Activists to protest Incheon Asian Games over ‘bosintang’
Animal rights activists from around the world are calling for the boycott of September’s Incheon Asian Games, while planning to stage street protests against “bosintang” or dog meat soup.
“We mailed the hard copy of a petition containing 45,928 signatures along with comments, research reports and photos to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) office in Kuwait,” a volunteer at Koreandogs.org told The Korea Times. OCA is the governing body of sports for Asia and the Middle East.
They are now detailing their schedule for street campaigns in the city during the 16-day competition.
As of Thursday noon, an online petition on the website www.change.org denouncing dog eating in Korea has received 63,997 signatures and the campaign appears to be drawing increasing interest.