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

Campaign updated 8/17/2022.

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 have been 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 subject to the same cruelty.

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

Video: Daegu Chilseong Dog Meat Market.

Chilseong Dog Meat Market, Daegu. News1, 2019.7.9

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 Centers,” 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”: shows dozens of Health Centers and dog meat 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, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Daegu 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


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


Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  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

    Disgusting

  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

    WORD!
    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

  21. Faouzia Chatti
    Faouzia ChattiJune 16,21

    Arrêtons cette barbarie sadique!!

  22. Mellisa
    MellisaJune 16,21

    Once again, Korea and China showing the world the extent of their barbarism.

  23. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 17,21

    It is illegal and barbaric what you are allowing to happen in your Country. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. It is Cruel and Brutal. Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World. People treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. Please end this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals.

  24. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJune 17,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

  25. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováJune 18,21

    these are living beings just like humans !!! help and stop the cruel torture and killing, stop this terrible evil !!!

  26. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 24,21

    You the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals has to stop 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 are loved throughout the World they bring pleasure to people they are treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals. STOP it now.

  27. ms
    msJune 26,21

    STOP depraved HORROR to Dogs and Cats — KILL your absurd, superstitious MINDSET — we have enough options on our plates – SHUT DOWN all DOG MEAT farms, slaughterhouses & markets — I give your footage “thumbs up” showing appreciation for bringing this HORROR to light — I am FOR protection of Dogs and Cats — I am vehemently against the depraved brutality, sadistic abuse to Animals — we have enough food and options on our Menus — STOP KILLING Dogs and Cats.

  28. Kateřina Orságová
    Kateřina OrságováJune 27,21

    please stop this terrible torture and suffering !!! they are living beings, they feel stress and pain just like humans !!! don’t let more horrors on them !!! help please !!!!!

  29. ELizabeth Mooney
    ELizabeth MooneyJuly 2,21

    How long will this killing go on for theses poor innocent creatures? They are suppose to be man’s best friend NOT an edible consumption for human’s.

  30. Phala Bowles
    Phala BowlesAugust 18,22

    YOU DEMONS WILL ANSWER TO A HIGHER POWER

  31. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveAugust 19,22

    The consumption of cat and dog meat is totally and utterly unacceptable. It is wicked! Cats and dogs are and always have been our family members! You would not eat your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter – would you? Or would you? Please shut down all legal and illegal dog and cat meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

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