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Gyeongsangbuk-do Province’s response to our petition on epeople

Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Lee Cheol-Woo

Below is Gyeongsangbuk-do Province’s response to our petition: Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Lee Cheol-Woo is a strong supporter of the dog meat farming industry. Can we really trust him and his government to “try to shut down the (dog meat) facilities as much as possible by persuasion, compromise and guidance, etc.”? Click HERE to learn more. National Assemblyman Cheol-Woo Lee’s Support of Gimcheon Dog Farmers

Please take action and send your petition through epeople today. If they have to address and respond to hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of petitions on this issue; then perhaps they will finally be put under enough pressure to take action to bring this horrific animal cruelty to an end.

Our campaign is still effective because now they are aware that the eyes of the world are watching what’s going on in their county’s dog meat industry. Let’s keep up the pressure by taking action!

Below is our comments on the satisfaction survey regarding their response:

We are not satisfied with the response to our petition, due to the following key reasons:

it fails to substantiate and evidence what direct actions Gyeongsangbuk-do is taking to enforce existing laws to disrupt the entrenched dog meat trade in South Korea. We have not been provided, in this response, with any evidence of any direct actions taken by Gyeongsangbuk-do, such as recorded information relating to inspections, monitoring and actual enforcement action taken against violators, in relation to dog meat farming, slaughterhouses and businesses selling dog meat and dog meat products (such as dog elixir and dog soju);

it fails to show what actions Gyeongsangbuk-do is taking with regard to proposing amendments to existing legislation or bringing in new legislation to address and end the dog and cat meat trade, and

it fails to formally acknowledge the existence of the illicit dog and cat meat trade within South Korea and the problems this poses to human health, animal welfare and organized crime, which has been widely documented by both domestic and international NGO’s and animal charities (and has also been raised as an international area of concern by many western governments with South Korea and its diplomatic missions).

  1. Catherine Painter
    Catherine PainterJanuary 24,19

    I’m disgusted with the Korean leaders lack of effort in enforcing the shutdown of the vile dog and cat meat farms. I have been signing these petitions for a long time now and nothing changes. It sickens me that people can torture and viciously kill animals like this, and actually seem to enjoy the process…may the same fate be felt by them. I really wish for an awakening to the cruelty they are creating and hitherto a shutdown of all the farms.

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