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[Urgent] Please help stop the meat dog farmer who is threatening to breed 1,000 dogs by performing vocal cord removal surgery on them!!!

This is translation of a campaign posted on the Busan Korea Alliance for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(Busan KAPCA)’s website on March 16, 2015.

[Urgent] Please help stop the meat dog farmer who is threatening to breed 1,000 dogs by performing vocal cord removal surgery on them!!!

There’s a large scale dog farm in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbukdo Province, South Korea.

Currently, about 600 dogs are being bred for human consumption on this dog farm. A high fence surrounds the property and inside are many rows of large vinyl houses completely covered with black shading net. This area where the dog farm exists is known as a ‘Livestock Breeding Restricted Area.’

Gimcheon Dog farm

Behind the dog farm several private homes are visible. There is a reservoir about 500m away and a park has been created for the local residents.

We asked the City of Gimcheon how this very large-scale dog farm continued to exist year after year in an area where livestock breeding is restricted and private homes are nearby.

This was the City of Gimcheon’s response:

“There was a septic system and at the initial inspection we confirmed the installation and all equipment conformed to the law. There have been no further inspections. It is not possible to take any administrative action because this dog farm was built before the area was designated as a “Livestock Breeding Restricted Area.“

An issue of greater concern is that this dog farm is attempting to expand its current operation by moving to a new location or build a branch farm at another location. An application for a building permit has already been submitted to the City of Gimcheon requesting approval to expand their operation at a nearby site.

Meanwhile, a petition, signed by the entire village where the dog farmer is planning his move except for the village head and three elderly hard-of-hearing women, was submitted to the City asking that the building permit be denied and no dog farm be built in their town.

Then, we have been informed that the dog farmer has declare that “if the petition citing concerns over noises from the dogs becomes a problem, he will perform vocal cord removal surgery on all 600 – 1,000 dogs on the farm.”

Despite the fact that the site for the new dog farm is as close as 600 meters from private residences, the City of Gimcheon states they cannot legally block the application for the dog farm building permit because the proposed farm is not within the 500 meters that would designate the location as a Livestock Breeding Restricted Area.

This dog farmer, who has been successfully operating a dog farm in a legally restricted area, is attempting to pull the same shameful dirty trick once again.

In Germany, the law prevents removal of a dog’s vocal cords.

The Korean Animal Protection Act in part declares that an animal must be allowed to maintain its natural behaviors. Laws are being amended one after another to prohibit animal cruelty such as castration and tail cropping, procedures that at one time were practiced regularly.

For dogs, barking is absolutely necessary for communication with other dogs and with humans; it is a very natural behavior. And this mere dog farmer is declaring to villagers and authorities alike that he personally will perpetrate this clear act of animal cruelty – vocal cord removal surgery – on all 600 – 1000 dogs? This meat dog farmer is mocking our nation’s laws and the level of consciousness of Korea’s citizens. What kind of big money is there to be made from the meat dog industry that he would not hesitate to commit such an act?

People like this farmer who are involved in our nation’s dog meat industry are disregarding animal protection laws, expertly maneuvering around administrative agencies by taking advantage of legal loopholes, and even ignoring civil complaints by village residents.

The public sentiment of the majority of our citizens who tolerate dog meat consumption and the horrific and cruel raised cage breeding has created this ‘National Animal Abuser’ who has declared that he will perform vocal cord removal surgery on more than 600 dogs.

Our incompetent Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has not only failed to control the dog meat consumption problem and the proliferation of illegal farms, they have actually been aiding and abetting them. Korea is stuck in the medieval era of darkness when it comes to the protection of animals, and local governments that have not taken any measures regarding these dog meat farms are responsible for bringing about this state of affairs.

When the reality is like this, it would be useless even if people gathered around the parks and hosted Companion Animal Festivals hundreds of times if the dog farm that forces vocal cord removal surgery on 600-1000 dogs and keep them captive in raised cages their entire lives just to eat their flesh is granted permit and allowed to expand.

We make the following requests of the City of Gimcheon and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

By violently and brutally repressing a dog’s natural form of communication for his own personal gain, this meat dog farmer is hurting those who love these animals, making a mockery of innocent local residents, and even endangering our national status. We ask please not turn this National Animal Abuser into an Officially Approved Animal Abuser.

The era of irresponsibility and inaction towards dog slaughter and dog meat consumption must come to an end and we ask the City and the Ministry to show us your willingness to address this very critical issue.

We make the following requests of the City of Gimcheon:

1. Please block the dog meat farm’s relocation permit.

2. As well as performing a facility inspection on the existing dog meat farm, please ensure that the farmer is not allowed to breed dogs or any other livestock animals within the Livestock Breeding Restriction Area.

3. In addition to the existing dog farm, thoroughly inspect all dog farms in Gimcheon for environmental damage and animal cruelty and announce your findings publicly.

4. Thoroughly investigate this dog farmer for animal cruelty. If the vocal cord removal surgeries are carried out, further investigate whether a veterinarian performed the surgery and publicly release your findings. Allow the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) and the Busan Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA) to observe investigations of all existing dog farms.

Request to the City of Gimcheon (Link in Korean)

We make the following requests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

1. Please introduce the amendment to the Animal Protection law or Companion Animal Protection Special Law to include the dog slaughter prohibition and implement it as quickly as possible.

2. Please block the development of new dog farms and expansion of existing dog farms even if it is before laws can be established that prohibit such farms by conducting a survey of dog farms scattered throughout the country and testing dogs for diseases. Please show us that our nation is willing to control the slaughter of dogs.

3. During visits to farms to inspect the slaughter of livestock animals, obtain data regarding nearby dog farms and close them down first.

Request to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Link in Korean)

Korea Animal Rights Advocates/Busan Korea Alliance for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  1. aidan o carroll
    aidan o carrollMarch 23,15

    Please make this stop.

    • darla britton
      darla brittonMarch 24,15

      JUST STOP THIS CRAP. IT IS GETTING TOO MUCH. SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE SIGNING PETITIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT OR OTHER AUTHORITIES TO STOP THE ABUSE OF ANIMALS. IF A HUMAN CHILD WHERE TO BE HIT, THE AUTHORITIES STEP IN IMMEDIATELY. WHY NOT FOR THESE ANIMAL CHILDREN.?

      • Jill
        JillMarch 25,15

        That’s the problem in Korea. Child abuse is very common as well. No one steps in because “making waves” is hugely taboo. Best of luck in getting anything done with this problem. Korea is not a proactive country. It’s retroactive. Unless something causes the international shame of Korea, it’s very likely that nothing will happen. As a foreigner who has lived in Korea for almost a decade, this is what I have observed.

      • Salome
        SalomeMarch 28,15

        I completely agree with you Darla; animals are children too. This world is a complete and utter madhouse: in fact, there is more sanity in madhouses these days, than there is in the outside world. Terrible!!!

    • Isabel Vanover
      Isabel VanoverApril 7,15

      THEY HAVE SHAMED THEMSELVES AND HAVE A NEW LEVEL IN THEIR CULTURE! THIS IS LOW ANYWAY YOU SEE IT!

    • Anne Grice
      Anne GriceJuly 19,15

      Your current dog meat trade is barbaric, ruthless and has no place in a civilised society. Dog and cat meat is subsistence food used in dark days of wars and famine but for South Korea to continue to feed on the meat of dogs & cats by committing the worst sadistic torture on them to add value to make nonsensical claims of mythical cures to add value to the meat is criminal, morally reprehensible and distasteful for a civilised world! Now for politicians to support the sadistic dog meat farmers to increase this trade and to mutilate the vocal cords of dogs to lessen noise in so shocking and is beyond human disgust and an insult to all humans and animals on this planet! Dog meat farmers have shown strong psychopathic and sociopathic behaviours and their cruelty to dogs & cats amounts to crimes against humanity. These are criminally insane people who desperately needs psychiatric help not encouragement from politicians to continue with their barbaric crimes against dogs & cats. South Korea has the worst record of confronting cruelty to dogs & cats in a shameful industry for for food and you are disrespected by normal decent human beings!~

  2. Tanya
    TanyaMarch 24,15

    This is barbaric, the world has no respect for people who harm the vulnerable and make them suffer. If you harm others the karma you create will bring you so much suffering!

  3. Dianne braley
    Dianne braleyMarch 24,15

    Please stop

  4. Terry Spirer
    Terry SpirerMarch 24,15

    THIS IS WRONG

  5. lisa tedeschi
    lisa tedeschiMarch 24,15

    Cruel!

  6. sharron jones
    sharron jonesMarch 24,15

    disgusting!

  7. vera lie
    vera lieMarch 24,15

    DOGS ARE NOT FOOD!!

  8. Beatrix Sehr
    Beatrix SehrMarch 24,15

    Dogs are not food!

  9. mar vlan
    mar vlanMarch 24,15

    It’s ashame for civilized people to be so cruel

  10. Van phan
    Van phanMarch 24,15

    Enough already!!!!!!

  11. Sharon Kirk
    Sharon KirkMarch 24,15

    Dogs are not food! This man’s farm must be inspected and closed down immediately before he has a chance to perform vocal cord surgery on these poor dogs. He should be prosecuted for his many acts of cruelty to the animals in his “care”. The dog meat and fur trade in South Korea must be banned and then totally dismantled.

  12. Giuliana Gemetto
    Giuliana GemettoMarch 24,15

    Simili MOSTRI vanno fermati ad ogni costo!!!!!!

  13. andrei gabriela
    andrei gabrielaMarch 24,15

    Stop!!!

  14. Bettina Zech
    Bettina ZechMarch 24,15

    I am disgusted. These people deserve to suffer the same!

  15. Aslihan Turmus
    Aslihan TurmusMarch 24,15

    Stop this inhuman act

  16. silvia dascalu
    silvia dascaluMarch 24,15

    pls stop

  17. Colin Christopher
    Colin ChristopherMarch 24,15

    This is absolutely disgusting these people are animals ! Why not breed cows or pigs? Dogs are a mans best friend not a meal!

  18. Deborah Macpherson
    Deborah MacphersonMarch 24,15

    There aren’t any words that can accurately describe how wrong this is.

  19. Jeferson
    JefersonMarch 24,15

    STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. gabriella perotto
    gabriella perottoMarch 24,15

    STOP THIS CRUELTY !!!! DOGS and CATS ARE HUMANS FRIENDS !!! DO NOT BREED THEM FOR MEAT CONSUMPTION !!!

  21. Judith Smith
    Judith SmithMarch 24,15

    in the name of humanity stop this cruelty

  22. Edurne González Arrugaeta
    Edurne González ArrugaetaMarch 24,15

    Mientras los seres humanos sigan utilizando la crueldad y masacrando a los animales!
    Reinará en la tierra la guerra, el sufrimiento y la escasez económica!
    Se matarán los unos a los otros! porqué no reside en ellos, ni el respeto, ni el compromiso, ni el amor por la vida!!
    El que siembra dolor, crueldad y muerte! Jamás podrá cosechar, alegría, paz,opulencia económica, amor, ni salud!!
    Quien es cruel con los animales, no puede llamarse ser humano y mucho menos ser buena persona!!
    No son merecedores de ser llamados seres humanos ni tan siquiera pre-humanos!!
    Un animal jamas se venga del castigo que le aplica su dueño!!
    Te lo dan todo!! Siempre están contigo! Jamas te abandonan!! Estés triste o contento, siempre están ahí!! Ellos si son merecedores de llamarse animales superiores!!
    Es lamentable! pero el ser humano ha hecho de la Tierra un verdadero infierno para todos los animales!!!
    Un animal desde que nace hasta que muere, no tiene voz! Por eso todos nosotros somos sus voces!!!
    Los animales están para evolucionar, para ser respetados, cuidados, amados y para ofrecerles una calidad de vida!!
    Cuanto más conozco a las personas más asco me dan!!!

  23. Andrea Enders
    Andrea EndersMarch 24,15

    This is beyond cruel and CANNOT HAPPEN!

  24. Darlene Handley
    Darlene HandleyMarch 24,15

    thank YOU Korea Animal Rights Advocates/Busan Korea Alliance for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for caring! This is absolutely appalling~ I try to sign every petition – but I know more is needed to be done.

  25. Ella
    EllaMarch 24,15

    this is so so wrong,all animals have a right TOO LIFE

    • Marina
      MarinaMarch 24,15

      What the heck is happening with humans? In fact, are they humans? Stop these barbaric acts against innocent beings! “Perform” these killings on people who deserve to die: killers, rapists, you name it! Animals are left on this earth for a reason! Damn sick minds!

  26. SHEILA ROBBINS
    SHEILA ROBBINSMarch 24,15

    Thinking we need to boycott all s. korea products period. Then maybe this will stop!

  27. sheila parris
    sheila parrisMarch 25,15

    In the name of God. .STOP!!

  28. Beate Stein
    Beate SteinMarch 25,15

    IT is only horrible!!!
    Stop IT !
    Please help Them !!!

  29. Sandra Matthiessen
    Sandra MatthiessenMarch 25,15

    stop this cruelty now!

  30. Jane Calladine
    Jane CalladineMarch 25,15

    STOP THIS NOW, pure savages. Dogs are family pets, not food chain. As for the cruelty involved, these countries are so behind the times, they are backwards morally and humanely

  31. Julie Bennett
    Julie BennettMarch 25,15

    No ! To dog meat. Only savages eat these poor animals

  32. Beate Vossen
    Beate VossenMarch 25,15

    Kein Hundefleisch und Qual

  33. Inge Nielsen
    Inge NielsenMarch 25,15

    Please stop this NOW…Help the dogs..

  34. Di Griffiths (Mrs)
    Di Griffiths (Mrs)March 25,15

    If abusing children and mutilating and torturing animals is not seen as shameful in Korea then lets inform them that to the rest of the world it is shameful and retrograde. The Korean government wants to be seen as progressive, let them begin by being humane.

  35. Mary F Hall
    Mary F HallMarch 25,15

    PLEASE STOP KILLING OUR PETS. GOD MADE THESE ANIMALS AS COMPANION ANIMALS FOR US TO ENOY AS THEY GRAVITATE TO US AND WE TO THEM FOR COMFORT AND LOVE. THEY ARE HEALING TO US WHEN WE ARE LOST AND HUMANS ARE VACANT IN OUR LIVES. THEY TRULY ARE MEANT TO BE HUMAN COMPANIONS NOT SLAUGHTERED AND TORTURED. PLEASE BEGIN TO SAVE THE PUPS AND KITTIES FOR WHAT WAS MEANT FOR THEIR LIVES TO BE IN COMPLEMENT TO OURS. I AM BEGGING ALL OF THE POWERS THAT BE IN YOUR COUNTRY TO PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON THESE LITTLE INNOCENT CREATURES THAT WE NEED TO PROTECT AND LOVE….AS THEY GIVE US SO MUCH UNCONDITIONALLY. PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU ON MY KNEES WITH SO MANY TEARS AND PAIN IN MY HEART FOR ALL THE LIVES LOST IN THE WORLD OF OUR LITTLE FUR ANGELS THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES JUST FOR BEING BORN.

  36. maureen man
    maureen manMarch 25,15

    You are not a civilised country, need to go forward not backwards, the world is watching your evil, tortue ways towards these living creatures.Nature will pay you back ! Believe me

  37. Courtney
    CourtneyMarch 25,15

    Disgusting despicable that you allow this.

  38. Melanie Bradley
    Melanie BradleyMarch 25,15

    This excuse for a person must be stopped.

  39. Zakrovsky
    ZakrovskyMarch 26,15

    I have been so many times in Korea, how can people 2015 still eat theire best friends the dogs? What you gona eat next – your little children? And you want to be a civilated modern country???!!! Kidding?!

  40. julie herbert
    julie herbertMarch 26,15

    For gods sake !

  41. Juan Herrera
    Juan HerreraMarch 26,15

    Let’s find them and do the same 2 these Assholes. Poor little ones.

  42. Heidi
    HeidiMarch 27,15

    This kind of treatment to these animals needs to stop now.

  43. Rose Patterson
    Rose PattersonMarch 27,15

    I wish South Korea would Stop all of this animal cruelty

  44. Rose Patterson
    Rose PattersonMarch 27,15

    STOP all the dog hanging and cruelty two all the Animals from pets farm and wildlife animals

  45. maikoikegaya
    maikoikegayaMarch 27,15

    stop

  46. Monika Thielert
    Monika ThielertMarch 27,15

    This cruelty must be stopped just now!

  47. Fernando Aisa Lafuente
    Fernando Aisa LafuenteMarch 27,15

    It’ s horrible!!!!

  48. Patricia Saconi
    Patricia SaconiMarch 27,15

    Should be possible to modify dog’s DNA with some added poison component to be activated as soon as it reach into the human stomach?
    Something in the dog meat that kills the sick people that eat them?
    Should be possible to put into a cage, without food, the sick cruel and stupid people?

  49. karen langlois
    karen langloisMarch 27,15

    Prove that Koreans ARE NOT BARBARIANS by moving to protect the animals kept as well as those destined to be consumed as FOOD!! This is DEPLORABLE to a good majority of the world, including MANY KOREANS, especially the young adults of today! You cannot allow people to ABUSE animals and expect them to raise decent caring FUTURE GENERATIONS!!

  50. Enza Alessi
    Enza AlessiMarch 31,15

    “Meat” is the worst food for humans…. go vegan and you will improve your health and live longer !

  51. Marietta W Alfaro
    Marietta W AlfaroApril 6,15

    What happened to humans’ emotional, spiritual and intellectual “evolution” over thousands of years?
    What S.Korea (along with China) shows to the world by utmost cruelties and abuse of animals who are being considered our companions, pets and who so often also save our lives, is the image of “devolution” of a compassionate ideal into a detached acceptance of spiteful primitivism.

  52. Anastasia Azizova
    Anastasia AzizovaJuly 18,15

    Bloodthirsty primitive creatures!

  53. Zelia mares
    Zelia maresJuly 19,15

    Animals aren’t just pets but they are families to a lot of people! When I am older, I am going to make sure I help rescue them and provide them a home!

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