The last dog-meat slaughterhouse in Seoul, South Korea has shut down

The last three stores in Seoul have agreed to stop killing dogs for sale of dog meat for human consumption.

The mayor of the capital of South Korea, Seoul Pak Won-sun, said that all the slaughterhouses for dogs were closed in the city. The last three butchers in the city agreed to stop killing dogs for food, and in June 2019 it became known that one of the largest Gupo dog meat markets in South Korea was closed in Busan. The market sold chilled dog meat, and also kept live dogs in cages for slaughter.

South Korea is the only country where dogs are specially bred for human consumption. About a million dogs are eaten there annually. But recently, the attitude to this livestock practice has begun to change and the level of consumption of dog meat has begun to decline.


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