Korea has a reputation for treating dogs cruelly; raising them in the horrific world of the meat trade — a place where no dog should ever be. As of recently, the South Korean president did something that is changing the world’s perception for the better.
On July 16, 2017 — South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-In adopted a shelter dog. The dog’s name is Tory, and he was rescued from a meat farm — the message is sending chills down the spines of dog lovers everywhere.
This is a giant step forward.
The South Korean president’s new dog is a 4-year-old mixed breed who was being sheltered with the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), a group in South Korea that rescues dogs from abuse and neglect.
Tory was rescued over two years ago, but there was superstition around his dark coat that was preventing him from being adopted. Thankfully, Moon Jae-In saw past the superstition and decided to take a chance on Tory.
In addition to the great news of the adoption, Tory will be the very first adopted stray dog to be the country’s “first dog.” This just makes us explode with happiness.