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Will the Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market close down? Conflicts continue…

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Daegu MBC News on June 16, 2021.
Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.
July 11 is Chobok, the first of the three Boknal in Korea.
Every Boknal season, there are many animal activists protesting.
The mayor of Daegu had promised to close the Chilseong Dog Meat Market, but after two years, there has been little action.
You can see signs “Dog meat” and “Dog Soju”.
These are businesses that buy and sell dogs for human consumption.
In 2019, the city of Daegu had promised to close down the dog meat market.
Since then, only two dog slaughterhouses and two dog meat shops had closed down.
They claim that the difficulty comes from the fact that there are many of these dog meat shops located on the periphery and not inside the Chilseong market.
There are total of 15 dog meat businesses, and 11 of them are outside the boundary of Chilseong Market. This excluded them from the city government’s negotiation for compensation.
Even if they were to convert their businesses, there is no legal basis for compensating them.
The businesses state that they will close down if they are paid compensation.
Nine of the shops had signed an agreement to end the dog meat business if they receive compensation.
The Minjoo Political Party (democrat party) in Daegu decided to draft bylaws to compensate these businesses.
Daegu Council member, Mr. Kang Min-Koo, is speaking in support of the closure of the Chilseong Market, saying that they should collaborate with the Buk-gu District to establish a policy to close down the dog meat market as soon as possible.
He hopes this will be accomplished in 2021 so that the arguments and conflicts about the dog meat issue will come to an end.
Fifteen organizations composed of animal welfare groups and several regional political parties joined in solidarity to together pressure Daegu to close down Chilseong dog meat market.

Video: Daegu Council member, Mr. Kang Min-Koo, is speaking in support of the closure of the Chilseong Market. Councilman Kang makes convincing arguments why Chilseong dog meat market must close down and gives 3 main reasons: 1. To improve Daegu’s image. 2. For vitalization of local tourism 3. The dog meat businesses are willing to close their businesses if given compensation. We thank Councilman Kang for his efforts and doing the right thing!

  1. Joanne Haugan
    Joanne HauganJune 30,21

    I would never visit a country that have markets like this

  2. Alejandra Benito
    Alejandra BenitoJune 30,21

    Stop this abomination!! I’m speechless!! Shame on these people and their so- called cultural traditions!! They are cruel, evil and they suck!

  3. mireille dumont
    mireille dumontJuly 1,21

    Every country involved in such a cruelty is making
    me sick!.. China, the so called Yulin “festival ” is one example of the most awful cruelty towards dogs and cats !

  4. Barbara Clepper
    Barbara ClepperJuly 1,21

    ALL DOG AND CAT MEAT MARKETS AND FARMS MUST BE SHUT DOWN AND PERMANENTLY CLOSED…THIS IS WICKED TO THE CORE!

  5. Victor
    VictorJuly 1,21

    No 👎 don’t killing a dogs is very sweet beautiful please closed dutdown store it is law call cop law enforcement I dot want Korea China peopels is stupid no kill dogs cats please

  6. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 1,21

    This is illegal and barbaric and pure evil to allow poor defenceless animals to be treated in a cruel and Brutal way.
    Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World they bring pleasure to people and they are treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not. We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals has to stop NOW. What are you the Korean Government going to do about it? It is illegal and those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Because it is Cruel and it is murder to innocent Animals that deserve a better life .

  7. Amy Wolfberg
    Amy WolfbergJuly 1,21

    I will never visit a country that practices such unimaginable cruelty. I prefer to spend my dollars elsewhere.

  8. Louise
    LouiseJuly 1,21

    The world really needs to intervene and put an end to this diabolical practice worldwide . It seems incomprehensible that in 2021 it is legal to torture dogs and cats ( and other animals ) to death !!

  9. Gunilla Lofstrom
    Gunilla LofstromJuly 1,21

    All dog and cat markets and farms must be closed down. There is no excuse for such outrageous cruelty. Why do you not stop this cruelty and make your country civilised?

  10. April L Buechel
    April L BuechelJuly 1,21

    To all who continue to block the shutdown of these hell holes that slaughter the most sensitive, loving creatures on earth: Remember the KARMA that is associated with this business. It will come back to you. Do what is right now while you still have the chance to do so. Otherwise you will experience the same fate in your next lifetime. These animals feel the exact same thing you do. There is no difference.

  11. April L Buechel
    April L BuechelJuly 1,21

    Look in their eyes and love them back; save them from this diabolical practice. The whole world is watching you and so is God. There is such a thing as KARMA. I cannot imagine a human that could be so cruel.

  12. Mary
    MaryJuly 1,21

    I, like everyone else here will NEVER visit a country which trades in the horrific slaughter of dogs and cats. I praise those in South Korea, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. who are trying to stop the trade, we MUST bring this to an end NOW! Thank you Daegu Council member, Mr. Kang Min-Koo for your efforts, please keep fighting.

  13. claudia lozan
    claudia lozanJuly 1,21

    SHAAAAAAAAME YOU,MURDERERS!I WILL NEVER VISIT OR LOVE ASIA!

  14. ALICE
    ALICEJuly 1,21

    THIS HARMS YOUR TOURISM AS NO RIGHT MIND THINKING PERSON WOULD EVER VISIT AN AREA WHERE TH INHUMANE CRULETY CONTINUES. YOU MUST FREE THESE ANIMALS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WILL CARE FOR THEM. LEARN HOW TO RAISE VEGETABLES OR OTHER TRADES AND LET THESE HELPLESS CREATURES LIVE THEIR LIVES

  15. Hurst.Emmanuelle
    Hurst.EmmanuelleJuly 1,21

    Dans quel siècle vivez vous?
    On peut juger un peuple à la manière dont il traite les animaux! Le jugement de votre peuple est vite fait, vous êtes à vomir bande de moyenageux!

  16. Rhonda Johnson
    Rhonda JohnsonJuly 6,21

    Me either

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