Daegu to consider plans to close down dog slaughterhouses by next year
Below is translation of Korea’s Nocut News reported on July 17, 2019:
The city of Daegu will consider plans to close down dog slaughterhouses in the Chilseong Market by next year. These plans include solutions for the livelihood of the shop owners.
Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-Jin said on July 17, “The problem of dog meat consumption goes against current trends, and dog slaughterhouses located in the center of Daegu have negative effects on our emotions (sentiment).”
Mayor Kwon also stated, “If the dog slaughterhouses were to close down, there’s the livelihood issue for these businesses, so we will find various ways to help them which includes measures to support their livelihood.“
Daegu Chilseong Market had dog slaughterhouses even before the Chilseong Market became permanently established in the 1940s. There are now two dog slaughterhouses and 17 restaurants and dog soju places that sell dog meat in the Chilseong Market.
Click HERE to learn more about the campaigns to close down Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.
Without continued pressure, this plan could drag on for years as we have seen with other markets. So let’s keep up the pressure on Daegu to close down Chilseong Dog Meat Market immediately!!