Busan Buk-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

Busan Buk-gu Mayor Jeong Myeong-Hui

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 Busan Buk-gu District, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty

Photo: Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Busan Buk-gu’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 Food Shops” 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: 92 Health Food Shops; and 25 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Busan Buk-gu.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Busan Buk-gu in order to supply all of these outlets.

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

Call for Action

  • 👉 Click HERE to file petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or your own words.)
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  • Send emails to the Busan Buk-gu Council members:
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  • Send letter:
    District Mayor Jeong Myeong-Hui
    Busan Buk-gu Government
    33 Nakdong-daero 1570 Bun-gil, Buk-gu, Busan
    Postal code 46504
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    (46504) 부산광역시 북구 낙동대로1570번길 33
    South Korea

    Busan Buk-gu Council
    33 Nakdong-daero 1570 Bun-gil, Buk-gu, Busan
    Postal code 46504
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    부산 광역시북구의회
    (46504) 부산광역시 북구 낙동대로1570번길 33
    South Korea

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    Busan Buk-gu District Mayor
    Busan Mayor
    Busan Metropolitan Council
    Gyeongsangnam-do Government
    Gyeongsangnam-do Governor Kim Kyoung-Soo
    Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Council
    Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Council Chairwoman

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    Subject: Busan Buk-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.


    Dear District Mayor Jeong Myeong-Hui and the Busan Buk-gu Council members,

    Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea”

    We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your District. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

    Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

    Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

    Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

    The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

    The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

    The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

    The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publicly announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

    The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

    Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

    Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):

    The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (

    International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your District’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. An online petition calling for your immediate action to end the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: The favor of your reply is requested.

    [Your Name & City/Country]

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Video: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

  1. Rick and Sue Ogden
    Rick and Sue OgdenMarch 10,19

    I wish every so-called “human being” that takes part in this hellish crime against humanity would be sickened to the point of death. I wish they would be so ill that they would never again be able to look at another dog, cat, or any other animal. dead or alive, for the rest of their worthless, unnatural life. They are not fit to live.

  2. Anna Barcellona
    Anna BarcellonaMarch 10,19

    STOP this slaughter!

  3. Katrin
    KatrinMarch 10,19

    Stop it! This animal abuse!

  4. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaMarch 16,19

    Is this a reflection of South Korea’s perverted culture that allows this horrific practice? All South Koreans should reflect on this – is this how they want the world to view them? If not, ACT!

    • Lynn P
      Lynn PMarch 27,19

      I agree with you and all these posting here! These are sick atrocities that are done to these poor innocent animals and it must be stopped! Karma is a bitch and they are building up some horrific karma for themselves and ther’s no running or hiding from it either! What we do, good or bad, comes back to us!

  5. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováMarch 17,19

    please help for dogs and cats !!!! please !!!!!

  6. Betty C.
    Betty C.March 17,19


  7. Pauline Collins
    Pauline CollinsMarch 18,19

    South Korea Government Officials: YOU!! have the power to put an end to the vicious torture and slaughter of millions of dogs and cats. The world sees you as being a ruthless, barbaric and sadistic people, who want to continue on a path of destruction of innocent, defenseless animals. It is way,way past the time to end the cruel “Dog and Cat Meat Trade” forever!

  8. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisMarch 22,19

    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.

  9. Tracey murthwaite
    Tracey murthwaiteMarch 23,19

    Please stop this now!

  10. Alban Turner
    Alban TurnerMarch 25,19

    This wickedness and evil treatment of innocent animals
    Myst be banned worldwide. I certainly boycott any country
    That has no animals protection laws and allows this sick twisted
    Practices in their countries.

  11. Stephen J Doersom
    Stephen J DoersomApril 9,19

    Time to boycott Korea. They are sadistic killers of domesticated animals. There is NO NEED for this. They are NOT STARVING that they must torture and eat dogs and cats. SHAME ON THEM. KARMA will find YOU!!!!

  12. K Trenholm
    K TrenholmApril 10,19

    The whole world knows how evil and barbaric South Korea and it’s people are. The civilised humans throughout the world will stop you. South Korea should be boycott. Do not hold any world sporting events there. Ban them from everything until this torture of animals is whipped out and new laws are in place to punish animal cruelty

  13. Anne Marsh
    Anne MarshOctober 1,20

    Your country is an absolute disgrace – the way you torture cats and dogs – THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU!

  14. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonFebruary 28,21

    What you are doing is barbaric and disgusting these animals deserve better. Stop this cruelty to animals Now

  15. Anna Mantzavinou
    Anna MantzavinouFebruary 28,21

    This is horrible!!!

  16. Linda Francavilla
    Linda FrancavillaMarch 2,21

    I agree. How can a so-called civilised society condone the cruel sadistic torture and killing of these sentient, loyal animals. Why must they endure the pain and suffering to satisfy some ridiculous antiquated custom of eating dogs and cats. The dog meat trade should be banned immediately with heavy fines and prison for those who continue this practice. The government would surely take notice if we stopped buying Korean goods.

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