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Petition to close down Seongnam Moran Market illegal dog slaughterhouses

This is translation of a Korean online petition(Daum Agora), “Petition to close down Seongnam Moran Market illegal dog slaughterhouses” created on June 11, 2014 by the Student Animal Protection Association(SAPA) of South Korea.

Petition to close down Seongnam Moran Market illegal dog slaughterhouses
Dawn of June 8, 2018
Address: 7281 Taepyeong-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Case reported to the police.

[Event Summary]

I found this dog truck at the Seongnam Moran Market at dawn on June 8, 2014.
I walked around the Tancheon-ro before returning to the Moran Market after 3:00 am. The dogs that had been on the truck were now inside the cages at the Turbo Livestock shop. In full view of these caged dogs, other dogs were being slaughtered and dismembered, their organs pulled from their bodies. I immediately called 112, the Korean police emergency number, and reported this incident. Police took photos of the scene and turned the case over to the Sujeong Police Station (see photo evidence).
We were told by the police that they would check on the slaughterhouse from time to time, but when I returned next day to the market the illegal slaughter was still being committed, this time with a lookout standing guard outside the shop. There were no police to be seen.

At dawn(2am) on June 9, 2014, I again visited Moran Market and witnessed the illegal slaughter still going on. With the police, I raided the slaughterhouse next to the one I had reported on the day before, took photographs of evidence, and filed charges to the police. 4 to 5 dogs each were stuffed in cages stacked high on the truck. The butchers were taking the dogs from the cages and killing them right in front of the other dogs on the truck.

When confronted, the butcher said, “Do you think the detectives and the police don’t eat dog meat soup? You have caused us enough trouble. Why do you keep interrupting our business?” The police arrested only one woman who admitted to slaughtering the dogs at the scene, took a written statement, and released her without detention.

The next day, on June 10, 2014, I missed a call from someone with the Seongnam City Regional Economy Division. That same day, a woman who goes by the name of “Fabulous Woman,” who had accompanied me on my second visit to the Moran Market, also received a call from the Seongnam City Regional Economy Division. She was asked to meet with them and the police at the scene of the crime. When she arrived at the market, she was met by two men and a woman from the Seongnam City Regional Economy Division; the police were nowhere to be found. The city officials invited her to join them for a drink of soju at a nearby restaurant that specializes in chicken feet. They remained at the restaurant from 11:00 pm until dawn, during which time the city officials tried to appease Fabulous Woman by telling her they were doing what they could and asking her to please stop causing problems by continuously filing civil complaints.

Is this acceptable behavior by government officials? Does the Seongnam Mayor, Jae-Myung Lee, agree with their position? I am once again enraged at their action. I cannot sleep nor can I eat after witnessing the sounds, the smells, at that scene. Can you imagine what the people who live in the apartment complex, the residential area, and the elementary school in front of that market have to endure? It’s terrifying, and the people and businesses that commit these crimes must be severely punished.
Seongnam Mayor Jae-Myung Lee must be told about these crimes. We ask that you file civil complaints as well as call the District Office, the City Hall, and the Police Station asking for an aggressive and thorough investigation of this case so the perpetrators will be severely punished and the illegal slaughterhouses shut down.

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  1. arian khoshrang
    arian khoshrangJune 30,14

    stop animal cruel

    • P.A. Woodburn
      P.A. WoodburnJune 30,14

      This cruel practice must be completely stopped.

  2. Jaehee Shim
    Jaehee ShimJune 30,14

    성낭시장님이 꼭 보셔야 합니다.

  3. Kaveh Piroozram
    Kaveh PiroozramJune 30,14

    Every spark of those innocent eyes at night, reminds me of an ancient star, looking and blinking at me, saying: hey, I’ve seen your future, I’ve seen your past. You can turn me off if you close your eyes, but If you keep them wide open, you are among stars!
    Please have mercy on these poor creatures.

  4. Fauzia Brunaccini
    Fauzia BrunacciniJune 30,14

    Please stop this cruelty and hell on earth for these beautiful creatures, man’s best friend. Loyal and intelligent animals!

  5. Fauzia Brunaccini
    Fauzia BrunacciniJune 30,14

    Yes

  6. ferrand sandra
    ferrand sandraJune 30,14

    stope au massacre

  7. sally brinkhurst
    sally brinkhurstJuly 1,14

    Stop this hell on earth treatment now ,animals , like us , feel pain too , they have. Nerves , blood muscle , bones , emotions just as we do .

  8. James Kayser
    James KayserJuly 1,14

    Kaveh Piroozram’s comment above speaks for me. This is an atrocity beyond my words.

  9. Michael Alexander
    Michael AlexanderJuly 20,14

    Dogs have traveled with mankind since we lived in caves.
    They are our companions, our friends.
    We do not eat friends!
    Please for the love of whatever God you follow, become modern, and embrace our relationship with other beings besides Man. Cruelty and Torture is not for animals, its for people.

  10. Heta Rousi
    Heta RousiAugust 8,14

    This is not acceptable! Dogs feel pain, and they have feelings just like cats and all other animals! Be human and stop this immediately! Treat the animals with respect!

  11. Stacey Henry
    Stacey HenrySeptember 2,14

    Stop the cruelty and the slaughter!!

  12. Victor Hoffmann
    Victor HoffmannOctober 19,14

    BOYCOTT KIA AND HYUNDAI MOTORS! When these big auto industries learn why they are losing BILLIONS of dollars, I’m sure the powers that be will help put an end to this shit!!! Their Government can care less! We have to hurt them in they’re pockets!

  13. Katherine Peterson
    Katherine PetersonNovember 20,14

    In Japan if you are caught killing a dog or cat you will be tortured the same way you do the dogs and cats.
    Thats boiling them alive, skinning them alive, hanging them, burning them alive and how ever else they tortured them.
    These people need to give them up or face tghe death penalty.

  14. Katherine Peterson
    Katherine PetersonNovember 20,14

    In Japan if you are caught killing a dog or cat you will be tortured the same way you do the dogs and cats.
    Thats boiling them alive, skinning them alive, hanging them, burning them alive and how ever else they tortured them.
    These people need to give them up or face the death penalty.

  15. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisJanuary 4,15

    may karma return the favour you disgusting mongrels

  16. MARGARET LUCAS
    MARGARET LUCASSeptember 2,15

    I agree with everyone above comments as dogs and cats are our BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS and they deserve the Best care at all times and i have a teacup yorkshire terrier and i would dread to know that she would be in a HELLHOLE LIKE DOGMEAT MARKETS IN KOREA OR CHINA OR THE PHILLIPINES OR ANYWHERE WHERE THEY ARE SO HEINOUSLY SO VERY CRUEL TO THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.

  17. Irene kleiner
    Irene kleinerJune 30,16

    Stop

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