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

Campaign updated on 12/3/2022.

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 Uiwang, 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 โ€“ 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: Illegal dog farm with 100 dogs next to Uiwang City Hall is pure hell. Closed down in 2019.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Uiwangโ€™s dog meat demand.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) โ€“ the first one was for so-called โ€œHealth Centers,โ€ which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), and the second one was for โ€œdog meat restaurants.โ€

The searches resulted in dozens of Health Centers and restaurants in the vicinity of Uiwang.

Even if half of these โ€˜Healthโ€™ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat โ€˜ingredientsโ€™ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Uiwang to supply these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

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Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

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