Dog meat is considered a summertime delicacy in South Korea. Because of this demand, a few farmers have put up dog farms. Thankfully, over the years, this tradition has been challenged.
More and more South Koreans have considered dogs as pets rather than food. There are also rescue organizations whose mission is to fight against this trade. They are fighting to shut down these farms, and they have successfully done that.
One such farm was owned by a man named Lee Sang-gu. He ran the farm for years, but his family has always been against it. He never listened because it was profitable then. Now that the farm is unprofitable, it has become the 14th farm that was shut down.
This would not have been successful without the people from Human Society International. They are the people behind the shutdown of such farms. They have fought for the dogs.
Due to their hard work, focus, and dedication, they have rescued about 200 dogs on this particular land. These dogs would be flown to Canada and the U.S to get rehomed. Because of them, 200 lives were saved.
The hardworking volunteers have been so aggressive in their fight to save these dogs. They have saved over 1,600 dogs since 2015. They have shut down their 14th farm and have no plans of stopping. The dog meat trade should never have existed, and they won’t stop until that happens.
These dogs are fortunate to have been saved. They can now have a future that they truly deserve. They deserve a beautiful life after what they have been through.
As for Lee Sang-gu, he has moved on to start another business, a more ethical one. Hopefully, he gets his family’s support for his new venture. Not sure if he ever gets punished for his farm, but people are hoping that he has learned his lesson.
Source South China Morning Post