This essay will outline and share what I’ve learned about global food issues and the mistakes and successes of food advocates in other countries, in order to help other activists be more effective in their work.
Category: Animals for Food
I suspect you’ve heard it before and maybe even thought it yourself; factory farm workers are evil, sub-humans that enjoy torturing animals. They choose to get up every morning to beat, kick, abuse, terrorize and slaughter other defenseless sentient beings. Really? Do you think that this is really what motivates them to get out of bed every morning?
Taepyeong Slaughterhouse in Seongnam City, which started in the 1990s, was the largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea. At least 80,000 dogs every year were brutally slaughtered there, the meat being distributed throughout the country. Today, though, it is finally gone.
On September 12th, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act 2017.’
Here, we have updates on a number of dogs that you (Yes, you! You know who you are!) helped rescue by supporting both our activities to manage the situation and to reimburse the vet fees of the volunteers.
After first investigating the site of what is one of South Korea’s worst cases of intentional mass animal abuse on June 25th, 2018, we are now able to offer a fuller explanation of the situation at the Hanam City site.
CARE visited the Taepyeong dog slaughterhouse on the 15th of August. The dogs rescued from the slaughterhouse at that time were discovered to be infected with Canine Influenza.