Pope Francis, please tell the South Korean Catholic Priests to stop eating dogs!
In South Korea, not only are many Catholic priests fans of dog meat, they often encourage their congregation to go out and eat dog meat and even sell dog meat at their church bazaars. Fed up with their hypocrisy, members of several animal rights groups in South Korea protested when Pope Francis came to visit Korea. These are some of the photos from their August 16th protest along the Pope’s parade route in Seoul. Their banner, written in Spanish, the Pope’s native language, says “El Papa, los sacerdotes y los creyentes, por favor, pogan un fin a la matanza y consumo de perros.” The English translation reads, “Pope, priests and followers, please put an end to the slaughter and consumption of dogs.”
This group also plans to send an official letter to the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Korea urging them to stop eating dog meat.
“개고기를 잘 먹습니다. 제 취미가 외국인 신부들 개고기 먹이기죠. 특히 프랑스 신부들요. 불어에 신앙(foi)이라는 단어가 간이란 뜻의 푸아(fois)와 발음이 비슷해요. 음식 잘 먹느냐 물어보면 내 신앙이 가톨릭 아니냐? 푸아(간) 옆에 있는 위도 마찬가지로 가톨릭이어야지라고 조크를 던지죠. 하하 좀 썰렁하네요. 프랑스에선 통했는데(웃음).”