In an ideal world, we’d take a proactive approach towards tackling South Korea’s long-integrated cultural beliefs that surround the consumption dog meat. By educating the next generation, we can interrupt this cycle of misinformation and promote a more compassionate, kinder future for all. Sadly, it isn’t that straightforward…
Dog meat is neither legal nor explicitly banned in South Korea. It is, however, illegal to educate or advocate against the meat trade, which makes launching any kind of education programme virtually impossible.
And it’s a similar story for potential sterilisation campaigns. While steri-drives have helped alleviate stray dog populations all around the world, from South Africa and Thailand, to Puerto Rico and Borneo, the majority of dogs found in South Korea’s meat farms have been specifically bred for purpose. Some have even been stolen from unwitting owners, as the demand for dog meat is unrelenting.
As such, sterilisation would do little to stop the brutality.
Despite this, we’re determined to help. For the time being at least, a dedicated rescue mission seems to be the only way of saving dogs who would otherwise be imprisoned in South Korea’s nightmarish meat trade.
We’ll be sharing plans soon, including the dogs we’re rescuing and their stories, and the brighter futures they’ll soon have to look forward to.