By Dominick Mezzapesa - Wildlife Planet News
The mirror.co.uk posted an exclusive video report on the South Korean dog meat market.
Watching this video and seeing the terror etched into the faces of dozens of dogs as they stared out from behind rusted iron bars was heartbreaking. You knew these dogs could sense the slaughter that was about to befall them.
Gupo market in Busan, southern South Korea seemed to be filled with death and horror. Whomever did this report was stronger than I, because I would have killed every single person there.
Here thousands of canines arrive, locked in tiny rusted cages, without any doubt, knowing it's not if, but when will they be slaughtered.
They know this because they can see the other dogs being dragged by ropes into a back area. They hear the yelping as the dog gets tortured and the sudden silence as the dogs pain comes mercifully to and end.
Thousands are sent here to be butchered for as much as $250 for the prime cuts and as little as $6 for the leftover bits and pieces.
The younger generation tries to shame and embarrass their families out of eating dog-meat. It may not be right to judge animals on different levels, but it is what it is, dogs and cats have a far different status in society than cows, pigs and chickens.
If the younger generation does succeed in shaming their supposedly smarter and wiser, older generation than there are still many underground markets where no one would look at them shamefully when they make their dog meat purchase.
The Mirror's undercover footage shows some of these dogs and puppies still wearing collars that their loving family had put on them. The person(s) who stole these pets from their loving homes to sell to morally deprived butchers don't care how much these animals were loved, all they see is dollar signs.
In one of the scenes a small puppy who'll never reach adulthood is electrocuted to death and it's hair blow torched off, before being skinned to be sold to a waiting customer.
I report on these stories daily and after watching thousands of tapes and writing tens of thousands of words on the subject, I still can't bear to watch, which in a way I am happy about. I don't ever want to become numb to the daily horrors taking place in South Korea and in Yulin, China.
The Daily Mirror rescued six of these dogs and are giving readers an opportunity to adopt one of six dogs from this living hell in South Korea.
Please take a moment and sign our Petition to demand the NHL not attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the link is to the right of this story.
If you would like to help the Humane Society International rescue these dogs and stop the dog meat trade, please visit www.hsi.org/savethedogs This is a great organization and Wildlife Planet fully supports them in their effort.
Click Here to watch the Video but it is graphic: