GOOD MORNING TV COVERS THE KOREAN DOG MEAT TRADE. Correspondent Philippa Tomson travels out to a dog meat farm in South Korean with Pete Wicks and Humane Society International as they close it down and rescue the dogs. Simon Cowell airs his views on the dog meat trade
South Korea is the only country in Asia where dogs are routinely and intensively farmed for human consumption. An estimated 2.5 million are kept in around 17,000 farms, kept in small, barren, filthy cages and given little food. Many suffer from disease and malnutrition and all are subjected to daily neglect or even deliberate cruelty.
The methods used to kill the dogs are brutal – electrocution is most common but hanging is also used. They are slaughtered in full view of other dogs, and their final moments are painful and terrifying.
Our reporter Pip Tomson went to South Korea to find out more with Humane Society International, whose ultimate goal is a ban on the dog meat trade.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were joined by GMB Correspondent Philippa Tomson, Chef Anthony Warral-Thompson and Vegan Presenter Sara Damergi to debate the dog meat trade in South Korea.
If you’re interested in rehoming the dogs featured on today’s show you can email All Dogs Matter at firstname.lastname@example.org or the HSI on email@example.com
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