English Caption – “Scene of meat dog auction trade secretly taking place in the wood!”http://youtu.be/enuFJwtKDyE
After asking all around, we were able to locate the meat dog auction market that we heard to be taking place in the woods.
“Meat Dog” Auction Market. A secret market that only allows in dog traders and dog middleman.
Various breeds of dogs are locked up in metal cages.
You can also see pet dogs in the size of a human arm.
OO Health Food Center.
We decided to investigate the process of acquiring dogs to sale at the auction market with a dog trader who operates a Health Food Center.
Sell your dog! Sell your dog!
This dog trader drives around villages every early morning and buys dogs people bring to him.
Man: This is a dog my brother brought from when he used to work at Jindo.
Not knowing why he is being taken there, the dog is struggling to resist getting on the truck.
However, the dog owner is coldheartedly pushing the dog he was raising into the cage.
And then he gives a small Balbari dog for free as a bonus.
I paid 70,000 Korean won ($66 USD) for them but I can sell the large one for about 100,000 Korean won ($94 USD).
I make a profit of 30,000 Korean won ($28 USD) when I sell it at the auction. That’s good enough for me. Haha…. And the Balbari was free.
Undercover: Is Balbari all profit?
Dog trader: Yes.
At the next village, about 3-4 people are waiting to sell their dogs they have been raising at home to the dog trader.
This time there are small typical pet dogs.
Women: Buy these 2 dogs. They are Shih Tzu.
Dog trader: What do I do with these tiny ones?
Women: I don’t know. You can butcher them.
Dog trader: Are they free or do you want money for them?
Women: Of course, you need to pay me.
Dog trader: How much?
Women: I don’t know. I will take whatever you offer. Haha….
Auction market is where the dogs sold to the dog traders like these are sold.
“Meat Dog” Auction Market.
In the early morning, this market is crowded with dog traders trying to sell their dogs and the middleman.
In this location, dog auction was taking place every morning for 2 hours.
After selecting the dogs you want and negotiation, dogs are weighed on scale to finalize on the price.
Metal cages are full of dogs, crumpled.
Among them are dogs presumed to be former pets.
New born puppies are also traded here.
Among the dogs sold off at auction, we notice a Dalmatian.
Undercover: Is this a Dalmatian?
Dog buyer: Yes. It’s a Dalmatian.
Undercover: How are they used?
Dog trader: These are all meat dogs. No one buys dogs here to raise as pet.
On another truck, there are Cocker Spaniels in the cage.
Undercover: Aren’t they pedigrees?
Dog trader: So what if they are pedigrees? That’s doesn’t matter here.
Undercover: Where do you sell them to?
Dog trader: Of course to the dog meat restaurants.
How do former pets end up in these meat dog auction markets?
We asked the dog trader.
People abandon pet dogs on the streets when they get sick.
These abandoned dogs ends up in dog meat market. No one raises pet dogs to eat.
Debating whether to eat these abandoned former pets that were like part of a family is a contradiction.
Channel A. Young-Don Lee Producer’s Food X-File.