29 Jun '11, 9pm

Dog Meat Farmers Cancel Festival | Care2 Causes

Dog Meat Farmers Cancel Festival | Care2 Causes

Thanks to pressure from animal rights activists, a festival in South Korea to promote the consumption dog meat has been canceled. The Korea Dog Farmers’ Association had scheduled the festival for Friday in an open-air market in a city just south of Seoul. AFP reported, “It would have showcased various canine delicacies including barbecued dog, sausages and steamed paws.” The event also planned to sell cosmetics and spirits with canine ingredients. And it would have tried to raise public awareness about the conditions on dog meat farms by featuring videos of canines being raised in clean environments. Public opinion has taken a downturn in recent years, especially from younger Koreans who oppose the practice and consider it an “international embarrassment.” The Association had hoped the festival would change public perception and increase sales for the approximately 600 dog...

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