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

We want Geoje to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut down the illegal dog farms.

Photo: KARA. Yellow Dog.

Call for Action

Suggested message

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

Online Petition:

* 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 Geoje, South Korea:

Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Yangbaek-ri 650 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Cheongha-myeon Deokseong-ri 137-13 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Cheongha-myeon Gohyeon-ri 523 beonji oe 1 pilji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Shingwang-myeon Andeok-ri 894 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Geumjang-ri 165 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Namsong-ri 1024 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Namsong-ri 383 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Gigae-myeon Goji-ri 832-1 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Gigae-myeon Hwabong-ri 641 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Gigae-myeon Hwabong-ri 303 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Namsong-ri 1012 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Geoje Buk-gu Heunghae-eup Deokjang-ri San 67-2 beonji

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 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 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.

Our worldwide campaign urging your city to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress.

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

Suggested message in Korean:

거제시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.


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

경상남도 거제시 장목면 옥포대첩로 1454
경상남도 거제시 사등면 두동로1길 109
경상남도 거제시 둔덕면 청마로 745-5
경상남도 거제시 동부면 율포리 32-26
경상남도 거제시 동부면 율포3길 49-30
경상남도 거제시 동부면 부춘2길 27
경상남도 거제시 동부면 부춘1길 17-6
경상남도 거제시 동부면 거제중앙로 437-13
경상남도 거제시 남부면 남부해안로 177-1
경상남도 거제시 남부면 거제대로 211-17
경상남도 거제시 거제면 동상명진길 252
경상남도 거제시 거제면 동상명진길 115

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.

거제시의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 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. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováDecember 6,20


  2. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 5,21

    I ask you the Korean Government to end this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals Now. This has got to stop. It is illegal and barbaric what you are allowing to still go on in your Country. End this now. Enough is enough. These dogs and cats do not deserve a life of misery and torture. Do the right thing and end this now.

  3. Silvia
    SilviaJune 5,21

    Please finally put an end to this horror! My family, friends and I will never buy anything from South Korea again (KIA, Samsung etc.) as long as this horror exists. There are civilised countries. I hope many other people boycott South Korea too! I’m sorry, I know that there are also many good people in South Korea who stand up for animal welfare.
    But the international coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade has tarnished the image of South Korea. It is time to end this tragedy. Now.

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