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Dog Meat Professionals, Investigative Documentary about South Korea’s Dog Meat Trade

The Korea Observer

The Dog Meat Professionals ( 대한의 육견인들) is a crowd-funded investigative documentary about the dog meat trade in South Korea.

The film explores the untold story of the factory farming of “meat dogs” in South Korea which arguably has the highest per-capita dog meat consumption in the world and several lobby groups trying to block legislation that would ban dog meat consumption.

Trails for The Dog Meat Professionals

You will learn how the Asian Financial Crisis that rocked the country two decades ago promoted South Korea as the global leader in the dog meat industry where a great number of farmers raising more than 1,000 dogs with the help of government subsidies. 

For inquiries about the distribution, licensing and screening of the documentary, please contact please contact director James Hyams  via his email

다큐멘터리의 상영, 배급, 라이센스 등에 대해서는  James Hyams 감독의 이메일 로 문의 부탁드립니다.

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