A significant victory for canines in South Korea.
Animal activists have been working for years to finish the c.r.u.e.l and that i.n.h.u.m.a.n.e canine m.e.a.t trade in South Korea.
It’s the solely nation with farms that breed canines for human consumption. Roughly, a million canines are s.l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r.e.d and eaten yearly in South Korea.
Slowly, canine m.e.a.t farms are closing and being reworked into humane farming practices that don’t contain animals.
Activists focused the markets and distributors who s.l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r canines onsite and simply managed to close down one of many largest markets within the nation.
Humane Society Worldwide (HSI) simply introduced, “An settlement has been reached between distributors and native authorities to shut down Gupo Market in Busan, one of many largest canine m.e.a.t markets in South Korea!”
Gupo Market was infamous for having stay canines c.r.a.m.m.e.d in cages and s.l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r.i.n.g them on order. This disturbing and c.r.u.e.l act will now not happen.
An settlement was reached with all 19 canine m.e.a.t sellers to close down their companies. Metropolis officers plan on turning the market right into a public park that might be canine pleasant.
HSI posted, “This main victory not solely means an finish to canine m.e.a.t at Gupo, but it surely’s shining proof of the sturdy tide turning in opposition to the canine m.e.a.t commerce in South Korea!”
A majority of individuals in South Korea are in opposition to the canine m.e.a.t trade, with a examine discovering 70% don’t eat canine m.e.a.t.
Whereas consumption has declined, a soup referred to as bosintang manufactured from canine m.e.a.t is well-liked in July and August. Youthful generations are in opposition to this c.r.u.e.l trade and due to relentless animal activists others are selecting to not devour canine m.e.a.t.
HSI and different native rescues are onsite to rescue any canines which can be nonetheless on the market.
Nara Kim, canine m.e.a.t campaigner for Humane Society Worldwide stated, “HSI has been working with canine m.e.a.t farmers in South Korea for almost 4 years serving to them shut their flagging companies as extra individuals within the county flip away from canine m.e.a.t, so the closure of Gupo’s grimly iconic canine market, which follows the demolition final 12 months of the nation’s largest canine s.l.a.u.g.h.t.e.r.h.o.u.s.e complicated, is an indication of extra compassionate instances.”
“That is the newest crack down on an more and more unpopular canine m.e.a.t commerce, and we hope that it evokes additional closures in future the place canines additionally undergo for the m.e.a.t commerce, comparable to Chilsung market in Daegu.”
Shutting down this market is a serious victory, however the battle continues till canines are now not bred for consumption and all canine m.e.a.t markets are closed.
For extra details about Kute Dog, please help us.