New Korean Craze: Fido to Go
- This story was reported on channel 6, wpvi TV, this past July. They
didn't even touch on the cruelty involved! Below is a link, to a
site where you can send a complaint to the station. After the
article is a copy of the letter I sent. If enough people complain,
they might do a story about the truth behind companion animal
New Korean Craze: Fido to Go
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA July 29, 2002 While Westerners may cringe at
the idea, millions of South Koreans see nothing wrong with filet of
An estimated six thousand restaurants in Seoul alone serve dog meat.
Now, entrepreneurs are branching out to offer dog meat to go.
The canine delicacy is packed specially so it can be heated up in
One restaurant owner says she's started deliveries to -- in her
words -- "provide to patients in hospitals and other people who want
She says she gets about 100 orders a day.
International animal rights groups have condemned the practice, but
many Koreans consider the criticism a slight to their national
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2002
Following is a smple letter.
I am writing to you about a story your station reported on last July
29th. The story I am referring to, is "New Korean Craze: Fido to Go."
Unfortunately, the report was misleading, and an insult to the
of all Koreans, who see this atrocity as a shame, and a black eye on
their native country! It is also an insult to the millions of
compassionate, caring people in every country around the world, who
have been working diligently, to put an end to this horror. Not just
animal rights groups, but people from every walk of life, have taken
up this campaign against the torture, and consumption of dogs, and
cats. New Korean Craze: Fido to Go, filet of fido, and canine
delicacy, are irresponsible descriptions, of a practice that causes
unbearable pain, and suffering for millions of companion animals,
every year! This report didn't even touch on the horror, that these
animals suffer, before they become "filet of fido!"
I am amazed, and saddened that a TV station such as WPVI, ch. 6
chose to make light of such a barbaric practice. As a news program
that has the reputation, of being a responsible, and dependable
source of information, and news, I expected much more from you. Dogs
are loyal, faithful companions of humans. They give their loyalty,
faithfulness, and love unconditionally! By the very nature of these
animals, there is no way that they can be bred, raised, and
I suggest that you visit the following sites, to learn exactly what
dogs, and cats in Korea, and other countries, including the US, are
suffering to provide "filet of fido."
I respectfully ask, that the truth behind the slaughter of companion
animals for consumption, be presented to your viewers. If
responsible journalism means anything to the reporters of WPVI news
station, then you will report on the suffering, and horror
behind "filet of fido!"
Thank you for your time and consideration.