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Busan, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Busan Mayor Oh Keo-Don

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, 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

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A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Busan’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: 566 Health Food Shops; and 263 restaurants in and around Busan.

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 and around Busan 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

  1. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaAugust 2,18

    Shame on any city or culture that indulges in these barbaric practices.

    • Maureen Jackson
      Maureen JacksonAugust 3,18

      YOU KOREANS PROMISED TO SHUT DOWN ALL THESE DOG SLAUGHTERERS & BAN THE EATING OF DOGS & CATS IN KOREA, YOU HAVE BROKEN THAT PROMISE, HOW CAN WE EVER TRUST YOU PEOPLE EVER AGAIN, YOU DONT CARE ABOUT ANY THING BUT YOUR EVIL SELVES, I WILL NEVER BUY OR HAVE ANY THING TO DO WITH KOREA EVER AGAIN, YOU ARE ALL EVIL BARBERIANS, IF YOU PROMISE TO SHUT DOWN ALL THESE DOG & CAT KILLERS YOU SHOULD DO IT, WE THE REST OF THE NORMAL WORLD HATE YOU PEOPLE FOR THE EVIL HORRIFIC CRUELTY YOU DO TO ANIMALS .

    • Cecilia Johansson
      Cecilia JohanssonSeptember 21,18

      Shame indeed! Where is President Moon? How long is this going to keep on?

    • Sheelagh Challenger
      Sheelagh ChallengerFebruary 4,19

      How depraved, deranged, unevolved and shameful it is for any country in the world to treat sentient animals. The governments of these heinous countries need to be absolutely ashamed of themselves in a 21st century civilised world. It is 2019, not medieval times, but South Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam and other disgusting countries are still allowing this medieval torture on defenceless animals! UTTER SHAME ON YOU ALL!!!!!

  2. Queenny Choong
    Queenny ChoongAugust 3,18

    Please shut down this barbarian action!

  3. JAMIE MAZZA
    JAMIE MAZZAAugust 3,18

    Thank God the News is getting involved with this barbaric treatment of dogs @ Cats Shut the holes down and put those people behind bars

  4. Christine Utzinger
    Christine UtzingerAugust 7,18

    Cats and dogs are family!You don’t eat your family!

  5. christine burgess
    christine burgessSeptember 2,18

    Please show compassion to these poor animals cats and dogs are not food it is making your country look like a backward third world place. Your ancestors would be proud if you bring it into a modern compassionate country, please get this stopped the world is watching

  6. Mary Stacy
    Mary StacySeptember 5,18

    Stop this nonsense….There are so many other things to eat….LEAVE DOGS AND CATS ALONE!!!!!!

  7. MARTINE KAYE
    MARTINE KAYEOctober 3,18

    PLEASE, STOP THE ENDLESS BARBARIC SUFFERING FOR THESE INNOCENT CREATURES. IT’S HEARTBREAKING SEEING THE HORRIFIC LIVES THESE ANIMALS MUST ENDURE….

  8. RACHEL ON KI NG
    RACHEL ON KI NGOctober 16,18

    STOP this non-sense barbaric practice (torture and murder) towards the Innocent Dogs and Cats IMMEDIATELY, their Lives are Precious and no one has the right to mistreat them in any ways at all!

  9. RACHEL ON KI NG
    RACHEL ON KI NGOctober 16,18

    STOP this non-sense barbaric practice (torture and murder) towards the Innocent Dogs and Cats IMMEDIATELY, their Lives are Precious and no one has the right to mistreat them in any ways at all! Demand JUSTICE for the Dogs and Cats in Busan and South Korea!!

  10. Agni Fehrenbacher
    Agni FehrenbacherOctober 16,18

    STOP STOP STOP this non-sense barbaric practice (torture and murder) towards the Innocent Dogs and Cats IMMEDIATELY, their Lives are Precious and no one has the right to mistreat them in any ways at all!

  11. lesley hastie
    lesley hastieNovember 9,18

    Normal thinking people worldwide view evil South Korea as a nation of backward savage psychopaths for their horrific torture and consumption of Dogs and Cats and will continue to do so until they keep their promise and end the vile Dog meat trade, myself and many other animal lovers boycott all products from this cruel country

  12. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisNovember 24,18

    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.

  13. Patricia G
    Patricia GNovember 25,18

    Something needs to be done here!! You people can’t think there’s anything good about eating dog? If it’s food you need I’m sure everyone can figure out a way to work together to make sure you guys eat a healthy source of food and the animals don’t get killed so everyone wins ! Speak up Korea! It’s not just the United States that’s bothering by this it’s globally. The Middle East treatment of animals in general is barbaric. Do the right thing and in return good will come to you. Please stop hurting these animals that are loyal and loving animals for nothing

  14. Noeleen
    NoeleenJanuary 7,19

    Absolutely despicable the world is watching your evil barbaric ways. It’s nothing to do with tradition it’s just evil torture of innocent animals for greed and profit. Karma will get you

  15. Ann Martin
    Ann MartinJanuary 7,19

    This is wrong on so many levels. There is no place in our society for this despicable act of cruelty to any living creature. Stop this barbaric cruelty.

  16. Terry Callow
    Terry CallowJanuary 8,19

    Disgusting abuse of cats and dogs. Eating your pets and animals that help us in emergencies is bad enough, but the abuse and treatment they get before is horrendous and should not be happening in the 21st centuary.

  17. Karen Privett
    Karen PrivettJanuary 8,19

    What kind of people do this despicable thing. Have you no soul???Stop this now!!!

  18. Carolyn Halls
    Carolyn HallsJanuary 11,19

    It is truly despicable what you are doing to the dogs and cats. They are not meant for eating. They are like family and should be treated as such. They need to be respected and treated with kindness. I will not visit a country that condones this. This is barbaric and needs to be banned everywhere. Shut this slaughterhouse down now.

  19. DIANE CAMPBELL
    DIANE CAMPBELLFebruary 10,19

    This barbaric behaviour towards defenceless sentient companion animals has to stop. Dogs and cats are not here for us to eat. They give love and expect nothing in return, which is more than can be said of most humans. Do you really want to civilised world to look on you as barbaric, medieval and backward because of your inhuman and horrendous treatment of these animals? Stop this torture NOW.

  20. Lantsoght Rita
    Lantsoght RitaFebruary 11,19

    Stop your cruelty for dogs and cats Eating in South Corea…iHORRIBLE

  21. Tammy
    TammyApril 20,19

    Stop this Disgusting Filthy Evil Sadist Horrible Horrible Horror !!!!!!YESTERDAY !!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  22. Sandra Amici
    Sandra AmiciApril 25,19

    This is barbaric and inhumane!!! You need to educate your people and stop this horrific animal abuse!!!! Animals are kind and loving beings that deserve to be treated with dignity and respect!!

  23. Geraldine AdebisiStop
    Geraldine AdebisiStopOctober 10,19

    Stop the murder of innocent dogs and cats now

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