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

Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-Jin

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 Daegu, 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: Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: Dog farm/slaughterhouse in Daegu, South Korea, Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Daegu’s dog meat demand.

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”: 530 Health Food Shops; and 86 restaurants in the vicinity of Daegu.

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 Daegu 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

초복을 사흘 앞둔 9일 대구 북구 칠성시장 안쪽 개시장에 식용견이 철창에 갇혀 있다. 동물보호단체 회원들은 초복인 12일 정오부터 칠성시장에서 개시장 폐쇄를 촉구하고 개 도살 반대 집회를 예고해 상인들과 한차례 갈등이 예상된다. 2019.7.9/뉴스1
  1. Uwe Wagner
    Uwe WagnerNovember 3,18

    Das quälen von Tieren muss man fast schon als asiatische Krankheit bezeichnen. Obwohl es auch in allen anderen Ländern Grausamkeiten durch Menschen an anderen Tieren gibt, ist es in Asien besonders drastisch.

  2. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisNovember 24,18

    For thousands of years man has bred dogs to be man’s loyal companion. What kind of barbaric ignorant people would do this to them? I or my family will not purchase anything made in South Korea or China as in Kia, Hyundai, LG, Samsung and others as long as dogs are treated in this way. If it’s made in an evil backward dog eating country don’t buy it. There are plenty of other more civilized nations.

  3. Robin J Taborelli
    Robin J TaborelliJuly 16,19

    This is cruel & ignorant behavior. All dog markets need to close and the countries that allow this horrendous activity to flourish should be boycotted.

  4. Lisa Wysocki
    Lisa WysockiJuly 16,19

    This is a sick and disgusting tradition that reflects poorly on South Korea. It must end. Dogs are our best friends not our meals. Please stop this barbaric activity.

  5. Cee Nils
    Cee NilsJuly 18,19

    This must stop! Remember that CATS are also being brutally tortured (including cooking them alive in pressure cookers and other horrible acts). Please include a plea for the CATS in your letter to Korean officials and in your petitions! PLEASE!

  6. Ana Veloso
    Ana VelosoOctober 10,19

    This is cruel and wrong. There’s no excuse for these acts of brutality. I don’t buy anything, such as cars, Hyundai, Kia, made in South Korea until ALL the dog farms are closed and animals are respected and protected.

  7. Anette Andersson
    Anette AnderssonJanuary 17,20

    Hur kan människor vara så grymma mina tankar går till alla dessa oskyldiga djur som hamnar i detta barbariska industrier. Jag ber att de kommer få det de förtjänar alla dessa människor som blundar för det och de som vet. Jag hoppas de blir så sjuka att de får lida i helvetet. De förtjänar bara det värsta. Vad är det för värld de vill ha. De har blod på sina händer må de hamna i helvetet. Ännu en gång jag önska jag kunde hjälpa dessa djur från dessa länder som saknar medkänsla och empati. Må de brinna.

  8. Karen Shepherd
    Karen ShepherdJanuary 24,20

    Outrageous behaviour

  9. Karen Shepherd
    Karen ShepherdJanuary 24,20


  10. lee
    leeJanuary 24,20

    I feel sorry for the animal Kingdom. Having to deal with this deplorable species.

  11. rui almeida
    rui almeidaFebruary 4,20

    Is so desumane what people do to animals.
    They only want a home…peace…with some1 who loves them…and people do this…no words…only tears…

  12. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJune 21,20

    please help, all dogs and cats, they are living beings, they feel like us humans. Please help, save them!

  13. Lesley Rae
    Lesley RaeJune 21,20

    Help the dogs and cats, end this barbaric torture , they are sentient creatures, shut down all farms, slaughterhouses and markets, save them there pets.

  14. Carmen Trace
    Carmen TraceJune 21,20

    Wonder how many of you eat meat? Do you think of the cruelty the animal has endured? Has that stopped you eating meat? Probably not, as you see cows, sheep’s, pigs, and chicken as farm animals for food only, so you cannot point fingers at others, and get upset with them, because you think eating dogs and cats is wrong because you view them as pets. I do not eat any living creatures, as I see all animals on the same level, but not everyone is like me. These animals to these people are food. Eating any animal is wrong, because they all suffer, and it is very cruel. We can and do survive without eating any animal.

  15. rui almeida
    rui almeidaJuly 15,20

    There is no excuse.
    There are alternatives, we all must say NO to taking lifes one after toher, day after day.
    Always Vegan.

  16. Sueli Emy teramoto
    Sueli Emy teramotoSeptember 29,20

    Stop cruelty.

  17. margarita camus
    margarita camusNovember 3,20

    This is the most atrocious act ever!!! animals cannot be treated this way. Nobody has the right to torture and eat them because they don’t belong to us and even if they did, this is no way to treat any living being. This is not humane and we must not only act as people, but as humans who are intelligent enough to know right from wrong and be empathic. We must always put ourselves in the place of the others and ask ourselves: “Is this the way I´d like to be treated?” This is just wrong plain and simple.

  18. Sally Reeve
    Sally ReeveJanuary 1,21

    We must educate people so that we can eventually get rid of this vile practice…😪

  19. Vicky Bylciw
    Vicky BylciwJanuary 1,21

    Why does this barbarism still exist? It’s all so heartbreaking and sickening to know this is happening. The butchers are just heartless and uncaring horrible people. Why can’t they see the fear and hopelessness in the eyes of these poor souls that have endured torture since the day they were born. So very sad.

  20. Lynda Corns
    Lynda CornsJanuary 2,21

    Total shame on the countries who continue this barbaric and horrific practice on beautiful animals. You will be judged. Karma

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