Dog meat farmers trading hundreds of dogs in the hillside in Yangsan
Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA)and Kookje newspaper reported the below story:
“Dog meat farmers trading hundreds of dogs in the hillside in Yangsan”
A scene has been recorded of dog meat farmers from across the country trading hundreds of dogs at a hillside of Yangsan (Gyeongsangnam-do Province).
On July 11th, the Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA) exposed video of dogs, raised for consumption, being secretly traded on July 4th at a hillside in Yangsan.
Dog farmers from across the country were trading these dogs.
The footage contains pictures of seven or eight large Dosa dogs in a tiny and rusty metal cage with no space in which to move.
During the course of the trade, dogs that were not cooperating were jabbed with iron sticks. One struggling dog is shown being grabbed by the collar.
It is estimated that there are several hundreds of dogs in metal cages that are lined up in vacant lot.
The dogs were being sold for 400,000 to 600,000 Korean won each, and it was estimated that up to 250 dogs were being sold daily.
According to the Busan KAPCA representative, this number is a lot less than what it used to be due to the down economy.
Their understanding is that this market meets three times a month – on the 1st, 4th and 9th of the month.
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