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LCA & ALW Expose Unlicensed S. Korean Auction House Selling Dogs For Consumption

8.1.19On Wednesday, July 31, 2019LCA's S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) exposed an unlicensed auction house in S. Korea that sells dogs for consumption.

With the assistance of JTBCa leading S. Korean newscastactivists documented how dogs are loaded, transported by truck, and then auctioned out to be slaughtered.

Since last winter, ALW has been investigating the facility, uncovering dogs kept in horrific, squalid conditions without food, water, or medical treatment until the days of the auctionwhich occur three times per week, year-round.

These types of auctions are hidded from the public's and government's eyeacting as the middleman between dog farms and consumersand are able to operate due to a legal loophole. S. Korea's Animal Protection Act indicates operators selling companion dogs must have a valid license and be inspected by the authorities; however, there are no safeguards in place for dogs that are considered "livestock" and slaughtered for consumption.

In order to unify the conflicting status of dogs, which are viewed in S. Korea as both "companion animals" and "livestock", the S. Korean government must pass MP Pyo Chang-won's proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Actwhich would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for meat.

Help end S. Korea's dog meat trade!

  • Sign the petition at StopDogMeat.com urging the S. Korean government to pass MP Pyo's proposed amendment. If passed, it will be a major blow to the country's dog meat trade.
  • Educate your friends and family about the issue and urge them to take action!
  • Make a donation today to help LCA continue the fight against dog meat.

 

Click here to learn more about S. Korea's dog meat trade.

 

 

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