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

Campaign updated on 1/13/2023.

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 Shinan, 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.

Dog farm in South Korea. Animal Rescue Korea 119 (ARK119).

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

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 Shinan 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. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisDecember 13,18

    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.

  2. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakAugust 29,20

    I always wondered and still wonder who can do that ? what kind of people are able to be so cruel ? is this normal for the asian people only ? is this normal for the korean people only ? we are the civilised now , the evolution of man has reached us, but I am not sure that this is the same thing with the koreans !! I point my finger on all product with the korean label ! I buy nothing and I feel ill only when I see the written word “Korea” !! go to hell, that your hell be the most cruel place that you have never seen !! the worst that this one you reserve to these poor dogs and cats !! that the worst decease could touch you ! and when you will be so ill at last , you might see these dogs you so tortured

  3. Christine PHILLIPS
    Christine PHILLIPSAugust 17,21

    Please stop this crueL EVIL trade. it is horrific

  4. Luree Dell-Bryan
    Luree Dell-BryanJanuary 14,23

    Animals deserve our compassion and humanity.

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