Changing eating habits and the closure of the main dog slaughter house in South Korea

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Commentary to this news item: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46309211

The slaughter house is being shut down under the growing pressure, over the years, of animal rights and welfare groups in Korea.
The practice is illegal.

Dog meat eating, beyond Korea, also exists in China, Vietnam and East-Timor.
This is a minority practice, but a crackdown risks pushing this market underground as there is some demand for this type of meat.

 

Period23 Nov 2018

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Media contributions

  • Titlechanging eating habits in Korea and the closing of the main dog slaughter house
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Scotland (Newsdrive)
    Media typeRadio
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/11/18
    DescriptionThe slaughter house is being shut down under the growing pressure, over the years, of animal rights and welfare groups in Korea
    The practice is illegal.
    Dog meat eating, beyond Korea, also exists in China, Vietnam and East-Timor.
    This is a minority practice, but a crackdown risks pushing this market underground as there is some demand for this type of meat.
    PersonsYoungmi Kim

Keywords

  • dog
  • Korea
  • eating practices
  • culture
  • Asia