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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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More Than 25,000 Implore South Korea to Ditch Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  Today, we are sending off 25,300 hand-signed, hard copy petitions that we collected from our concerned supporters against the dog meat trade in South Korea to the Korean Consulate in San Francisco. South Korea is the only country in the world that allows dogs to be intensively farmed for human consumption. Millions of dogs […]

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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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Canada Takes on Cat and Dog Fur Industry

by Melissa Flower

  It is currently completely legal to buy and sell cat and dog fur in Canada. Consumers still purchasing fur have no idea they are wearing the skin and fur of animals they consider companions. Even those attempting to make compassionate choices by only purchasing faux fur, may also be paying for cruelty. Fur 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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South Korean Woman Dedicates Life to Rescuing Dogs

by Melissa Flower

  Jung Myoung-sook, a 61-year-old South Korean woman, is not only standing up for dogs, but rescuing them too! Living in the only country where dogs are farmed for their flesh and where dog meat dishes remain on the menu, Jung is still considered “odd” by some. Others, however, herald her as a hero. She […]