The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea
中文 (Chinese), Dansk (Danish), Nederlands (Dutch), Français (French), Ελληνικά (Greek), Italiano (Italian), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Español (Spanish), Slovenski (Slovenian), Svenska (Swedish)
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]