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I feel like most people only know two main things about Korea:

1. North Korea is really screwed up

2. They eat dog meat

So let's set the record straight on the second thing...

**Please keep in mind that I do not actually eat meat other than fish, so understand that it is hard for me to justify eating ANY kind of meat, but as I believe everyone has a choice as to what they put in their body I try to be as open minded as possible**

1. Dog meat is a good form of protein.

Korea is a small peninsula where large animals such as cows and pigs aren't as common. (Raising pigs also takes a TON of water and resource)
People needed a reliable source of protein that was easy to raise, and while the coastal cities had access to fish, the rest of the country found that raising a specific breed of dog would provide what they needed to survive.

2. Dog meat isn't that common anymore.

Ironically, now it is more of a delicacy and people rarely eat it. What was once the commoners food is now an expensive rare food!

3. There are many Korean organizations working to shut down the few dog meat factories left.

Check out these Koreans reacting to eating dog meat:

(watch to the very end! its not actually dog meat!)

Would you ever try it?

Have you ever had people ask you why Koreans eat this meat?

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i had dog meat before its not to bad but there are still dog farms in Korea
historically, a lot of smaller countries in Asia relied heavily on farming for their main source of food. every so often where there's flood or drought, people literally starved peeled tree bark to sustain their lives. in the situation of life or death, feeding your dog is the last thing on their mind. in some way or another, it became a tradition as dog meat was cheap and easier source of protein than pigs or cows.
throughout the history though, Korean people really love and cherish dogs as their pet and and some breeds were instituted as national treasure. Koreans love dogs and it's just different cultural situation.
It is weird to us that people eat dog and cat meat because we are much closer to them and because we don't look at them as food. Like, if someone owns a pet pig they'll usually not eat pork or ever eat pork because they feel as though pigs are their friends. That might not be true for all people who have pigs for pets but for most it is. But, are there other countries eat dog as common food still?
yeah, most of Asian countries such as s. Korea, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia, and etc still consume dogs.