South Korea – Scene of meat dog trade secretly taking place in the wood!
Translation of Korean TV Program – Young-Don Lee Producer’s Food X-File: Scene of meat dog auction trade secretly taking place in the wood! -Channel A 8/4/2013
English Caption – “Scene of meat dog auction trade secretly taking place in the wood!”
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0:00:00.000,0:00:07.000 After asking all around, we were able to locate the meat dog auction market that we heard to be taking place in the woods.
0:00:08.000,0:00:13.000 “Meat Dog” Auction Market. A secret market that only allows in dog traders and dog middleman.
0:00:14.000,0:00:18.000 Various breeds of dogs are locked up in metal cages.
0:00:19.000,0:00:26.000 You can also see pet dogs in the size of a human arm.
0:00:27.000,0:00:38.000 OO Health Food Center . We decided to investigate the process of acquiring dogs to sale at the auction market with a dog trader who operates a Health Food Center .
0:00:40.000,0:00:48.000 Sell your dog! Sell your dog! This dog trader drives around villages every early morning and buys dogs people bring to him.
0:00:49.000,0:00:55.000 Man: This is a dog my brother brought from when he used to work at Jindo.
0:00:56.000,0:01:01.000 Not knowing why he is being taken there, the dog is struggling to resist getting on the truck.
0:01:02.000,0:01:07.000 However, the dog owner is coldheartedly pushing the dog he was raising into the cage.
0:01:08.000,0:01:16.000 And then he gives a small Balbari dog for free as a bonus.
0:01:17.000,0:01:25.000 I paid 70,000 Korean won ($66 USD) for them but I can sell the large one for about 100,000 Korean won ($94 USD).
0:01:26.000,0:01:33.000 I make a profit of 30,000 Korean won ($28 USD) when I sell it at the auction. That’s good enough for me. Haha…. And the Balbari was free.
0:01:34.000,0:01:39.000 Undercover: Is Balbari all profit? Dog trader: Yes.
0:01:42.000,0:01:50.000 At the next village, about 3-4 people are waiting to sell their dogs they have been raising at home to the dog trader.
0:01:51.000,0:01:54.000 This time there are small typical pet dogs.
0:01:54.000,0:01:57.000 Women: Buy these 2 dogs. They are Shih Tzu.
0:01:58.000,0:02:02.000 Dog trader: What do I do with these tiny ones? Women: I don’t know. You can butcher them.
0:02:03.000,0:02:08.000 Dog trader: Are they free or do you want money for them? Women: Of course, you need to pay me.
0:02:09.000,0:02:14.000 Dog trader: How much? Women: I don’t know. I will take whatever you offer. Haha….
0:02:15.000,0:02:20.000 Auction market is where the dogs sold to the dog traders like these are sold.
0:02:21.000,0:02:28.000 “Meat Dog” Auction Market. In the early morning, this market is crowded with dog traders trying to sell their dogs and the middleman.
0:02:29.000,0:02:34.000 In this location, dog auction was taking place every morning for 2 hours.
0:02:35.000,0:02:42.000 After selecting the dogs you want and negotiation, dogs are weighed on scale to finalize on the price.
0:02:43.000,0:02:46.000 Metal cages are full of dogs, crumpled.
0:02:47.000,0:02:50.000 Among them are dogs presumed to be former pets.
0:02:51.000,0:02:54.000 New born puppies are also traded here.
0:02:55.000,0:02:59.000 Among the dogs sold off at auction, we notice a Dalmatian.
0:03:00.000,0:03:04.000 Undercover: Is this a Dalmatian? Dog buyer: Yes. It’s a Dalmatian.
0:03:05.000,0:03:11.000 Undercover: How are they used? Dog trader: These are all meat dogs. No one buys dogs here to raise as pet.
0:03:12.000,0:03:16.000 On another truck, there are Cocker Spaniels in the cage.
0:03:17.000,0:03:22.000 Undercover: Aren’t they pedigrees? Dog trader: So what if they are pedigrees? That’s doesn’t matter here.
0:03:23.000,0:03:31.000 Undercover: Where do you sell them to? Dog trader: Of course to the dog meat restaurants.
0:03:35.000,0:03:40.000 How do former pets end up in these meat dog auction markets?
0:03:41.000,0:03:44.000 We asked the dog trader.
0:03:45.000,0:03:50.000 People abandon pet dogs on the streets when they get sick.
0:03:51.000,0:03:57.000 These abandoned dogs ends up in dog meat market. No one raises pet dogs to eat.
0:03:58.000,0:04:09.000 Debating whether to eat these abandoned former pets that were like part of a family is a contradiction.
0:04:11.000,0:04:19.000 Channel A. Young-Don Lee Producer’s Food X-File.
Truth and exposé about Food – “Pet dog soup (Boshintang)”
Dog meat soup (Boshintang) is a representative of summer health food as well as a center of never ending controversy about it being ‘disgusting food’! One day, we received a preposterous tip about dog meat. A person reported that a metal pin was found in the dog meat he purchased to make soup. After an investigation we found that it was metal plate with screws for medical treatment and the dog was likely a former pet…. Based on our investigation, dogs presume to be former pets were in cages at the auction market that trades ‘meat dogs’ and they were being sold to slaughterhouses. We also captured the scene of dogs from animal shelters being sold to the meat dog farms. Expert’s opinion is that pet dogs are exposed to variety of antibiotics and when they are distributed to meat market, it’s harmful to the people who eat them. Are pet dogs really being sold as dog meat soup?
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