Memorial Service for Dumbi PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:15


A special memorial service took place in Daegu for Dumbi on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The days events lasted from 2 to 9 p.m. and followed the following schedule:

  • Interview with news reporters: 2 p.m.
  • Anniversary of the death of Dumbi and Buddhist ceremony for the dead at 7 p.m.

The location for the ceremonies was at Lines 1 and 2 of Bunwarldung Subway Station in Daegu.

The sad and somewhat pathetic story of Dumbi is the result of unnatural breeding practices designed to make money from selling pets. She was a Martese, teacup sized dog, a miniature dog of only 750 grams in weight and standing only 10.5 centimeters high.


Dumbi was kept by a vet in Daegu. As a public stunt, the subway management in the city wanted to make Dumbi some kind of honorary Subway Station Chief Attendant or Train Driver. A ceremony was organized in which she would be recognized and given her special status. It was supposed to be an event of fun and cuteness.

Unfortunately, Dumbi was totally unused to a real world environment. When she arrived at Bunwarldung Subway Station with the vet, she fell as she was getting off a train and hit her head on the concrete. She died on the spot.


KARA held a ceremony in her memory to raising awareness and protest against the breeding of unnatural tiny animals for sale to the public or for use in advertising or promotions. The memorial events lasted into the night, with Buddhists on hand to deliver prayers and other guest speakers and entertainers who delivered their own messages.


Things are just as bad in the West at the moment, where tiny teacup pigs are being breed to cater to the whims of a frivolous and ignorant public.

Jrit   |2009-12-03 10:34:59
All I can say Koreans are disgusting people, maybe a small amount of you care about animals but you are going to have to fight for to stop this cruelty to animals. I'm sorry but Korean's, Chinese, Indian's Philipino's etc disgust me I can't help it but that is the way I feel, why would the UK want anything to do with these country's, we don't eat dog and we have laws to protect animals, it is about time other countries did the sme shame on you.
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