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

Campaign updated on 1/27/2023.

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 Hwasun, 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.

Photo: The Korea Observer.
Photo: The Korea Observer. Documentary: The Dog Meat Professional – South Korea.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Hwasun’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 Hwasun.

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 Hwasun 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. J Nicholas Percival
    J Nicholas PercivalDecember 7,18

    Hwasun, South Korea, shut down the brutally cruel and illegal dog farms, slaughter houses and markets!

  2. Ester Balinger
    Ester BalingerApril 20,19

    Stop this cruelty please!

  3. Veronika Meyer-Zietz
    Veronika Meyer-ZietzAugust 20,20

    Dogs are our best friends ! alive. not to eat.

  4. Veronika Meyer-Zietz
    Veronika Meyer-ZietzAugust 20,20

    Dogs are our best friends ! alive. We love dogs alive. not to eat.

  5. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaAugust 20,20

    Is this your idea of a ‘civilized’ culture? Can you see how the rest of the civilized world looks down at you for allowing this sort of cruelty?

  6. Jim Taylor
    Jim TaylorAugust 23,20

    It is downright EVIL and those responsible should be sent to prison as this is a very serious crime against a living soul and must not be tolerated one single bit!!!!!!

  7. Anne Marsh
    Anne MarshAugust 25,20

    The world watches your country with revulsion – STOP THIS CRUELTY TO DOGS AND CATS NOW!

  8. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováFebruary 23,21


  9. Karen craik
    Karen craikFebruary 24,21

    Heartless cruel uncivilised people no hearts souls or brains have some compassion for your fellow beings The worlds eyes are on you.

  10. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongFebruary 25,21

    Signed petition on and filed petition on E-People.

  11. 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.

  12. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováAugust 21,21


  13. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJanuary 28,23

    Lopettakaa tuo kauhea julmuus koirille ja kissoille, no ovat lemmikkejä eikä ruokaa !!!! STOP THIS CRUELTY TO DOGS AND CATS NOW!

  14. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJanuary 28,23

    This is horrific and totally unethical. Dogs and cats should not be put on this earth for human consumption. It is barbaric and MURDER. We have to shut down all these illegal farms NOW

  15. msmeti
    msmetiJune 13,23

    END this unconscionable, depraved, sadistic, immoral, insane, hateful treatment of Dogs & Cats — SHAME on any SOCIETY ALLOWING for such COWARDLY, DRACONIAN, BRUTAL treatment of innocent, vulnerable Living Beings / Animals — Animals deserve care, respect & love.

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