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May 20, 2018

Fewer Seoulites Eat Dogs

By David William Pear

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 redu ...

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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.



Authors Bio:

David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an Associate Editor of The Greanville Post. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

He is active in social issues relating to peace, race relations and religious freedom, homelessness and equal justice. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete for Peace, CodePink, and International Solidarity Movement.

In 2019 David spent 2 months in Russia on one of his frequent people-to-people peace missions. In 2017 David spent 3 weeks in South Korea researching the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian lead non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement, and returned again in 2018. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Maryland and attended classes at George Washington University for a certification as a financial planner (CFP). He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania program as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).

David is a Special Forces combat veteran of the illegal U.S. war of aggression against the people of Vietnam. In 1999 he returned to Vietnam for 3 weeks on a mission of reconciliation and peace.

In 2009 David retired from Morgan Stanley after 35 years as a Senior Vice President, CIMA and CFP.

David resides in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. His hobbies include boating, RV'ing and motorcycle touring. He is also a licensed skydiver (USPA-inactive), with over 300 free-fall parachute jumps.

[His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.]


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