Cheongdo’s response to our petition on e-People

Below is Cheongdo’s response to our petition: Cheongdo, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Please take action and send your petition through e-People today. If they have to address and respond to hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of petitions on this issue; then perhaps they will finally be put under enough pressure to take action to bring this horrific animal cruelty to an end.

Our campaign is still effective because now they are aware that the eyes of the world are watching what’s going on in their county’s dog meat industry. Let’s keep up the pressure by taking action!

Below is our comments on the satisfaction survey regarding their response:

We are not satisfied with the response to our petition, due to the following key reasons:

it fails to substantiate and evidence what direct actions the Cheongdo County is taking to enforce existing laws to disrupt the entrenched dog meat trade in South Korea. We have not been provided, in this response, with any evidence of any direct actions taken by the Cheongdo County, such as recorded information relating to inspections, monitoring and actual enforcement action taken against violators, in relation to dog meat farming, slaughterhouses and businesses selling dog meat and dog meat products (such as dog elixir and dog soju);

it fails to show what actions the Cheongdo County is taking with regard to proposing amendments to existing legislation or bringing in new legislation to address and end the dog and cat meat trade, and

it fails to formally acknowledge the existence of the illicit dog and cat meat trade within South Korea and the problems this poses to human health, animal welfare and organized crime, which has been widely documented by both domestic and international NGO’s and animal charities (and has also been raised as an international area of concern by many western governments with South Korea and its diplomatic missions).

  1. Stephen Zaharias
    Stephen ZahariasFebruary 2,19

    02/02/2019 Dogs are companions to people. Dogs visit sick people in hospitals. Dogs help walk blind people. Dogs help the military and law enforcement. Dogs feel pain and dream in their sleep. Dogs are NOT food.

  2. Christina tomkins
    Christina tomkinsFebruary 2,19

    Cheongdo County need to do much more to address this issue. Dogs and cats are not food. The dog meat trade is unacceptable and has no place in modern society. Civilised people are sickened and appalled at what goes on in South Korea and want to see the dog meat trade stopped as soon as possible.

  3. Elke Winkler
    Elke WinklerFebruary 2,19

    Animals are sentient beings. And dogs specifically have a bond with humans. What’s up with those people who cruelly slaughter dogs or cats – throw them alive in boiling water, beat them to death, hang them, etc … Don’t they see the fear and terror in their eyes? How can they be so callous! What kind of “people” are they? How can it be that a government accepts this brutality and does not stop it? Please DO something NOW against this !!

  4. Theresa Strom
    Theresa StromFebruary 2,19

    The cruel handling and slaughter of domestic pets makes South Korea no better than your neighbor to the North. The brutality of the men and women who viciously drag from their decrepit, filthy cages and mercilessly hang, beat to death, scald alive and worse to serve these innocent animals to a thoughtless customer is disgusting. And the complacency of the people and government of South Korea will pay the price. Boycott all South Korean products they are drenched in the blood of wailing dogs and cats.

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