Animal advocates outraged as South Korean ousted president abandons her dogs

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Animal advocates are outraged at the former South Korean president Park Geun-hye after she was ousted from office and reportedly left her nine dogs behind on Sunday as she moved out. According to SkyNews, the president was removed by the country’s Constitutional Court concerning a massive corruption scandal.

In 2013,  when Geun-hye became president, she had been  gifted a pair of Jindo dogs, a Korean breed of hunting dogs named Saerom and Heernang (translated to New and Hope). The dog recently gave birth to a litter of seven puppies who are too young to be separated from their mother. The dogs had been Internet stars, as Park regularly posted photos of herself hugging the dogs on her Facebook page, and often referred to the beautiful pooches as the “real power holders” at the complex.

The extremely unpopular politician has been harshly criticized by animal lovers for leaving the dogs at her official residence, but is not expected to be facing any animal cruelty charges since the dogs were not “wandering without an owner in public places” according to Korean animal welfare laws.

“How can you abandon your own family like you would throw out old pair of shoes?” stated one Instagram user.

Authorities have assured animal advocates, however that the dogs will be adopted out to loving homes.

(Photo via Facebook of South Korean president leaving dogs behind)

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17 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Well, from the sounds of it, this POS needed to be ousted. If this is how much she cares about her dogs, I’m sure she gave little thought to the people of her country. Prayers these precious cuties find good homes.

  2. Sheri says:

    Adopted out to loving homes or sold to the dog meat markets you mean. Shameful that S Koreans allow this barbaric treatment of man’s best friend.

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    This comes as no surprise in an area of the world where dogs and cats are thought of as food! My hope is that these beautiful dogs are indeed adopted by good people who will love them!

  4. ellen cottone says:

    those are the dogs china and korea has skinned alive so americans and european fat cat pigs can ware fur trim on their little fur parkers and trim for furry boots.

    • linda says:

      Ellen I remember many, many years ago at a Burlington Coat Factory someone purchased a coat with a fur collar with the words “dog fur” don’t know if you recall the story, however, that consumer complained and since the US will not import anything made out of dog fur. Hard to say if some instances of dog fur comes into this country purposely mislabeled.

      • ellen cottone says:

        heres the scoop.
        shoes and boots were showing up in macys years ago and here in ny people freeked.And quickly it was adressed. they were taken off the shelves. Then something like if a parker or item under $200 they dont have to mention the fur ? i dont know if my memory serves me but something like that.
        It all seemed to dissapear.
        the landscape seemed to be more ” Fur Free” Im sure you noticed that in Boston Mass. Also
        But i am higly suspecious of any boot or parker with fur trim. It is most likely dog. wolf and coyotee are still being used but dogs are cheep and abundant. Iv taken to public shaming of people waring fur trim linda.There is alot of ellen running thru the mall for her life to get to the saftly of her car.
        The least i can do is give people in grafic detail of the “process” involved so they can enjoy the luxury of sporting the hide of an animal that has been hung upside down and skinned alive.
        In horror it sees its skinned tail hanging besides it still hanging upside down for the final pull from its waist over its head and face then thrown on a pille of other dogs still living and breathing, eye lids lips noes and all.
        In front of the other living caged dogs.
        And know this, They do this infront of the furriers 8yr old children in training.

      • linda says:

        I’ve seen horrific videos of such barbaric acts. It makes salty waters streaming down my face.

  5. ellen cottone says:

    in korea the scam is people show up to adopt and then is off to a back wood dog meat farn.
    Where the first order of welcome will be to peirce their eardrums so they dont bark.

  6. ellen cottone says:

    In korea the scam is meat farmers show up to adopt and then its off to a back wood dog meat farm where the first order of the day is to peirce their eardrums so they dont bark

  7. ellen cottone says:

    You can send them state side?
    although im sure the plans were that they were to march with her in the opening of the 2018 winter olympics.
    as jindos marched in the opening of the 88 summer olympics.
    They can send them to the LAPD. as we speak they are working with a pair. they are hard wired differantally then any dog in the states. They are a hunting dog in a country that does not use guns. 3 can bring down a dear and then 1 gets the owner while the others garde from scavenggers. no dog does that here because we hunt with guns. These dogs will be beat(street, foot) cops.


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