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, while the practices surrounding it are widely absent from classrooms, 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 Bulgaria, 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.