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Dozens of Activists Protest Dog Meat Eating Festival At Korean Consulate

July 20, 2016 by Leave a Comment


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On July 15th, approximately 40 activists staged a protest at the South Korean consulate in New York City to demand that the government ban a dog meat eating festival, Boknal, that takes place every July in Korea. While displaying the posters and chanting “Cultural Justification is No Excuse For Animal Abuse,” the protesters distributed handouts to pedestrians and gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition that will be hand-delivered to Korean diplomats.

Animal rights activists protesting at the Korean embassy.

Animal rights activists protesting at the Korean consulate

“We stand in solidarity with the Korean activists who risk their lives to rescue dogs from hellish farms and who give them the loving homes they deserve,” said Roberto Bonelli of Animals Battalion, the group that organized the protest. “All animal slaughter is wrong, regardless of the species, and, when activists around the world rise up in protest, we will be there to support them.”

Animal rights activists protest at the Korean embassy.

Animal rights activists protesting at the Korean consulate.

One protester, Silva Baker, told TheirTurn about two dogs who she adopted from activists who rescued them from a South Korean dog farm: “I look into Jacks and Gigi eyes every single day, and I can’t believe what would have happened to them. Now I look at these at these pictures, and I think of all the unlucky dogs that are still there.”

Silva Baker adopted two dogs rescued from a South Korean dog farm.

Silva Baker adopted two dogs rescued from a South Korean dog farm.

Every year, approximately 2.5 million dogs are slaughtered in South Korea. Some of them are specifically raised for food (on filthy backyard farms); others are kidnapped or were abandoned by their owners. When transported to the slaughterhouse, the dogs are stuffed into crates so small that they cannot move. The methods of slaughter include throat-slitting, bludgeoning with metal poles or hanging. Some dogs are intentionally tortured before being slaughtered because of a superstitious belief that the meat of tortured animals is healthier.

In South Korea, dogs around 2.5 million dogs are killed for their flesh every year.

In South Korea, around 2.5 million dogs are killed for their flesh every year.

Your Turn

To learn more about how you can help end South Korea’s dog meat trade, please visit koreandogs.org.

To find out about future protests regarding South Korea’s dog meat trade, please follow The Animals’ Battalion.



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  1. marion price says:

    DO NOT UNDERESTIMATED THE POWER OF THE COMMON MAN WHEN HE BANDS TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF COMMON MAN OVER A COMMON CAUSE.
    HIS POWER IS IMMENSE
    HIS INFLUENCE IS AWESOME
    HIS DETERMINATION FEARSOME.

    SUPPORTING YOU 100%
    lOVE AND STRENGTH TO YOU AND THE ANIMALS. THANKYOU

  2. Paula Andersen says:

    Such archaic ignorance. My heart aches.

  3. Barbara Alves says:

    Stop the pain and the crying from dogs and cats.
    Stop the acts of tortures.
    Stop it NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. May the Good Force (a.k.a. God) be with the Activists, who fight for the plight of the Animal’s Rights. There should be a Universal Law in place against Animal Cruelty.

  5. Terry Peck says:

    Please keep this going!!! Too many tears!

  6. Julie littlewood says:

    Disgusting third world idiots hare them with a passion

    1. “We stand in solidarity with the Korean activists who risk their lives to rescue dogs from hellish farms and who give them the loving homes they deserve,”

      Our partners in this campaign are Koreans animal activists.

  7. Amy Monje says:

    We live in a world were eating dog meat is just unexceptable!!! The world needs to protect the lives of dogs, cats and horses once and for all!! And learn to humanly treat the livestock they choose to eat! All living animals and humans have the right to be fairly judged, and treated!!! This barbaric act of eating dogs that are abuse beyond belief is unexceptable and it just teaches the younger generation of these counties that life of any kind doesn’t matter!!! That’s not a world I want to live in!

  8. Christel Fabienke says:

    Schämen Sie sich. Es sind Freunde
    Ich achte darauf nichts aus Korea zu kaufen.
    Hören Sie bitte auf. Die Welt verachtet Sie

  9. SHUT THIS EVIL DOWN – HUMANITY IS FAILED MANS’ BEST FRIEND – AND OTHER SENTIENT BEINGS – TIME TO EVOLVE FOR A COMPASSIONATE WORLD FOR ALL – BLESS BE – AUM SHANTI –

  10. Yun Hwang Park says:

    Thank you for this campaign

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