Dog meat farmers protest – level 2

05-12-2023 07:00

South Korean dog meat farmers are protesting against government plans to ban raising dogs for meat. They say that it is the same as raising any other animals, like cows or pigs.

The Korean Dog Meat Association argues that such a ban would violate the rights of farmers and consumers. There is long history of eating dog meat in South Korea, but recent surveys show that most South Koreans are against the practice. The country’s Buddhist population and animal rights groups are against all forms of meat farming, including dogs.

More and more people care about animal welfare and they don’t agree with killing animals for food. There already are strict rules about meat farming in South Korea, but many people protest about them, so it is not easy for the government to change anything.

Difficult words: violate (to break a rule or law), survey (a study into what people think about something), welfare (being healthy and happy).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What other steps, in addition to a ban on raising dogs for meat, could the South Korean government take to ensure animal welfare and satisfy both sides?


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