English Caption – “S. Korea’s Dog Meat Trade Cruelty at Dog Farms”

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So, are the dogs raised for consumption safe to eat?

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Namyangju-city, Gyeonggido-province.
We went to a dog farm with an animal protection group.

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From the entrance, we can smell the offensive odor. We get closer to see a gruesome scene.

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Excrement is piled and firmed up on the cage floors.

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The dogs are covered with excrements.

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Excrements are piled up on the ground as well.

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Excrements and food is mixed even the inside of food bowls.

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It’s impossible to get out because of swarms of flies all around and keep sinking into puddles of excrements.

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When’s the last time you cleaned this place?

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Farm owner: About a month and a half ago.

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Reporter: These dogs will be sold as meat, right?

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Farm owner: Yes.
Reporter: Don’t you think it’s unsanitary?

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Farm owner: Yes. It is unsanitary.
Reporter: Then why don’t you clean?

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Farm owner: Well, I should but I don’t get to…

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The health of dogs living in this condition can not be good.

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Dogs with loss of hair and skin turned black. We also suspect skin diseases and infections.

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What do you do with the dogs with wounds or with diseases?

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Farm owner: I use medications.
Reporter: What kind?

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Farm owner: Mostly antibiotics.
Reporter: How much do you use?

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Farm owner: It depends.

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Antibiotics and needles are found in many places inside cages.

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It’s doubtful that he’s complying with the prescribe dosage and expiration date.

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Reporter: Sir, do you eat dog soup?
Farm owner: No, I don’t!

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Reporter: Because you don’t eat them, you don’t care about the sanitation?

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Farm owner: Even though there are exceptions, you will see most dog farmers uses antibiotics in reality.

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Reporter: So, does that make it okay?

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Farm owner: No, it’s not ok……

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We even found the body and bones of dead dogs on the ground.

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Reporter: Would you eat dirty things like that? It looks disgusting.

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Farm owner: It’s dirty but once we hand over the dogs to the merchants, my job is done.

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Reporter: That’s sounds irresponsible.

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Farm owner: You will see that slaughterhouses are not sanitary either.

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We met with a veterinarian and asked him about the conditions of the dogs we filmed.

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Is it OK to eat the dogs raised in these conditions as health food?

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Veterinarian H.S. Kim.
It is hard to exclude the possibility of unconfirmed infectious diseases on these dogs.

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Diseases like the skin lesions or parasites can be infectious to people.