Monday, March 27, 2006

Crash Course in the Unbelievable Cruelty Behind the Eating of Cats and Dogs in Korea and China: Sick Countries Beyond Ethically Challenged

Unbelievable. I mean just beyond disgusting. I am in shock and disbelief. Really shows Korean and Chinese people as ethically questionable. Very, very sick people. Following area few paragraphs from the article below. Photos are also found in the article below. It’s tough to make it through it, but for the sake of knowing the truth, you owe it to read it all.

In South Korea, it is common to eat dogs. This is not done in a humane manner, but by torturing them to death by hanging, strangulation, and beatings with such objects as bricks, large rocks, heavy rod-like objects and electrocution. They do this for long periods of time in order to terrorize and cause great suffering to the animal.

This brutal execution is done to dogs, because many South Koreans believe the flesh from a dog who is tortured to death has aphrodisiac qualities and tastes better. Some South Koreans torture cats by hitting them on the head repeatedly with hammers, by placing them in sacks which are then pounded on the ground, or by other methods that produce slow and painful death. Dead cats are cooked along with ginger, dates and chestnuts to make a brown paste or "Liquid Cat"

Before dogs are killed for meat, they are often strung up by their legs and beaten. Dog butchers extol the virtues of their product, linking the adrenaline rush dogs experience as they are bludgeoned to death to enhanced male virility.

In order to meet the demand for dog meat (estimated at 2-2.8 million dogs and cats per year), farms exist throughout the country to breed these animals for slaughter. Dog meat, at £15 Sterling per kilo, costs more than beef and is eaten more than lamb.

Animal rights advocate says

"Korea Should Stop Eating Man's Best Friends"
Abuse of Dogs Still Rampant in S. Korea, China

http://theseoultimes.com/ST/?url=/ST/db/read.php?idx=3165

Dogs in a case are waiting to be sllaughtered at Moran Market in Seongnam east of Seoul. Moran Market is the largest dog meat market in South Korea.

Currently, many people in South Korea and China are angry over a respective case of animal abuse.

The abuse of hundreds of dogs by its owner in Incheon west of Seoul infuriated South Korean citizens. The dogs have been left unattended in squalid conditions out in the open for several months. Many of them starved or froze to death as its owner left them out in the freezing weather. The owner was seeking compensations from Incheon City Administration.

South Korean citizens as well as many Chinese were also in anger over a Chinese woman who killed a puppy, a cat, and a rabbit by trampling them with her shoes. The vivid photos of her inhumane behavior are now widely circulating on the South Korean websites as well.

Faced by the strong protest, she apologized to the Chinese public, saying that she was suffering from manic depression. But her excuse made Chinese even angrier. The woman, named Wang Jue, is known to be a nurse working at a local hospital in Heilungjang (Black Dragon) Province.

Chinese nurse Wang Jue kills a puppy with her shoes.

Do people's reactions over these two cases mean that overall conditions for dogs and other animal treatment have been ameliorated a lot? The answer could be yes and no.

But still, overseas foreigners or foreign visitors keep complaining about the rampant abuse of animals, particularly dogs in Korea and China.

The following letter is from a world's renowned animal rights advocate. The letter is full of cases of animal abuses in Korea in particular.

I am amazed and shocked that you do not use your power to expose and condemn the disgusting cruelty to dogs and cats in Korea. I am writing to all media worldwide to join forces and protest to FIFA and The Olympic Committee in Geneva that Korea and China should not be allowed into interntional games until the cruelty in both countires is eradicated. If tourism and trade to both Korea and China were withdrawn by the West then perhaps both countries would treat cats and dogs with the basic decency they deserve. Perhaps you would take the time to read the following accounts published on a Briitsh website — thank you, Suzanne Thorpe, Lincoln.

If I told you In South Korea, it is common to eat dogs. This is not done in a humane manner, but by torturing them to death by hanging, strangulation, and beatings with such objects as bricks, large rocks, heavy rod-like objects and electrocution. They do this for long periods of time in order to terrorize and cause great suffering to the animal.

A Chinese man piles up dogs after the killing.

They die a very slow and painful death. This brutal execution is done to dogs, because many South Koreans believe the flesh from a dog who is tortured to death has aphrodisiac qualities and tastes better. Some South Koreans torture cats by hitting them on the head repeatedly with hammers, by placing them in sacks which are then pounded on the ground, or by other methods that produce slow and painful death. Dead cats are cooked along with ginger, dates and chestnuts to make a brown paste or "Liquid Cat" which is foolishly thought by many South Koreans to be a remedy for rheumatism and joint problems,"

http://www.animal-lib.org.au/lists/korea/korea.shtml

The Treatment of Dogs and Cats in Korea
hanging dogShould the brutal treatment and death of a dog or cat concern us more than if the same were done to a cow, or a sheep, or a chicken. It shouldn't, but animals that the "Western world" looks upon as companion animals are treated very differently in Korea.

Many Koreans still believe that if one eats dog meat from dogs that have been tortured to death, it will make them more sexually active. The marketing of dog meat as a health food was initiated and perpetuated by the dog meat dealers to keep their billion dollar businesses going. The rationale behind savagely beating a dog to death lies in the primitiveness that when a dog is beaten they produce high levels of adrenaline hence the selling of their meat as a kind of "natural" viagra for impotence and vitality!

This adrenaline rush is achieved by hanging dogs from ropes on trees and leaving them to slowly strangle to death, and then while still alive, their fur is blowtorched off.


A cruel scene of dog abuse

Cats do not hold any position of affection in Korean society. They are not eaten as dogs are but many attempts have been made to eradicate them, not by humane methods, but rather by beating the animals to death in sacks or, in some cases, boiling them alive in large pressure cookers to supply the insatiable demand for another "herbal" remedy – although clearly animals do not fall into this category.

The Korean government does not enforce its animal welfare laws so people make an assumption that farming dogs, slaughtering them and selling their meat is legal. It is not. The sale and cooking of dogs is illegal under Korea's food and sanitation laws.

http://www.idausa.org/news/currentnews/
activists_stage_bark_in.html

South Korea's laws prohibiting the consumption of dogs and cats have been routinely ignored and disregarded by law enforcement. Korea's Ministry for the Office of Government Policy Coordination announced in January that it was to begin inspecting dog meat for sanitation, thus giving dog meat its seal of approval. The Government promised that it was backing away from this deplorable plan in February after being inundated with thousands of letters, phone calls, and e-mails from concerned citizens and animal protectionists around the world. However, the Government is once again leaning toward supporting the Ministry's back door efforts to legalize dog meat.

Before dogs are killed for meat, they are often strung up by their legs and beaten. Dog butchers extol the virtues of their product, linking the adrenaline rush dogs experience as they are bludgeoned to death to enhanced male virility. Cats fare no better—viewed as pest animals, they are boiled alive so their "juices" can be extracted for supposed health tonics which butchers claim can be used to treat rheumatism.

"It's inconceivable that as the rest of the modern world is strengthening animal protection laws, the Korean Government is allowing 'man's best friends' to be boiled alive, beaten, butchered, and eaten under its knowing watch," says IDA president and founder Elliot M. Katz, DVM.

Dogs brutally and illegally butchered by a man with knife

For more information on IDA and its Korean Animals Campaign, please visit www.IDAUSA.org. For more information on Animal Freedom Korea, please visit www.animalkorea.org.

http://www.oozemagazine.co.uk/korea.htm
Scandal in South Korea
You may find this article extremely harrowing It sounds mediaeval doesn't it, a country where dogs and cats, loved as companion animals around the globe, are served up as a 'gourmet' food. Yet this is the reality today in South Korea.

Many Koreans claim that eating dogs is a long tradition although others believe that eating dogs only began as a result of the Korean war, when starvation was rife. The popularity today has come about because dog dealers and restaurants began to invent stories about the health benefits to be gained from eating dog meat.

In order to meet the demand for dog meat (estimated at 2-2.8 million dogs and cats per year), farms exist throughout the country to breed these animals for slaughter. Dog meat, at £15 Sterling per kilo, costs more than beef and is eaten more than lamb.

Dogs can commonly be seen in Korean markets being killed (hopefully) by hammer blows to the head before being skinned. Sometimes the dog is electrified instead, with electrodes fixed to the tongue. Yet another favoured method is slow strangulation by hanging. The flesh is then singed by a blowtorch to improve its appearance. On some occasions, the animal remains alive throughout, eventually dying from shock. This is all performed in full view of other dogs crammed in cages awaiting the same fate.

The Koreans actually believe that the adrenaline released into the dogs' bloodstreams by their sheer terror and agony will increase the sexual potency of the consumer.

Shocking eye-witness testimony

Not surprisingly, photographs of this form of "slaughter" are difficult to obtain. The following is an account from an eye-witness, "The reason why dogs are beaten for so long is that there is a belief that the slower & more painful the death is, the more potent the dog's meat will be. Killing the dog slowly causes the dog's adrenaline to flow, and this flow of adrenaline throughout the dog is believed to increase the aphrodisiac power of the meat. While the dog is slowly being killed, it is of course screaming in pain, and trying to resist the grip of the man doing the killing. One method is to tie the dog from his hind legs upside down. (All other accounts say that the dog is hung from the neck). The man or men than beat the dog's body all over with clubs or bats. Beating it this way is said to do two things. One is to increase the flow of adrenalin and the other is to tenderize the meat.

Dogs in squalid conditions in South Korea

"While the dog is being beaten, it gets to the point where it urinates and defecates on itself, and the urine & faeces typically flow down the dog's body, getting in its eyes and causing more pain. Eventually, during this intensive beating, blood flows out of the dog's mouth and nose due to internal bleeding, and it finally dies. This beating process has no set time. ... It can be a few minutes or it can take an hour, depending on the man doing the killing and how much he is into the belief that beating it slowly is best for a quality aphrodisiac. I hope this clarifies why the dogs are beaten first. In a large facility, the dogs may not be hung by their hind legs. Instead the man enters the large dog cage, selects the dog, grabs it, and while holding it by the neck, begins to beat it in the head in order to crush the skull. Of course, there are so many methods of beating the dogs because there is no regulation on this."

CATS

Although cats are eaten in South Korea, it is more usual for them to be rendered into a "medicine" to treat rheumatism and arthritis. Unlike dogs, cats are not bred on specialist farms. This would not be cost effective when there are always starving strays. These are collected in sacks and, if lucky, are beaten to death with either a stick or hammer blows to the head. More commonly, they are boiled alive with herbs (sometimes after having their limbs broken to reduce their ability to struggle) until their flesh liquifies. The resulting "liquid cat" (known as "Goyangi soju") is then sold in small sachets. An average size cat, when cooked with dates, herbs and chestnuts, will produce 20-25 of these sachets.

Shocking Eye-witness Testimony

The following is an eye-witness account, reported to the Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS) by one of its members, Miss Mun Juyoung.

"While passing by the Kyoung-il Health Food Restaurant, Miss Mun looked in through the window and saw a middle aged women walking slowly among the rows of hissing and boiling cauldrons. In her arms she held a cat, who seemed undisturbed by the water on the floor or the stream so thick in the air. Stopping at one of the hot kettles, the women sniffed once and dropped the cat in to the boiling water. Hideously scalded by the boiling water the cat screamed and clawed its way out but, the blank-faced woman, pushed it back in the water with a stick over and over again until the cat finally lost consciousness. The woman fished it out once more, the cat mewing and whimpering in pain, whereupon the woman pushed it back in for the final time."

18 comments:

outraged said...

I am so glad that you are spreading the word about these horrific practices around the world. I really thought I was the only one who really cares about these animals. Between this and the seal hunt, I hope other people will try to help these animals. They are truely helpless. The image of that sick asian woman killing that precious puppy with her shoes means that someone else was there to photograph her and could haved stopped the torture and murder. What is wrong with these people??? If they will do that to a defenseless puppy, what will they do to another human?? And to think she is a nurse!

GEARI.ORG said...

Thank you for your comment. I agree fully. Beyond horrific.

there is no excuse said...

Yes, thank you for spreading the word. More people need to be educated about things like this.

Korea and China will never gain the respect of people in the West if they cannot enforce laws to prevent this kind of ignorance and cruelty. It is true that animal rights are still a long way off in the West, too, but you won't find this kind of carnage going on unchecked.

I call on all Koreans and Chinese people to wake up to what is going on and protest to your governments.

Farbror Brommel said...

What kind of people are doing this? I feel sick when I see the pics and the videos and I wonder why anyone would go to these countries. They must be boycotted until these torturing scumbags are gone. The woman who is killing the puppy with her feet is someone I really wish there was a hell but that hell is not awful enough for her and the photographer.

Farbror Brommel said...

There is much to be said about animal welfare and we are miljons of years from that point. When I see all that happens in China and Korea, I ask myself what could be done. What is wrong with these people? How could anyone stand besides a torture of a puppy and just let the camera go on? Is it because of the fame? I mean many people see this video and therefore it becomes "wellknown". I am shocked and disgusted and hopefully these people get the worst punish namely deep regrets and to be treated like lepra. They don´t deserve a good life as they are not human beings....

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for spreading the word on this. I can't believe they would do stuff like this. I'm really speechless right now I don't know what else to say I'm just angry I wish there was more that could be done for these animals.

Anonymous said...

THIS HAS TO STOP RIGHT NOW!
I am an animal lover and that is just sick! I think that it is the same as if u ate aperson to. I mean come on they are living things just like us! they have feelings to! That woman that was killing that poor inacent puppy with her heel should feel the same pain that the puppy endured. Somthing has to be done right now! Animals have rights to. America should fight for the animals to live without the danger of being eaten. LETS HELP THESE POOR ANIMALS AND STOP THESE CRUEL PEOPLE! Emagine what they would do to some one they dont like!

jandread said...

Gongrat for the comments at your blog. I see the last weeks horrific images on the net that haunt me every day i see those images. I can not see anymore of this sickness. It is difficult to realise how a nation like Chinese that is one of the older Civilization on the planet ended up to this society decline and sickness. The only hope is the Chinese government to implement laws for the animals protection. To those societies, Governments still play a very influential role.

Kind Regards

rosie said...

that stupid bitch! what the hell is wrong with people out there, killing helpless animals with the heel of her shoe. i wonder how she would like it if i stepped on her like that!

GEARI.ORG said...

Thank you as well for your comments. I fully agree with your statements.

susan said...

Im korean from South Korea, and I WOULD NEVER eat a dog! when i looked at the pictures I almost cried, I;m korean and i didn't even know that they ate dogs like that"! just know that not all koreans eat dogs/

AnimalLuverGurl said...

This is sick. Look at that poor innocent puppy's face. She did this to a kitten & rabbit as well.

As for the eating\torturing dogs & cats...what the HELL. What kind of "people" are these? They aren't worthy to be picking up animal droppings let alone living. I hope they all die a very painful death.

Anonymous said...

I am very distressed -i have to stopover in Seoul for 2 nights on my way to Turkey, i know Asia has a shocking record when it comes to the treatment of their animals but i feel like i will go ballistic if i see what they do first hand-i cannot acept cruelty to animals on any level which is why i am vegan, i feel they (the dog muderers)need to be shamed and made to feel like the worthless scum they are-what would other people do if confronted with this

Anonymous said...

they are so mean why would they do that how a bout give the dogs and cats a life not kill thm

Gary M Dean said...

We imagine Hell to be an a horrific place, and yet it is only by the evil actions of man are we able to imagine that such horror, if the world only new love and peace, we could never imagine evil nor hell ... What they do makes hell seem like vacation ... Awareness creates prevention. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I saw the video of the woman killing the cat with her heels, she deserves to die nothing else. As for the dog and cat torture in Asia we need to look out our food industry as well. We kill pigs in the most horrible way. First of all pigs are more intelligent and conscious than dogs and cats. When they walk to the line to be killed they see so much suffering that many of them have heart attacks or even lose their ability to walk. We can do something here for animals, at least by changing our eating habits. If not become vegetarians, many diminish the quantity of meat eaten, that will make a huge difference....

GEARI.ORG said...

Thank you for your comments. I agree in full.

Anonymous said...

I'm an animal lover and I'm turning vegan. That f@&$ing bitch should be stepped on by her own damn shoes! That pisses me off and makes me so damn sick I want to find that cunt myself and beat the living shit out of her!I'm a big girl and I'll put on a pair of spiky heels and go stand on the bitches face and stomp her ass for awhile! Ppl who abuse and torture and kill innocent animals and ppl will stand before God and burn in Hell for what they've done on this Earth. That bitch better not come to my country or I'll hunt her down and do to her what she did to those poor helpless INNOCENT animals!

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