Life on the dog farm
Transportation to MarketPlucked by the neck by a pair of metal tongs, the petrified dogs will be squashed tightly into a small cage, measuring less than 1 metre square. The cage will then be thrown onto a truck ready to be transported to market.
The horror of slaughterAt the market, dogs remain cramped in their cages until chosen and bought for meat. The dogs, if not electrocuted, which is the only legal slaughter method, may be beaten
to death or strangled. Either way, it could take up to 20 minutes for them to die. After the slaughter, their fur will be blowtorched off.
An end in sight?
While we have a long way to go, the good news is that opinion polls in South Korea – where animal welfare is a relatively new concept – suggest that the consumption of dogs is declining, especially within the younger generation.
WSPA is investigating this cruelty in order to lobbying the government to bring about an end to this cruel trade.
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