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Fewer Seoulites Eat Dogs

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Fewer people in Seoul are eating dog as nearly 40 percent of the restaurants selling dog meat have closed over the last 10 years. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the number of restaurants serving dog meat soup, or “bosintang,” decreased from 528 in 2005 to 329 in 2014 _ many of which either quit or changed their menu. Even, some hide the name of bosintang with “meat soup” or “meat stew” to reduce people's feelings of disgust. Gyeongdong Market in Jegi-dong, once famous for its district of restaurants selling dog meat, had only five as of last year.

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