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Incheon Ganghwa, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farm in Gilsang-myeon Kkachigol-gil 43!

We want Incheon Ganghwa-gun to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut down the illegal dog farm located in Incheon Ganghwa-gun Gilsang-myeon Kkachigol-gil 43 (인천광역시 강화군 길상면 까치골길 43).

Video: ARK119 continues their raids to more dog farms in Incheon Ganghwa-gun county. They need all of us to file e-People petitions to report another dog farm located at Incheon Ganghwa-gun Gilsang-myeon Kkachigol-gil 43 with many legal violations. Video timestamp 35 min-60 min.

Photo: ARK119.

Call for Action

  • 👉 Click HERE to file a petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or your own words.)
    📌 Need help with the e-People petition? Click HERE for instructions.
  • 📧 Send emails to the Incheon Ganghwa-gun Council members and the South Korean National Assembly, Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs, Oceans, and Fisheries Committee members:
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  • 📧 Send emails to the Incheon Metropolitan Council members: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
  • ☎️ Call the Incheon Ganghwa County Government Office.
    Ganghwa Complaint Registration (강화 민원 접수) ☎️ 032-930-3011
    Environmental Sanitation Division (환경위생과) ☎️ 032-930-3340, ☎️ 032-930-3833
    Ganghwa Waste Management (오수관리팀) ☎️ 032-930-3531 ☎️ 032-930-3532 ☎️ 032-930-3533 ☎️ 032-930-3333
    Livestock Division (축산과) ☎️ 032-930-4540 ☎️ 032-930-4531 ☎️ 032-930-4541

    Use the suggested message above or use your own words.
    ☎️ To call:
    From US and Canada: 011-82-32-930-_____
    From UK: 00-82-32-930-_____
    From Australia: 0011-82-32-930-_____

    👉 To call Incheon, Korea from the USA and Canada, dial 011-82-32-xxx-xxxx. (Notice the city code for Incheon, “032” becomes “32”) To call Korea from other countries, please click HERE for dialing instructions.
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  • Send letter:
    County Mayor Yoo Chun-Ho
    Incheon Ganghwa-gun Government
    394 Ganghwa-daero, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
    Postal code 23031
    South Korea

    Incheon Ganghwa-gun Council
    394 Ganghwa-daero, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
    Postal code 23031
    South Korea

  • 📝 Suggested message

    Request to Incheon Ganghwa-gun, South Korea, to take administrative action against an illegal dog farm located at Gilsang-myeon Kkachigol-gil 43.

    Online Petition: https://www.change.org/p/incheon-ganghwa-county-mayor-yoo-chun-ho-incheon-ganghwa-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-farm-in-gilsang-myeon-kkachigol-gil-43

    * Please respond to my petition in English and Korean using the Microsoft Word Document. The Hancom word processor program is not used outside Korea, and we cannot open Hancom’s .hwp file.

    The dog farm located in Incheon Ganghwa-gun Gilsang-myeon Kkachigol-gil 43 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 per Articles 17 and 18 of the Act. Administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to 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 committed and 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 municipal government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions per 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 facilities must be reported per Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures per Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

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

    7. Breeding dogs in raised wire cage is a violation of the Animal Protection Act and extreme animal cruelty. Please take administrative action immediately.

    8. Dog breeding must obtain a permit. Please take administrative action.

    Our worldwide campaign urging your county to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress. https://koreandogs.org/incheon-ganghwa-dog-farms/

    We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and shut down all these illegal dog farms immediately!

    📝 Suggested message in Korean (Please include this in your petition.)

    인천시 강화군 길상면 까치골길 43에 위치한 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

    전자청원: https://www.change.org/p/incheon-ganghwa-county-mayor-yoo-chun-ho-incheon-ganghwa-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-farm-in-gilsang-myeon-kkachigol-gil-43

    * 청원 답변은 한글과 영어로 마이크로소프트 워드 파일로 보내주시기 바랍니다. 한콤 .hwp파일은 외국에서는 사용하지않으며 오픈할수 없습니다.

    인천시 강화군 길상면 까치골길 43에 위치한 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인, 행정처분 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 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.

    7) 뜬장에서 개를 키우는 것은 동물보호법 위반, 극심한 동물학대입니다. 행정조치 바랍니다.

    8) 개를 번식하기위해서는 허가를 받아야 합니다. 행정조치 바랍니다.

    강화군의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다. https://koreandogs.org/incheon-ganghwa-dog-farms/

    불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분, 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@ganghwagun .@incheon_council .@incheon_gov .@parknamchun #Incheon #Ganghwa #SouthKorea Shut down illegal dog meat farms😿😢🙏 https://bit.ly/3mGkvB4 😭🐾 https://www.change.org/p/incheon-ganghwa-county-mayor-yoo-chun-ho-incheon-ganghwa-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-farm-in-gilsang-myeon-kkachigol-gil-43 🐕#Hyundai #Genesis #Samsung #Galaxy #LG #Kia #SK #ImagineYourKorea #POSCO #FILA #SKHynix #Shinhan

Click HERE to learn more about our e-People 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.

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. KBS DIGITALNEWS LAB.

  1. rui pedro melo simoes almeida
    rui pedro melo simoes almeidaJuly 18,21

    Pure hell.
    I wish i could save them all.
    I can only donate and sign petitions, i live in portugal.

  2. olimpia marina
    olimpia marinaJuly 23,21

    such places should not exist Shut Down and PROSECUTE

  3. Denose Hulsbosch
    Denose HulsboschJuly 23,21

    Should be illegal in all countries. If caught, thrown in prison and heavily prosecuted. Having to fork over $$$$ if caught is the only way.

  4. Nimmi Scuueller
    Nimmi ScuuellerAugust 9,21

    Please close down all dog farms of South Korea. They are illegal besides being immoral and unethical. It is extremely disappointing to see South Korea ignore the basic foundation of humanity and civilization in this 21st century. It sheds a black shadow on your country, which prides itself to be a nation of technological progress. Yes, South Korea has made major advancements in many fields — but is sadly lagging far behind in the Dark Ages when it comes to aknowledging that animals are not commodities, but living beings. Living beings that sense fear, hunger, pain, and so much more, which we human beings deny them because of our gross misconceptions and a blinding drive to make a profit wherever possible, regardless of the consequences. But — is it moral, is it acceptable, to look the other way to the indescribable, immense suffering of a sentient and intelligent being, just so one can fill ones pocket? Does South Korea have no problem justifying the abhorrent dog farm industry because it is a profitable business? Despite the pain, the blood, the stench, the cries..? If so, what then has happened to Korean culture, to the old poems and literature and songs? Has the human element died out in South Korea? Have the old virtues disappeared from today’s people completely? Please show the world that the Korean people are not steeped in the horror of these dog farms, that the government is aware and is working to rectify the terrible abuse and the scenes that shock us beyond words.

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