Dog meat consumption is one culinary culture that a lot of people are trying to abolish. Every day, dogs perish in the hands of butchers. But it’s also worth remembering that a lot of pooches are also being rescued from slaughterhouses.
South Korea is among the many countries where dog meat consumption is the norm. Koru, a rescue dog from South Korea, used to be part of the cages that would make their way to the slaughterhouse. But her fate has made an unexpected yet beautiful turn.
Koru’s new life
Koru has traveled all the way from Seoul to San Francisco to avoid slaughter and meet her new loving family. The rescue is made possible with the help of a large creamery company.
Miyoko Schinner, the CEO and founder of Miyoko’s Creamery, a company specializing in producing plant-based butter and cheese, has teamed up with a rescue organization named In Defense of Animals. She has also looped in another rescue group called Jindo Love Rescue. Together, the three organizations are out to save innocent dogs from the brutal dog meat trade in South Korea.
Highly motivated to change the prevalent perception of animals who are raised and killed for human consumption, Miyoko has decided to accompany Koru on her flight. This is also to show that all animals are deserving of compassion and respect.
A call to stand up against the dog meat trade
Miyoko tells an independent online publisher that dogs are also victims of people’s drive to eat meat. She hopes people will look at Koru and realize that the pup is just like other unique animals who are exploited and slaughtered every year.
According to a special report by USA Today, South Koreans eat more than one million dogs every year. Thankfully, things are looking up. This is because younger Koreans have started advocating the dissolution of dog farms, and some of them are even getting dogs as pets.
Video Source: In Defense of Animals via YouTube