If you are in the dog world at all you know about the horrific acts that are happening in certain parts of the world, the dog meat trade market. If you don’t know much about this we highly suggest you educate yourself so you can learn what you can do to help. Trigger warning, you will cry, you will be sick to your stomach BUT, education is power and if we don’t know the problem we can’t help with the solution.
There are so many rescues around the world that are doing their part to help as many of these dogs as they can.
DoVE Project- Dogs of Violence Exposed– is a non-profit organization focused on ending the dog meat trade in Asia, where extreme cruelty and torture prior to slaughter is routine and well documented. We believe that this change ultimately must come from within.
To that end, rescue efforts, education, and advocacy are the driving components of DoVE Project.
At this time, their efforts are currently focused on South Korea where the dog meat industry is legally sanctioned. Tami, one of our co-founders, is Korean-American, which facilitates our involvement with animal welfare groups, activists and government officials, as well as dog meat farmers in South Korea.
With our personal understanding of the issue and professional experience, these principles guide our work:
- Full cultural sensitivity and knowledge of the issue is the foundation for dialogue.
- Bearing witness is essential to bring about change.
- Changing the hearts and minds of people in South Korea (or anywhere) must come from within.
- Positive change must come with sustainable solutions for those involved.
Make sure to follow The DoVE Project here to keep up to date with everything they are doing, see pups looking for homes, and see ways to help this amazing cause!