Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Activists wore dog masks and held a mock canine funeral during their protests 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 one protest in central Seoul, about 10 activists held banners that read "There are no edible dogs in the world." The banners had images of fresh fruit that...

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