Campaigners call for South Korea to stop serving dog meat ahead of the Winter Olympics
CAMPAIGNERS have called for South Korea to stop slaughtering five million dogs a year for the casserole pot before it hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2018.
Supporters are collecting signatures on a petition in the UK in the hope of triggering a debate in the House of Commons that they hope will lead to action from an embarrassed International Olympic Committee.
To launch the campaign a graphic documentary, entitled Eating Happiness, was released to expose the cruel treatment and violent deaths of dogs killed for meat.
South Korea will be hosting the next Winter Olympics in 2018
Some believe dog meat has medical properties to enhance male sexual performance
Although a dog meat casserole costs about £3 and a dog meat salad £10 – making it a luxury for most Koreans – the traditional delicacy remains so popular that 20 per cent of supplies have to be imported from China.
Gruesome cruelties are inflicted on the dogs
The IOC was not available for comment.