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THE TRANSPORT

by Robin Dorman

 If you wish to know why there are disasters of armies and weapons in the world, listen to the piteous cries from the slaughterhouse at midnight. (Ancient Chinese verse) Before rescue, they were condemned to a grim existence that narrowed and narrowed toward a torturous death—their agony, someone’s dinner. And then an elation-bringing moment: making […]

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The Philosopher

by Robin Dorman

According to a television program that aired in South Korea, in 2011, “South Korea’s Dangerous Health Food—Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat,” physician Dr. PD Kim, said: “Currently, there is no law regulating the industry of dog slaughter, so the majority of dog slaughterhouses do not carry proper sanitary equipment.” The undercover team visited slaughterhouses throughout […]

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THE SURVIVOR

by Robin Dorman

South Korea’s Moran Market conjures up any bustling farmers’ market—thronged with shoppers, talking and bargaining, all very lively and cheery. But on the days when the entire folk market is open, days that end in 4 and 9, more street vendors are on site, stationed beneath colorful umbrella stands (selling everything from veggies to clothes […]

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Dogs in South Korea Need You!

by Robin Dorman

In the margins of an unfathomable existence—in dog farms, slaughterhouses, butcher shops, “health” food stores, among other wretched places, with their smell of human injustice and cruelty, dogs in South Korea are subjected to the most unimaginable suffering until their last breath. Huddled together in filthy cages or on unforgiving slabs of cold cement, gripped […]

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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, […]

Happy Angels Dog Rescue

by Christy Griffin

Every dog is a story. In South Korea, millions of dogs are subjected to the most unimaginable agony until their last breath, at grim and squalid dog meat farms and meat markets—the very bowels of existence—with their pitiless smell of human injustice and cruelty. They come to sorrow in these hellish places, imprisoned in filthy […]

International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs & Cats : Join our Online Demonstration Next Tuesday!

by Christy Griffin

Tuesday, August 16th, is the International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats, when activists around the world speak out against the suffering and terrible fate of the two million dogs and cats killed every year in South Korea for consumption. Mostly homeless dogs are strangled, beaten to death, or literally ripped apart. Others […]

Join Activists Around the World for our International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs

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Imagine an elderly golden retriever behind the bars of a small cage; his warm brown eyes begging for your help. In the United States this dog would most likely be in a shelter waiting for his forever home, but the dog I speak of was condemned to a tortuous death in the South Korean meat […]