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[Call for Action] Is the food waste recycling business just another ‘license to kill’ in the filthy, dirty dog meat trade?

The Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) has exposed another shameful side to the dog meat trade – and more Government failures. Click HERE to learn more.

Not only does the South Korean Government neglect to enforce their animal welfare laws by continuing to allow the appalling and blatantly cruel dog meat trade, but Government Departments, such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, fail to properly monitor the food waste disposal business, being carried out as a lucrative side-line to dog meat production – and thereby ensuring continuation of these trades.

Food waste is so named as it is just that – waste: filthy slops, which, left untreated, can harbor salmonella and other contaminants, able to cause health hazards on epidemic scale. Such waste must be recycled or disposed of responsibly, yet dog-meat farmers were easily granted licenses to recycle food waste as a business, without any proper checks being made by Government Departments to ensure that these ‘businesses’ were capable (or willing) to recycle this waste in an acceptable and legal way; their disposal method: feed it untreated to their dogs, or sell it on to other meat-producing farmers.

The Korean Government must step up and take responsibility, the Moon Jae-In Administration must keep its promise to survey the dog meat farms throughout the country, and act on illegal practices – it must bring about change.

Call for Action

  • Click HERE to sign and share petition.
  • Send Email: (Use below suggested message or your own words):
    webmaster@president.go.kr; go2korea@korea.kr; web@mofa.go.kr; wtokfda@korea.kr; mepr@korea.kr; consular_usa@mofa.go.kr; info.econ@mofa.go.kr; politicalusa@mofa.go.kr; congressusa@mofa.go.kr; munwha15@mofa.go.kr; education_usa@mofa.go.kr; koreadefense@mofa.go.kr;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or your own words):

    Ministry of Environment
    Sejong Government Complex, 11 Doum 6-ro, Sejong
    Postal Code 30103
    South Korea

    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    Sejong Government Complex, 94 Dasom 2-ro, Sejong
    Postal Code 30110
    South Korea

    Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
    187 Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 28159
    South Korea

    Ministry of Health and Welfare
    Sejong Government Complex 10-dong, 13 Doum 4-ro, Sejong
    Postal Code 30113
    South Korea

  • Send a message to the Korean government through Facebook page:
    President Moon Jae-In
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
    Ministry of Health and Welfare

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Subject: South Korea’s Dog Meat Trade (전국에 산재한 ‘쓰레기의 용광로’ 개농장과 폐기물관리 손놓은 환경부를 고발한다.)

    To the Moon Jae-In Administration:

    Untreated food waste being fed to animals destined for human consumption is a health hazard in itself, and a possible cause of such outbreaks as Avian Influenza. This is not just a local, but a global concern. Source: [보도자료] 전국에 산재한 ‘쓰레기의 용광로’ 개농장과 폐기물관리 손놓은 환경부를 고발한다. https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/8859

    The Korean Government has granted ‘registration’ to dog-meat farmers allowing them to operate as food waste disposal businesses, but these business owners are either incapable of, or unwilling to dispose of such waste in a responsible or legal way. Instead they are feeding it, untreated, to their own animals, or selling it on to other meat-producing businesses.

    While we understand that your Government has now addressed the situation with regards to the poultry industry, your Government Departments, such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, fail to properly monitor the activities of the dog-meat farmers.

    An online petition calling for your action in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/president-moon-jae-in-s-korean-government-stop-allowing-the-dog-meat-industry-to-use-their-dogs-as-garbage-cans Please, step up and take responsibility, the Moon Jae-In Administration must keep its promise to survey the dog meat farms throughout your country, and act on illegal practices – it must bring about change.
    Sincerely,

    [Your Name, Country]

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@moonriver365 .@MOFAkr_eng .@mafrakorea .@TheMFDS .@mohwpr .@mevpr STOP allowing dog meat industry to use dogs as garbage cans! http://koreandogs.org/kara-ministry-environment/ 전국에 산재한 ‘쓰레기의 용광로’ 개농장과 폐기물관리 손놓은 환경부를 고발한다. https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/8859 https://goo.gl/2NQd94

Photo: Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).

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  1. Tina D
    Tina DApril 25,18

    Posted everywhere, I hope more people do the same !

  2. Michele Jankelow
    Michele JankelowApril 26,18

    Absolutely atrocious! Truly I cannot conceive how this is desperate business remains! What sort of people or culture could endorse such abject cruelty, neglect and sheer horror!

  3. Annica
    AnnicaApril 26,18

    Sickening how this vile animal cruelty can still go on, I would have thougt these ignorant korean bastards would´ve been so enlightened by now.
    YOU DOT TREAT ANY ANIMAL LIKE THIS IT´S FUCKING HORRIFYING!!! SO STOP IT!!

  4. G. Cramer
    G. CramerApril 26,18

    Totally agree with Michele, seriously, what kind of people/culture in today’s world behaves like this?! Its appalling, but more and more are waking up to these horrors…

  5. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASApril 26,18

    THIS INDUSTRY IS THE WORST, IT IS A SOURCE OF IMMENSE SUFFERING!!! IT IS ENOUGH!!! WE NEED TO EVOLVE AND BE BETTER HUMAN BEINGS. I BELIEVE ANIMAL RIGHTS ARE A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE, AND I WILL SPEAK OUT AGAINST OPPRESSION.

  6. sandra Lazaridis
    sandra LazaridisApril 26,18

    This just shows how mentally ill these people are! They have lost their dignity as human beings and I hope to God that karma strikes them back!Please do not buy anything from this evil,sadistic inhumane country.Do not buy SAMSUNG,LG,KIA HYUNDAI,POSCO,and DAEWOO.

  7. Kelly Butler
    Kelly ButlerMay 2,18

    I have contacted everyone on the list. I hope other people can spare a few minutes to do the same to help these poor animals. This is horrible. It breaks my heart that this is being done to dogs. This needs to end immediately

  8. Hanny Overklift
    Hanny OverkliftMay 2,18

    Not only koreans are cruel and uncivilized, but sadly enough, all asian countries are. Luckely not all of them, but this sadistic, evil cruelty goes on. These so called humans are just coldblooded murderers. This goes on and on… I also have contacted everyone on the list, and have done for months, I will not give up, but I do get depressed about it.

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