In South Korea, not only are many Catholic priests fans of dog meat, they often encourage their congregation to go out and eat dog meat and even sell dog meat at their church bazaars. Fed up with their hypocrisy, members of several animal rights groups in South Korea protested on August 18, 2014 when Pope Francis came to visit Korea. The English translation of the banner held up alongside the Papal parade route reads, “Pope, priests and followers, please put an end to the slaughter and consumption of dogs.”
This group also plans to send an official letter to the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Korea urging them to stop eating dog meat.
Busan, South Korea