Skip to comments.Korea dog meat campaigners accused of barking up wrong tree
Posted on 12/27/2017 8:50:01 AM PST by Red Badger
Barking at their rescuers, labradors, beagles and mongrels desperately scrambled out of rusty cages in South Korea: saved from the dinner plate by a deal with dog-meat farmer Kim Young-Hwan.
In the face of falling demand, Kim agreed to close his establishment in exchange for compensation from US-based Humane Society International (HSI). The dogs are bound for a new life in adoptive homes in the West.
He is the 10th canine-meat farmer to accept such an offer in three years. The exact sums are confidential, but each deal requires hundreds of thousands of dollars once adoption costs are included.
"This business is doomed... I wanted to quit before it's too late," Kim said.
The 56-year-old had 170 dogs at his farm in Namyangju, north of Seoul.
"The price has plummeted in recent years," he told AFP. "I'm barely making ends meet these days. Plus I've been harassed by animal rights groups all the time. It's such a hassle."
The push by animal rights activists, including many overseas groups, to outlaw dog meat consumption in the South has sparked mixed reactions and accusations of Western hypocrisy.
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South Koreans are believed to consume about one million dogs a year as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat -- which is invariably boiled for tenderness -- believed to increase energy. AFP / JUNG Yeon-Je The push by animal rights activists, including many overseas groups, to outlaw dog meat consumption in the South has sparked accusations of Western hypocrisy
The tradition has declined as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets instead of livestock, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans.
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If the Korean humans have worms, I can’t imagine what’s in the dogs. Guess they are scurrying to clean up before their Orimpics.
Can anyone tell me why dogs are so different from other mammals that are eaten in large quantity? Sounds to me some snowflakes can’t handle their favorite animals being dinner.
“If the Korean humans have worms, I cant imagine whats in the dogs.”
Obviously you have never been to Korea.
Ah, the payment of tribute. What could possibly go wrong?
I hope they're ready to make an annual payment - and I hope it doesn't involve any of my tax dollars.
Great Dane Geld......................
In nature, EVERYTHING is dinner.....................
I once saw dog meat served in Taiwan. A local guy asked me rhetorically: have you ever seen any dog farms in your time here? (answer: no). So where do you think these dogs come from?
In India, they don't eat beef because cows are "sacred".
All cultures are ‘equal’ right?..................
Johnny Verbeck, the famous Dutchman, got what he deserved.....
“Can anyone tell me why dogs are so different from other mammals that are eaten in large quantity?”
Well, number one they are carnivores, so they aren’t a very smart food source, since toxins from the environment get more concentrated in the meat of carnivores more than in herbivores.
Secondly, they provide more valuable services to us alive than on the dinner plate, and for that we generally afford them a bit more respect than most other animals.
If you’re hungry enough for protein, dog becomes dinner. I suspect you’ll find very few in North Korea!
No cats or rats or mice, either..................
I wonder how many of these “lucky dogs” are going to wind up being killed by PETA.
I take great umbrage with that statement . . . with BBQ sauce on the side.
Make mine mustard sauce Carolina style..................
I don’t know, man. There’s something
unsavory about eating your best friend.
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