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August 01, 2020 - In Defence of Animals

SOUTH KOREA: Make This the Last Year Dogs Suffer and Die for Meat During Boknal Days

SOUTH KOREA: Make This the Last Year Dogs Suffer and Die for Meat During Boknal Days
Scared dog in cageCredit: HSI

Boknal days — the three hottest days of the summer are the cruelest for dogs in South Korea. At this time every year thousands of dogs are slaughtered to meet the demand for their meat. Join us in standing with our Korean partners in calling on the government to end the dog meat trade once and for all!

Although dog meat is consumed throughout the year in South Korea — where an estimated 2.5 million dogs are raised and killed every year for their meat annually — it hits a peak during Boknal days, which are the three hottest days of the year determined by the lunar calendar.

This year, they fall on July 16 and 26, and August 15, and thousands of innocent dogs have been and will continue to be brutally slaughtered for their meat, which is typically consumed in soup known as bosintang.

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