Flights to Hell
sometimes gets criticised about this page. People accuse of us
tarring everyone with the same brush. Perhaps these are the breeders
who think they have sent their puppy out to a good home thousands of miles
away. Although how anyone can say what is actually happening to
their dog so far away is beyond us. What about the puppies that the dog or bitch they sent out will be producing -
how do they know that they have ALL gone into a
good home? The simple truth is - they cannot and do not know.
What you should remember is - there is NO animal welfare protection in these Countries. Animals are NOT seen or held in the same light as in this Country. Dogs are not classed as a companion animals and get treated with less compassion then we treat livestock here. Many end up in the meat markets (dogs are actually bred for the meat market in many Far Eastern Countries). Their fate is to be skinned alive. People who have come back from holidaying in certain parts of the Far East report seeing puppies being sold from cages in the meat markets, and dogs sitting in cages or tied to posts waiting to be butchered. The noise of dogs howling in pain (whilst other look on terrified) echoes all around.
The simple truth is this - that for every good home (that there might be) thousands upon thousands of dogs get killed - many of these in horrendous pain and suffering. If you are happy to accept this and feel that sending your dog to these Countries is acceptable then that is up to you. We at Hope-UK see the other side of the story and will continue to tell it. We will leave 'you' to decide if you still think exporting your puppy or dog is acceptable.
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Still think we are wrong. Then read the account from Trevor Wheeler The WSPA Companion Animals Director who visited one such market... and it's 'haunting howls'!
WSPA'S INSIDE STORY.
When we arrived at the market at around 6am we were the only western faces there. We were watched very carefully for the duration of our visit. I soon appreciated that unlike the other locations we had visited, this was a specialised dog market. Other markets had several dog meat stalls within the vast area of general items on sale, but this one was different.
All around Moran market I saw hundreds of live dogs, heaped into cages awaiting their fate. As the delivery trucks arrived, I could see dogs crammed so heavily into cages that their limbs were entwined with each other. Some of the cages containing cats were so full that their legs were forced through tiny holes in the mesh cages, causing cuts and injuries.
I watched in horror as one trader
unloaded puppies from a delivery cage. She grabbed each one by its hind
leg and threw them into a larger pen as if they were already dead.
Inside the market, makeshift slaughterhouses had been established on each side of the main trading hall. Time-after-time, I saw dogs being dragged off on ropes to their death. I could hear them howl from fear and pain as they were slaughtered.
A number of temporary restaurants were set up in the centre of the market. These sold various dog meat dishes, served up while live animals were barking and howling in the background.
I estimated that around 2000 dogs were sold at the market during our short visit. We saw rows and rows of dog carcasses laid out on stalls, their coats having been blow-torched from their bodies and browned and singed. These were mainly being sold to wholesale traders. Other stalls offered small joints of dog meat, half carcasses, heads, paws, and even skins, which had been blow-torched from the body with the paws still attached.
Some of the recently butchered dogs were displayed on their backs with their abdomens split, and having been cleaned, their internal organs had been replaced within the body for inspection by perspective buyers.
Moran market was described to me as the worst market in Korea for animals and for the dogs in particular. I found it difficult to argue with this. The howls that I could hear as the dogs were killed has remained a haunting memory ever since.
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