Geoje City Council responds

We received the below response from Geoje City Council regarding our campaign/petition: Geoje, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. Click HERE to see our campaign.

Below is the translation.

Geoje City Council

1. We wish progress to your organization.
2. Regarding your organization’s petition, below is our response based on the Korea National Police Agency’s response on April 25, 2018 to the e-people petition.

Currently in our country, there are no laws regarding the sale of dog meat. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 2 states that, “The term ‘livestock’ means cattle, horses, sheep (including goats such as rock goats), swine (including raised wild boars), chickens, ducks, and other animals prescribed by Presidential Decree, as animals for food”.

The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Enforcement Ordinance, Article 2 (Scope of Livestock) states that “Animals prescribed by Presidential Decree” means Deer, Rabbits, Turkeys, Geese, Quails, Pheasants, and Donkeys. Therefore, under the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, dogs are not classified as livestock.

Because dogs are not subject to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act which governs punishment of illegal slaughter, dog slaughterhouses are not required to obtain permits or registration, nor are there currently laws to punish anyone for slaughtering dogs or failing to document the date of slaughter.

However, the Animal Protection Act, Waste Control Act and River Act can all be used to punish the act of killing dogs by bludgeoning, disposing of dog carcasses illegally, or disposing of dog blood and wastes into the river or sewer.

We feel that any examination of the issue of dog meat consumption must take into consideration the sentiments of all of our citizens and the condition of our society. Going forward, in cases where there are specific violations of the law, our city council will pay more attention to ensure the city takes the necessary actions.

We do not agree with the position of the Geoje City Council as the dog and cat meat industry violates many Korean laws. It is the responsibility of their government to effectively enforce all laws. However, despite their position, we can definitively state that our campaign is a success; Geoje is now aware that people from around the world are watching their cruel industry.

Click HERE to learn more about the illegality of the dog meat trade. Let’s keep up the pressure on the Korean government to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade!

Thank you, Tina for sending the letters on behalf of!

  1. Dallas E.
    Dallas E.December 13,18

    Hope your country rots in hell, will never visit.

    • Sharon Miville
      Sharon MivilleDecember 14,18

      This is a truly horrible and barbaric practice and I believe you will be judged on this practice when you “pass on” — if you “came back” as a dog in your country, how would you feel then? Also, if you raise the dogs for meat (which you do) then why doesn’t the law also apply to dogs since they appear to be “livestock” being raised for food? The other animals you mention are also raised for food and are considered as livestock but the dogs are not which seems unfair.

    LYN MCDONALDDecember 13,18

    Disgusting, these people have no soul……..I would NEVER EVER VISIT THEIR BLOODY COUNTRIES…..

  3. Monika Baumann
    Monika BaumannDecember 13,18

    They are God’s Creatures.
    And we shall not kill and hurt, but show compassion and care.
    Our life is short also, let us take the chance, do good, stop the violence (‘God is Love’) and support the vegan lifestyle.
    He is the beginning and the end, one day we will die also.

  4. ann
    annDecember 13,18

    dogs are not food and the horrendous acts in which you kill them for slaught amounts to barbarism

  5. Sofia Jensen
    Sofia JensenDecember 13,18

    Please stop this for good.
    Sofia Jensen

  6. Kaisa Kähönen
    Kaisa KähönenDecember 13,18

    Stop dog/cat meat trade!!!!they are friends not food

  7. Jas
    JasDecember 13,18

    SHAME !!!

  8. Tracy Light
    Tracy LightDecember 14,18

    It makes me feel physically sick.. Where on earth is this country’s compassion.. Please just stop this truly vile practice.

  9. Silvia luzzini
    Silvia luzziniDecember 15,18

    Mother Nature created dogs to be the human’s best friends……unfortunately she also created the Koreans….you don’t deserve being called humans if you keep on torturing and slaughtering our best friends according to the barbaric and medieval standards I saw in many photos and films! I’ve also read all of this is carried out because….aphrodisiac. Ok, never heard about viagra, guys? Wake up and have a look at the calender: third millennium!!!

  10. Mia Hellstroem
    Mia HellstroemDecember 15,18

    To feel compassion for our fellow co-inhabitants in the world requires a soul. That is the HUMAN WAY! South koreans says dogs and cats doesn’t have a soul, therefore it’s ok to sadisticly torture them in the most hellish ways. Guess what? The only ones here that doesn’t have a soul are you!

  11. Mia Hellstroem
    Mia HellstroemDecember 15,18

    Any country participating and accepting this fiendish sadistic torture of animals has not only lost face but also breached the conduct of humanity!

  12. martina wall
    martina wallDecember 17,18

    those who are responsible for such horrific evil, torture murder, you know who you are. you wont get away with it. I wont stop until justice is served. you are the lowest of the low.

  13. K Trenholm
    K TrenholmDecember 18,18

    The animal torture & killing like that ibn South Korea defines a country. They may have big electronic companies & such but they are in essence a barbaric cruel nation. Those views will never change unless this evilness has stopped.

  14. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisDecember 24,18

    Le istituzioni di questo paese sono anche loro responsabili di questo orribile massacro fingono di vedere e non fanno rispettare le leggi

  15. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisDecember 24,18

    Spero che molto presto questo paese cambi le sue orribili tradizioni

  16. Elena Levina
    Elena LevinaApril 28,19

    Stop the bloody murder of dogs and cats Now!

  17. Pamela
    PamelaSeptember 11,20

    Please stop the horrific practice!

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