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[VIDEO NEWS] Blue House’s First Dog Tori attends event opposing Korean dog meat trade

July 18,2018
1) On Chobok, the first of Korea’s hottest summer days, animal protection groups gathered in Seoul Square for an event opposing the dog meat trade.

2) Organizers sold dolls made after ‘Tori’, the stray dog famous for being adopted by President Moon.

3) “This event is to inform people that dogs are not food, but valuable creatures that should be loved and taken care of.” - Park So-yeon, representative of the animal protection organization, Care.

4) A professor and expert of parasites, along with Olympic short-track skaters Kim A-lang and Shim Seok-hee attended in the event.

5) The president’s dog, Tori, was a surprise guest at the event.

6) “Tori was adopted by the president. He was rescued from threats of being abused and eaten.” -Park So-yeon, representative of the animal protection organization, Care.

7) President Moon’s daughter is believed to have brought Tori to the event.

8) “I’ve heard that if I adopt a Tori doll, it will be helpful for stray dogs, so I adopted one.”-Yun Yeo-jin of Seongnam.

9) The animal protection organization has declared this year as the beginning of the end for the dog meat trade in Korea, and stated it will continue to hold campaigns.

Video Sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Wang Jun-eyel
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Josh Doyle

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