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The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Sharing from: The Korea Observer.

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The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea 대한의 육견인들

This is the most in-depth and balanced investigative documentary into the dog meat trade in South Korea to date. We expose the current conditions in dog farms across the country, speak to a parliamentary researcher employed by the government who says the Korean government is inactive on this issue and is not willing to legalise or ban the dog meat trade, vets, farm inspectors, dog merchants, dog meat restaurant owners, dog farmers, and activists. Consequently, we’ve documented the battle between animal activists and the dog meat association members, which culminates in aggressive and sometimes violent exchanges. For activists, this journey is about saving the dogs. For dog farmers and merchants, this journey is about maintaining their livelihood. Both parties believe mistruths about the dog meat industry which are perpetuated by international animal activists. In the meantime, dogs continue to get raised, killed, and overtly eaten daily in the thousands of dog meat restaurants across the country. Come on a journey into the worlds of The Dog Meat Professionals. [By: James Hyams and Taehoon Lee].

This documentary is in both Korean and English (around 50/50). Korean interviews are subtitled in English.

본 영상은 다큐멘터리 ‘한국의 육견인들’의 예고편입니다. 한국 개고기 시장의 현 상황을 심층취재한 다큐멘터리 ‘한국의 육견인들’이 전국 개 농장의 실태를 고발합니다. 한국 정부는 본 현안을 양성화 하지도, 금지하지도 않는 소극적인 태도로 일관하고 있습니다. 이 같은 정부의 태도는 동물단체와 육견협회 간의 분쟁을 조장하여 두 단체가 서로를 공격하고 때로는 폭력으로 까지 번지는 사태가 벌어지고 있습니다. 한국 육견인의 세계로 여러분을 초대합니다. [작성자: James Hyams, Lee Taehoon]

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  1. Sandra Odell
    Sandra OdellMarch 17,17

    i feel physically sick i do not know how or why i received this email i do not want to see this utter cruelty as i can not do anything to stop it god forgive them such dispicable treatment of these animals . i hope they all get ill and die the people i mean

    • Christina Woods
      Christina WoodsMarch 18,17

      This is barbaric and beyond cruel.these people are evil and should burn in hell.

      • susan parrish
        susan parrishMarch 19,17

        ditto- I agree ! this is so disgusting .

    • Michael Wright
      Michael WrightMarch 21,17

      There is so much you can do, if you really want to help. Start with reading this newsletter. Share petitions, and letters. If people turn their backs, these innocent animals don’t have a chance in hell.

    • tullia colombo
      tullia colomboMarch 23,17

      E’ orribile è vero ma pensate che gli animali di cui tanti di voi si nutrono a partire da capretti e agnelli che in questo periodo verranno sterminati in nome di una tradizione del cavolo subiscano trattamenti migliori? Meditate gente meditate. E’ troppo comodo prendersela con gli altri !

    • Monika Koestler
      Monika KoestlerMarch 25,17

      Of course you can do something about it – every single one of us has to stand up and condemn this and make sure more and more people know about it. That is what we can do – and not wanting to know about it is definitely not going to help one of these poor suffering creatures.

    • Corinne
      CorinneMarch 26,17

      You can do something SIGN the petitions please

    • Tonia B
      Tonia BMarch 27,17

      You can do something. Sign the petitions. Don’t close your eyes or your heart.

  2. Michelle Nicolas
    Michelle NicolasMarch 17,17

    Horrible horrible pour ces pauvres chiens !!!! Sortez les tous de cet enfer et des griffes de ces minables asiatique !!!! S’il vous plait…pour eux, faites le je vous en supplie !
    Remerciements anticipés

  3. Tracey loisz
    Tracey loiszMarch 17,17

    These people are depraved beings to inflict such cruelty on these poor creatures .. they are treated in the most horrific ways from the time they are born .. something has to be done to stop this sick race of people doing these barbaric cruel things to defenceless creatures .. this is not tradition or culture this is just a sad pathetic excuse for their vile ways of treating these animals

  4. Cherein Rosen
    Cherein RosenMarch 17,17

    God punisch you devils, evils people for cruel, killing, sadism, because the dogs, cats are living and suffering of you torture, boiling living etc
    IT S SO SICK AND EVIL AND YOU GONNA GO TO HELL WITH SATAN, GOD PUNISCH EVIL TO ANIMALS SATANS PEOPLE
    STOP USE THE POOR ANIMALS AS DEAD THINGS, I HATE YOU PEOPLE AND COUNTRY

  5. James
    JamesMarch 17,17

    Absolutely disgraceful. What country would allow such evil? For shame on them all. Completely void of humanity.

    • Barbara Pullaro
      Barbara PullaroMarch 18,17

      I like your comment and agree with you in 100%.

  6. elaine gerber
    elaine gerberMarch 17,17

    The politicians do not do anything about these atrocities as they do not want to implicate themselves. This is disgusting. Even the Pope does not intervene. I do not know of any politician that has helped these poor dogs. Makes me ashamed to be human but I do not eat meat so this is just preaching to the choir but hopefully something or somebody can come along and do something. I can not watch, but when the Olympics comes along in S. Korea, protesters should be at the welcoming gate with large signs with ghastly signs depicting this horrible treatment of innocent, gentle creatures.

  7. Val Kerry
    Val KerryMarch 17,17

    ALL I CAN SAY IS ITS EVIL & BARBARIC !!!!!!!

  8. Vickie Kidwell
    Vickie KidwellMarch 17,17

    How can anyone do something this inhumane and cruel and still sleep at night? I would hope they would be punished severely and that the country would enact laws that would prevent this from ever happening again. Just hearing about this behavior makes me physically ill, sick to my stomach, and my heart ache while my eyes tear up. Please stop allowing this type of abomination!

  9. Ruth Steinberger
    Ruth SteinbergerMarch 17,17

    Please boycott products from Korea, of course travel to Korea and let the companies you boycott, including Hyundai and Samsung, know that you want them to openly and fully support the move to halt the torture and eating of dogs and cats in Korea. Please follow this issue, show up at protests against the Korean dog meat trade that are held throughout the summer in front of Korean embassies.

    • Cecilia
      CeciliaMarch 18,17

      Wery wise words, Ruth Steinberger. A boycott is absolutely necessary. Money talks, and these torturers should not be sponsored.

  10. Michele Vernet
    Michele VernetMarch 17,17

    South Korea! Your DOG EATERS AND TORTURERS ARE NOT CIVILIZED! ONLY SAVAGES DO TO INNOCENT CREATURES WHAT THEY DO AND CALL THEMSELVES “HUMAN” BEINGS! WE MUST BOYCOTT YOUR NEXT 2018 OLYMPICS!

  11. Hillewig Caroline
    Hillewig CarolineMarch 18,17

    STOP

  12. Cecilia
    CeciliaMarch 18,17

    I question if these are human beings, treating lovable, feeling animals like this. Makes me ashamed to be human. However, as long as there is a breath i my body I will be a voice for the animals. Thank you all who feel the same. And God help us all.

  13. Ruta
    RutaMarch 18,17

    Koreans now eat dogs, later they can start eat people

  14. Lucie Maršálková
    Lucie MaršálkováMarch 18,17

    co to je za dobytek, jak tohle můžou dělat lidi?!!! postříjet je !!!

  15. mrs marguerite j white and animals should have rights
    mrs marguerite j white and animals should have rightsMarch 18,17

    I am filling in lots and lots of petitions about and against these horrors towards our poor animal friends,I cannot bear to watch these animals tortured and hear their pitiful cries of terror,Whoever can do this and listen to nit while harming these animals are abonimations of evil,They must have a cold heart and how they can sleep without conscience,they are demons and only care about their evil sick beliefs.

  16. sharon griffiths
    sharon griffithsMarch 18,17

    This must be stopped, boycott 2018 Olympics.

  17. H M
    H MMarch 19,17

    I’M IN TEARS!! IV GOT GOOSEBUMPS ALL OVER MY BODY & I WNA CRY LIKE A CHILD!! I LOVE DOGS (ANIMALS) SO MUCH & WATCHING VIDEOS LIKE THIS MAKES ME HATE THESE PEOPLE EVEN MORE!! I LIVE IN CANADA & THIS IS NOT HOW I GREW UP!! TO SEE SUCH EVIL & HEARTLESS MF’s DO THIS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL!! I FIND IT AMUSING THO WHEN KARMA STEPS IN & MAKES THESE ‘humans’ SICK AFTER EATING THOSE POOR HELPLESS SOULS!! THEY ‘humans’ DESERVE WHAT THEY GET……BOMBED & WIPED OFF THIS BEAUTIFUL EARTH!! GRRRRR RUFFF!!!!

  18. Rae Lynn Louis Clark
    Rae Lynn Louis ClarkMarch 19,17

    All those poor dogs getting brutally killed because the people are starving. I think I’m going to be sick!

  19. Ruta
    RutaMarch 19,17

    We must explain the Korbeans, that it is very unhealfy to eat the meat of dogs breeded in fear, mud, feeded by waste

  20. Janeym
    JaneymMarch 19,17

    Please please, stop this evil barbaric wickedness. please use your fame for the greater good, to instill in these people compassion for animals.

  21. Sara lopez
    Sara lopezMarch 19,17

    korean stop killing the dogs….I am so sad that the tortures…don’t get punished.

  22. Alla Granovskaya
    Alla GranovskayaMarch 20,17

    Bloody barbarians! Eat your own kind

  23. JoAnn Visaretis
    JoAnn VisaretisMarch 20,17

    THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED PEOPLE LIKE THIS IN IT..WE ARE TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ALL CREATURES. THESE PEOPLE ARE TOO SICK FOR WORDS. YES, PUNISH, DISTROY, END THE ASIAN MURDERERS WHO TORTURE OUR INNOCENT PETS! KARMA IS A BITCH…THEY WILL PAY FOR THESE BARBARIC ACTIONS AGAINST MAN’S BEST FRIEND!

  24. LOIS HAMILTON
    LOIS HAMILTONMarch 20,17

    You monsters & your family’s are scum bags for what you do to these beautiful cats & dogs, I hope you rot in Hell.

  25. Annica Eriksson
    Annica ErikssonMarch 20,17

    HATE THEM SICK BASTARDS, THEY´RE ALL MONSTERS!!Just nuke this hell hole on earth!!!

  26. Malgosia Jankowska
    Malgosia JankowskaMarch 21,17

    STOP!!!! STOP!!!!!! STOP!!!!!! MORDERCY, BARBARZYŃCY

  27. Lynn J
    Lynn JMarch 25,17

    The world is watching you. This kind of practice make your whole country look backwards, stupid, ignorant, and also evil and barbaric. Is this how you want to look in the eyes of the world? I know so many people, family, friends and neighbors who would never visit your horrible country. I feel sorry for the people in your country who are against this. They suffer too like you make these poor animals suffer. Animals like humans, have souls.

  28. Gabriela Gurdziel
    Gabriela GurdzielMarch 25,17

    Dogs are beautiful animals who have the right to live!

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