An animal rights charity has shared shocking pictures of puppies in cages for dog soup in South Korea as they urge people not to participate in the broth eating tradition.
Charity NoToDogMeat says that some Koreans maintain their tradition of eating Boshintang, a soup that contains dog meat as its main ingredient.
The dogs used in the soup are usually from dog farms, stray dogs, or are pets of people who have been brutally tortured.
NoToDogMeat urges all Koreans to boycott this practice and encourage all participants to think.
The days of Bok / Boknals, which mark the beginning, the climax and the end of the dog eating time according to the Chinese calendar, are traditionally in the summer when the temperatures are highest.
Pictured: three dogs in a cage ready to be slaughtered for their meat in Korea. In Korea, dog meat is usually eaten in a soup during the hot months
Pictured: Two dogs trapped in a tiny cage before being slaughtered in Korea for their meat
Pictured: two large dogs that were crammed into a tight cage before being slaughtered in Korea for their meat
Dog eating time is measured in days called Boknals, which mark the beginning, middle and end of practice in Korea
The first boknal fell on Sunday (July 19), the middle boknal on July 29 and the last boknal on August 8 of this year.
Julia de Cadenet, CEO of NoToDogMeat, said: "In the past few years, our activists have experienced the horrors of the Koreans who have eaten dogs in the infamous Moran market."
& # 39; Dogs often with collars staring out with pleading eyes and night owls chose them for slaughter.
"In 2012, we filed a petition from the UK government to close this hideous market, and in 2017 the Mayor of Seoul ordered cages to be dismantled from the market, and several others followed suit."
Pictured: Puppies sit in a row in cages before being slaughtered in Korea for their meat. The dog meat eating season started on Sunday and ends on August 8th
It is unclear where the latest photos of the imprisoned dogs were taken.
& # 39; For us, this meant a real beginning of change as soon as other markets started to close. Of course dogs are still sold and cruel farms and ill-treatment continue, but we have seen progress, ”she added.
Not every Korean still eats the soup and many see the practice as heinous and local activists speak out regularly, supported by NoToDogMeat.
The charity works closely with grassroots activists CCGAON, who defy the cold and protest the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang.
The charity also helps CCGAON investigate and close illegal dog farms and take measures to protect street cats from live cooking and convert them to traditional medicines.
Pictured: A dog is chained to its cage at a Korean market during the country's dog eating season, which started on Sunday
Pictured: A group of dogs lay in a cage in a Korean market during the country's dog eating season, which started on Sunday
Pictured: dogs are in cages at a Korean dog market. Campaign group NoToDogMeat is demonstrating in front of the South Korean embassy in London this week to condemn barbaric practice
Protests with their distinctive NoToDogMeat banners were also shown in the Australian filmmaker film "The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea".
Julia added: "Although Korea has not followed China's recent move to temporarily declare dogs and cats as pets (no longer cattle), there are many statutes that activists have to enforce locally and internationally."
"Why aren't these laws enforced? This is a question that activists continue to address to embassies and government officials, and there is currently a mass e-petition campaign in South Korea. & # 39;
NoToDogMeat is currently supporting, among others, the Korean charity Kara, which organized a protest trip with predominantly positive feedback four days ago.
Julia said her charity will show her support by taking to the streets at the South Korean embassy in London on July 23 from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a walk to the House of Parliament before the politicians pause for the summer break.
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