Any stray who doesn't end up at a shelter usually becomes dog meat, Park explained. "That's the reality in Korea," Park said. "It doesn't really matter where they come from - in the end, they usually end up on somebody's table. It's a very brutal situation there."
While there are some South Korean rescue groups who help dogs, as well as individuals like Ms. Jung, there are more dogs in South Korea than people who want to adopt them.