You may have recently heard that one of South Korea’s largest dog meat markets is about to close, but unfortunately, it isn’t actually true.
The country, which is due to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, has started to shut down its dog meat markets after being internationally criticized for their cruel and inhumane practices. It was believed that the Moran Market in Seongnam City, which sells the meat from over 80,000 dogs every year for human consumption, was awaiting closure, but according to the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), it will definitely still be selling dog meat.
The city government in Seongnam had promised dog meat vendors that they would get financial support to refurbish their premises and open new businesses, but none of the businesses have actually changed there.
On February 27, the chairman of the Guild of Merchants, Kim Yong Buk, announced at a press conference that Moran Market would continue to sell dog meat.
— Simon Joy (@simonstarjoy) March 1, 2017