Seoul Seocho District – Dark Trades in a City of ‘Bright Lights’
Behind the glitzy veneer of Seocho, a district within Seoul, noted for its first class cafes, smart hotels and fancy restaurants, the dog meat trade carries on with its shameful work: it’s business as usual. And, business in this brutal trade means that dogs, which have been tortured throughout their short lives, end up being slaughtered in unimaginable ways – they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten to a pulp, and often the still living animal is thrown into boiling water – it is not hidden, it goes on in broad daylight.
All this suffering is carried out to satisfy the high demand for dog-meat and dog products, such as those sold in ‘health shops’, for example elixirs, known as dog-soju – a product not confined to dogs, but made out of cat-meat too (no different treatment for those animals). And to put into perspective the scale of this aberrance, a simple search on the most popular Korean search engine, called Naver, will bring up: health food centers: 130 listings; dog-meat restaurants: 56 listing – listed for in and around Seocho District. No glitz, no glamour here, just mass suffering, on a mass scale, in who-knows how many dog farms and slaughterhouses supplying these hell holes.
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