The leader of one of South Korea’s largest animal rights groups is accused of secretly killing more than 230 rescued dogs in order to procure more donation money.
Park So-youn, the head of Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), is alleged to have euthanized healthy dogs and then claimed they had been adopted, in order to make room at the group’s shelters.
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CARE, which receives around two billion South Korea Won ($1.7 million) a year in donations, often appeals for further funds to carry out rescue missions. Park is said to have ordered that hundreds of dogs be destroyed between 2015 and 2018 in order to free up space and justify asking for more money.
The organization has long assured donators that they never kill any of the dogs they rescue, even if they are not adopted.
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