[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ATING HAPPINESS IS THE FIRST CALL-TO-ACTION DOCUMENTARY FILM EXPOSING THE TRUE NATURE OF DOG MEAT CONSUMPTION IN ASIA. DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER GENLIN TAKES VIEWERS THROUGH THE BACKSTREETS AND RURAL VILLAGES OF THAILAND, VIETNAM, SOUTH KOREA AND CHINA TO UNCOVER THE BRUTAL VIOLENCE THAT IS PAR FOR THE COURSE IN THE ASIAN DOG MEAT TRADE.
The film reveals the unsettling fact that 30 million dogs are killed annually in Asia. An even more alarming fact is that 70% of those slaughtered for food are stolen family pets. Our footage sheds light on several disturbing practices associated with the consumption of dog meat in Asia including the cruel theft of dogs from their homes, grueling transport to the slaughterhouse and inhumane methods of torture prior to death.
Audiences will get to see rare undercover footage of the abysmal conditions dogs and their puppies must endure on South Korean dog farms as well as disturbing interviews with business owners who make their livelihood selling products made from dog body parts. Powerful highlights include the stories of impassioned animal activists stopping trucks laden with thousands of stolen dogs prior to reaching the slaughterhouse and the inspirational heroism of one female activist who single-handedly cares for 3,200 dogs she has rescued from dinner tables.
Eating Happiness uncovers the relationship between humans and dogs in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, China and the United States. The film has received widespread support in the animal welfare community including a resounding endorsement from the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. Eating Happiness will undoubtedly touch viewer’s hearts and encourage them to take action on behalf of man’s best friend.