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Seoul, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon

If you want to help fight the grisly South Korean dog and cat meat trade and make a difference in South Korea, here are a few quick actions you can take that could save millions of dogs and cats each year.

In Seoul, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.


Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul


Video: Seoul Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market. Insight.


Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

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A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul’s dog meat demand.

Two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants”: 929 Health Food Shops; and 574 restaurants in and around Seoul.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Seoul in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action!

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Seoul Mayor and the City Council TODAY!

  • Send emails to the Seoul Metropolitan Council members:

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  • Send emails to the Gyeonggi-do Assembly members:
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  • Send letter:
    Mayor Park Won-Soon
    Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Saejong-daero 110, Jung-gu, Seoul, Postal Code 04524
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    서울특별시 박원순 시장님
    서울시청
    04524 서울특별시 중구 세종대로 110
    South Korea

    Seoul Metropolitan Council
    Saejong-daero 125, Jung-gu, Seoul, Postal Code 04519
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    서울특별시의회
    (04519) 서울특별시 중구 세종대로 125
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook pages:
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    Subject: Seoul, South Korea

    Dear Mayor Park Won-Soon and the Seoul Metropolitan Council members,

    We ask that you please watch this: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/

    Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY.

    We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

    Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

    Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

    Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

    The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

    The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

    Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

    Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

    Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

    Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

    Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/

    International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. An online petition calling for your immediate action to end the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/seoul-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

    [Your Name & City/Country]

    Click HERE for the suggested message in Korean.

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    .@seoulmania .@wonsoonpark .@seoulcouncil Seoul, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. https://www.change.org/p/seoul-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets

  1. Kulvinder Brar
    Kulvinder BrarAugust 2,18

    Dont your country have any form or way to solve this problem. This is sick nonsense the dogs are raised in fear and die suffering. Such a sick country you guys are. I will never by Samsung or any products or ever have any respect for your country. Sick bastards. Your people deserve to be tortured and killed.

    • Cheryl
      CherylSeptember 3,18

      I agree!

    • Sarah Snyder
      Sarah SnyderSeptember 9,18

      See how G-d responds. He will erase tortorer and replace sinners with moral and ethic humans. Therefore you once be on their place to pay your bill.

    • Ramona Meischner
      Ramona MeischnerOctober 8,18

      I wish to natural disaster on them 3 weeks ago and it actually happened. That’s not the only time I’ve wished natural disasters on countries that are totally cruel to animals. Dubai was another one. They had an earthquake. Keep pushing s*** on these people and it’s bound to happen God’s not going to put up with this any longer they have been doing this for thousands of years. He put these animals and all this Beauty on this Earth for us to enjoy not to make it suffer. I have had it with those subhuman species and they are demons. Yellow skin slant-eyed demons. For the most part anything that comes out of that side of the world are demonic.

  2. Tina D
    Tina DAugust 3,18

    Have done everything you ask on this page. Please everyone you need to do the same to end the dog meat trade in South Korea

  3. Christine Lanterme
    Christine LantermeAugust 4,18

    Oh Lord please have mercy on the terrible suffering endured by your creatures. May there be swift and severe punishment meted out to those involved. May Koreans learn to be merciful to all animals who feel pain and terror just as much as we do.

  4. Thanuja Navaratne
    Thanuja NavaratneAugust 18,18

    This is ABSOLUTE CRUELTY !! DO U PRACTICE any relegion at all?? SHAME ON YOU SOUTH KOREA

  5. Elizabeth Davies
    Elizabeth DaviesAugust 27,18

    Cruel people, you are disgusting the way you treat animals, no respect for other beings. I hope that if there is a God you will suffer in hell.

  6. Libuše Frankovå
    Libuše FrankovåSeptember 3,18

    it is morally unacceptable for South Korea to support the enormous suffering of dogs and cats that are brutally killed, have no good living conditions. The only solution is for the government to take responsibility for it and take steps to stop such cruelty.

  7. Eugene Blanch
    Eugene BlanchSeptember 13,18

    May you all suffer the pain that you have merged out there is no place in God s heaven for you sick bastards….BURN N HELL

  8. Jane Blythe
    Jane BlytheSeptember 14,18

    You are a sick, disgusting, ignorant people….NEVER again will I purchase ANYTHING made in Korea. You should all hang your heads in shame — better yet, hang the subhumans who ar involved with this suffering, and also the people who eat these poor creatures.

  9. Rose Brooks
    Rose BrooksSeptember 15,18

    If there is a God, I would be worried if I were you! What you do to His animals is not going to please Him. What will happen to you when you leave the earth? He is watching you- respect and care for His creatures!

  10. karen miller
    karen millerSeptember 17,18

    We need to unite together internationally and exterminate each and everyone of these ugly,slant eye, filthbag asian dog and cat murderers!

  11. Margarita Camus
    Margarita CamusSeptember 27,18

    Dogs and cats are pets. Don’t you have a heart? Take a minute and just look at them….it’s heartbreaking what you do to them. It’s not enough to be humans; you must be humane.

  12. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaOctober 4,18

    I hope the korean people realize that this sickness will result in its own terrible karma for the perpetrators of this horrendous cruelty.

  13. Mervi Myyryläinen
    Mervi MyyryläinenOctober 7,18

    We have to stop cruelty.

  14. Tony Harris
    Tony HarrisOctober 8,18

    DOGS ARE BY NATURE LOVING, GENTLE, AND KIND CREATURES. THEY HAVE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS, AND THEY SUFFER GREATLY WHEN MISTREATED BY HUMANS. — ALL FORMS OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS MUST BE STOPPED, AND ALL THE PERPETRATORS OF SUCH MUST BE BROUGHT TO FULL JUSTICE! — ALL ANIMALS WERE PLACED HERE ON EARTH BY A WISE AND LOVING CREATOR TO BE COMPANIONS FOR HUMANS. THEY ARE TO BE CARED FOR AND PROTECTED. ALL ANIMALS WANT TO GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE FROM HUMANS, WHICH IS NATURAL FOR THEM. — THE HIDEOUS, INHUMAN, STUPID, DESPICABLE, SENSELESS, CRUEL, HEARTLESS, INSANE, SAVAGE, MANIAC MORONS THAT INTENTIONALLY MISTREAT, BEAT, TORTURE, INJURE, AND/OR SLAUGHTER INNOCENT HELPLESS DOGS ARE DESERVING OF THE HARSHEST AND SEVEREST PUNISHMENT FOR THEIR WICKED CRIMES. THEIR ACTS TOWARD INNOCENT POOR DOGS ARE TOTALLY HORRIFIC, BRUTAL, CALLOUS, REVOLTING, BARBARIC, AND EVIL! THE EATING OF DOGS IS EXTREMELY DECADENT, SAVAGE, BESTIAL, INHUMAN, AND CRUDE. THESE PEOPLE’S CHARACTERS ARE EVIDENCE OF THE DEMONIC MONSTERS THEY ARE. — ALL THOSE GUILTY OF DOING SUCH ATROCIOUS THINGS MUST BE FOUND AND CAUGHT, AND SEVERE PUNISHMENT MUST BE SERVED UPON THEM IN RETRIBUTION FOR WHAT THESE POOR DOGS HAVE SUFFERED, AND ALSO TO INSURE THAT NOT ONLY THEIRS BUT POTENTIONALLY ANY OTHERS HEINOUS CRUEL ACTS TOWARD INNOCENT ANIMALS BE PERMANENTLY ENDED! SUCH PEOPLE’S VIOLENT AND SADISTIC NATURES CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THEY ARE A DETRIMENT AND A POTENTIAL DANGER TO CIVILIZED SOCIETY! THEIR PUNISHMENT MUST BE WIDELY PUBLICIZED AS A DETERRENT TO ANY OTHERS WHO MIGHT BE CONSIDERING DOING THE SAME. — STRICT LAWS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND ENFORCED TO INSURE THAT SUCH ATROCITIES WILL NEVER OCCUR AGAIN! — LASTLY, A WELL ORGANIZED EFFORT MUST BE EMPLOYED TO INSURE THAT ALL SUCH DOGS THAT SUCCUMB TO THIS FATE ARE RESCUED, LOVINGLY AND TENDERLY TREATED FOR ANY INJURIES THEY MAY HAVE INCURRED, AND KEPT IN A LOVING ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY WILL BE PROPERLY CARED FOR.

  15. Carrie Chaffin
    Carrie ChaffinOctober 9,18

    This is beyond disturbing! SHUT DOWN THE DOG MEAT FARMS

  16. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaOctober 9,18

    End the brutality of your so-called ‘culture’ NOW!

  17. Christine Sanderson
    Christine SandersonOctober 13,18

    Please shut down all slaughter houses all restaurants all shops end this barbaric atrocious evil cruelty towards pitiful helpless dogs and cats caged up then butchered they aren’t pets not food please step in and end this please

  18. Aya zwain
    Aya zwainOctober 18,18

    Save the poor cute animals

  19. Guilherme Sartori
    Guilherme SartoriOctober 26,18

    This is horrendous. The whole planet knows that dogs/cats are man’s best friends. These loving animals are the inspiration for people to become vegans. So please don’t come with the pathetic “cultural difference” excuse. A country that enjoys the torture of dogs/cats simply accepts cruelty to all animals as normal. We want the extreme opposite. Using people’s love for dogs/cats to stop eating all animals and go vegan.

    Please stop your shameful atrocities, South Korea. I am boycotting your companies (Samsung, Hyundai, LG, Kia Motors) until you ban it forever.

    Writing to you from Brazil, with disgust !!

  20. Danuta
    DanutaOctober 26,18

    Stop the dog and cat comsuption !

  21. Parmis
    ParmisNovember 10,18

    Stop this cruel and disgusting practice!

  22. Ernst
    ErnstNovember 10,18

    Stop the killing and change to humanity!

  23. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaNovember 12,18

    “A society is judged by the way it treats its animals” – Mahatma Gandhi

  24. Carmelina Leonardi
    Carmelina LeonardiNovember 19,18

    Save poor vats and dogs, please! They’re so cute animals!

  25. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisNovember 24,18

    For thousands of years man has bred dogs to be man’s loyal companion. What kind of barbaric ignorant people would do this to them? I or my family will not purchase anything made in South Korea or China as in Kia, Hyundai, LG, Samsung and others as long as dogs are treated in this way. If it’s made in an evil backward dog eating country don’t buy it. There are plenty of other more civilized nations.

  26. Sandra Rietmann
    Sandra RietmannNovember 27,18

    Please stop this inhumane treatment of Dogs.
    It breaks my 💓.
    They are so loyal to their owners, and they are extremely intelligent animals.

  27. Laura Karttunen
    Laura KarttunenNovember 28,18

    Stop this brutal killing! You dont need this! Think!

  28. yolanda smits
    yolanda smitsDecember 2,18

    stop this horrific killing PLEASE

  29. Margrit Stössel
    Margrit StösselDecember 4,18

    Please stop this cruelty on innocent dogs, best friends of humans.

  30. Sandra La Munyon
    Sandra La MunyonDecember 11,18

    Stop this horrible cruelty now!

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