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Boknal Days Are Here Again!

by Stephanie Hillman

  Another Torturous Summer “Festival” is Underway The atrocities of China’s Yulin “festival” are still fresh in our minds as yet another similar “festival” is happening right now! South Korea’s Boknal Days are “festivities” that specifically revolve around eating dogs. During the presumed three hottest days of the summer, this year July 13th, 23rd and […]

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A Double Tragedy

by Bob Price

  Last week, the picture of the mysterious unnamed Vietnamese girl seen sobbing and tearful next to the body of a dead dog, cooked, and prepared for sale at one of Vietnam’s open air dog meat markets broke the collective heart of the internet. Now, more details have emerged and the story has somehow become […]

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Rabies-Infected Dog Meat Scare

by Paul Seigel

  Health Officials Sound the Alarm about this Illegal Killing Industry in Philippines! The South China Morning Post reported just days ago that at least 13 people in the Philippine city of Zamboango, including nine children, would receive a series of post exposure vaccines after eating rabies-infected dog meat – adding yet another layer of […]

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Stop the Consumption of Dogs and Cats in Hawaii

by Web Team

IDA wants to thank Hawaii legislators for nearly passing the bill that would have explicitly prohibited the slaughter or trafficking of dogs or cats for consumption. HSUS Hawaii worked with Hawaiian State Senate Committee Chair, Senator Clayton Hee, who introduced Senate Bill 2026, which was defeated on April 23rd. The bill, which established the offense […]

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Bill to Ban Dog and Cat Meat Consumption Fails in Hawaii

by Web Team

Senate Bill 2026, which would have protected dogs and cats, was defeated on April 23rd in the Hawaiian Legislature. Earlier this year, Hawaiian State Senate Committee Chair, Senator Clayton Hee (with HSUS Hawaii) introduced Bill 2026, which would have made the slaughter or trafficking of dogs or cats for human consumption illegal. The bill was […]

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Bok-Nal in Seoul

by Robin Dorman

Though dog meat is consumed year-round, the practice becomes ritualized, mythologized, and celebrated during the summer, when farms are teeming with dogs. Bok-Nal (“dog-eating days”), according to the lunar calendar, falls on the hottest days of the year. In 2013, Bok-Nal began on July 13th, or Cho Bok, first summer, followed by Joong Bok, mid-summer, […]