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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?

What do you think about the Busan Buk-gu District Office’s response that the Gupo Dog Meat Market is not illegal?

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?

Call for Action!

Busan Buk-gu District

To: ____
(Via)
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.
The End.

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.

Busan Buk-gu District Office Director, Jae-gwan Hwang. 부산북구청장 황재관

  1. isabella aliaud
    isabella aliaudNovember 13,14

    TUTTO QUESTO E’ ORRIBILMENTE MALVAGIO, GLI ANIMALI VANNO AMATI E RISPETTATI, VERGOGNATEVI, IL VOSTRO PAESE NON E’ DEGNO DI ESSERE DEFINITO CIVILE!!!

  2. Colin Kidner
    Colin KidnerNovember 13,14

    Regardless of whether these regulations, School Health Act’ “School Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone, apply or not what is being done to thjese animals is cruel and an absolute disgrace. I am sure many Koreans agree with me.

    Please stop this appalling treatment of living things now!

  3. Isabel Vanover
    Isabel VanoverNovember 13,14

    THEY MUST HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN STOP THIS INHUMANE PRACTICE! IT’S CRUEL AND REVOLTING!

    • gerard alvarado
      gerard alvaradoJanuary 24,15

      pinche qente hipocrita bien que comen carne de todo tipo de animales,el dia que en sus paises dejen de comer carne entoces si jusguen a los demas paises,mientras tanto son gente farsante e hipocrita por en sus paises hacen lo mismo con los animales ,yo apoyo a corea y no le hagan caso a los hipocritas arriba corea y que bueno que nole hacen caso a esa gente pendeja.

      • nick_clark
        nick_clarkMarch 17,15

        quizás a la persona que estás criticando es vegana /vegetariana (como yo), no hables tan a la ligera, monstruito.

  4. Rhonda Hodgman
    Rhonda HodgmanNovember 13,14

    May ebola stick this county and kill every one of you and rid this earth of your vermin

    • Brenda Raus
      Brenda RausNovember 24,14

      I AGREE! Rhonda! The earth needs to be rid of this type of vermin!

  5. Rhonda Hodgman
    Rhonda HodgmanNovember 13,14

    may ebola kill every south Korean alive and rid the earth of your vermin

  6. MONICA FRYER
    MONICA FRYERNovember 13,14

    Your animal cruelty disgusts me you treat your countrymen and women just as bad as you do poor defenceless animals you nearly on the same level of barbarism as the North Korea Leader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Christine
    ChristineNovember 13,14

    Please reconsider and stop this. Children should be protected from all violence and should not witness any kind of suffering. At some point we all have to do something at some time. How would you feel if it were your child in this situation? You wouldn’t be in this situation, so why should these children.

  8. Anna K. Schweinsberg
    Anna K. SchweinsbergNovember 13,14

    This brutal slaughtering has to stop… in the name of god, in the name of civilization and in the name of justice !!!

  9. Susan Frudd
    Susan FruddNovember 13,14

    This is not going to help, children must not be exposed to the vile practice that is happening daily. They will either suffer distress or trauma and possibly think that it is quite acceptable to do such shocking, cruel and inhumane things to dogs. There must be a way that the Korean government will listen and understand the world is shocked and sickened by the practice of eating cats and dogs and the way these poor animals are treated with such brutal and inhumane methods. Also many Koreans feel the same and agree it is time for change, please make that change and end this vile practice. The world will respect Korea for taking such positive action by stopping the suffering and cruelty these defenseless animals are subjected to.
    The Koreans are known for their amazing dishes and authentic dishes that do not include the cruel practice of killing cats and dogs to produce. Thank you for reading this comment.

  10. Sirpa Björkbacka
    Sirpa BjörkbackaNovember 13,14

    Stop this stupidity…

  11. jennifer Drummond
    jennifer DrummondNovember 13,14

    Do these people not realise that children will get traumatised by hearing the screams of dying animals…This should be banned its not a holy festival it’s a way for greedy people to make money out of the meat and skins of the dogs…if it isn’t illegal it should be …why do so many countries carry on this practice..I trust sir that you will think about my suggestions and change the law .

  12. Iva Mihova
    Iva MihovaNovember 13,14

    This is barbaric, horrific savagery! This is unethical, despicable disgrace of human race. Or is Human too strong of a word here? Whoever does such things to sentient beings deserves nothing more but to burn in hell forever.
    Please open your eyes and start seeing their pain and agony and realize it is no different than yours!

  13. Victoria Eberwein
    Victoria EberweinNovember 13,14

    Please stop the killing and the suffering of these poor animals. These children need to learn compassion
    not killing and misery!!!! The dogs do not need to be treated this way.

    • Tanja
      TanjaJanuary 9,15

      The biggest lie is, that dog meat is good for health. Came from medical people. The truth is nothing cure the cancer if you are on the way to die.
      South
      Korean government, you are just cruel deep down. I will never buy “MADE IN KOREA”. For the rest of the world this is NOT NORMAL.

  14. Lolli Milore
    Lolli MiloreNovember 14,14

    It is disgusting to eat dogs and cat and the worst thing is how you treat these gentle animals, what are you, cave men?????

  15. GINA MARIA de SOUZA
    GINA MARIA de SOUZANovember 14,14

    IN THE NAME OF GOD PLEASE PLEASE STOP THIS CRUEL MADNESS

  16. Sylvia
    SylviaNovember 14,14

    L”humain ne supporterai pas le quart de ce qu’il fait subir a ces pauvres chiens et chats. On sait que la culture chinoise est subtile mais a ce point la….
    On frole la débilité… IL FAUT , en Effet, QUE CELA CESSE…… GRANDE NATION le MONDE vous REGARDE

  17. Jen Howells
    Jen HowellsNovember 14,14

    This is beyond cruelty, the people are uncivilised and greedy, cruel to do this at all let alone in front of their children, how they can do this is beyond my comprehension

  18. Amy Veloz
    Amy VelozNovember 14,14

    I go out of my way to not buy products from South Korea because of this blasted dog and cat meat trade. It’s so horrible, it’s hurts to think about. I know that the “World Society For The Protection of Animals” has issued a proclamation vehemently opposed to the use of dogs and cats as
    livestock. They’ve studied it and have come to the conclusion that it is a disease ridden, inhuman, cruel and criminal-gang controlled industry. It is just damn bad. I wish the good people of South Korea would get together and put a stop to it. We, as outsiders have to just keep spreading the word, contributing
    money, writing letters, signing petitions and hoping.

  19. Elaine Bailey
    Elaine BaileyNovember 14,14

    You are less than an animal when you allow this in humane practice continue.

  20. helen freedman
    helen freedmanNovember 14,14

    This is a horrible thing to do to these poor animals. It is so cruel …..

    • Michele Vernet
      Michele VernetNovember 20,14

      Don’t even group people as being animals! People are not deserving of being compared to animals! Given a choice of companionship, they come first! O do not like nor hold respect for most humans and wish some would completely evaporate!

      • Brenda Raus
        Brenda RausNovember 24,14

        AGREE! Humans suck as far as compassion goes!

  21. Dona LaSchiava
    Dona LaSchiavaNovember 14,14

    BOYCOTT ALL SOUTH KOREAN PRODUCTS UNTIL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BAN THIS HEINOUS ATROCITY!!!!!!! NO MORE KIA’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Susan Kiepprien
    Susan KiepprienNovember 14,14

    I SWEAR TO GOD THIS IS THE TRUTH.
    I just replaced my car two weeks ago. I looked at the automobile websites for two full weeks before deciding which automaker I would buy a car from. Incredibly, time after time, I ended up looking at Hyundai. But this dog barbaric cruelty videos/issue kept creeping up in my mind and I knew I just could not buy Hyundai… Every time I would sit in a Hyundai car, images of these dogs invaded my brain…

    I BOUGHT an AMERICAN MODEL. I will be advising my friends to do same and will be forwarding the videos to convince them. REgards.

    • admin
      adminNovember 14,14

      Thank you, Susan!!!

      • pamela ng
        pamela ngNovember 15,14

        Perhaps this is the only way. So boycott all South Korean products, wakes them up hard to stop this cruel evil practise!!!

    • julia richardson
      julia richardsonNovember 15,14

      Susan, when the time comes to buy a car.. I would have bought a Hyundai too. But never now.
      These people are sick! thinking of the maggots wiggling around in bowls that they make them stay alive on, the filthy water(if they even get any) and worse yet injecting their veins with tubes and shooting water into them to make them weigh more on the scale.. My god.. I really hate to say this, but I wish they would all die.. these people need to die out completely apparently to get rid of this sick sick behavior! May Ebola come to them soon!

  23. Karen Coppock
    Karen CoppockNovember 14,14

    http://www.productfrom.com/country/KR/ The link above is for items made in Korea that we can (and should) all boycott.

    • admin
      adminNovember 14,14

      Thank you, Karen!!!

      • sherry compton
        sherry comptonNovember 20,14

        Sick, mentally sub-standard, uncivilized, barbaric, cruel people who are a disgrace to the world.

        Defenseless, innocent animal victims because of your stupidity. These loving creatures are to be protected and cared for. Your indifference to suffering is pathetic and pure evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Christine
    ChristineNovember 20,14

    I already started to Boycott any products from Korea until this stops. I am spreading the word and already have others doing the same. We have to educate the public about the Dog meat trade and Boycott all products from Korea such as: LG, Samsung, etc.
    If its greed then we all can help by not purchasing anything made in Korea.

  25. autenzio
    autenzioNovember 20,14

    Il faut arreter ce massacre je vous en supplie

  26. sherry compton
    sherry comptonNovember 20,14

    Helpless animals should be shown kindness, given care and protection from cruelty. Your indifference to suffering is sick and pure evil.

  27. Beverley
    BeverleyNovember 20,14

    Please stop this you evil scumbags, I hope that someone does this to you, give me an opportunity and I will. I hope you all die a horrible and painful death.

  28. Colette Gondal
    Colette GondalNovember 20,14

    Je vous en prie, arrêtez la souffrance de ces animaux…! Ceux-ci sont des êtres sensibles, avec une intelligence, et on peut vivre sans manger cette viande… On peut même vivre sans manger aucune viande. J’ai 70 ans et vit très bien sans viande!

  29. Kerry Reid
    Kerry ReidNovember 20,14

    I will boycott all South Korean products and suggest others do too. Animal cruelty is a crime world wide.

  30. Clive Hickson
    Clive HicksonNovember 21,14

    As a child during WW2 I was forced to watch a small pig slaughtered for food. It was not tortured. Indeed, it was treated humanely and killed quickly. The memory of that pigs’ screams of terror, however, lives with me still…. 74 years later. All officials and slaughterers should be tried and convicted not only of animal abuse….but of child abuse also. I will never knowingly buy another North or South Korean product. Which would include automobiles.

  31. Jim Long
    Jim LongNovember 22,14

    Boycotting ALL Korean products and tourism as long as this is going on!!

  32. Robert Fort
    Robert FortNovember 24,14

    I’m afraid it’s time for violent action. The Korean govt does nothing. The Korean citizens do nothing. Since the dog meat traders clearly don’t value life, time to take out their lives. A bullet hole for every dog meat trader.

  33. Michelle
    MichelleNovember 24,14

    Will never again buy any products from them. I am telling everyone I know about this !!!
    A lot of people are unaware of this. We all need to keep educating !!
    How sad this is it breaks my heart.

  34. Christina Galore Christofi
    Christina Galore ChristofiNovember 25,14

    This is a barbaric practise based on greed & Corruption stealing family pets. Torturing innocent dogs in full view of young children is totally irresponsible. It will scar them for life. Dogs & cats are not meant to be tortured and eaten. Stop this heinous crime now! Show so compassion for these poor animals! Stop being barbarians!

  35. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisNovember 25,14

    all i have to say is you disgusting evil mongrels may mother nature wipe you off the earth

  36. Isabel Vanover
    Isabel VanoverNovember 25,14

    I don’t know why this cruelty is chosen and especially the eating of dogs! Dogs can think and provide you with companionship! Your actions are close to eating a human (cannibalism). Please free these dogs and allow them to live as our creator intended! When you act as savages you will have to answer to your creator! Please do the right thing and stop the killing of these beautiful animals!

  37. Bellinda Rolf-Jansen
    Bellinda Rolf-JansenNovember 25,14

    Yes, to boycot Korea could make a difference, these people are so accustomed to their own (horror) habbits, that only a brainwash can make them stop torturing en murdering the precious creatures !!!!!

  38. LINDA BADHAM
    LINDA BADHAMNovember 25,14

    MY GOD WHAT A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY AND TO GOD YOU ARE AS A COUNTRY ! IF YOU DO NOT EVOLVE SPIRITUALLY THEN YOU WILL PAY FOR THE EVIL HELL YOU GIVE TO DOGS AND CATS ( MAYBE OTHER ANIMALS TOO ) TO CAUSE SUFFERING FEAR AND PAIN TO LIVING ANIMALS IS NOT NORMAL AND ITS WRONG ON EVERY LEVEL !! RESPECT LIFE FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE WHETHER HUMAN OR ANIMAL, WE ARE ALL OF THE SAME LIFE FORCE !!

  39. Cynthia Mattera
    Cynthia MatteraNovember 25,14

    Just heartbreaking to see these people torture, for long periods of time, dogs and cats. Beaten, dropping into boiling water, torched with a blow torch, then skinned while still alive. The cruelty involved in unspeakable, just pure evil and greed! I pray that the same thing is done to them one day. I hope this sick tradition on day soon , will be against the law. Dear God, this is awful 🙁

  40. Randi Stonehill
    Randi StonehillNovember 25,14

    This shames your entire nation. This is evil in its worst form, attacking innocent animals that cannot defend themselves against brutal dictators who kill them for nothing. It is shameful and demeaning to your culture and must be stopped. God will punish you all for abusing his creations in this hateful, cruel manner. This will bring down terrible karma against you all, even the innocent children whose minds are being brutalized by this terrible abuse.

    • Andrea Rogers
      Andrea RogersJanuary 5,15

      RIGHT ON, RANDI STONEHLL ! And I can’t wait to see it, either. Maybe THAT will wake them up.

  41. Victoria Eberwein
    Victoria EberweinNovember 26,14

    Please stop the inhumane killing of these poor dogs , thisis so cruel and in front of children !!!! Please

  42. Marco
    MarcoDecember 11,14

    I wish to read the news: “Korean government prohibits the eating and slaughtering of cats and dogs” one day.

  43. Andrea Rogers
    Andrea RogersJanuary 5,15

    WHEN are you ppl going to EVOLVE beyond your sick greed for $$$ ? You don’t respect the lives of ANY living being. You complain & hold grudges against JAPAN for what they did to your country, but YOU behave no better TOWARDS YOUR PPL OR ANIMALS !! While the CIVILIZED ppl of the world know the TRUE value of a dogs intelligence & how they continue to help us, you savages MURDER, ABUSE, TORTURE, ETC. THEM TO EAT ! You “think” because you don’t believe in nor recognize a higher power & UNIVERSAL LAW that that excuses you from effects of your brutal treatment of INNOCENT animals? Your ppl? The WHOLE CIVILIZED WORLD WILL KNOW ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOR TOWARDS DOGS & CATS & YOU WILL SUFFER TREMENDOUS SHAME & RETRIBUTION. UNIVERSAL LAW – MORE JUST & REAL THAN MAN’S. EVOLVE ALREADY.

  44. margaret miranda
    margaret mirandaFebruary 9,15

    Karma is a very interesting phenomenon; It strikes when you least expected it; YOUR EVEIL WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU
    WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT; Ten times as strong….. IT COULD BE YOU; OR YOUR FAMILY; but you will be PAID BACK.
    AND YOU WILL REMMEMBER WHAT EVEIL YOU DID IN THE NAME OF GREED…….I HOPE YOU REMMEMBER THIS DAY WHEN IT HAPPENS.

  45. Mary Wiemers
    Mary WiemersMarch 20,15

    This makes me vary sick and it makes me very angry dogs and cats and horses are put on this earth to enjoy them not to eat them or abase we need to stop this now they can find something Al’s to eat instead of dogs cats horses so don’t do this no more so stop it

  46. Karin Mikolášová
    Karin MikolášováAugust 12,15

    It must STOP!

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