“Is there still a ‘dog meat market’?” asked a citizen who was in front of the market. Is there a place where a dog that is still alive is locked up in a yard, displayed, brutally slaughtered, and sold its meat?
We wish we could say no. Unfortunately, it was all at the site of Saturday’s rally to call for the shutdown of the Chilseong ‘dog meat’ market. Even though it’s a market in the middle of the city, it was still full of dogs. In the slaughterhouses, dogs were constantly howling.
The Chilseong Market is one of the notorious three ‘dog meat’ markets. The other market, Moran, signed a business agreement with Seongnam City in December 2016 and voluntarily removed the exhibition and slaughter facilities from the public. The merchants of Gupo market agreed to completely close down its operations in July last year. Currently, Chilseong Market is the only one among the three major ‘dog meat’ markets. (There still are big and small farms, markets and slaughterhouses all over the country, unfortunately.)
Mayor of Daegu City, Young-jin Kwon also ordered last year to find a way to close Chilseong market – since ‘dog meat’ is a custom that doesn’t meat the morals of the times. KARA will speak up and fight to shut down the Chilseong market this year. To save the dogs crying in pain, please support the activities to close the market!
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