Thursday, 16 Jul, 6.51 pm Republic TV

SKorean Activists Call For Ban On Eating Dogs

Activists wore dog masks during a protest against dog meat consumption in South Korea on Thursday, the first of three "dog meat days" in the country.

Under a traditional calendar, Thursday is thought to be the first of the three hottest days in South Korea.

Many South Koreans believe that eating dog meat or chicken soup on those days gives them strength to beat the heat.

At the protest in central Seoul, about 10 activists held banners and encouraged people to go vegan.

The banners had images of fresh fruit that the activists said South Koreans should eat on the three days instead of dog meat.

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