SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, said he plans to shutter all dog slaughterhouses in the South Korean capital.
Park, during a meeting with the audience on Saturday at a movie theater after watching a South Korean animation film, “The Underdog”, said he is working towards shutting down all dog slaughterhouses in Seoul.
“There were several slaughterhouses in the Cheongnyangni area, but we were able to shut almost all of them down,” Park said. “I was told that there are one or two left. We will make sure that we ask them to shut down.”
Currently, there are five dog meat stores remaining at Seoul’s Gyeongdong Market. Two of them were known to both slaughter and sell dogs.
“Every year, 8,500 dogs are being abandoned in Seoul, and one-fourth of them are put to death because they aren’t adopted in time,” said Park.
“Creating a world where animals too can enjoy peace and safety is something that I believe is very important.”
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)