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Seogwipo Sumangri Residents Strongly Opposes New Construction of Large Scale Dog Farm

Translation of Korean News: Jemin Ilbo 6/7/2013

Jeju Seogwipo Sumangri Residents Strongly Opposes New Construction of Large Scale Dog Farm.
Large-scale dog farms already in operation… Residents suffer from odors and etc.
City’s response “Cannot disapprove because no legal issues… Will strengthen guidance and inspection”

As new construction of dog farm is in progress in mountainous area of Sumangri, local residents are strongly opposing because of foul odors and noises. Yong-Hyun Kim reports.

As new construction of dog farm is in progress in Seogwipo, Namwoneup, Sumangri, nearby residents are strongly opposing.

According to the local residents of Sumangri and Seogwipo-city, in mountainous area of Sumangri, new construction of 6,000 ㎡ scale dog farm is in progress since last March.

Sumangri residents are claiming that they are suffering from manure odor, noise, environmental pollution from 4-5 large-scale dog farms already in the area and have been continuously filing civil complaints such as submitting petitions to the Seogwipo-city last year.

In particular, residents have delivered an opinion to the Seogwipo-city that the new construction of dog farms should no longer be approved. But this time, as new construction of dog farm pushes ahead, residents are resisting by protesting at the construction site and etc .

Residents said that there are problems with the approval process of dog farm in construction as well as the sanitation management and the treatment of excrement and waste of existing operations and said they will request investigation from the law enforcement agencies.

As group of local residents file public appeals with regard to dog farms, relevant city departments including Construction, Green Environment, Living Environment, Livestock, etc went into conducting joint site guidance and inspection.

Sumangri residents said “Residents have been suffering because of the existing dog farms until now and this new addition is bound to cause even more enormous damage” and said that they plan to take collective actions until the construction ceases and will take all actions available until this problem is resolved.

City officials said, “We could not disapprove the construction because there were no legal issues” and said that they will strengthen guidance and inspection in order to minimize negative impacts on the local residents and if a problem arises they will immediately take action to improve the situation.

Sign the petition: Seoqwipo(Jeju Province), S. Korea! Please stop the construction of large scale illegal dog farm and crack down on existing dog farms immediately!

Sample Protest Letter

Sign the petitions!

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  1. esther lopez
    esther lopezJune 8,13

    This is just HORRIFIC!!!

    • sabiha itak
      sabiha itakJune 8,13

      KÖPEKLER VE KEDİLER İNSANLAR GİBİ ÇOK DUYARLI HİSSEDEBİLEN DÜŞÜNEBİLEN ACI ÇEKEBİLEN İNSANLARA ÇOK DOST VE İNSANLARI SEVEN GÜZEL SEVİMLİ MAZLUM HAYVANLARDIR…ONLARIN YEMEK İÇİN ÜRETİLMESİ YENMESİ YAMYAMLIK İNSANLIK DIŞI CANAVARLIKTIR….ŞİDDETLE KINIYOR VE DIŞLIYORUM…KESİNLİKLE BU TÜR CANAVARLIKLARA KARŞIYIM….

      • sabiha itak
        sabiha itakJune 8,13

        KESİNLİKLE BU KÖPEK ÇİFTLİGİNİN KAPATILMASINI,KÖPEK KEDİ YENİLMEMESİ ÜRETİLMEMESİ İÇİN AGIR CEZALAR VERİLMESİNİ İSTİYORUM….KÖPEK ETİ YEMEK İÇİN ÜRETİLEN ÇİFTLİKLERİN VE YENİLMELERİ ENGELLENMESİNİ DÜNYA EL BİRLİGİYLE ENGELLENMESİNİ İSTİYORUM …BİZLERİN PSİKOLOJİSİNİ BOZUYOR, ÇOCUKLARIMIZ BU ŞİRİN SEVİMLİ DOST VARLIKLARIN YENMESİNDE ÇOK ÜZÜLÜYOR AGLIYORLAR…BU CANAVARLIKLARA LÜTFEN BİR SON VERİLSİN…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anita H.
    Anita H.June 8,13

    wow this has to stop there must be other types of food they can eat.. !

  3. ALICIA LARUCCIA
    ALICIA LARUCCIAJune 8,13

    THIS FILTHY COUNTRY IS WELL KNOW WORLDWIDE FOR THEIR CRUELTY AND EVIL , IGNORANCE, COWARDICE AND LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE LIFE OF LIVINGsS. ANIMALS ARE GOD CREATURES. EDUCATE YOUR COUNTRY . BOYCOTT THIS COUNTRY AND THEIR BLOODY PRODUCTS.

    • Andrea Rogers
      Andrea RogersJune 8,13

      You GO GIRL!!!

      • Andrea Giolli
        Andrea GiolliJune 11,13

        I totally agree!! We need to boycott this savage country!!!

  4. Johanna Catwitch
    Johanna CatwitchJune 8,13

    I think it is terrible and must be stopped
    On the other hand i think it is being a hypocrite scream so loud about this if U eat pig .. cow or other animals ? Take a good look@ yourself in the mirror!

    It is never okej eating your friends & cows pigs chicken ..u name it..suffer the same as this dogs!!

  5. Özjan
    ÖzjanJune 8,13

    çiftliği durdurun kedi köpekleri öldürmeyin.

    • RJA
      RJAJune 17,13

      Have to agree, I’m sick of the people who cloud this issue with “go vegan or you can’t criticize”! NO other animal has the same history of service and loyalty to humans that the dog does, and we do not have seeing eye pigs, search and rescue cows, or guard sheep! Also, in most countries, although it’s never good enough, the expectation is that an animal will be slaughtered with as little pain, fear and suffering as possible, and yes it’s not always the case, but in stark contrast, the dog (and cat) meat industry is intentionally cruel and sadistic, and those animals go through literal torture. NO comparison in my books.

      • SUE GRIFFITHS
        SUE GRIFFITHSJune 27,13

        @RJA
        They are not ‘clouding’ the issue at all. They are pointing out that it is wrong to eat ANY animal, whether the animal is or has been ‘of service’ to humans. Aren’t cows of service when they give milk? Aren’t chickens of service when they lay eggs for you? You are being idiotic for saying about seeing eye pigs, search and rescue cows, or guard sheep! You are being naive if you think that animals don’t suffer when slaughtered, or even waiting their turn as others go before them. Yes the dog and cat meat industry is cruel and sadistic. Any decent, compassionate person will agree with that, but at the same time you can’t ignore the disgusting practice of slaughterhouses because you find it unpleasant to think about it. As for vegans and vegetarians, they have every right to criticize. They are the ONLY ones with a clear conscience, and that is what annoys meat guzzling hypocrites. See links or turn away and continue to eat flesh.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLzBvT2v3PM
        http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/slaughter/
        http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=5133

  6. Raziye cırık
    Raziye cırıkJune 8,13

    karşıyım ,korkunç kötü no no no …

  7. Natalia Yavina
    Natalia YavinaJune 8,13

    pust vse eto prekratitsa!

  8. Jessenia
    JesseniaJune 8,13

    This is so disgusting. How can you eat animals that are very loyal to humans.

  9. serpil eriş
    serpil erişJune 9,13

    kesinlikle yapılmaması gerekiyor katliamdan başka birşey değil

  10. Luis Almeida
    Luis AlmeidaJune 11,13

    What would one expect from a filthy country where newborn babies are sold to be abused and killed by wealthy pedophiles from all over the world? Do you think they would care about dogs?

  11. SUE GRIFFITHS
    SUE GRIFFITHSJune 27,13

    @Derek Gritton.
    Why do you get so mad at people who mention pigs,cows, chickens when the subject of eating dogs comes up? Are you feeling uneasy because you are one of the greedy people who put their own stomachs before the lives of animals? People who desperately care for all the animals who are murdered, are not stupid assholes. They are decent people who never let an opportunity pass without pointing out the truth to the real assholes.

  12. Coral Robert
    Coral RobertJune 30,13

    This is no way to treat Gods animals remember Dog spelt backwards spells God a gift to humans to love and respect mans best friend not to be abused bashed to death or boiled alive to eat this is real animal cruelty and must stop please stop this as you are looking the cruelest place on the planet other places will Boycott your country for goods and travel animals have a right to respect just as much as any humans no Dogs would do this to us this is shocking this place should never go ahead God is watching you all this is not what he would want ever and in time we all die and whoever abuse Gods animals his Gates will be closed to them

  13. Nawporn
    NawpornJuly 1,13

    Stop to killing them all. Dog is a best friend!!!!!

  14. Fiona umpleby
    Fiona umplebyJuly 5,13

    Needs to end be4 it begins….. Dog is mans best friend not to be treated like this…. Evil ppl

  15. Iris Neuwirth
    Iris NeuwirthAugust 12,13

    Shame onl you MONSTERS !!!!!!!

  16. Suzanne Garnett
    Suzanne GarnettJanuary 17,14

    I am against the cruelty to all if the dogs. It’s outrageous and needs to be stopped immediately.

  17. Victoria Eberwein
    Victoria EberweinMarch 10,15

    Please stop the torcher and killing of these dogs.

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