Dog Meat Consumption in the world


000 million dogs slaughtered for meat in a year, 70% of them are stolen pets

In 2014, Genlin, the founder of World Dog Alliance with a filming crew went through the backstreets and rural villages of Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and China to uncover the brutal violence of the dog meat trade. The finding highlights include witnessing impassioned animal activists stop trucks laden with thousands of stolen pet dogs on the way to be sold, undercover footage of the horrifying living conditions on South Korean dog farms, an interview with the proud owner of a so called “research center” that has developed over 30 products including cosmetics made from dog parts, and the heroism of a female activist who single-handedly cares for 3,200 dogs she has rescued from dinner tables. The film explores the habits and relationships between humans and dogs in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, China and the United States.

He revealed 30 million dogs are killed annually in Asia, 70% of whom are stolen pets. The film sheds light on several disturbing practices associated with the consumption of dog meat in Asia including a gruelling transport to the slaughterhouse, cruel and inhumane methods of slaughter, and torture prior to death as some Asians have the superstitious belief that torturing a dog prior to death will enhance the flavor of the meat by increasing the dog’s adrenaline.

“The more I see of humans, the more I admire dogs.”

Founder of World Dog Alliance


  • 20% of the population eats dog meat
  • Over 10 million dogs are slaughtered each year.
  • More than 70% of dogs eaten are stolen pets.
  • Most of the consumption occurs in rural areas

South Korea

  • 60% of the population eats dog meat
  • Over 5 million dogs are slaughtered each year
  • Dog farms are legal in Korea


  • 80% of the population eats dog meat
  • Over 5 million dogs are slaughtered each year
  • Dogs are illegally smuggled in grueling conditions from Thailand and Laos to feed the demands in Vietnam

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Genlin, the producer, director and writer

Genlin, also known as Hiroshi Horiike, was born in Shanghai, China. Currently, he is an honorary board director and a visiting professor of Shanghai University. In the 1990s, he became a successful business owner in Hong Kong and became a philanthropist contributing to charity projects such as building schools, libraries and establishing scholarships. With a strong interest in the arts, Genlin is both a photographer and an artist.

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