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Summer Days Bring Dog Meat “Festivals”

by Melissa Flower

  As the dog days of summer approach, so too do the dog meat “festivals” in China and South Korea. While dog meat is consumed throughout the year in both countries, there is a considerable increase during the summer months as the myth of dog meat increasing one’s stamina and male virility persists. China’s Yulin […]

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Boknal Days Are Quickly Approaching

by Melissa Flower

  The dog days of summer spell doom for South Korea’s dogs. It is during these days, presumably the hottest days of the year, that the dreaded Boknal Days take place. They are only weeks away. The three main Boknal Days span July to August and are when the consumption of dog meat peaks throughout […]

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Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon

by Bob Price

Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon Time marches inexorably forward, and the Boknal Days of South Korea are fast approaching. We are so deeply honored that so many of you have pledged your hard earned support to ensure that when that time arrives, In Defense of Animals will be there; on the ground and […]

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Take Dog Meat Off Tourist Menus

by Melissa Flower

  Each year, millions of dogs are caught up in the brutal and torturous dog meat trade that spans several countries throughout Asia, including South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. While each country presents varying challenges in the fight to end the trade, all make the claim of “culture” or “tradition” to continue […]

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Stop India’s Stray Dogs From Becoming Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  A state in southern India has proposed to tackle its large stray dog population by killing thousands of them and then profiting by selling their flesh for human consumption in China and South Korea. Edakkttuvayal Gram Panchayat President K R Jayakumar introduced the proposal in Kerala, saying, “In my proposal to counter the menace […]

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8 Million Chinese Citizens Call for the End of Cat and Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  Great news! Eight million Chinese citizens have raised their voices against the cruel cat and dog meat trade! Each voted via the Chinese government’s own website in support of proposed legislation calling for a ban of the trade. It is reported to be the largest involvement ever for a public proposal. The tide is […]

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“Outside the Box” Proposal to Remove Cats and Dogs from China’s Markets

by Melissa Flower

  During China’s recent legislative meetings in Beijing, delegates from across the country came together to discuss ideas, concerns and make proposals. While the top leaders maintain control and make most decisions “behind closed doors,” many delegates took full advantage of the meetings. One such delegate, Zheng Xiaohe, proposed removing cats, dogs, cat meat and […]

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Man Beats, Kills and Eats Employer’s Corgi

by Haley Anderson

  A horrifying story out of China last week highlights the brutal end of so many dogs and the heartbreak their families endure when learning their beloved companions have been beaten to death and eaten. Wang, a factory owner in Jiangsu province, bought a Corgi puppy for his daughter last year. Wang brought the dog […]

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One Ton of Rotten Meat, Including Dog and Cat Meat Intercepted in Vietnam

by Melissa Flower

One Ton of Rotten Meat, Including Dog and Cat Meat Intercepted in Vietnam A tour bus transporting one ton of rotting flesh was intercepted last week in Vietnam. Along with various animal organs were the bodies of many cats and dogs, five to six crammed into each container. When questioned, the bus driver informed authorities […]