[CARD NEWS: Opinion] How can people think it is fun to watch animals fight?
서로 싸우고 죽이는 게 재밌다는 사람들. 인간의 욕심은 도대체 어디까지 일까요?
What sort of person could enjoy watching dogs fight each other?
1) “Go, go! Bite!”
“Just bite the face!”
Two male dogs are fighting each other in an iron cage in Gyeonggi, surrounded by a crowd.
2) “Yes, there you go! Just kill it!”
The bloodier the fight gets, the louder the crowd cheers.
3) This ghastly place is a living hell. People come here to bet on dog fighting.
4) When a fighting dog gets injured, it is slaughtered right on the spot, ending its life for nothing more than money and sadistic thrills. Workers from nearby slaughterhouses are always here. Even if the dogs do not die in the fight, their hearts are damaged beyond repair.
5) “It is similar to being buried under a dump truck.”
The horrendous pain the fighting dogs suffer is said to be unimaginable.
6) The frightened dogs cannot look humans in the eye and sometimes convulse with fear as not only their bodies but also their minds are deeply wounded.
7) Since they were puppies, the dogs were bred to fight.
8) To strengthen their muscles, the dogs are tied to treadmills and to raise their aggression, they are injected with drugs.
9) Dogs that fall behind, however, are downgraded to sparring partners. Once they die they are used in dog meat soup.
10) The fighting dogs never bite humans. They are abused so badly by the humans that they only ever fight with other dogs. They are strictly trained to be killing machines.
11) Even if the dog fights are broken up, the dog owners are often only fined. The dog owners do not feel guilty at all, and the dog fights continue.
12) Imagine if we put ourselves in the shoes of the fighting dogs. What excuse could possibly be given for their horrific treatment?
13) Dogs’ lives are precious. Cutting a life short for nothing more than gambling and money is an appalling crime and must be severely punished.
Directed by Lee Jeong-bong
Constructed by Kim Min-pyo
Designed by Seo Ye-ri
Translated by Son Min-young
Edited by Jim Bulley