Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
There’s a place in Jangsan, Busan where you can relax by bonding with about twenty dogs of different breeds and sizes, all vying for human attention.
Above a pet shop is the Dog Café where visitors can surround themselves with furry canines who love human attention. Busan is a busy place with tiny apartments so owning a dog can be considered a luxury, so a place like the Dog Café was just what the city’s dog lovers needed. Easily accessed from Exit 3 of the Jangsan Metro, the café is across the road on the upper floor of a pet shop. As soon as you walk through the door, you’re welcomed by the dogs. Sometimes they even wrestle each other for your attention. They pretty much run the place, running around, playing and jumping on people’s laps and the staff are on hand to swiftly clean up any accidents.
In order to enjoy the canine company at the Dog Café, you have to pay an approx 8,000 won ($7.20) entry fee but that includes coffee or a smoothie and access to the cake buffet. Once you have paid the entry fee you can stay as long as you want.
The canines at the Dog Café of Busan are strays or rescues and while Korea often gets a bad name because of the dog meat industry, we have to remember that there are dog lovers everywhere.
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