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

Campaign updated on 8/31/2022.

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 Gwangju, 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.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gwangju’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 sells 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 hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gwangju.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Gwangju 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

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  1. Gaye Miller
    Gaye MillerAugust 23,18

    Please, please, please I beg you to stop killing and torturing these dogs. They have a trust and love for us that brings healing to the people they love.

  2. Jean Riding
    Jean RidingAugust 24,18

    It’s cruel, abusive, and vile done by evil people.

  3. Alison Ranger
    Alison RangerAugust 26,18

    This really makes my stomach sick, I cannot understand what anyone gets from this cruelty

  4. Elke Hl.
    Elke Hl.September 2,18

    All done, signed the petitions, mailed, twitter

  5. Lione Worton
    Lione WortonOctober 5,18

    Please, for the animal and humans dignity, BAN THE ANIMAL HOLOCAUST !!!

  6. 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.

  7. Hugh Maclnnes
    Hugh MaclnnesFebruary 1,20

    Evil barbaric this must stop.I”am almost sure governments could put a stop to this cruelty not the outside world so get your act together and get it sorted.

  8. Veronika Meyer
    Veronika MeyerJune 25,20

    Dogs are our best friends. it is cruel an primitive to treat them bad und kill them. How can you eat s dog ! horror !

  9. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJune 25,20

    please help, save these dogs and cats, they feel like humans, please help !!

  10. Lisa Fewtrell
    Lisa FewtrellJanuary 3,21

    These people must be totally devoid of any compassion or feelings, no money in the world would make me do this, I hope one day they will be answerable for their actions

  11. Dean Francois
    Dean FrancoisJanuary 3,21

    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.

  12. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 16,21

    We have to keep fighting for the end of Dogs and Cats being murdered for human consumption. This is illegal and barbaric and pure evil. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty all these helpless Animals. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals NOW.

  13. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJuly 17,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

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