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

We want Gangneung to respect and enforce the law, stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and immediately shut down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses.

Call for Action

Suggested message

Request to Gangneung, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms and shut them all down immediately!

Online Petition: https://bit.ly/33SXzak

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

Below are dog farms operating in Gangneung, South Korea:

Gangwon-do Gangneung Seongsan-myeon Naemel-gil 213
Gangwon-do Gangneung Sacheon-myeon Deokshilgol-gil 118
Gangwon-do Gangneung Gangdong-myeon Yulgok-ro 886
Gangwon-do Gangneung Sacheon-myeon Cheongsolgongwon-gil 373-20
Gangwon-do Gangneung Gangdong-myeon Araejangjakgol-gil 161

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 and immediate shutdown.

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 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, 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 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 facilities must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of 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.

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

강릉시에 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

전자청원: https://bit.ly/33SXzak

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

강원도 강릉시 성산면 내맬길 213
강원도 강릉시 사천면 덕실골길 118
강원도 강릉시 강동면 율곡로 886
강원도 강릉시 사천면 청솔공원길 373-20
강원도 강릉시 강동면 아래장작골길 161

위 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.

강릉시의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다. https://koreandogs.org/gangneung-dog-farms/

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

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. MAIRE MAGUINNESS
    MAIRE MAGUINNESSDecember 9,20

    Please please stop the cruel dog meat industry. These are companion animals and should be recognised as such.

  2. Veronika Meyer-Zietz
    Veronika Meyer-ZietzDecember 9,20

    Stop dogmeatfarms. Dogs are friends.

  3. meryll Green
    meryll GreenDecember 9,20

    change the mindset of your country it is at the moment very disturbed

  4. Dawn
    DawnDecember 13,20

    Until the south Korean people demand that these hell holes for animals be shut down, nothing will change. Obviously there is something seriously wrong/evil with the majority of south Koreans who permit this

  5. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováDecember 15,20

    Stop this suffering and abuse of all dogs and cats! help them please help !!

  6. D. Ross
    D. RossJune 10,21

    SHAME! Shame on your useless government to allow the horrific and illegal dog meat farms in South Korea. How can you allow the horrific and illegal dog meat farms to carry on with the horrific slaughter of beautiful dogs! The entire world is watching as you continue to allow this to happen. SHAME on Korea.

  7. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 10,21

    You the Korean Government should be prosecuting and imprisoning those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals. Dogs and Cats are not for human consumption. All around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals NOW. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is evil.End this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals NOW.

  8. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJune 13,21

    Have filed petition on E-People.

  9. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJune 13,21

    What a backward country and government, no morals, just like China.

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