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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:27 PM

South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse

Source: BBC

South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse

22 November 2018

Officials in South Korea have started to dismantle the country's largest dog slaughterhouse.

The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam city, south of Seoul, will be cleared over two days and converted into a public park.

Dog meat is a common delicacy in South Korea, with approximately one million dogs consumed there every year.

Activists have sought to end the custom, while more South Koreans have chosen to keep dogs as pets.

"This is a historic moment," Korean Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) said in a statement. "It will open the door for more closures of dog meat slaughterhouses across the country, expediting the decline of the overall dog meat industry."

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46309211

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 02:33 PM

1. I am am animal lover and

I don't understand why eating a dog is any different than eating a cow or a pig.

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Response to roody (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 04:55 PM

2. maybe dogs are more sentient beings than livestock? I have no idea....

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:08 PM

4. False.

You can tell yourself that to feel good about your choice to support the torture and killing of innocent animals, but it is ultimately a lie. Pigs are more intelligent than dogs. Cows are more emotional than dogs. Even a chicken has a personality. Even octopuses have been shown to have consciousness.

This is the vegan/vegetarian forum. It is not a place to try to spread falsehoods intended to make people feel good about their cheerful support of the factory farm industry, which will look medieval and horrific to future generations.

https://www.barnsanctuary.org/animal-welfare/farm-animals-sentient/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 02:40 PM

3. Great news

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