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This South Korean Woman Is Raising 200 Dogs She Rescued From Being Killed
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This South Korean Woman Is Raising 200 Dogs She Rescued From Being Killed

61-year-old Jung Myoung Sook from South Korea has been saving dogs for the last 26 years. So far, she has rescued over 200 pups and takes care of them all. Sook is not well-off, but she not only takes care of strays, she also buys ill-fated pups meant to be sold to restaurants.

“My babies aren’t hungry,” Sook told the Associated Press. “They can play and live freely here. “Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time,’ said Jung. “But I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy.”

Sook gets help from people fascinated with her loving heart. However, she had to move 7 times due to neighbors’ complaints about noise. In South Korea, dogs are still killed for food. They are mostly eaten by the older generation. Only recently they have become more popular as pets.

“My babies aren’t hungry. They can play and live freely here,” says Sook who is raising over 200 dogs she rescued

Image credits: Lee Jin-Man

Sook is not well-off, but she not only takes care of strays, she also buys ill-fated pups meant to be sold to restaurants

Image credits: Lee Jin-Man

“Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time'”

Image credits: Lee Jin-Man

“But I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy”

Image credits: Lee Jin-Man

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DebbieHall
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6 years ago

We need more people like her in this word.

hongguJeong
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6 years ago

i do support her and i've never had dog meat for my 24years old life as a korean. since thousand years ago, people started to eat it because of poverty which came from devastated land and it became a kind of culture. and as the reporter said its still left nowadays in developed korea in 21C mainly for old gerneration who went through korean war. but let me ask you guys something. don't you feel any sympathy for other animals fot meat? please don't get angry, i just want to know opinion.

DariaB
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6 years ago

I am not Korean, but I wanna ask your same question. Dogs are cute and loyal and all, but so are deers, ducks and other edible animals. So what's all the fuss about dogs? And yes, I am only curious too.

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HeidiFancher
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6 years ago

I still can't believe how some Asian restaurants have dog meat on their menu! Bless this woman for doing what she's doing! Just cannot picture those dogs she's saved on a dinner plate - how revolting!

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DebbieHall
Community Member
6 years ago

We need more people like her in this word.

hongguJeong
Community Member
6 years ago

i do support her and i've never had dog meat for my 24years old life as a korean. since thousand years ago, people started to eat it because of poverty which came from devastated land and it became a kind of culture. and as the reporter said its still left nowadays in developed korea in 21C mainly for old gerneration who went through korean war. but let me ask you guys something. don't you feel any sympathy for other animals fot meat? please don't get angry, i just want to know opinion.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I am not Korean, but I wanna ask your same question. Dogs are cute and loyal and all, but so are deers, ducks and other edible animals. So what's all the fuss about dogs? And yes, I am only curious too.

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HeidiFancher
Community Member
6 years ago

I still can't believe how some Asian restaurants have dog meat on their menu! Bless this woman for doing what she's doing! Just cannot picture those dogs she's saved on a dinner plate - how revolting!

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