When I came across this story about a South Korea Dog Near and Puppy Mill Farm Closed For Good, I was shocked. To know that a place like this existed was a reminder to me that there is so much more to do to help bring more good to this world. The Good News is this story has created more awareness of the plight of our fur friends.
Dogs are sentient beings. And they have proven that they are loyal and give us unconditional love. Some can even make us laugh.
As such, the existence of these farms are a horrible thing. Thankfully, today’s story has a good ending.
Videos of South Korean Dog Meat and Puppy Mill Farms Shut Down.
Dog Meat Farm in South Korea Demolished
For a more positive note, the following videos feature dogs that have been rescued from these farms. Enjoy seeing their happy faces.
Dogs rescued from our 14th meat farm closure in South Korea!
57 Dogs Rescued from South Korea Dog Meat Farm
What is a Puppy Mill Farm?
When I was a young boy, I would dream of having a puppy as a friend. I would imagine how it felt to have a cute little adoring face looking at me, and me hugging that cutie. And I would imagine all the fun times we would have playing all kinds of games.
I was young and naive. And had not heard about puppy mill farms. My Mom bought me a puppy, a cute little Pomeranian, from a pet store. And today, looking back, I hope he was lovingly bred from responsible human parents.
Since then, I had learned about puppy mill farms. And I have grown to be against the idea of dogs being bred in a facility where their health and well being are ignored. And the main goal is to keep overheads low and profits high.
My last fur friend was from a responsible breeder, who does it at their home. Their fur grown children only breeds once a year (if at all), and they live in a loving home where they have the best care.
Getting back to the main topic, I would like to highlight that the focus of such places is on quantity and not quality. That is to breed as many puppies as possible for money. Female dogs are bred when young and continually bred till they die. Plus, the dogs are kept in small spaces and not allowed to be out of these cages to have some healthy activity.
The dogs do not get any love. The environment is unsanitary. And most suffer injuries and diseases that are left untreated.
If you have the time, please do watch the documentary below about puppy mills, to learn what they are, and why we should not support this.
The Shocking Truth About Puppy Mills
If you have just a bit of time today, then please at least watch this video below about puppy mills.
What is a Puppy Mill?
At this point, if you can, please share this article to create awareness of puppy mills. Let’s adopt rather than buy our next pet friend. Or at least get a new fur friend from a responsible breeder who really loves and cares for the dogs.
What is a Dog Meat Farm?
As if puppy mills are not bad enough, some of these are (or maybe even most of these) are also dog meat farms. And these dog meat farms exist in many parts of the world. The story today focuses on a dog meat farm that is in South Korea.
* Warning – The following video may be inappropriate for some viewers. There is an age restriction for the video. If you are an adult, kindly make sure that you do not have any children watching this with you.
Exploring South Korea’s Dog Meat Industry
Most of the dog farms in South Korea are in Gimpo. It is also known as ‘dog meat valley’. This name came about because there are a large number of dog meat farms there.
Where is South Korea?
South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea. It is located at the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is currently (at this time of this article), the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.
Why is Eating Dog Meat Still Practiced in South Korea?
I wondered why this is so? That a country as advanced as South Korea would still consume dog meat? So I did some research, and this is what I found out.
South Korea had a long history of eating dog meat, beginning as far back as the first century A.D., the time of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. In the past, during lean times, the people turned to dog meat to get protein in their diet.
So, this is a practice more by the older generation. But sadly, even those from generations after join in this practice. This is because they believe that dog meat has many benefits such as improved vitality and health.
* Warning! – If you ever visit South Korea, and your host or guide offers you Bosintang, be aware that this is the common dog meat dish there. Do not accept or eat this food!
In recent times, eating dog meat has been a concern with animal rights groups. One of these groups, the Humane Society International, has been very active in shutting down dog meat farms.
Who is Humane Society International?
Humane Society International is the international division of The Humane Society of the United States. It was founded in 1991. The organization has since expanded its activities into Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
It is one of the only international animal protection organizations in the world. The organization and the team work very hard to protect all animals. This includes animals in the farms, wildlife, companion animals, and those in the laboratories.
They are very dedicated to this cause, and their efforts have been proven to be effective.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Humane Society International.
Get To Know Humane Society International
If you ever feel the need for a dog as a companion and friend, I highly recommend that you adopt one. Research for organizations around your location that offer dogs for adoption. Alternatively, if you decide to buy a fur friend, then please get one from a responsible breeder who loves and cares for their dogs.
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Timotheus has been meditating since a child. He believes thoughts become things. And shares posts to encourage everyone to have a positive mind. He also shares his spiritual knowledge and experience when he can in the articles he writes. To learn more about him, and Flowing Love Meditation, Click Here.