Gupo Dog Meat Market shuts down early, 53 dogs rescued
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to learn more about Busan KAPCA.