Documentary: Cruel Death of South Korea’s Dogs. Dogs Are Innocent.

Documentary: Cruel Death of South Korea’s Dogs. Dogs Are Innocent.

00:00 Prologue
00:14 Distribution network of death.
05:12 Uijeongbu Slaughterhouse
11:00 100 years of controversy over dog meat
16:09 Man-made wild dog, “Siseoni”
22:27 If you throw him away, he will die.
27:49 Euthanasia, natural death is a lie
39:55 From object to animal
46:44 Epilogue – Animals must be happy for people to be happy

“Animals are not objects”

On July 19th, a significant amendment to the law related to animal rights was announced. Article 98 of the Civil Code, which addresses the definition of “objects,” stipulates that animals are not objects. This is the result of evolving social consensus and an emerging belief that animals should be protected and respected as living, thinking, and feeling beings.

However, too many people in our society treat them simply as a tool to be used or even abused for their personal benefit. On the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Animal Protection Act, the current affairs planning program, “Window,” documented the reality of dogs, animals that are closest to humans, but have been subjected to abuse and neglect.

Companion animals? Korean dogs are slaughtered like this!

In December 2016, City of Seongnam and the Livestock Merchants’ Association agreed to stop animal abuse such as displaying and slaughtering live dogs in the Moran Market. They signed the “Moran Market Environment Maintenance Agreement,” but is that promise being kept?

At the Moran Market, live dogs were seen leaving the market in a truck only to return as dead bodies the next day. Where were these dogs taken and how were they being slaughtered?

An investigation revealed that the dogs were being brutally slaughtered in a secret location. In one instance, an “electric slaughter rod” was used on a dog, who somehow managed to cling to life afterwards. The suffering, gasping dog was then dragged out in front of other dogs and electrocuted again. It’s an obviously painful death. It is equally obvious that nothing has changed since the signing of the Moran agreement, except that now these abuses are taking place away from public view.

This method of slaughter has been prohibited by the Supreme Court, but the local government is somehow still allowing this practice by saying that there needs to be a change in the social conscience of the population before the law will be enforced.

The cruel irony is that the slaughter of dogs for human consumption is illegal in Korea; as a result, there are no legal standards for the process, nor are there any humane guidelines to follow. This loophole, combined with the overall indifference by the Korean government, ensures that barbaric torture of dogs will continue virtually unchecked by legal authorities.

40% of abandoned dogs at shelters were euthanized or died of natural causes… If you abandon them, they will die!

The dogs’ suffering does not end here. Nearly 100,000 dogs have been abandoned or lost in the past year. That’s 270 per day. There were various reasons for their abandonment. People got married, divorced, pregnant, or moved away. In some cases the dogs became sick or were simply no longer considered “cute,” so they were disposed of like trash.

Many of the dogs who die lack proper treatment, and a big part of this problem is due to improper management by contracted shelters. The reality is that these shelters are not a sanctuary for abandoned dogs; if you abandon your pets, they will likely die.

As of last year, out of 280 shelters for abandoned and lost animals nationwide, 228 were contracted out to the private sector. However, in many cases there were no legal standards for these outside facilities, and they did not even perform proper humane euthanasia. They killed dogs in their care using drugs that caused them to slowly suffocate to death while remaining fully conscious and able to feel pain until the very end. There have also been instances where these shelters have falsely reported the numbers of dogs they take to fraudulently receive greater compensation or even illegally colluded with dog farms to sell them to these places. We reported that the dog bite accident in Namyangju last May was caused by the poor adoption management policy of the animal shelter there.

In addition, we will also look at the nation of Germany and examine the effects of mandating animal welfare laws results in their constitution. Perhaps their example could serve as a model for our society to follow.

This documentary will be broadcasted on August 29 (Sun) at 9:40 pm on KBS 1TV.
Reporter: Kim Soo-young

한국 댕댕이 잔혹사 : 개는 죄가 없다 [풀영상] | 창 341회

00:00 프롤로그
00:14 죽음의 유통망
05:12 의정부 도살장
11:00 개식용 100년 논란
16:09 사람이 만든 들개, 시선이
22:27 버리면 죽는다
27:49 안락사, 자연사는 거짓
39:55 물건에서 동물로
46:44 에필로그 – 동물이 행복해야 사람도 행복하다

“동물은 물건이 아니다”

지난달 19일, 동물권과 관련한 기념비적인 법 개정안이 발표됐다. 물건의 정의를 다룬 민법 98조에 동물은 물건이 아님을 명시한 것이다. 동물을 생명체로서 보호하고 존중해야 한다는 사회적 공감대가 반영된 결과다.

하지만 우리 사회가 동물을 대하는 태도는 완전한 도구, 수단 그 자체다. 시사기획 창은 동물보호법 제정 30주년을 맞아 학대와 방치의 대상이 된 동물, 특히 그 중에서도 사람과 가장 가까운 동물, 개가 처한 현실을 취재했다.

■ 반려동물? 대한민국 개들은 이렇게 도살된다!
지난 2016년 12월, 성남시와 가축상인회는 ‘모란시장 환경정비 업무협약’ 체결을 통해 모란시장 내 살아 있는 개의 진열과 도살 등 동물 학대 행위를 중단하기로 합의했다. 그 약속은 지켜지고 있을까.

이 과정에서 살아있는 개들이 트럭에 실린 채 시장 밖으로 나가고, 다음 날 같은 트럭에 실려 사체로 돌아오는 모습이 포착됐다. 대체 이 개들은 어디로 갔던 것일까. 또 어떤 방식으로 도살되고 있는 것일까?

확인 결과 개들은 꼭꼭 숨겨진 곳에서 잔혹한 방식으로 도살되고 있었다. 다른 개들이 보는 앞에서 전기도살 봉에 감전되는 것은 물론, 숨을 헐떡이는 개는 다시 끌려가 감전됐다. 명백한 고통사다.

이미 이러한 도살 방식은 대법원에서 유죄 판결을 받았다. 하지만 정부는 ‘사회적 합의’를 앞세워 이 현실을 외면하고 있다. 식품원료는 아니지만 먹기도 하는, 도살 방법은 없는 가축. 개의 죽음은 왜 계속 되어야만 하는가.

■ 보호소 유기견 40%는 안락사·자연사…버리면 죽는다!
개들의 수난은 여기서 끝이 아니다. 지난 1년 동안 10만 마리에 가까운 개들이 유기, 유실됐다. 하루에 270마리꼴이다. 버리는 이유는 다양했다. 결혼해서, 이혼해서, 임신해서, 이사해서, 아파서, 더는 귀엽지 않아서 ‘생명’은 버려졌다.

문제는 보호소에 들어간 개 10마리 중 4마리는 안락사를 당하거나, 적절한 치료를 받지 못한 채 자연사로 죽는다는 것이다. 사실상 ‘버리면 죽는’ 건데, 이러한 배경에는 열악한 위탁보호소가 한 몫하고 있다.

지난해 기준 전국의 유기, 유실동물보호소 280개 중 민간에게 위탁하는 위탁보호소는 228개로 대부분이다. 하지만 법적으로 갖춰야 하는 사육시설과 격리실 등이 없는 경우가 많았으며, 제대로 된 안락사를 하고 있지 않았다. 또 개체 수를 조작하거나, 심지어 개 농장과 결탁한 곳들도 있었다. 특히 지난 5월 발생한 남양주 개물림 사고는 남양주시 위탁보호소의 허술한 입양 관리 체계로 인한 사고임을 취재했다.

이와 함께 동물보호 의무를 헌법에 명시한 나라, 독일의 사례를 통해 민법 개정 이후 우리 사회가 나아가야 할 방향도 살펴본다.

시사기획 창 개는 죄가 없다 편은 8월 29일(일) 밤 9시 40분에 KBS 1TV에서 방송된다.

방송시간 : 2021년 8월 29일 (일) 오후 9시 40분 KBS 1TV
취재 : 김수영 기자

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  1. Donna Stoppa
    Donna StoppaDecember 9,21

    Please stop torturing and eating dogs! They are so loving and meant to be pets not Dinner! Please I beg you stop!!!!

  2. Jiwon Baik
    Jiwon BaikDecember 30,21

    Please do not Harm the Animals Please protect them

  3. David Smith
    David SmithMarch 25,22

    Dogs are companions, not food source. It shows how little you have evolved in a million years. You should be gertting the electric prods and brutal killing.

  4. LINDA
    LINDAMay 4,22


  5. Fiona
    FionaJuly 13,22

    The rest of the world think you are disgusting the way you treat animals.
    No one treats dogs like this. What is wrong with you.

  6. Mary Connacher
    Mary ConnacherSeptember 3,22

    This is cruel in the extreme, and disgusting. Stop It! Now!
    You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You bring shame to your families with your abhorrent actions.

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