The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang will check information about the sale of canine meat near sports facilities. As the TASS reports , this was stated at a press conference by the representative of the committee, Son Pack Yu
The question that was raised in the press, we take on a pencil. We have already started checking [selling canine meat near the Olympic facilities], but so far no such cases have been revealed. Koreans keep dogs as pets, and the situation with canine meat is already a dying tradition.
On February 8, Asia Pacific reported that almost all the restaurants in Pyeongchang, which serve dog meat, refused to comply with the government’s demand and temporarily stop serving these dishes. Local authorities offered 12 institutions to suspend the sale of meat in exchange for additional subsidies, but only two agreed. The owners of restaurants claimed that in this way the government threatened their “means of livelihood”.
South Korean authorities periodically try to force local restaurants to change menus or replace signs that indicate the sale of canine meat during major international events taking place in the country. Such measures the government takes to “not create a negative impression for foreigners.”