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

Campaign updated on 1/30/2023.

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 Damyang, 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.

The horrific reality of factory dog farms in South Korea. 한국일보(

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Damyang’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 dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Damyang.

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

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE)

  1. Dikte Hanson
    Dikte HansonMay 25,19

    Stop the torture…!

  2. Diane Elford
    Diane ElfordAugust 20,20

    This needs to stop they are not food beloved pets

  3. Derek Johnson
    Derek JohnsonAugust 20,20

    Please don’t do that to dogs and cats. They need to be with a lovely family. Thanks

  4. Marti Krusell
    Marti KrusellAugust 20,20

    You must stop this horrendously cruel treatment of dogs.

  5. Elliot George
    Elliot GeorgeAugust 20,20

    It’s disgusting and backward to treat dogs this way

  6. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováAugust 24,20

    please help and save all these dogs and cats !! help them, set them free !!

  7. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongFebruary 21,21

    Signed petition and filed petition on E-People.

  8. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonAugust 15,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals.

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