Cultural Insensitivity? Gus Kenworthy Called Out For Rescuing 90 Dogs From A South Korean Dog Farm
March 8, 2018
Dogs are more than pets in some countries around the world, notably South Korea. Although the practice is dying off, it is still quite common to see people in the Asian country raise dogs for food.
A dying practice
Eating dog meat in South Korea dates back to ancient times. A poem in 1816, written by the son of a prominent politician and scholar, describes a woman visiting her parents with boiled dog meat, rice cake, and rice wine.
These days, however, concerns about animal rights and the sanitary conditions of the meat has contributed to the decline of the cuisine in South Korea.