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Gupo Dog Meat Market shuts down early, 53 dogs rescued

Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market. June 2019. Busan KAPCA.

We have received the great news that 53 dogs from the Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market have been rescued! As we reported previously, the Gupo Dog Meat Market was scheduled to shut down their businesses before July 12. However, seven of the 17 dog butcher shops (more than 40%) have agreed to shut down their business as of June 21. Click HERE to learn more about the closure.

Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA) were able to rescue these dogs before the scheduled closure date of July 12. Through some very intense negotiations, and in an effort to rescue as many dogs as possible, KARA, KAWA, and Busan KAPCA ultimately agreed to pay the dog butchers a large sum of money for the dogs’ freedom. It was very emotional to have to bargain for the lives of these dogs. There’s a possibility that an additional 20 or more might be rescued after July 1.
Click HERE to learn more about this rescue.

We would like to thank all of the Korean activist organizations for their hard work in saving these animals who otherwise would have been doomed to a horrific death.
Busan KAPCA is a small but dedicated organization with very limited financial resources. The ransom paid to the dog butchers to save the lives of these dogs was a big hit to their budget.

To help them continue their amazing and courageous fight against the cruel Korean dog meat trade, please consider making a donation to Busan KAPCA; they need your help to do the work they do. You can send a donation to Busan KAPCA (Director Kim Aera) by PayPal: rucy3@naver.com.
Click HERE to learn more about Busan KAPCA.

Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market. June 2019. Busan KAPCA.
Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market. June 2019. Busan KAPCA.
Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market. KAWA.
Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market. KARA.
  1. Joan White
    Joan WhiteJuly 1,19

    Well done everyone for your marvellous rescue of the 53 dogs from the Buscan Gupo Dog Meat Market. It brought tears to my eyes in the nicest possible way. Keep up your wonderful work. Thank goodness there are people like you in the World. Joan White

    • Celia Clarke
      Celia ClarkeJuly 2,19

      I AGREE

  2. siegrid berman
    siegrid bermanJuly 1,19

    PLEASE STOP THIS TERRIBLE PRACTICE

  3. Denise Donnelly
    Denise DonnellyJuly 1,19

    How wonderful . God bless you.

  4. La tsoght Rita
    La tsoght RitaJuly 1,19

    Stop this Cruel dog and cat meat trade

  5. Laura
    LauraJuly 2,19

    IT IS TRULY EVIL TO TREAT AND KILL ANIMALS LIKE YOU DO. THIS DISGUSTING ASIAN CULTURE NEEDS TO END. DOGS AND CATS WANT YO BE WITH HUMANS AND MAKE EXCELLENT COMPANIONS. YOU NEED TO OPEN YOUR HEARTS AND EYES

  6. julie pera
    julie peraJuly 2,19

    Thankyou!! Thankyou!! God bless you all who never stop fighting for our precious companion animals!! One day it will all be over. Keep up the good fight! I am writing my local news station, 20/20, Nightline, Korean government, ANYONE who will listen! If we all do this we can make a difference for these precious animals.

  7. David Wilton
    David WiltonJuly 2,19

    The Practice of rounding up beautiful dogs God’s Creatures Must “STOP” it’s BARBARIC, SADISTIC, ABHORENT. THEY ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH KILLING THEM, THEY TORTURE AND TORMENT THEM, CUT THEIR LEGS OFF AND SKIN THEM WHILE THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ACTIONS ARE NOT HUMAN, THEY ARE SADISTIC CRUEL AND BARBARIANS, NO HUMAN BEING COULD DO SUCH THINGS.
    THESE PRACTICES MUST STOP AND WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF THE REST OF THE WORLD, TO COME TOGETHER AND OUTLAW THESE CRUEL PRACTICES !

  8. Deborah
    DeborahJuly 2,19

    Good news at last!

  9. Angeline sieb
    Angeline siebJuly 2,19

    This tradition needs to stop. Dogs and cats are not food.

  10. Ginette Morin
    Ginette MorinJuly 3,19

    Thank you so much

  11. Syka
    SykaJuly 5,19

    Please

  12. alessandra
    alessandraJuly 11,19

    Fermate subito questa pratica crudele incivile, tutto il mondo vi guarda e vi giudica con severità

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