Chilgok, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Chilgok-gun to respect and enforce the law, stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and immediately shut down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses.

Photo: Documentary – The Dog Meat Professionals, Korea. The Korea Observer.

Call for Action

Suggested message

Request to Chilgok-gun, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms and shut them all down immediately!

Online Petition:

* Please respond to my petition in both English and Korean language using the Microsoft Word Document. The Hancom word processor program is not used outside of Korea and we cannot open Hancom’s .hwp file.

Below are dog farms operating in Chilgok, South Korea:

Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Owegwan-eup Maewon-ri 35-1
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Yakmok-myeon Gyeonghocheondong-gil 178
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Yakmok-myeon Murim-ri 1047
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Gisan-myeon Pyeongbok-ri 566-1 oe 1 pilji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Yakmok-myeon Bokseong-ri 13 oe 2 pilji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Jicheon-myeon Simcheonro 1-gil 109
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Yakmok-myeon Bokseong-ri 13
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Owegwan-eup Maewon-ri 43 oe 1 pilji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Chilgok-gun Gasan-myeon Yongsu-ri 407-1

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures and immediate shutdown.

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is committed and report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities, must be registered and authorized by the municipal government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facilities must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

Our worldwide campaign urging your city to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress.

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and shut down all these illegal dog farms immediately!

Suggested message in Korean (Please include this in your petition.)

칠곡군에 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.


* 청원 답변은 한글과 영어로 마이크로소프트 워드 파일로 보내주시기 바랍니다. 한콤 .hwp파일은 외국에서는 사용하지않으며 오픈할수 없습니다.

경상북도 칠곡군 왜관읍 매원리 35-1
경상북도 칠곡군 약목면 경호천동길 178
경상북도 칠곡군 약목면 무림리 1047
경상북도 칠곡군 기산면 평복리 566-1외1필지
경상북도 칠곡군 약목면 복성리 13외2필지
경상북도 칠곡군 지천면 심천로1길 109
경상북도 칠곡군 약목면 복성리 13
경상북도 칠곡군 왜관읍 매원리 43 외1필지
경상북도 칠곡군 가산면 용수리 407-1

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인, 행정처분 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

칠곡군의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분, 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

Click HERE to learn more about our e-People petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. KBS DIGITALNEWS LAB.

  1. silviana consalvi
    silviana consalviNovember 14,19

    stop killing and eating dog. It’s non human

  2. G. Marconi
    G. MarconiNovember 16,19

    Get some damn animal protection laws Protecting dogs and cats! They are not livestock!! Many Asian people have died from rabies eating dog meat and cat meat. No point in eating it anyway!

  3. Talla Fierro
    Talla FierroDecember 1,20

    Such a disgrace to any society. Where’s the humanity? How can any human be so callous and have such an empty cold soul to cruel torture these companion animals.

  4. Tallia Fierro
    Tallia FierroDecember 1,20

    This kind of filters and torture leads to diseases and things like Corona virus. Please stop putting human lives in danger and cruely killing companion animals.

  5. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanDecember 1,20


  6. Mahdal
    MahdalDecember 2,20

    The tragedy that’s happening is totally unacceptable. All animals must be banned and free all animals still there

  7. Karen Jolley
    Karen JolleyDecember 7,20

    you are absolute barbarians… murdering inhuman backward horrible people those poor innocent dogs, yous all want ??????

  8. Fran
    FranDecember 7,20

    This is why South Korea remains a third world, ignorant country.

  9. Fabienne
    FabienneMay 30,21

    Barbare !

  10. Michael Paul
    Michael PaulMay 30,21

    The only effective way to stop unethical treatment to cats and dogs in South Korea, is economical, do not buy their products, in particular, cars and electronics and many others.

  11. John Farnan
    John FarnanMay 31,21

    S&S. It is time to end the Korean dog meat trade in suffering and death to loyal companion animals, dogs. Moral intelligence needs to be acknowledged by Korean politicians who condone this corrupt and illegal trade in cruelty.

  12. Elizabeth E King
    Elizabeth E KingJune 11,21

    I lived in Korea for a year working, It’s sad that your culture and heritage is ruined by this barbarity to animals and makes most westerners think of you as barbarians- Please, stop! Be the best – most compassionate you can be- I will not visit again

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