KARA – Korea Animal Rights Advocates

Little has changed over the years regarding the dog meat industry in Korea. The selling and processing of dog meat is still technically illegal. The situation could be summed up with this paradox: it is illegal to produce and consume dog meat but it is not against the law.

Debate continues on its legalization but an impasse remains at the moment between the Korean government and animal welfare groups, meaning that everything continues on now as it has done in the past.

THAT MEANS IN PRACTICE:

A Dog’s Life: dogs live in tiny cages above the ground all their lives. They are separated from their mothers at an early age and some are slaughtered as pups; they do not feel what walking on the ground is like; they cannot mingle with other dogs other than those in cages beside them; they suffer summer heat and freezing winters outdoors; they are not given water; they have to eat human food waste such as kimchi; they get no exercise; they have been known to have their eardrums burst to prevent them from barking–every natural instinct they have is thwarted by the inhumane and tortuous conditions they must live under.

Click link to read more…if you can stomach it!

http://animalrightskorea.org/dog-meat-issue/current-situation-of-koreas-dog-meat-industry.html