Olympic Crackdown on Dog Meat Fails to Banish It From Menus - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Olympic Crackdown on Dog Meat Fails to Banish It From Menus

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    13141138
    2
    Germany
    1410731
    3
    Canada
    1181029
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 to Watch: Diggins, Men's Hockey, Women's Curling, Bobsled
    Jung Yeon-je / AFP - Getty Images file
    This dog meat farm on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, was shut down on Nov. 28, 2017.

    Dog meat restaurants are cooking up their traditional specialties despite government pressure and financial incentives aimed at curbing sales during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, NBC News reported.

    Consuming dog is largely unpopular in modern South Korea and has become increasingly taboo. But "bosingtang" — literally “invigorating stew” made with dog meat — still appears on some menus.

    “The government doesn’t want tourists to be offended by it,” Pyeongchang County official Lee Yong Jae told NBC News.

    These days few people aged under 40 eat dog, according to Joo Young Ha, a professor at the Academy of Korean Studies and an expert in Korean anthropology. However, he said it remains popular among elderly people living in rural areas.