July 15, 2005

Protest at Korean Consulate

In San Francisco, 20 IDA members with their dogs joined IDA at the Korean Consulate to protest the cruel and illegal practices that the Korean Government is allowing to happen to "manís best friend" while officials turn a blind eye. Over 5,000 petitions were presented to the Korean Consulate, all of which had been collected in just a few short weeks leading up to the demonstration

In an effort to shine a spotlight on the illegal trade in dog and cat meat thriving in South Korea, IDA and Animal Freedom Korea organized an international day of protest on July 15, 2005. This signified the first of Korea's Bok days, the hottest days of the year and the time of year when the most dogs are consumed. Why? Because there is a belief that eating the flesh of dogs who do not sweat will cool the consumer's body. Activists worldwide joined together to speak up for Korean dogs and cats in 16 demonstrations held throughout 12 countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania and the United States.

In San Francisco, 20 IDA members with their dogs joined IDA at the Korean Consulate to protest the cruel and illegal practices that the Korean Government is allowing to happen to "manís best friend" while officials turn a blind eye. Over 5,000 petitions were presented to the Korean Consulate, all of which had been collected in just a few short weeks leading up to the demonstration