Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied a patch of land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LHC), claiming that their facilities were on this land prior to being bought and that LHC owes them compensation before they move out to ‘allow’ the construction of a new apartment block.
In order to provide ‘evidence’ for their claim, they constructed some fenced enclosures and dumped about 200 dogs on the future building site, pretending that they’d been there all along.
Needless to say that what they are doing is completely illegal as they are not, nor have ever been, the owners of the piece of land in question.
We asked Hanam City Hall to look after the dogs but they could only guarantee 10 days of food and care.
The dogs are in a terrible state, having had no food for a very long time. All around the enclosures, the rotting bodies of dead dogs are everywhere. The food trash they were given is maggot-infested and covered in fungi. Those that are still alive are covered in mange, some completely devoid of hair, and little but skin and bone. The floor is covered in feces. Flies and other bugs infest both the living and the dead.
It’s safe to say, without hyperbole, that it’s a living hell for dogs.
We rescued some of the worse off dogs but were unable to rescue all of them. We have recently rescued a large number of dogs from a dog farm in Namyangju and consequently, we have no space at our shelters. We desperately need places to keep these dogs and to provide food for them.
Please consider making a donation to help to rescue, treat and feed these poor dogs; if there were ever a group of animals for whom your support was life or death, these are them.