I have no right to accuse or judge whether it is right or wrong about other food cultures, but I can express a feeling of disgust.
Dogs Rescued From Korean Slaughterhouses Arrive In Long Island
February 27, 2017 7:04 PM
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A long journey has come to a happy end for a group of dogs that arrived on Long Island today — their lives saved by international rescue groups moving dogs from slaughter houses in Korea to loving homes.
It’s a whole new world for the ten dogs who arrived Monday, rescued from certain death in the meat markets of South Korea.
“Over there they are not seen as pets,” Little Shelter CEO David Ceely tells CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff. “It’s sort of like a commodity or food, there is no emotional attachment that we have here in America.”
But now, there’s plenty of emotional attachment in Long Island as they were welcomed by Little Shelter in Huntington, their hopeless lives now turned around.
The canines were plucked from Korean warehouses and farms where animal welfare groups say they were being bred for human consumption. The practice goes back centuries in parts of Asia, where dog meat is considered a delicacy and even medicinal.
The annual Dog Eating Festival in China has prompted international outrage over inhumane slaughtering practices.
Rescuers say they understand the cultural differences at play.
“We are not changing the world,” Little Shelter Special Programs Manager Arleen Leone says, “but if we have the opportunity to step in to help out and get some of them out, that’s what we want to do.”
Little Shelter spent $4,000 to fly the dogs from Seoul to the United States. Neutered with vaccinations, the ten dogs — ranging in age from six months to three years — will now be quarantined while they’re fully screened and vetted to be suburban backyard ready.
The dogs will be put up for adoption and placed in loving homes in about two weeks.
The Toronto based group Free Korean Dogs teamed up with Little Shelter for this particular rescue. The group says their goal is to end the Korean dog meat trade.
“The group says their goal is to end the Korean dog meat trade” I don’t think it’s gonna work as they hope.
Tuesday 28 February 2017 09.01 GMT
Animals at market in Seongnam were kept in inhumane conditions and killed using electrocution, hanging and beating
The shutters have started coming down at South Korea’s biggest dog meat market as the country seeks to head off international criticism over its practice of killing dogs for human consumption before it hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Moran market in Seongnam sells more than 80,000 dogs, dead or alive, every year and accounts for about a third of South Korea’s dog meat consumption, according to local media.
On Monday, officials and traders began removing butchery facilities and cages in which live animals are kept before they are slaughtered. The decision to close the market came after animal welfare campaigners highlighted the inhumane conditions in which the animals were kept and the methods used to kill them: electrocution, hanging and beating.
I’ve known this Korean tradition/culture since 1988 Seoul Olympics. Back then, they also closed shops for a while to hide it from the world to see. But after the Olympics, nothing has really changed.
February 28, 2017
When South Koreans hear “Moran Market,” they usually think of one thing: dog meat.
Moran Market is the country’s largest distribution outlet for dog meat. Located in Seongnam just south of Seoul, it is home to 22 dog meat suppliers and facilities for caging and slaughtering dogs. Some 80,000 dogs are reportedly traded there for meat every year.
I don’t think it is near the End of Korea’s dog eating habit.
They will hide it, and move the market little bit, but the habit will go on.