27
Click HERE for Facebook Event.

Day 3: Thursday August 16, 2018
Click HERE for Facebook Event.

Where: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
460 Park Ave, 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Consulate Hours: Open • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 4:00 pm)

Posters and brochures will be provided but homemade posters, props and other materials are encouraged! We also have petitions to be signed and sent to the Ambassador of South Korea.

Click HERE for all the upcoming events.

Not in New York? You can still join us from the comfort of your home.
Join our Phone Blitz and be the voice for the Korean dogs and cats!
All you need is compassion and a phone.
Click HERE to learn more and join.



The Animals’ Battalion Demonstration on August 11, 2017 at the Korean Consulate General’s Office in New York. Photo: The Animals’ Battalion.

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  1. Eva Tervala
    Eva TervalaJuly 3,18

    Never give up fighting for Animals.

  2. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJuly 4,18

    YES!!!!!! NEVER GIVE UP FIGHTING FOR ANIMALS!!!! TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD, AND WE CAN BE BETTER HUMAN BEINGS!!!

  3. Miree Lord
    Miree LordJuly 5,18

    It’s been going on too long and it’s still on!! We are going to stop for real this time!! Yes!!

  4. Miree Lord
    Miree LordJuly 5,18

    Yes! We have to fight until this outrageous behavior stop!!

  5. tera nethu
    tera nethuJuly 6,18

    THESE DISGUSTING GLUTTON PEOPLE MAKE EXCUSE THAT IT’S CULTURAL —NOTHING CULTURAL IN THIS MODERN WORLD–THE GOVT. OF KOREA AND ALL COUNTRIES MUST ARREST AND JAIL ALL PEOPLE WHO EAT DOGS/CATS LIKE THEY DO IN TAIWAN–THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD IS FIGHTING TO SAVE ALL DOGS/CATS LIVES AND THESE EVIL MANKIND MUST STOP THIS MURDER OF LOYAL DOGS/CATS–ALL DOGS/CATS ARE THE SAME WITH EMOTIONS AND SENTIENT BEINGS.

  6. Jerry Coccoli
    Jerry CoccoliJuly 7,18

    Our Dogs are PRECIOUS & BEAUTIFUL. They are gorgeous companion
    Animals and SHOULD NEVER BE TORTURED, ABUSED AND SADLY EATEN.
    The civilized world must end the custom of EATING DOGS. It is a disgusting, despicable
    custom and practice and DOG-EATING MUST BE ERADICATED WHEREVER IT IS FOUND.
    ERADICATE DOG-EATING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A CRIME AGAINST
    HUMANITY. STOP DOG-EATING FOREVER.

  7. Cecilia Johansson
    Cecilia JohanssonJuly 7,18

    God bless all who speak up for the innocent!

    • Madeleine Larsson
      Madeleine LarssonJuly 15,18

      God bless you

  8. Sonja Van Hoof
    Sonja Van HoofJuly 15,18

    RESPECT LIFE. EVERY LIFE. Thank you, all the people who (try to) make this world a better place for ALL.

  9. roxane
    roxaneJuly 15,18

    SHAME ON THE HUMAN WHO IS EATING HIS BEST FRIEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Charlotte
    CharlotteJuly 16,18

    stop this cruelty against dogs and cats and close all slaughter farms

  11. Patricia Dugan Garretson
    Patricia Dugan GarretsonJuly 16,18

    Together in this fight we can provide hope in humanity

  12. Macca
    MaccaJuly 16,18

    God bless the poor suffering animals. Bless the people who fight for them.
    Shame on those who think it is just to act in such away and consider themselves educated.
    Let right be done.

  13. Kathy Tenda
    Kathy TendaJuly 17,18

    How can humans be so evil?

  14. Lauren
    LaurenJuly 17,18

    Praying for these animals and the beautiful & selfless activists who stand up for them!! You are truly an inspiration!

  15. Rosario
    RosarioJuly 17,18

    La lucha por los derechos de los animales tiene que seguir creciendo.

  16. Yaz Citaci
    Yaz CitaciJuly 17,18

    Together we can stop the cruelty to animals!!!

  17. MARCOS ELENILDO FERREIRA
    MARCOS ELENILDO FERREIRAJuly 17,18

    Em pleno século 21 o ser humano ainda continua vivendo como se fosse um homem das cavernas ,chega de agir como besta ,somos seres conscientes e lúcidos !!!

  18. Yvette
    YvetteJuly 18,18

    Everyone rise against dog and cat meat trade in Asian countries. This horror has to Stop!

  19. Danuta
    DanutaJuly 18,18

    Stop the dog and cat consumption in Asia. They are our friends.

  20. Carina Cederholm
    Carina CederholmJuly 18,18

    WE NEVER GIVE UP! SHOUT OUT LOUD !!! BE THEIR VOICE 🙏🙏🙏

  21. Soyoung Hwang
    Soyoung HwangJuly 28,18

    Three of us, myself and my 2 friends were in the NY Consulate today without knowing of schedule change.. can you notify me in case it happens again? Thanks

    • KoreanDogs.org team
      KoreanDogs.org teamJuly 28,18

      Hi Soyoung,
      We are very sorry that you and your friends weren’t notified of the event date change. I notice you are on our newsletter mailing list. We should have sent out a newsletter with the change in date when were were notified of date change on Wednesday from the Animals’s Battalion. We apologize and will do our best to send out a newsletter if event date changes in the future. Thank you so much for caring!!
      Giny

  22. rose
    roseJuly 29,18

    I thank you all for who are fighting to save these beautiful animals ,keep speaking up for them, their is no need for these people to do this inhumane and tourture, they cant speak and tell you all the pain they feel .

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