Jangheung’s response to our petition on epeople
Below is Jangheung’s response to our petition: Jangheung, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
This is a typical response from the Korean government citing a lack of relevant laws for their failure to close down dog meat industry. This is inaccurate as well as shamefully indifference. Click HERE for the legal information by the Korea Animal Rights Advocates.
Further, as they do not regulate the dog meat industry, they therefore would not have any evidence that the dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets do not exist in their county. There are many dog meat restaurants and so called “health food shops” (which commonly sells dog/cat elixir) operating in that county. Without active enforcement, these illegal industries will be operating with the government’s blessing.
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. They have stated that going forward they will do their best to improve animal welfare, but let’s keep up the pressure by taking action!