Gapyeong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Gapyeong Mayor Kim Seong-Gi

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 Gapyeong, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gapyeong’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 Food Shops” 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: 50 Health Food Shops and 44 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gapyeong.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Gapyeong to supply all of 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. Jannina Jara
    Jannina JaraNovember 13,18

    I didn’t type anything where i was supposed to type my phone number when i emailed the Naju City Council members, i’m afraid i wouldn’t know what to do if i ever recieve a phone call since my english is not that good, sorry :c
    I still hope it helps. Thanks for your work <333

    • team teamNovember 14,18

      Thank you for taking action and being the voice for the poor Korean dogs and cats!!

  2. Cheryl Miller
    Cheryl MillerFebruary 5,21

    Stop this gross horrible sick act of torturing, killing and eating family pets, dogs and cats!!! This is so wrong and unhealthy!!

  3. Soraya Ciccarone
    Soraya CiccaroneFebruary 5,21

    Please stop this cruel and barbaric trade in dog meat farming

  4. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonFebruary 12,21

    This has got to stop NOW. The brutality of innocent Animals please stop this cruelty to animals

  5. Marilia Biscardi
    Marilia BiscardiSeptember 13,21


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