Chuncheon, South Korea, Shut down illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants.

Campaign updated on 2/16/2024.

Chuncheon Mayor Yook Dong-han

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 Chuncheon, there are numerous dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been 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 subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Dog farm in Chuncheon, South Korea. Watchdog.

Dog slaughterhouse in Chuncheon. Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA)

Video: String of stray cats torture/killings in Chuncheon, South Korea. MBC News.

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

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Centers,” 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.”

The searches resulted in numerous Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Chuncheon.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Chuncheon to supply these outlets.

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

Call for Action

Video: Chuncheon (Gangwon Province) arrested CARE activists working to shut down illegal dog slaughterhouses in Chuncheon.

Video: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

  1. Maria Iavarone
    Maria IavaroneSeptember 28,18

    Stop this horrendous slaughter of dogs in your country.

  2. Cecilia Johansson
    Cecilia JohanssonSeptember 30,18

    Korea, the world is sitting up and taking notice! Stop hurting and abusing the innocent!

  3. Mary Shiring
    Mary ShiringOctober 19,18

    Please abolish the dog and cat meat trade

  4. Roberto Trevisan
    Roberto TrevisanJanuary 22,21

    Sorry me but your petitions are very long to write are complicated, find an more easy method.

  5. Helena D
    Helena DNovember 20,22

    We never, ever will visit your country. Big shame on you!

  6. James Hoots
    James HootsFebruary 17,24

    South Korea and all these asian countries are sick and disturbing! Stop hurting animals!

  7. Dr Soo Park
    Dr Soo ParkFebruary 18,24

    Shut down these fucking places now!

  8. Nancy Lasley
    Nancy LasleyFebruary 18,24

    Stop this sickening horror!!!
    Rescue all dogs and cats from these prisons!!!
    Shame China!! S Korea!! Vietnam!! You are uncivilized.

  9. Tiffanie Ann Roher
    Tiffanie Ann RoherFebruary 18,24

    Eye for an eye! You get back what you do to others! Cowards! Try to pick on someone that isn’t caged, tied up, scared, or hurt! You can’t or you’d get beat and you know it! God has a place for you and it’s a life of torture like you’ve done to others and more, so you’ll get yours.. you’re not getting away with anything! God makes Sure of this!
    Everyone sees what these beautiful creatures are forced to eat so why in the world would anyone want to eat them in the first place! Anyone knowing they’re eating these tortured animals deserve to get sick and die like they do to these poor defenseless creatures! Treat them like you’d like to be treated or a child of your own. They feel emotion and pain just like we do! Just because they can’t talk our language doesn’t mean they aren’t crying in unimaginable pain! The law should always be eye for an eye!

  10. Alan Childs
    Alan ChildsFebruary 18,24

    Shame on your country in allowing such evil people to practice such heinous crimes against innocent animals.

  11. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenFebruary 18,24

    Shut down these places now!

  12. Natalie Grau
    Natalie GrauFebruary 18,24


  13. Claudette Rose
    Claudette RoseFebruary 18,24

    Respectez les animaux, chiens et chats, ne plus le consommer !!! Ces élevages sont immondes. L’absence d’hygiène devrait alerter sur les dangers pour la santé humaine. Tout cela doit être interdit dans l’intérêt humain et animal.

  14. Mansour-khodja
    Mansour-khodjaFebruary 18,24

    Les torture animal, montre la mentalité primitif, inhumaine et honteuse d’une nation. 🤮

  15. Giancarlo Drei
    Giancarlo DreiFebruary 18,24

    save animals stop with every means to bad people

  16. Luree Dell-Bryan
    Luree Dell-BryanFebruary 18,24

    Show compassion and humanity!

  17. Phala Kay Bowles
    Phala Kay BowlesFebruary 19,24


  18. Barbara Fritz
    Barbara FritzMarch 16,24

    This isn‘t how I should think about South Korea, but it‘s the first thing to come to my mind when I hear the words South Korea, I think, they slaughter and eat cats and dogs. How cruel.

  19. Carol Jane Brandt
    Carol Jane BrandtMarch 22,24

    It’s confusing 🤷🏻‍♀️ I want to help tho.

  20. Ursula Schnieder-Schlomm
    Ursula Schnieder-SchlommMarch 22,24

    Stoppt diese Verbrechen an Tieren. Zeigt euch endlich als Menschen und nicht als Monster! Denkt immer daran: KARMA.Wenn ihr nicht damit aufhört, erwischt es euch auch irgendwann!

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