Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Chungcheongbuk-do Governor Lee Si-Jong

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 Chungcheongbuk-do, 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: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE)

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Chungcheongbuk-do’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: 716 Health Food Shops; and 250 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Chungcheongbuk-do.

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 Chungcheongbuk-do 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 Chungcheongbuk-Do Provincial Council members:
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  • Send letters:
    Governor Lee Si-Jong
    Chungcheongbuk-do Province
    82 Sangdang-ro, Sangdang-gu, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 28515
    South Korea

    Governor’s address in Korean:
    이시종 도지사님
    (28515) 충청북도 청주시 상당구 상당로 82
    South Korea

    Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Council
    82 Sangdang-ro, Sangdang-gu, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 28515
    South Korea

    Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Council’s address in Korean:
    (28515) 충청북도 청주시 상당구 상당로 82
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook pages:
    Chungcheongbuk-do Government
    Chungcheongbuk -do Governor
    Chungcheongbuk Provincial Council

    🇰🇷Click HERE for the Korean translation of the suggested message which you can then add to your letter.🇰🇷

    Suggested message

    Subject: Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Petition: Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Dear Governor Lee Si-Jong and the Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial 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 province. 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 province’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. 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)

    DANIEL KALDERONDecember 26,18


  2. Tna
    TnaJanuary 28,19

    Please stop the cruelty to dogs and cats they are intelligent companions. Some people in your country are very cruel to torture them for fun, it is appalling for the rest of the world to see this. Also causes crime stealing animals peoples pets I’ve even seen crimmals stealing people pets for money and they have shot the owners. Is this what you want to be known for? There are many kind caring people as well in your land please have a heart toward the good and not evil doers if you have grace it will come back to you.

  3. Sharon Klint
    Sharon KlintJuly 19,20

    This practice is barbaric and ignorant. Until this stops, I will NOT buy any article produced in China!

  4. benech
    benechJuly 19,20

    Ces cruautés dépassent l’entendement sans parler de l’hygiène et des covids en puissanc e

  5. Jane Nash
    Jane NashJuly 19,20

    Time for Korea to move on and adapt to modern times.

  6. Jeanne McSherry
    Jeanne McSherryJuly 19,20

    That the world is ignoring such depravity, such depraved abuse of vulnerable dogs and cats is a dark stain on all of humanity which will only fade when all of human consciousness is elevated to one of compassion and equality towards all animals

  7. Anne-Mari Gavin
    Anne-Mari GavinJuly 19,20


  8. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 19,20

    stop killing dogs and cats! help them !! save them !! please !!!

  9. Dagmar Grabner
    Dagmar GrabnerJuly 20,20

    Stop killing dogs and cats!!!!!

  10. John Farnan
    John FarnanJuly 20,20

    The dog and cat meat trade is a moral obscenity of the first order. The nations, mainly Asian, who condone this torture to such loving and trusting companion animals such as dogs, and cats, have absolutely nothing to be proud of if they crow endlessly about their materialistic progress and glorious civilizations. The empty rationalizations used to justify such depravity of a ‘business’ are just fallacious sophistic nonsense. Until animal welfare laws and legislated and enforced in said countries, and the populations are educated to understand what an obscenity this is, such nations are empty vessels of indifference and corrupt behaviour. To accept torture of nonhuman life as a norm, and not object to it, reveals systemic evil, mainly from the authorities who claim to govern the citizens under their control and who are unprepared to listen to their own activists wishing this horror to be banned. To be against torture — inflicted through malign cultural traditions — is not cultural imperialism. Those individuals who speak up to condemn the concept of cultural relativism are freely entitled to condemn torture to humans or nonhumans perpetrated in any nation on Earth. That torture is somehow acceptable within a culture, and outsiders should not interfere or criticize other cultures, is irrational nonsense. To pander to this concept is just an excuse to deny criticism of an evil. To do so exonerates the perpetrators of cruelty, the callous dog and cat meat traders who need retraining for more productive and humane occupations. Above all the acceptance of cruelty fails the nonhumans who cannot speak for themselves. More than ever, we need compassionate individuals with empathy to speak up for those beings denied a voice to live a happy life free from misery, torture, suffering and death. No more excuses for the corrupt horror of the Asian dog and cat meat trade! End it. Ban this sordid trade.
    End the South Korean dog meat trade before another pandemic hits the world!

  11. Susan Lethbridge
    Susan LethbridgeJanuary 18,21

    I agree with you wholeheartedly and the sooner this horrific so called trade ends the better. South Korea should set an example to the rest of the world before another pandemic rears its ugly head again, which it will if this is not stopped now.

  12. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováJanuary 19,21


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