Summer is the time of the year when many Koreans tuck into bowls of
dog meat soup, or "boshintang," claiming that it helps them beat the
What may come as a surprise to many animal rights groups and others
that oppose the practice, one-third of those who enjoy the traditional
dish actually turned out to be dog owners, according to a nationwide
In a survey conducted by a radio program that questioned 500 people,
35.6 percent of the people who own dogs said they enjoy having a bowl
of boshintang. The survey results also revealed the number of men who
favored dog meat more than doubled the figure for women.
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