August 8, 2012
Protests against South Korea's Eat Dog Day were held in a few countries yesterday.
In Seoul, animal rights activists caged themselves in a campaign opposing eating of dog meat by South Koreans
August 7 is the day South Koreans eat healthy foods such as dog meat in the belief it would help them survive heat during summer. The letters on protest cards read "Don't eat Dog Meat."
Over in Washington DC, demonstrators with the organization In Defense of Animals also held an event to protest the use of dogs and cats as human food.
They marched in front of the South Korean Embassy in Washington, DC.
The group held a moment of silence in honor of the animals outside the embassy on the International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats, as the group claimed that 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are killed yearly in South Korea for human consumption.
- Dogs cooked in soups and stews in Korea
Click on thumbnails to see the protests in Seoul and Washington DC: