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Meat dogs in wire cages feed on rotten food waste slops while they wait to be slaughtered

Click HERE to read the article in Korean. 쓰레기 음식 먹고 도축 기다리는…철장 속 식용견들

On August 9, 2016, a Korean TV program called “In Depth Camera”(밀착카메라) reported on a story about people taking their pet dogs on their summer vacation. The next day the story they reported on was one that is often ignored by Koreans because it makes them feel very unpleasant and uncomfortable; it was about the dogs that their society has labeled “meat dogs.”

The program reported that regardless of whether eating dog meat is right or wrong, from breeding to slaughter, there are definite problems with the dog meat trade.

According to the reporter, when he first arrived at the dog meat farm, the dogs, startled by unfamiliar footsteps, began barking. He saw a mother dog covered with necrotic wounds feeding her puppies, and another dog, tied up, exhibiting anxious repetitive behavior. The food fed to the dogs was maggot infested rotten food waste slops.

At another dog farm, plastic bags, unrecognizable organs and a head of a dead dog were floating around in the dogs’ food bin. The waste slop was rotten, fetid, black in color, but the hungry dogs had no choice but to eat it.

Why weren’t the dogs fed regular dog food, the reporter asked the farmer. “They need to be fed ‘Jjambap’ – food waste slop – as that makes the dog meat taste better,” replied the farmer. “People don’t buy dogs fed on dog food.”

The farm was filthy and sanitation conditions were in complete disarray. Carcasses of dead dogs laid in water bins while old waste and fur, as well as blood from the slaughter of the dogs, were scattered everywhere around the slaughterhouse. It looked as if it had been a very long time since the farm had been cleaned.

Experts warn that dog meat from dogs raised in this kind of environment are harmful to humans. Veterinarian Bo-Young Myeong of Veterinarians for the Abandoned Animals Association has said that there is slaughter waste, lead, heavy metals, and bacteria in the dogs’ feed, all of which can cause disease in people.

The reporter discovered that the claim that there is a specific ‘meat dog’ breed is far different than the reality. What he saw at the farms was purebred dogs that had had vocal cord removal surgery barking softly, and small dogs wagging their tails. Sick dogs from puppy mills and lost family pets have all ended up at the slaughterhouse.

Animal protection law that prohibits the killing of the same animal species in front of each other wasn’t being enforced. The dog farmer tells the reporter that for big dogs he uses a hammer because the dogs don’t die as easily with electricity. The law prohibiting all methods of inhumane slaughter was not being complied with.

Dog meat consumption is NOT LEGAL in South Korea. However, the majority of Koreans show a profound indifference to both the law and any moral principles by doing nothing at all to stop the dog-meat trade saying that there are no laws to ban this industry. That is just an excuse to allow the dog meat industry to continue operating for fear of upsetting the industry and the dog eaters.

As you can see from this report, the horrific dog meat trade continues and the dogs are suffering immensely. Every year, dogs are being brutally tortured and eaten as if it was completely legal, and this will continue until the laws are enforced.

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Chinese: 籠裡的肉狗吃腐爛的食物廢渣同時等待被屠宰.
Dutch: VLEESHONDEN IN DRAADKOOIEN OP AFVALWATER VAN BEDORVEN VOEDSEL, TERWIJL ZIJ WACHTEN OM GESLACHT TE WORDEN.
Danish: Koreas såkaldte ”kød-hunde” opholder sig i trådbure og lever af råddent madaffald og snavset vand, mens de venter på at blive slagtet.
Finnish: Metallihäkeissä pidettäville lihakoirille syötetään pilaantunutta ruokaa kun ne odottavat teurastusvuoroaan.
French: Des chiens destinés à la consommation en cage avec des aliments pourris.
Greek: Οι σκύλοι που προορίζονται για σφαγή και φάγωμα μέσα σε συρμάτινα κλουβιά τρέφονται με σούπες από σάπια υπολείμματα τροφίμων.
Hungarian: A fémketrecben lévő kutyákat rothadt élelmiszer-hulladékkal etetik, miközben arra várnak, hogy lemészárolják őket.
Italian: CANI DA CARNE IN GABBIE METALLICHE SI ALIMENTANO DI CIBO IMMONDO E PUTRIDO MENTRE ATTENDONO DI ESSERE MACELLATI.
Japanese: オリに閉じ込められている肉犬は屠殺されるまでずぶずぶに腐った食品廃棄物を与えられています.
Portuguese: CÃES ENJAULADOS E ALIMENTADOS COM COMIDA PODRE, ENQUANTO ESPERAM A MORTE.
Spanish: Perros para consumo esperan la muerte hacinados en jaulas de metal y alimentados con basura.

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  1. Sherrie
    SherrieNovember 6,16

    You people in south Korea are sicK for Killing those poor dog.

  2. Tanya
    TanyaNovember 6,16

    The koreans that engage in the act of dog slaughter dfeserve the same fate of these dogs !!!!!!!!!!! no, I will capitalize their nationality !!!!!!!!!!! their are trash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Donna L Blake
    Donna L BlakeNovember 6,16

    The rest of the world condemns South Korea and other countries involved in the brutally cruel dog/cat meat trade. We all need to keep up the pressure on these countries to bring this horrific practice to an end.

  4. marilyn boehm
    marilyn boehmNovember 6,16

    Shame on South Korea for allowing these deplorable conditions for these innocent dogs. We are boycotting all Korean products until you ENFORCE your animal protection laws.

  5. Lisa Lucchetti
    Lisa LucchettiNovember 7,16

    ROT IN HELL, you disgusting, VILE inbred monsters.

  6. Kimberly Beebe
    Kimberly BeebeNovember 7,16

    May Karma bless the ones whom chose to be immoral. BOYCOTTING everything to do with South Korea as well as BOYCOTTING the 2018 Olympics. Will not ever buy or watch anything to do with Korea ever again. Also will spread the word to everyone I know. All will BOYCOTT Everything to do with South Korea

  7. Kantor
    KantorNovember 8,16

    Les coréens sont hideux, comment peuvent-ils s’avilir de la sorte en massacrant ignoblement ces pauvres chiens! ils m’écoeurent!

  8. Lee
    LeeNovember 8,16

    Poor dogs and cats, evil Asia. Poor cows, pigs, chickens, fish, crustacean s ect, evil every other human nation.

  9. Lesa Foster
    Lesa FosterNovember 16,16

    That is the sickest thing I have ever heard and seen! These people better rot in hell for this. They can’t have a soul and treat poor innocent animals like this. This had to stop now for God’s sake this is as CRUEL as you can get! Just broke my heart!

  10. Linda Segal
    Linda SegalNovember 17,16

    Time to stop the torture of dogs and cats. It’s time to become human and put an end to your horrible cruelty. Become a modern country

  11. Julie Tidball
    Julie TidballNovember 17,16

    This disgusting practice has to stop.

  12. Marijke mobach
    Marijke mobachNovember 17,16

    Stop this Terrible thing immediately.

  13. Linda Segal
    Linda SegalNovember 18,16

    You must become a civilized country if you want respect. Stop the torture of dogs and cats
    Stop eating our beloved animals

  14. Stacy Patrick Howard
    Stacy Patrick HowardNovember 20,16

    We Americans think that you Koreans are heartless people to not stop the torture and evilness surrounding your dog mestvtrDe
    Americans will not visit or buy your electronics unless you protest and stop the senseless dog meat trade

  15. Cristina Sario
    Cristina SarioNovember 22,16

    DISGUSTING, HYPOCRITE, NO SOUL, FILTHY, DEVILS AND LOW LIFE PEOPLE. NO MATTER HOW BRANDED STUFF YOU HAVE AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE ALL OVER THE WORLD KNOWS YOUR INHUMANE PRACTICES.
    CROSSING ALL OUR FINGERS THAT ALL OF YOU WILL SUFFER THE WAY ALL THIS DOGS SUFFER!

  16. Charlotte persson
    Charlotte perssonNovember 22,16

    Shame on korea!! This is so sick!!

  17. Julie Tidball
    Julie TidballNovember 23,16

    You are supposed to be civilised

  18. Jessica
    JessicaNovember 24,16

    What the f**k are you ppl thinking? Obviously you think your too good for judgment day. Don’t you understand those are our Lord’s precious lil babies ? Don’t you know you need to repent for this catastrophe? No way are you going to live in the kingdom of heaven with this branded on your souls. Our Almighty Lord won’t have mercy for you who thought this was right. I understand everyone needs to bring money to support they’re families. But holy s**t. I would rather sell my a** to dirty disgusting drunk men if I needed to support my family somehow and was living in your country instead of doing this. I think all the world needs to see these videos. Targets and Macy’s and Nordstrom and etc needs to see this and not sell fur products either because it’s not just the meat you scums are after its also four. Just because it says not real fur doesn’t mean it didn’t come from an animal. I seen those tapes too. I stoped all fur wearing with every member of both sides of my family because of the tape I saw. Horrible. Sickly and horrible. You ppl will pay for this. In hell. You are gonna treat each other in the same torturous way that you did to God’s lil innocent babies. Over and over and over again. You are gonna take turns burning, wiping, torturing and discarding each other like you did them. I wish death to come soon as possible and in the worst, painful and inhumanity way. Because you deserve it. I curse you all. You’ll see. Filthy bitches.

  19. marilyn boehm
    marilyn boehmNovember 24,16

    Okay, so many of us are doing all of the above to get attention to this horrific dog meat trade. And guess what? NOTHING has stopped it. At this point, I think the Koreans themselves need to get outraged. How do we get to THEM? The article you posted said that South Koreans are “indifferent” to the plight of these dogs because there are no laws in place. In fact, there ARE laws that specifically make illegal these horrific tortures and all of the worst of the abuses. What’s the problem?

  20. marilyn boehm
    marilyn boehmNovember 24,16

    I didn’t finish my comment. The problem is that there is so much corruption in the government and with the police that should be enforcing the animal protection laws, but THEY AREN’T ENFORCING THEM. WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE THEM ENFORCE THEIR OWN LAWS??? I’m frustrated and angry at the South Korean government. There are officials in the USA who say we cannot interfere in YOUR government. SO HELP US TO HELP YOU!

  21. Doris roemer
    Doris roemerApril 22,17

    You bring Shame to your country and to the good people of Korea who want no part of this ..you must show your future generations that you have compassion and empathy for all sentient beings…please we begin you to stop the torture.

  22. Cherina rose
    Cherina roseMay 26,17

    STOP TORTURE THE DOGS LIVING, IT S EVIL SATANS HELLS PEOPLE ARE YOU HUMANS OR DEVILS
    YOU SHALL STOP EATING DOGS GOD PUNISCH YOU FOR EVIL

  23. Margrit Stössel
    Margrit StösselMay 26,17

    Please stop the torture of the poor innocent dogs and cats. It’s a shame this cruelty to such lovely animals in your Country, which normaly best friends to humans all over the world. A lot of Korean people seeing this as well. End this cruelty as soon as possible.

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