South Korea: dogs brutalized and destined for slaughter



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South Korea: dogs brutalized and destined for slaughter

In South Korea, a breeding of dogs destined for slaughter to be served in restaurants has been closed. The dogs in question were stunned with electric shocks and were tormented with all kinds of brutality. However, the slaughterhouse was finally closed after over twenty years of activity, with the consequent rescue of about 60 adults and puppies of the Jindo breed.

Humane Society International Korea and LIFE, who have reached an agreement with the owner of the farm located on the island of Jindo. The closure of the farm came after a complaint from the neighbors, who had listened to the yelps of the animals, stunned with electrocution and then slaughtered.

South Korean authorities found that the man violated a specific animal protection law, as he killed dogs in front of other animals. In fact, in the Asian country, the breeding of dogs intended for human consumption is still regularly authorized, however they must comply with various rules.

Nara Kim, campaign manager of HSI / Korea, after the discovery of a large pile of collars, all of which belonged to the killed specimens, said: "I cried when I saw the killing area where I know that the dogs were killed one in front.

at the other. There was a large pile of collars where they were electrocuted. "

Animals evolve faster due to the Climate Crisis

A study published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution said that the evolution of some species is too rapid and the cause is due to climate change.

Evolutions that typically take thousands of years take place in space in a century and a half. Animals, such as Australian parrots, have shown an average 10 percent increase in beak size over the past 150 years, while other birds in North America and Australia have undergone similar evolutionary processes.

Wild mice also have larger ears and some bats wider wings. While 1 in 10 of a species may be able to survive by evolving, 9 others may not be able to live long enough to pass the mutation genes to the next generation. The larger parts of the body are the natural response to rising temperatures, because the larger the surface, the more heat the body can dissipate.

Sara Ryding, author of the study, said: "I don't want the conclusion to be: oh, animals are evolving in response to climate change and that means they're going to be fine. Because that's just not true. a faster pace than ever.

Evolutionary change can be a slow process, taking thousands - or even more - years, but we also know that strong selection can lead to more rapid evolutionary change."