This is the first of a series of articles on the puppy mill trade in South Korea. The next article will expose the breadth and scale of the international teacup puppy trade, which originates in South Korea, and its links with the finance industry.
Animal activists are outraged about the Korean government’s plan to expand the puppy and pet trade in a bid to boost the economy.
President Park Geun-hye said at the 10th official trade and investment meeting on July 4 that stripping red tape from the pet industry will encourage investment and make the pet industry grow more than three times by 2020.
Under the plan, the government will provide financial incentives to those who open new puppy mills or those who upgrade their facilities to meet its new guidelines.
The plan also includes licensing auction facilities to sell pets and allow registered pet stores to sell animals online. To learn more, click HERE .
Photo: Dog farm in Gwangju, South Korea where dead dogs are left in the cages to decompose and for other dogs to eat. CARE.
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Summer is a brutal and unforgiving season for the dogs in Korea. Dog consumption peaks especially during Boknal, the Korean “dog days of summer,” when eating dog meat is ritualized. This year, three Boknal days – considered the hottest days of summer – are July 17 (Chobok, the beginning of summer), July 27 (Joongbok, mid-summer), and August 16 (Malbok, the end of summer). During this period, hundreds of thousands of dogs will be brutally slaughtered because of the irrational belief by many Koreans that eating dog meat will increase their stamina and help to keep them cool during the hot summer days.
Please join the animal rights activists worldwide in voicing our disgust at the South Korean government’s indifference in allowing this senseless barbaric trade to continue and help us raise awareness about the horrendous suffering inflicted upon our best and most loyal friends – the dogs and cats with whom we share our homes and our lives.
Los Angeles, US – July 21, Thurday Protest Against the South Korean Dog Meat Trade. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Portland, US – July 21, Thursday Portland BOKNAL peaceful rally/protest to end dog/cat meat trade! Click HERE for Facebook Event.
New York, US – July 27, Wednesday International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats (Day 2) Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Chicago, US – August 13, Saturday Stand Against Bok-Nal, Speak for the Innocent. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
San Francisco, US – August 13, Saturday Leafleting and Informational Event on South Korean Dog Meat Trade Click HERE for Facebook Event.
New York, US – August 16, Tuesday International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats (Day 3) Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Phone Blitz in solidarity with the Animals’ Battalion’s Boknal Demonstration in New York Click HERE to take action.