WSPA and the Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) are working together to bring an end to the dog meat industry in South Korea. But we can’t do it without your help.
Every year millions of dogs are raised and killed for meat in South Korea. KAWA has conducted undercover investigations of dog meat farms and slaughterhouses in South Korea, and what they found was shocking.
On farms the dogs are kept in squalid conditions, where they are crammed into tiny cages, exposed to all weather and sometimes even fed the ground-up remains of dead puppies who have died through illness or mistreatment. At the end of their short traumatic lives they are transported to slaughterhouses, or the markets where dog meat is sold, to be killed. It is neither quick nor painless.
They may be strangled to death, which can take up to 20 minutes or, more commonly, electrocuted. As if the pain of the killing wasn’t enough, some dogs are beaten before they die as it is purported that the adrenaline of a frightened dog makes the meat taste better. Perhaps most upsetting of all, some dogs are still alive when their fur is removed.
WSPA and KAWA are committed to continuing our crucial work to end dog meat farming in Korea, and I hope you will join us in our fight. Your support today can:
* Help us to fund more undercover investigations of dog meat farms and market – it’s vital that we keep documenting the atrocities carried out by the dog meat industry so we can strengthen our case against it.
* Help use this evidence to fight a movement in South Korea that is calling for the legalization of the dog meat trade.
* Help raise awareness in South Korea of the cruelty involved in the dog meat trade as we promote better care for dogs and encourage people to see dogs as living, breathing animals who feel pain, and not as meat.
I know these descriptions are hard to read and these pictures are distressing. But I now hope that, like me, you are angry enough to do something about this horrendous industry. Please make a donation to help put an end to this and other forms of cruelty across the world.
Thank you for your gift, which will help WSPA to stop suffering and free animals from cruelty, including those featured in this appeal.