Namwon, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Namwon to respect and enforce the law, stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and immediately shut down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses.

Photo: Yellow dog. KARA.

Call for Action

Suggested message

Request to Namwon, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms and shut them all down immediately!

Online Petition:

* Please respond to my petition in both English and Korean language using the Microsoft Word Document. The Hancom word processor program is not used outside of Korea and we cannot open Hancom’s .hwp file.

Below are dog farms operating in Namwon, South Korea:

Jeollabuk-do Namwon Daegang-myeon Ipam-ri 411
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Samae-myeon Daeyul-ri 145 146 147-1
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Shikjeong-dong 468-1 4
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Samae-myeon Daeyul-ri 42 43 44
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Samae-myeon Hwajeong-ri 1 57 58-2
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Ibaek-myeon Cheokmun-ri 789-2
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Ibaek-myeon Pyeongchon-ri 48
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Jucheon-myeon Yongdam-ri 336
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Ibaek-myeon Gwarip-ri 21-1
Jeollabuk-do Namwon Jucheon-myeon Jucheon-ri 620 oe 1 pilji(619)

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures and immediate shutdown.

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is committed and report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities, must be registered and authorized by the municipal government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facilities must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

Our worldwide campaign urging your city to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress.

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and shut down all these illegal dog farms immediately!

Suggested message in Korean (Please include this in your petition.)

남원시에 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.


* 청원 답변은 한글과 영어로 마이크로소프트 워드 파일로 보내주시기 바랍니다. 한콤 .hwp파일은 외국에서는 사용하지않으며 오픈할수 없습니다.

전라북도 남원시 대강면 입암리 411
전라북도 남원시 사매면 대율리 145, 146, 147-1
전라북도 남원시 식정동 468-1,-4
전라북도 남원시 사매면 대율리 42, 43, 44
전라북도 남원시 사매면 화정리 1, 57, 58-2
전라북도 남원시 이백면 척문리 789-2
전라북도 남원시 이백면 평촌리 48
전라북도 남원시 주천면 용담리 336
전라북도 남원시 이백면 과립리 21-1
전라북도 남원시 주천면 주천리 620외 1필지(619)

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인, 행정처분 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

남원시의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분, 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

Click HERE to learn more about our e-People petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. KBS DIGITALNEWS LAB.

  1. Mette Ring Bursche
    Mette Ring BurscheOctober 31,19


  2. Victor Hoffmann
    Victor HoffmannNovember 25,20


  3. Christine PHILLIPS
    Christine PHILLIPSNovember 25,20


  4. Karen Jolley
    Karen JolleyNovember 25,20

    We all want this to end now, I cant believe we trade with these countries, it is disgraceful how you treat animals of all kinds, soul less people… I can only pray karma prevails

  5. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanNovember 25,20


  6. Mary Urbanovich
    Mary UrbanovichMay 28,21

    Please please stop the crusty and abuse. This must end.

  7. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMay 29,21

    What you are allowing to happen in your Country is illegal and barbaric. Cats and dogs are domesticated and they bring pleasure to people all around the World. All around the World we are fighting for you to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. Because what you are allowing to happen in your Country is illegal and barbaric. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to have a life of misery and torture. What is wrong with you people. You are allowing this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals to happen. Shame on you the Korean Government. Cowards are what you are. Weak and pathetic human beings. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. You the Korean Government should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals NOW.

  8. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováMay 30,21


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