Dogs waiting to be sold as food are in kept in a cage on a truck in Songnam. Photo: Reuters
The shutters have started coming down at South Korea's biggest dog meat market as the country seeks to head off international criticism over its practice of killing dogs for human consumption before it hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics. Almost 80 per cent of our customers visit our shops to buy fresh dog meat, so what are they going to do if we cannot provide it for them? Moran market in Seongnam sells more than 80,000 dogs, dead or alive, every year and accounts for about a third of South Korea's dog meat consumption, according to local media.
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