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Call for Action: Shut down the Gruesome and Illegal Chilseong Dog Meat Market in Daegu!

Sharing for Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).

Video: Will the Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market close down? Conflicts continue… Daegu MBC News, June 16, 2021.

🎤 KARA spoke up for the dogs in Chilseong Dog Meat Market, in the morning of June 15. Along with fellow animal rights groups, political parties and citizens, KARA had a press conference demanding the complete closure of this market.
The press conference, which began with a speech by the Green Party, was followed by group statements. Local broadcasters and media in Daegu also attended for wide coverage.
KARA will be with their fellow groups and citizens, in order to make Daegu establish and implement a plan to shut down the Chilseong Dog Meat Market, so that the long history of the dog meat market can finally come to an end.

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Press conference statement

Chilseong Market is the only remaining of the nation’s top three notorious dog meat markets. Today we launch a coalition for the complete closure of this market. No further argument is necessary. Dog meat is no longer the culture of this era. The last remaining dog meat market is not a place to preserve, but one which Daegu must close permanently, as soon as possible.
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What we ultimately demand is a shutdown of all stores that exhibit live dogs and carcasses and those which sell dog meat.
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In response, we demand City of Daegu and Daegu Buk-gu District as below:
1. Mayor Kwon Young-Jin must apologize for his failure to keep his promise to shut down the markets by 2020, and implement the shutdown within the year.
2. Establish measures which include all adjacent dog meat stores, not only the stores inside the marketplace.
3. Organize a task group that includes local governments, animal rights organizations, and merchants so that we can all work together to shut down Chilseong dog meat market.
4. Introduce a special envoy dedicated to animal abuse, and crack down thoroughly.
June 15, 2021
Gyeongbuk National University Vegan, Gyeongsan City Cat Protection Association, Daegu City Basic Income Party, Daegu City Green Party, Animal Rights Commission, Daegu Cat Protection Solidarity, Daegu Environmental Movement Union, KARA, Korean Animal Welfare Association, Animal Liberation Wave, Luffy World, Human Rights Movement, Jumter Cat, Daegu City Justice Party Environmental Committee.

👉 Click HERE to read KARA’s post (대구 칠성개시장 완전폐쇄를 위한 연대 발족 기자회견) in Korean.

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👉 https://www.ekara.org/support/donate

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👉 Click HERE to learn more about Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

Call for Action

Chilseong Dog Meat Market, South Korea. News1, 2019.7.9
  1. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 24,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now.
    What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not it is illegal and barbaric. You the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals.
    Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World they bring pleasure to people and are treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. Dogs and Cats are pets in family households. They are treated as part of people’s families World wide.
    Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Shut down these illegal farms Now. Korean government should end this now. We are fighting world wide to end this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals.

  2. rui pedro melo simoes almeida
    rui pedro melo simoes almeidaJune 24,21

    How can this happen in this century?
    This is so shame.
    No words, only heartbreak.
    I wish i could be there.
    I live in Portugal so i can only donate and sign petitions.

  3. MaryAnn Frost
    MaryAnn FrostJune 25,21

    Here is a reply I received from a Daegu official:

    Dear MaryAnn Frost
    I appreciate your continued interest in the shutdown of Korean dog meat market.
    I also have been deeply concerned about the shutdown of the dog meat market within Chilsung local market, and trying my best in conversion of business in diverse methods.
    I made a statement of what was being said at the city council conference and called for serious attention to this issue.

    Please see the video clip of my statement for your reference.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQUHTMyXZk
    DAEGU MBC news
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMBm2qw969Q

    Vice-Chairman
    Daegu Metropolitan Council
    KANG MinKoo

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