“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
Marbled eel, rockfish, barbel, trout korean skate.
Pheasant, cranes, geese, waterfowls, ducks.
Sika deer, antelopes, weasels, badgers, marten, raccoon dogs.
Rock mamushi, soft shelled turtle, Korean Skink.
Even though South Korea is slowly turning away from the consumption of dog meat, it can still be found in many restaurants and supermarkets.
Stray cats and dogs can be seen around the countryside.
Hunting is allowed in certain seasons, but not common due to very harsh gun laws in the country.
Cheongdo bull fighting festival is celebrated each year in southern Korea. Horse fighting still takes place.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.