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Newsletter – November 5, 2019

 
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New Calls for Action: 
Shut down the illegal dog farms!
10 New Cities added!

 
Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) has a dog farm archive map which lists the dog farms throughout South Korea. Click HERE to learn more.
The list contains 2,861 dog farms. We will file epeople petitions for each of these dog farms, urging the Korean government to inspect and take immediate actions to shut them down. Click HERE for the status of our epeople petition filing.
 
Please click HERE to do your part by taking quick and simple actions. We have added Gimje, Namwon, Iksan, Gunsan, Shinan, Jangseong, Jindo, Yeonggwang, Muan, and Yeoungam and will continue to add more.
 

 
Photo: South Korea’s horrific dog farm/slaughterhouses. 
 

No more dog slaughter in Seoul?

 
I had received questions from people asking if the news about Seoul shutting down all of their dog slaughterhouses is true. Click HERE to learn more about this.

I would not be surprised if there are many more dog slaughterhouses still operating in Seoul. Internet search for “dog meat soup in Seoul” results in hundreds of dog meat restaurants. Click HERE to see the search result.

If you include the so-called “Health Food Shops”(“Geongangwon” in Korean) which commonly sell dog and/or cat products, the prolific number of these establishments is over thousand. Click HERE to see the search result.

 

 
Photo: Seoul Gyeongdong dog slaughterhouses.  SaveKoreanDogs.org.
 

Story Of The Old Farmer

 
I want to share with all of our wonderful supporters a wisdom to help get through the adversities in life.  
 

 
There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“It’s neither good nor bad. It is as it is.” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“It’s neither good nor bad. It is as it is.” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“It’s neither good nor bad. It is as it is.” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“It’s neither good nor bad. It is as it is.” said the farmer.
 

[News] Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

 
The Korea Bizwire reported on November 4, “Cases involving brutal violence and abuse of pets such as dogs and cats are continuing unabated. Although public calls for stern punishment have been aroused and legislation is strengthened whenever shocking cases are reported, critics say that actual punishments meted out are still insignificant.

Seoul’s Mapo Police Station recently sent a suspect booked for killing a puppy to the prosecution and requested an indictment. The abuser is suspected of taking his companion animal’s life and abandoning the corpse after finding his pet dog that disappeared last month while taking a walk.

In July, a man in his 30s caught and killed a cat. He has been charged with violating the Animal Protection Act and is currently standing trial.

According to the National Police Agency, the number of people who have been booked for violating animal protection laws and sent to the prosecution for indictment has steadily increased from 262 in 2013 to 592 in 2018.”

 

 
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  1. benech
    benechNovember 6,19

    What a shame!

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