What do you think about the Busan Buk-gu District Office’s response that the Gupo Dog Meat Market is not illegal?
This is a translation of the October 1, 2014 posting on Busan KAPCA(Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)‘s Facebook: What do you think about the Busan Buk-gu District Office’s response that the Gupo Dog Meat Market is not illegal? 구포개시장, 불법 아니라는 북구청 답변. 어떻게 생각하시나요?
The Busan Buk-gu District Office sent this to us in response to our (Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) civil complaint.
As you can see in the official memorandum, they are saying that the several provisions listed in the memo don’t apply to the Gupo Dog Meat Market.
Those provisions don’t apply?
In our view, all the provisions apply. What do you think?
Do you think the Gupo Dog Meat Market is a clean, pollution-free area that has no offensive odor; no slaughterhouse; is not a dog market; has no animal excrements; and does no processing and disposal of animal carcasses?
Based on their official memorandum response, the Busan Buk-gu District Office believes the Gupo Dog Meat Market is a clean pollution-free area and therefore these provisions don’t apply.
Does this make sense?
Busan Buk-gu District
Regarding: Additional response to your civil petition filed through Sae-Ol Electronic Window for Civil PetitionOur response to your request for consultation regarding civil petition is as follows.
Thank you for your interest in and caring about the animal protection in our district.
We have reviewed your suggestion that the prohibited conducts in accordance to the School Health Act’ “School Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone” is continued to be committed at the Gupo Livestock Markets. Based on our review we are hereby informing you that the act or facility that is described in the School Health Act‘ Article 6, Paragraph 1, each of the Subparagraph(conduct and facility specified in each statue listed below) do not apply to the Gupo Livestock (dog) Market business establishments and therefore they are not subject to the administrative action nor an order of removal.
Subparagraph 1 (Conduct or facility that exceeds offensive odor, water quality discharge limits): Water quality, Ecosystem Conservation Act, Offensive Odor Control Act.
Subparagraph 5 (Slaughterhouse): Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act.
Subparagraph 7 (Livestock wastewater discharge facilities, etc.): Law on Management and Use of Livestock Manure.
Subparagraph 8 (Livestock carcass disposal, etc.): Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases
Subparagraph 11 (Livestock market): Livestock Industry Act
If you have any questions about the above information, please contact the Economic Development Department (Tel. 309-4474) and we will kindly answer your questions. Thank you.
It appears that the officials in the Busan Buk-gu District put money and greed before the education of their young children. This is despicable and 100% idiotic!!! Imagine letting your kids grow up hearing the screaming of the meat dogs and seeing them writhe in agony, being brutally slaughtered right in front of their young eyes. It will either traumatize these children for life or make them immune to the suffering of animals, turning them into the next generation of animal abusers. This is shameful behavior and must be stopped.