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Korean Dog Meat Industry Kills 2 Million Dogs Every Year

Korean Dog Meat Industry Kills 2 Million Dogs Every Year

According to the non-profit organization In Defense of Animals, every year, approximately two million dogs are inhumanely caged, tortured and consumed in Korea. The dogs are crammed like vegetables into crates and when a customer makes a selection, the dogs are roughly yanked from the cage and intentionally abused before being slaughtered for the sale.

Personally I don’t think killing dogs for meat is any different than killing a pig—killing an animal is still killing an animal. But regardless of your stance on the consumption of dog meat or meat more generally, the clearest and strongest complaint is centered around the extreme cruelty of the industry.

Take action to stop the torture and consumption of dogs in Korea!

But what was even more mindblowing than the numbers is the fact that these dogs are intentionally beaten and tortured before consumption due to the myth that the adrenaline released into the dogs’ bloodstreams will have health benefits to the consumer!

The practice of killing and eating dogs is not because of some long-standing cultural tradition. In fact, most Koreans eat very little meat. Yet the cruelty and killing of dogs for human consumption continues because profit-driven industry forces are aggressively promoting the myth that eating severely mistreated dogs increases male sexual prowess and general health. The people promoting these inflated ideals are the same people who bribe government officials, intimidate animal welfare campaigns and induce newspapers to extol the “benefits” of consuming dog meat.

The tragic reality is that authorities are essentially giving the dog meat trade their support through their silence and indifference. The dog industry has organized itself well, and activists have to do the same. This kind of abuse needs to end. We can stop the cruelty of the dog meat trade and close down the thousands of stores nationwide dealing in  this horrific trade.

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7:42PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

Disgusting

1:50AM PST on Dec 15, 2009

disgusting that people are doing this! this has to be stopped.

2:39AM PST on Dec 14, 2009

"Thank you!
You already signed this petition at 3:53 am PDT, Sep 10, 2009."

I hope you all animals lovers cared to sign the petition since you are surely here in order to protect Any animal and not just to voice your arguments (which do not help the issue). EVERY country has its political/human rights/animal welfare faults and problems but even if we cannot change them Everywhere, we all try to make a difference Anywhere. Don't we?

6:25AM PDT on Oct 29, 2009

What is the difference between a dog and a cow? I can't nderstand it. A cow is larger than a dog. a pig is much smarter than a dog, a horse is more useful than a dog, a chicken is lighter than a dog.

What is the difference? If someone torture a cow and mrder her, it does the same thing to a dog.

I see no point in that article. Talk about torturing animals in order to murder and eat them. Is the author vegetarian?

Is this a way to recrute sentimental people who can't think but only react emmotionally according to whatever emotion they are conditioned to?

Really, this is a cheap propaganda. For that matter, hindus should despise all Western civilisation for their 'barbaric' treatment of cows, etc.

Grow up and start taking real action. Decide what is your goal. Right now you are acting like a "Noah's Arc": you arbitrarily decide that dogs worth attention but cows not.

There are 100 billion animals tortured and murdered every year. 2 million? You make me laugh!

Good day.

5:46AM PDT on Oct 19, 2009

Are there any UK members out there who would be interested in joining me in protesting outside the Korean Embassy in London? If there are enough of us, we could all chip in to have a banner made? Please contact me through the "Care2" messaging service. Thank you.

12:43AM PDT on Oct 16, 2009

"your attempts"? - Philip A.

Still picking only on me?

"Getting sick"? - Philip A.

Then, puke - but puke on all the posters in this thread who too have expressed views that I have.

Spare us your hypocrisy, please.


5:01AM PDT on Oct 15, 2009

You know Krishen, I'm getting a bit sick of your attempts to attack other peoples views on a thread that is discussing the Korean Dog Meat Industry. The Korean Dog Meat Industry is not based in the United States, it is based in Korea.

As I have said repeatedly, if you want to open a thread discussing these issues, which are clearly dear to you, then do so. I'm sure you will get people, including myself, who will join you in condemning these practices in the United States.

5:27AM PDT on Oct 11, 2009

"...male calves are often sold to veal farms where they're chained in tiny dark stalls with slatted floors. Since the milk meant to nourish them winds up in the supermarket, they are fed a milk substitute that is purposely low in iron so they become anemic and their flesh stays pale and tender. They take their first weak, wobbly steps to slaughter when they are between 16 and 18 weeks old.
Female calves are turned into milk machines like their mothers. When their milk production wanes, the cows are sent to the slaughterhouse, where many are hung upside-down and skinned alive" ( http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/got-soy-milk-new-investigation-underscores-reasons-to-dump-dairy/ ).

Hung upside-down and skinned alive.

No, this is not in Korea. This is in the United States of America

Sure, petition the British PM to make a formal protest to the Korean Prime Minister concerning the Korean Dog Meat Industry.

But why no petition to the British PM to make a formal protest to the American President concerning the American Cow/Poultry Meat Industry?

5:21AM PDT on Oct 11, 2009

"Female calves are turned into milk machines like their mothers. When their milk production wanes, the cows are sent to the slaughterhouse, where many are hung upside-down and skinned alive" (http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/got-soy-milk-new-investigation-underscores-reasons-to-dump-dairy/ )

Hung upside-down and skinned alive.

No, this is not in Korea. This is in the United States of America.

Sure, petition the British PM to make a formal protest to the Korean Prime Minister concerning the Korean Dog Meat Industry.

But why no petition to the British PM to make a formal protest to the American President concerning the American Cow/Poultry Meat Industry?

5:28AM PDT on Oct 8, 2009

And here is how turkeys and chickens are killed for food -

"...employees stomping on turkeys' heads, punching turkeys, hitting them on the head with a can of spray paint and pliers, and striking turkeys' heads against metal scaffolding. Men shoved feces and feed into turkeys' mouths and held turkeys' heads under water. Another bragged about jamming a broom stick 2 feet down a turkey's throat. A supervisor said he saw workers kill 450 turkeys with 2-by-4s. One man said he saw a coworker fatally inject turkey semen and sulfuric acid into turkeys' heads. This is only the tip of the iceberg...." (http://www.care2.com:80/causes/animal-welfare/blog/first-ever-felony-charges-for-cruelty-to-factory-farmed-birds/)

"...The terrified birds are slammed into metal shackles and hung upside-down, which often causes broken bones, severe bruising, and hemorrhaging. Many chickens have their throats cut while they’re still conscious and they are often scalded alive in the tanks of boiling water used for feather removal...."(http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/ronald-mcdonald-opens-up-about-abusing-animals/).

And, no, this is not in Korea. This is in the United States of America.

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