‘Boknal’ – Worse Than Yulin 3 New Sister City Campaigns against Korean Dog Meat Cruelty
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.
Our Sister City campaign focuses on Korean cities with high dog meat consumption by urging their sister cities to speak out against this abhorrent practice. Ulsan, Anyang, and Jeonju are next; the scale of dog meat demand in all of these cities is sickening. Please, let’s keep this campaign going! Click below to learn more and take action:
Now that the summer vacation season is in full swing, there will be an increased volume of visitors to the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. And, of course, this is a 3-day weekend (Independence Day) which means even more foot traffic. So come and help us reach out to as many people as possible!
We will be displaying our banners/posters, handing out leaflets and collecting petition signatures against the extremely cruel South Korean dog meat trade, at this famous San Francisco tourist attraction and landmark.
Location: San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf located near the corner of Jefferson and Powell streets along the chain link fence.
Date/Time: July 3, 2016 Sunday. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. RSVP on Facebook Event!
Not in San Francisco? You can still help by tweeting. Click HERE to start tweeting using our tweet sheet!
Join the Animals’ Battalion in New York! 2016 ‘Boknal’ Demonstrations
We are very excited that the New York based animal rights group, The Animals’ Battalion , will be organizing demonstrations in front of the Korean Consulate General’s Office once again this year for the 3 days of Boknal (dog eating is ritualized in Korea – Chobok 7/17, Joongbok 7/27, and Malbok 8/16). They held 3 demonstrations last year at the same location and were covered by ABC network news in New York and also many newspapers in Korea. Click HERE to see the photos from their events last year.
We are so grateful to the Animals’ Battalion volunteer activists who participated last year and a special thank you goes out to Noelia and Roberto, co-founders/organizers, of the group! You guys Rock! Thank you!
If you are in the New York area, CLICK HERE to follow the Animals’ Battalion for information about these events.
Day 1: Friday, July 15, 2016. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Day 2: Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Day 3: Tuesday August 16, 2016. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Where: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea 460 Park Ave, 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 USA
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Consulate Hours: Open • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 4:00 pm)
Posters and brochures will be provided but homemade posters, props and other materials are encouraged! We also have petitions to be signed and sent to the Ambassador of South Korea.
Not in New York? You can still help by joining our Phone Blitz. Click HERE for more info.
Photo: Demonstration at the Korean Consulate General’s Office in New York, July 23, 2015. The Animals’ Battalion.