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Newsletter – May 18, 2016

‘Street of Horror’ | Nami Kim Saving the Korean ‘Meat Dogs

 
‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul
​‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

In the center of Seoul, Korea is an alley known as “Health Food Center Alley.” One side of the alley is filled with tiny black metal cages. Inside those tiny black metal cages are dogs huddled together, awaiting their fate. Next to those cages are piles of dog meat.

Pass by plastic bags filled with intestinal organs to be thrown away and you enter the slaughterhouse itself. The floor is covered with garbage and grime. Scattered around are many tools of the trade, including the fur removal drum.

“Is this old?” asks the undercover reporter. “No, I just butchered it earlier,” responds the butcher. With no sanitation gloves on his hands, he grabs the piece of meat and shows it to the reporter. He tells him it’s 7,500 won per 1 Geun (the Korean unit of weight; 1 Geun = 600 g, 1.232 lbs) and this piece weighs 6.5 Geun.

TV Chosun, a Korean cable tv channel, has reported on dog slaughterhouses in Seoul and the impact they have on local residents. Slaughterhouses are being openly operated in the heart of the city, and nearby residents are suffering from the noise of barking dogs and the stench of the slaughter; sanitation at the slaughterhouses is in complete disarray.

This alley is filled with these slaughterhouses.

A passerby from Jongam-dong, Seoul says that he can’t describe the feeling. People who pass this alley, he says, probably feel nauseous just from walking by. Jeongmin Park from Jaegi-dong, Seoul is afraid to pass this so-called “Health Food Center Alley” and finds the stench appalling.

But since dogs are not classified as livestock, there are no regulations on the dog slaughterhouses. Even with the unsanitary conditions, there is no punishment other than fines. There are more than 1000 businesses that sell dog meat within Seoul, but this slaughter of dogs is in a management blind spot.
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Nami Kim Saving the Korean 'Meat Dogs'
Nami Kim Saving the Korean ‘Meat Dogs’

Each year, millons of Korean dogs are brutally slaughtered for their meat. This is your chance to help them.

Nami Kim and her team of activists are on the front line in the battle against the Korean dog meat trade. Working tirelessly to save as many dogs as possible from this barbaric cruelty, the team also campaign vigorously and work to educate people on the horrors they contribute to by eating man’s best friend.

In total, Nami and her team saved 960 dogs last year, shutting down six large dog farms and three dog meat restaurants. As the team puts increasing pressure on the Korean government to make the trade illegal, funds are desperately needed to continue this vital work.

This is your chance to have a lasting impact for the innocent victims of this horrifically inhumane trade. No amount is too small to help. Donations will be used to save as many dogs as possible, in addition to funding education materials to change the hearts and minds of Korean dog eaters.

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TIME IS NOW to speak out for the Korean animals!
Boycott PyeongChang 2018!

 

PyeongChang, in South Korea, is promoting their 2018 Winter Olympics, by stating how ‘connected’ this event will make everyone involved feel, for example: “People connected: everyone enjoys the Olympics regardless of age and nationality” “Peace connected: the Olympic spirit promotes peace worldwide” But who is not standing in horror at the thought of ‘connecting’ with a country that, through apathy and inaction, effectively condones the evils of the dog and cat meat trades? 

Please let South Korea know that the surest way to connect with all people within their own country – and everyone from around the world – would be to permanently end the dog and cat meat trades -now – before this prestigious event takes place.
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Click HERE to take action – PyeongChang 2018 – Effects of Hosting the Games!
 

Call for Action: PyeongChang 2018 – Vision & Strategy
 
“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”
 – Albert Einstein
 

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