Gangjin, South Korea, Shut down illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants.

Campaign updated on 1/28/2023.

Gangjin Mayor Kang Jin-Won

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 Gangjin, there are numerous 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.

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

Shown below are 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.”

The searches resulted in dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gangjin.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Gangjin to supply 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: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE)

  1. Moni Meyer
    Moni MeyerDecember 13,18

    cruel ! disgusting ! human besties !

  2. Lina Vasiliunaite
    Lina VasiliunaiteNovember 8,19

    Please stop Koreans and others too from torching and eating pets.

  3. Jim Taylor
    Jim TaylorAugust 20,20

    Cruelty to animals as this horror pact you are involved in clearly shows is disgraceful and for the sake of all life on this planet have some respect for these poor creatures who have as many feelings as we all have and thus stop this terrible criminal acts now!!!

  4. Jim Taylor
    Jim TaylorAugust 23,20

    It is downright EVIL and those responsible should be sent to prison as this is a very serious crime against a living soul and must not be tolerated one single bit!!!!!!

  5. Anne Marsh
    Anne MarshAugust 25,20

    The world watches your country with revulsion – STOP THIS CRUELTY TO DOGS AND CATS NOW!

  6. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováFebruary 23,21


  7. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongFebruary 26,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

  8. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonAugust 15,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals.

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