Gimpo Gimpobon-dong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

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 Gimpo, there are countless 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: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: The horrible reality of dog meat farms that you don’t know.
KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) Dog farm in Gimpo, South Korea.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gimpo’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.”

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”: 118 Dog Meat Restaurants and 137 Health Food Shops in the vicinity of Gimpo.

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 Gimpo Gimpobon-dong 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)

  1. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMay 8,19

    what is doing to the dogs and cats in South Korea is beyond all understaing !!!! beyond all compassion !!! we can ask ourselves, how the man can do that to the living being ? how the man is able to do all these horrendous tortures to the dogs and cats ? !! are they aware that the whole world know the South Korea as the DOG EATEN NATION ? !!! are they aware that the european tourists know now their Seoul’s dog meat markets and refuse to visit this country ? are they aware that is unworthy of the human being ? that it is so cruel that never, never we can find the similar behavior in the short past ? in the Middle Age probably ? that only in asian countries, in particular, in SK and China, we observe this horrible behavior ? I am very disappointed with korean people and wish good luck to all korean organisations who fight this human filth ! I will never visit this country untill this horrible behavior stops! and I am not alone !!!

  2. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováOctober 30,20


  3. David Velásquez
    David VelásquezOctober 30,20

    This cruelty of dogs and cats in south korea must be stopped.

  4. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanNovember 3,20


  5. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 22,21

    As the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this cruelty to animals they deserve to be treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. What are you teaching your children and future generations. That this cruelty to animals is right. You are encouraging brutality and torture to innocent Animals. Cats and dogs are domesticated and they bring pleasure to people company and part of people’s families World wide. End this cruelty to animals. Prosecute those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals. As the Korean Government you have that power to stop this NOW. We are living in the 21st century. These Animals have suffered for to long. Use your Power to stop this.

  6. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongApril 2,21

    The Korean government is doing nothing to stop this terrible trade. Majority of Korea people are keeping quiet about it, by their silence they enable this to continue, even as majority do not eat or torture dogs and cats. So we as world consumers, must not support Korea in any way.

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