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The largest slaughter house for dogs in the world was closed. It was already 60 years that this awful place existed. But unfortunately, the reason of closing is not that the authorities of the South Korea think about animals or started to love them.
No, the main reason for closing this slaughter house is that Winter Olympic Games will be held in 2018 in the South Korea. So, in order not to get a bad reputation and not be criticized, the authorities decided to close it and attract tourists. But even if the upcoming event is the main concern of them, the Animal Welfare Associations are very happy that one of the world’s largest slaughter house is closed.
One-third of all dog meat was provided by Moran Market, but an agreement between the city of Seongnam and vendors’ association at Moran Market has been made. According to the Korea Herald newspaper, the agreement says that the facilities of the dog slaughter house will be removed as early as possible.
Lee Jae-Myung, the mayor of Seongnam said that it was a great step to stop the slaughter of dogs and bring back the reputation of the city and the South Korea. He said that the South Korea would change people’s opinion about the authorities and then quoted Gandhi “the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Everybody hated what happened at Moran Market as it was a symbol of the torture and brutality. People have always told them end that slaughter, but nobody has ever heard. One of the locals of that area has once said that people should understand that is cultural. For example, in India the killing and consumption of cow meat is banned but in the other places of the world it is consumed. So, the thing is that cultures differ and if something is banned in one country, may be appreciated in another. The meat of Moran Market has always been delivered to the restaurants. In 2008 an activist of animals’ rights claimed that restaurants are also risking their reputation because of this, so they need to stop getting meat from Mora Market.
Anyway, the members of the Korean Animal Welfare Association say that they will surely monitor dog meat shops in order to become sure that the slaughter house has really stopped its brutality. Besides they suggest the city government to always ban the trade of dog meat on the market. Animal welfare group In Defense of Animals is also concerned about this issue and also said that they will monitor the situation, as well.
Hopefully, the dog butchers will end their inhuman and dirty business in the whole world. We all should protest against this cruelty as we are the ones to make the government listen to the dog lovers’ request.
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The dog meat trade should be banned everywhere and all the restaurants should also avoid including dog meat in their menu. Seongnam is a perfect example to end this trade and take dog meat off the menu!