Help us save the dogs from the cruel and inhumane Korean dog meat trade and build a sanctuary for them so they can live out the rest of their lives in a safe and caring home.
Dog-farm dogs are called “meat dogs” and are specifically bred and raised to be slaughtered and eaten. An estimated 2.5 million dogs are slaughtered each year in S. Korea. Almost half of those 2.5 million dogs are consumed during the period of Sambok/boknal, which in Korean means “three hottest days of summer.”
Dog farms are the major suppliers of dog meat to the dog-meat traders in S. Korea. The lives of these dog-farm dogs are filled with torment and cruelty, and the manner of their slaughter is nothing less than barbaric and agonizing. All dogs on earth have a right to be safe and loved, but unfortunately dogs in S. Korea are born into a land where dog meat consumption is acceptable. The meat dogs on the dog-farms are defenseless as the current Korean Animal Protection Law does not consider these dogs as pets to be protected from their brutal existence. As a result, they live their lives in filthy cages until they are inhumanely slaughtered, one by one.
We are a group of animal advocates who believe it is time to take action against the dog-meat trade and to rescue as many dogs as possible from the dog farms. We are calling for an end to the dog-meat farms and taking the first step towards a better future for the dogs of S. Korea. We are currently focusing our efforts in Busan and in the region of Geongsangnam-do, South Korea. The dog farms in this remote area are illegal and unlicensed; we can therefore charge the farmers with operating a business without a license. These farms are also in violation of environmental laws, as they are not equipped with proper sewage disposal facilities and waste produced from the slaughter of the dogs pollutes the water while the burning of waste products pollutes the air.
However, closing down the farms is just the first step. We must rescue these dogs before they are sold to another farm or quickly slaughtered. We must free them from their lives of suffering and fear, and relocate them to a safe place where they will receive the care, peace, and love they deserve. As an example, through our tireless efforts, a dog farm in Yangsan, S. Korea is closing down at the end of this year, but unless we can raise the funds and successfully negotiate a purchase of these dogs from the dog farmer, they will most likely all be slaughtered or sold to another farm: http://goo.gl/ITok8d
Please help us to build a sanctuary for the farm dogs so we can rescue them. Your donation will go towards the purchase of land outside of Busan, as well as for the construction of the buildings and food, medical care, and supplies for the care of the rescued dogs, and to fund ongoing rescues.
Give today and your donation will have twice the impact! A generous supporter has committed to matching every dollar donated up to $2,000! All donation and transactions will be 100% transparent and available for your review at our homepage: http://blog.naver.com/savethedogs
Main organizer contact information (we are sponsoring this project under the leadership of Nami Kim, as part of our International Program):
Northern California Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, U.S.
Family Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 27-2443743.
Susan Yom: [email protected]