For most of the civilized world, the thought of ordering a plate of dog meat at a restaurant is repelling. It wouldn’t matter if the dog were cooked in strategic fashion from recipes handed down through generations, the idea would be obnoxious and seemingly inhumane.
“This is the sickening reality of the brutal dog meat trade in South Korea. More than 200 pups are stuffed into filthy rusting cages, fed on scraps before being dragged to the slaughterhouse. This hell exists for 2.5 million dogs across 17,000 farms in the country.” In a disturbing article, the Mirror reports on “the differing generational attitudes among South Koreans” pertaining the distinction between dogs as companions and those raised for slaughter and food to be sold in restaurants.
The reporter captured photographs depicting dogs crammed into cages with no room to walk, turn around or sleep. The smell from the “slop” that the dogs are sparingly fed, along with the stench of ammonia and feces overwhelms onlookers. ““Dogs with pressure sores is a common sight, sometimes we see puppies who have injured paws as they slip through the wire floor.”
“An estimated 30 million dogs are killed for human consumption each year across Asia, including China, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In South Korea, the consumption of dog is most popular during the summer months over the “Bok Nal” days.”
Thousands of the dogs, many snatched from the streets, make for handsome profits for the “farmers” who participate in the “barbaric trade.”