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

Chungju Mayor Cho Gil-Hyung

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 Chungju, there are hundreds of 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.

👉 Click HERE to see the list of dog farms and slaughterhouses in Chungju.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Chungju’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: 156 Health Food Shops and 73 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Chungju.

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 Chungju 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 a petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or use your own words.)
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  • Send emails to the Chungju City Council members and the South Korean National Assembly, Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs, Oceans, and Fisheries Committee members:
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  • Send letters:
    Mayor Cho Gil-Hyung
    City of Chungju
    21 Eutteum-ro, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 27339
    South Korea

    Mayor’s address in Korean:
    조길형 충주 시장님
    충주시청
    (27339) 충청북도 충주시 으뜸로 21
    South Korea

    Chungju City Council
    21 Eutteum-ro, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 27339
    South Korea

    Chungju City Council’s address in Korean:
    충주시의회
    (27339) 충청북도 충주시 으뜸로 21
    South Korea

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    Chungju Mayor
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    Chungju City Council member Kwon Jeong-Hee
    Chungcheongbuk-do Government
    Chungcheongbuk-do Governor
    Chungcheongbuk Provincial Council

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

    Petition: Chungju, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
    https://www.change.org/p/chungju-mayor-cho-gil-hyung-chungju-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets

    Dear Mayor Cho Gil-Hyung and the Chungju City Council members,

    Please watch these documentaries, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” (https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY) and “Korea’s Dog Cruelty: Dogs Are Innocent.” (https://youtu.be/qIFAI9uyx64).

    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 city. 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. The 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 slaughtering dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering a dog without a 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 their 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, leading to severe and life-threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals. Because there is no quality control or proper monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade, likely, these laws are routinely violated.

    Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source violates the Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold, or used to manufacture or process 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): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 https://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/

    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.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401)

    International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

    * 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.

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

    충주시는 불법 개농장, 도축장, 시장, 보신탕집을 폐쇄하라!

    전자청원: 충주시는 불법 개농장, 도축장, 시장, 보신탕집을 폐쇄하라!
    https://www.change.org/p/chungju-mayor-cho-gil-hyung-chungju-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets

    조길형 충주시장님과 충주시의회 의원님들께 청원합니다.

    우선 “대한의 육견인들 (https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY)” 과 “한국 댕댕이 잔혹사 : 개는 죄가 없다 (https://youtu.be/qIFAI9uyx64)” 라는 다큐멘터리를 참고로 봐주시기 바랍니다.

    충주시는 개고기를 다루는 불법 개농장, 도살장, 시장, 보신탕집, 건강원을 단속하는 즉각적 조치를 취하기를 촉구합니다. 또한 한국정부, 경찰청, 사법기관이 아래와 같은 기존 한국법 시행을 요구하는 공식문서를 발급할 것을 요청합니다.

    – 개의 사육단계에서 식용견 사료용으로 음식쓰레기를 무단처리하는 것은 폐기물 관리법 제 15조의 2, 제 25조 3항 위반입니다. 음식물쓰레기 배출자와 운반자들은 이 의무규정을 위반하고 개농장주에게 음식쓰레기를 제공하고 있습니다.

    – 허가 없이 음식쓰레기를 수집/운반하여 개에게 급여하는것은 사료관리법 제 14조 1항 및 2항의 위반입니다.

    – 불법으로 난립된 개농장에서 배출되는 분뇨로 인한 환경위해는가축분뇨법 제 11조의 위반입니다. 개농장의 배설물은 인근 지역 환경 피해를 유발합니다.

    – 식용하기 위한 개도살은 동물보호법 제 8조 1항 4호의 위반입니다. 개도살은 수의학적 처치의 필요나 동물로 인한 사람의 생명, 신체, 재산의 피해를 입은 경우 같은 정당한 사유 없이 동물을 죽이는 행위로 명백한 법 위반 행위입니다.

    – 전기감전으로 개를 도살하는 행위는 동물보호법 제 8조 1항 1호의 위반입니다. 도구, 약물 또는 열, 전기, 물을 이용한 상해 행위마저 법적 처벌의 대상인 만큼 당연히 상기 방법에 의한 도살 행위는 위법이며 특히 전기도살은 그 잔인함으로 인해 국제적으로 금지되고 있습니다.

    – 무허가 도살장에서 개를 도살하는 행위는 축산물 위생관리법 제 7조 1항 위반입니다. 개는 축산물 위생관리법에서 규정한 ‘도살, 식육으로의 유통이 불가능’한 동물로서 허가받은 도살장이 존재할수가 없습니다. 따라서 개 도살장을 운영하는 공급업체는 법의 매개 변수를 벗어나 법을 위반하고 있는 것입니다.

    – 자가소비를 목적으로 개를 도살하는 행위는 동물보호법 제 10조와 축산물 위생관리법 제 7조 1항 2호의 위반입니다. 모든 동물은 잔인한 방법으로 도살되어서는 안되는데, 개도살의 경우 인도적인 방법은 약물주사 외에는 없으므로 현재 한국에서 자행되는 모든 식용 목적 개도살은 잔인한 도살에 해당합니다. 축산물 위생관리법의 ‘자가소비를 위한 도살 허용’은 고시로 정한 축산물 위생관리법상 가축에 한하며 개는 해당사항이 없습니다.

    – 재래시장에서 개의 지육을 전시/판매하는 행위는 식품위생법 제4, 5조의 위반입니다. 불결한 불법도축과 지육 전시과정에서의 오염으로 ‘위해식품 등의 판매금지’ 조항에 위배됩니다. 개의 지육이 병을 일으키는 미생물에 오염된 경우 인체의 건강을 해칠 우려가 있습니다. 또 유기견이나 개농장의 병든 개체가 도살돼 판매될 가능성을 배제하지 못하므로 ‘병든 동물의 고기 등의 판매금지’ 조항에 위배됩니다.

    – 보신탕집에서 출처 불명의 개고기를 이용한 보신탕을 판매하는 행위는 식품위생법 제44, 1항 1호의 위반입니다. 검사를 받지 않은 축산물은 운반, 보관, 진열, 판매하거나 식품의 제조, 가공에 사용해서는 안됩니다.

    동물권행동 카라의 개식용에 관한 법적 정보 “개식용 종식을 위한 법규 안내집이 발간되었습니다!”를 참조하십시오.
    (https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537)

    미국 하원은 공식적으로 결의안 H.Res 401 “개와 고양이 식용산업을 종식시키고 모든 국가가 개와 고양이식용를 금지할 것을 촉구한다.”를 통과시켰습니다. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401)

    충주시에서 자행되는 잔인한 개/고양이 식용산업에 대한 외신 보도가 충주시의 이미지를 크게 추락시키고 있습니다. 이 비극을 끝낼 때입니다! 충주시의 회신을 요청드립니다.

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

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  1. Margaret Milne
    Margaret MilneSeptember 13,18

    a country of the inhumane – shame on South Korea

  2. TERRI miller
    TERRI millerSeptember 14,18

    I think it’s down right terrible to kill and animal or torture or abuse for the fun of it. God will get you in the end. People that do this wil rot in Hell. God put these animals on earth to be loved not abused or raped or torture. these so called people will end up in hell and burn forever.

  3. DANIEL KALDERON
    DANIEL KALDERONSeptember 14,18

    ASHAME ON YOU SOUTH KOREA =YOUR SICK EVIL BARBARIC INHUMAN NATION AND MORE =STOP THESE CRIMES !!!

  4. jullian j. rexxach
    jullian j. rexxachSeptember 15,18

    shame on you korea… you are a disgusting stone age country. you don’t have any decency and compassion
    for any living animals.

  5. Maryann
    MaryannFebruary 11,19

    All living souls love freedom. God creates human beings and thereafter he created animals for us to care and love them and enjoy their companionship. However, humankind has abused God’s creation and used the animals in the most heinous ways. God promised that those who ruined his creation will be ruined in time to come.

  6. CANDACE LUFFMAN
    CANDACE LUFFMANFebruary 11,19

    DEAR SIR, I am sick to DEATH of your ways, killing all those BEAUTIFUL Dogs & Cats. what the SAM Hill, IS WRONG WITH YOU ALL, CAN’T YOU ALL EAT PLAN MEAT WITHOUT KILLING ANY ANIMALS, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT, IF WE STARTED EATING YOU & YOUR PEOPLE. THE SAME WAY YOU ALL ARE EATING THOSE POOR DOGS & CATS? I AM A ANIMAL LOVER, US PEOPLE HERE IN THE USA DO NOT LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO THE DOGS & CATS. STOP THIS AT ONCE, OR YOUR HEAD WILL ROLL. YOU & YOUR PEOPLE ARE MEAN & HATE FULL. YOU ARE NOT NICE.

  7. Cerise carr
    Cerise carrFebruary 13,19

    THIS IS SO EVIL AND MONSTEROUS TO SEE HOW DOGS AND CATS HAVE BEEN TREATED IN ASIA FOR SO LONG. DOGS AND CATS ARE LOVING LOYAL COMPASIONATE ANIMALS THAT LONG FOR HUMAN TOUCH AND COMPANIONSHIP FROM US. THEY SAVE HUMAN LIVES EVERYDAY AND HELP WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, SEARCH AND RESCUE, POLICEMEN AND ETC. PLEASE STOP THE HORRIFIC TORTURE TO THEM AND END THE DOG AND CAT SLAUGHTER FARMS AND END THE MEAT TRADE. THESE ANIMALS ARE TRULY OUR LOYAL FRIENDS.

  8. Lisa
    LisaSeptember 10,19

    Stop this barbaric evil torture of these innocent souls . Needless extreme cruelty. Utterly disgraceful

  9. Mouli Basu
    Mouli BasuSeptember 10,19

    Please stop all this dogs r friend not meat

  10. Santo
    SantoSeptember 11,19

    The ruler of the country is a psycho. So it’s natural for his subjects as well.

  11. VIKTORIA KIOU
    VIKTORIA KIOUSeptember 15,19

    STOP IT!!!

  12. Lesley Rae
    Lesley RaeJuly 11,20

    Shame on you South Korea, you disgust me. Dogs and cats are pets, all animals are sentient creatures. Your just vile.

  13. Michele
    MicheleJuly 11,20

    Please stop this torture!!🙏🏼

  14. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 13,20

    STOP THE ABUSE AND MURDER OF DOGS AND CATS, PLEASE HELP !! HELP !!

  15. Pascale BRUN SCHMITZ
    Pascale BRUN SCHMITZJanuary 21,21

    shame on you korea… you are a disgusting stone age country. you don’t have any decency and compassion
    for any living animals.

  16. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJanuary 23,21

    I pledge to never visit Korea or buy any Korean products and services unless and until dog-eating stops in Korea. All those who are against dog-eating should do the same.

  17. Michael Romeling
    Michael RomelingJuly 19,21

    What a disgrace for your country.
    More and more civilised people will hear of your apathy for upholding your laws.
    Totally inhumane and Stone Age behaviours in a most inhumane manner.
    I urge you to end this torture once and for all.

  18. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 19,21

    This has to end now. Shut down these illegal farms Now.
    Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth for human consumption. End the slaughter of these innocent Animals NOW.

  19. Kateřina Orságová
    Kateřina OrságováJuly 22,21

    save them !!!!!! sos !!!!!!! help !!!!!!!!

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