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Eumseong, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Eumseong to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut down countless horrific dog farms operating in their county.


Video: Terrible reality of South Korea’s dog farms. Animal Rescue 119.

Request to Eumseong, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms.

Below are dog farms operating in Eumseong, South Korea (more to be added to this list):

  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Gamgok-myeon Sagok-ri 163-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Gamgok-myeon Sangwoo-ri 75
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Gamgok-myeon Sangpyeong-ri 546
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gakhoe-ri 155
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gakhoe-ri 504
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gakhoe-ri 523
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gakhoe-ri 702
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gakhoe-ri San 35
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Gugye-ri 321
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Baekya-ri 283
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Sachang-ri 301
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Sachang-ri 53-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Shinpyeong-ri 5
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Geumwang-eup Hosan-ri 83-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Daeso-myeon Migok-ri 65-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Maengdong-myeon Duseong-ri 213
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Maengdong-myeon Ssangjeong-ri San 56-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Maengdong-myeon Yongchon-ri 556-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Daeya-ri 440
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Deokjeong-ri 1033
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Deokjeong-ri 842-3
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Sanggok-ri 528
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Sanggok-ri 529-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Yongdae-ri 132
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Yongdae-ri 466
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Cheongyong-ri 404-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Cheongyong-ri 464
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Cheongyong-ri 475
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Cheongyong-ri 509
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Samsung-myeon Cheongyong-ri San 46-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Doshin-ri 36
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Sang-ri 177-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Songgok-ri 194-4
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Palseong-ri 352-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Palseong-ri 494-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Palseong-ri 758-4
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Saenggeuk-myeon Palseong-ri 771-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Soi-myeon Jungdong-ri 892-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Wonnam-myeon Deokjeong-ri 481-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Wonnam-myeon Sangdang-ri 19
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Wonnam-myeon Sangdang-ri 336
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Wonnam-myeon Jubong-ri 586-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Eumseong-eup Soyeo-ri 15-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Eumseong-eup Soyeo-ri 509-2
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Eumseong-eup Yongsan-ri 792-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Eumseong-eup Yongsan-ri 822
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Eumseong-eup Yongsan-ri 931
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Gamgok-myeon Danpyeong-ri 103-11
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Muncheon-ri 373-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Hosan-ri 18-3
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Bonghyeon-ri 270
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Daejeong-ri 520-1
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Daejeong-ri 564
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Sanggok-ri 321-17
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Sanggok-ri 527
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Yongseong-ri 126-3
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun Yongseong-ri 226-3
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Eumseong-gun 699

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures!

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to the Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is being committed and then report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities and must be registered and authorized by the municipality government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facility must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and prevent recurrence!

Click HERE to learn more about our epeople petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Photo: Dog farm in South Korea. Yellow dog.

KARA’s petition letter in Korean:

음성군에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.

  • 충청북도 음성군 감곡면 사곡리 163-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 감곡면 상우리 75
  • 충청북도 음성군 감곡면 상평리 546
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 각회리 155
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 각회리 504
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 각회리 523
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 각회리 702
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 각회리 산35
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 구계리 321
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 백야리 283
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 사창리 301
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 사창리 53-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 신평리 5
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 호산리 83-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 대소면 미곡리 65-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 맹동면 두성리 213
  • 충청북도 음성군 맹동면 쌍정리 산56-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 맹동면 용촌리 556-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 대야리 440
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 덕정리 1033
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 덕정리 842-3
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 상곡리 528
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 상곡리 529-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 용대리 132
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 용대리 466
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 청용리 404-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 청용리 464
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 청용리 475
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 청용리 509
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 청용리 산46-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 도신리 36
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 생리 177-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 송곡리 194-4
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 팔성리 352-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 팔성리 494-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 팔성리 758-4
  • 충청북도 음성군 생극면 팔성리 771-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 소이면 중동리 892-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 원남면 덕정리 481-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 원남면 상당리 19
  • 충청북도 음성군 원남면 상당리 336
  • 충청북도 음성군 원남면 주봉리 586-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 음성읍 소여리 15-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 음성읍 소여리 509-2
  • 충청북도 음성군 음성읍 용산리 792-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 음성읍 용산리 822
  • 충청북도 음성군 음성읍 용산리 931
  • 충청북도 음성군 감곡면 단평리 103-11
  • 충청북도 음성군 감곡면 문촌리 373-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 금왕읍 호산리 18-3
  • 충청북도 음성군 맹동면 봉현리 270
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 대정리 520-1
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 대정리 564
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 상곡리 321-17
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 상곡리 527
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 용성리 126-3
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 용성리 226-3
  • 충청북도 음성군 삼성면 용성리 699

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인 및 행정처분을 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 촉구합니다!

  1. Martina Wall
    Martina WallSeptember 9,19

    This is HELL ON EARTH there is worldwide outrage as to why this vile gruesome and repulsive evil is being allowed. Dogs and cats born into torture at the hands of human beings. Being allowed to ‘get away with murder, this sickness must be stopped. I won’t stop until this evil is ended.

  2. MICHAEL CARPENTER
    MICHAEL CARPENTERSeptember 9,19

    DAGS AND CATS ARE NOT FOOD

    • RONALD TOUNIAN
      RONALD TOUNIANSeptember 9,19

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”M. GANDHI
      ANIMALS NEED THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS. HUMANS MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED FOR ALL CRUELTY AND TORTURE THEY INFLICT UPON ALL ANIMALS SENSELESSLY, RUTHLESSLY, AND ENDLESSLY. THERE MUST BE VERY STRICT LAWS AND YEARS OF INCARCERATION. NOTHING ELSE WORKS. WHEN AND HOW WILL HUMANS EVER LEARN TO ACT HUMANE??? PROBABLY NEVER. HUMANS ARE BARBARIANS WITHOUT BORDERS AND SAVAGES WITHOUT SURROUND. HUMANS ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN AND FORTUNE TORTURING AND KILLING ANIMALS WITHOUT ANY CONSEQUENCES, WHY SHOULD THEY EVER STOP????

  3. Amanda Wunderlich
    Amanda WunderlichSeptember 10,19

    This has to end. The rest of the world is watching … if you and all the other countries who allow this vile trade to continue want respect from that world, you will stop this now!

  4. Hana Juhnová
    Hana JuhnováSeptember 10,19

    Jsme na této Zemi jako paraziti. Ničíme přírodu, oceány, týráme a zabíjíme nepochopitelnými způsoby zvířata, děláme na nich pokusy, vybíjíme si na nich svou agresi. Bezduchost, honba za penězi, absolutní ztráta soucitu……..kam to až povede??? Podepisuji mnoho petic, zdá se mi, že zbytečně. Dejte konečně přísný, absolutní zákaz s finančním postihem !!!!!! Zamysleme se nad svým chováním a začněme být konečně vstřícní a nápomocní k uzdravení této naší krásné ZEMĚ.

  5. Catharina Pedersen
    Catharina PedersenSeptember 10,19

    Terrible, why allowing this??

  6. Ross F Fletcher
    Ross F FletcherSeptember 10,19

    This horrific, mediaeval, barbaric, savage, inhuman cruelty is a massive stain on the whole nation of South Korea and must stop now. Please, South Korean Government, drag your country into the 21st century where such treatment of sentient creatures is not permitted. Thank you.

  7. Urszula Sliwinski
    Urszula SliwinskiSeptember 10,19

    it is so sick and disturbing to see how some sick individuals and murderers treat the innocent animals.! all those who torture an innocent animals should be treated the same way . lock them up in the dirty full of feces cages and let them die there . They kill and will kill until the law will act equally to their crimes.
    Tie them to the poles and beat them in a public places . let them feel the pain , treat them the same way they treat the animals ! Disgusting low lifes !

  8. Roció Saucedo
    Roció SaucedoSeptember 10,19

    It sounds so helpless that dog farms are allowed in South Korea.
    God, the political parties can end all this. I strongly believe that animals are not for human consumption
    They all are sentient beings… able to feel pain.
    Humans, is time to wake up and see beyond of our convenience, pleasures,
    erroneous necessities. Please find your compassion and leave these dogs alone.

  9. Lesley Grant
    Lesley GrantSeptember 14,19

    This barbaric treatment of these dogs has to stop. You must be a very cruel heartless nation to allow this to continue. Shame on your country to allow this to happen in this day and age. South Korean government please stop these illegal farms to continue, they are breaking the law

  10. Eve Glover
    Eve GloverSeptember 14,19

    Please stop this atrocity!! This is so evil & sick! Dogs are such sweet & kind animals – they are our family & best friends. Please stop killing them!! People around the world know about this & we are sickened & horrified by your country!

  11. linda pink
    linda pinkOctober 17,19

    Hope all those that chose to eat dog and cat under this condition end up all dead or live their lives with suffering from diseases.

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