Sharing the Pain
By Bonnie - 3 Mar 2011
Following the CNN video, I had written to ask KARA (Korean Animal Rights Advocates) what suggestions they had for North Americans to put an end to this horrifying practice of burying pigs alive. The reply follows. But first I want to echo a line from Elaine who wrote:
As a person who rescues and lives with pigs, this really, really breaks my heart because I know how sensitive those animals are and how precious they are. If my feeble heart can see it, I know God loves them even more.
Elaine, I really admire your faith. I lost my faith with the first ever slaughterhouse video I saw, and I haven't gotten it back yet. I'm on this list to try to reclaim it. So far, no luck. So I guess I am outing myself as a non-believer. Maybe not forever, but for now.
Here then is the reply from KARA
Yes, I saw the CNN coverage and a longer video can be found on YouTube. I didn't upload it to KARA's YouTube in case of copyright issues--it was shot by another animal group in Korea.
I'm not sure what else to suggest other than doing what you have been doing and also spreading awareness among others. I think raising awareness is important because others will also complain to the Korean government.
The government knows now that it has a real problem on its hands, whereas in the past the international community basically ignored the issue because tens of thousands of animals buried alive didn't make the news. But millions has, and now people know the truth. So spreading awareness to more people in whatever way you can would help.
I don't know if you have a twitter account but I recently started one for KARA as a way of spreading more information. I broadcast the CNN link on that.
Thanks again for your concern!