SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in’s pet dog, Tori, appeared at a protest against the South Korean dog meat trade that was held yesterday at Seoul Plaza.
A Blue House official said that CARE, the animal rights group, had requested approval for Tori’s participation in the rally, to which the Blue House gave its consent. CARE was the group that helped President Moon adopt Tori in July of last year, after the abused dog was rescued by the same organization.
During the rally, CARE showcased a doll modeled after Tori, delivering the message, “I’m Not Food.”
The president’s daughter, Moon Da-hye, reportedly brought Tori to the rally. However, the younger Moon only handed Tori over to the organizers and did not participate in the rally, according to the Blue House.
Tori narrowly escaped being butchered for meat and was saved after a witness asked CARE for assistance.
The animal rights organization’s involvement with Tori’s rescue and subsequent adoption was why the Blue House gave permission for the president’s pet to participate in the rally.
The Blue House asked reporters not to speculate on the matter beyond this link.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)