Call for Action: Shut down the illegal “Meat Dog” auction house in Gimpo!

[Update August 22, 2019] Illegal “Meat Dog” auction house in Gimpo is shutting down!

Animal Rescue 119 (ARK119) and Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) reported on August 22, that they have succeeded in shutting down the illegal “Meat Dog” auction house in Gimpo. They will be gathering at the auction house site on August 28 (Wednesday) at 1:00 pm to observe silence for the countless victims of this place, a cage demolition performance, and the actual demolition of the cages by forklift. The address for this auction house is Geumpa-ro 378-bungi 19, Gochon-eup, Gimpo.

Thank you, ARK119, ALW, and all the Korean activists involved and all of our supporters who have taken action to help bring this victory!

Video: Animal Rescue 119.

Response from Gimpo:

경기도 김포시 고촌읍
김은아 contact +82-031-980-2262
2019-08-28 16:07:20
1. 안녕하십니까? 귀하께서 신청하신 민원에 대한 검토 결과를 다음과 같이 알려드립니다.
2. 귀하의 민원내용은 “농지를 목적대로 이용하지 않는 것”에 관한 것으로 판단됩니다.
3. 귀하의 질의사항에 대한 검토 결과를 다음과 같이 알려드립니다.
가. 현장확인 결과 김포시 고촌읍 향산리 454번지는 농지를 개 경매장으로 이용한 것이 확인되어 농지법 제34조 및 행정절차법 제21조에 따라 원상회복 사전통지를 한 상태이며, 기일 내에 원상회복 되지 않을 시 행정조치 예정임을 알려드립니다.
더 궁금한 사항이나 추가 설명이 필요한 경우 고촌읍 김은아 주무관(031-980-5278)에게 문의하여 주시기 바랍니다.
4. 귀하의 질문에 만족스러운 답변이 되었기를 바라며, 답변 내용에 대한 추가 설명이 필요한 경우 해당 부서로 연락주시면 친절히 안내해 드리도록 하겠습니다. 끝.

Shut down this awful dog auction site, where bidders bid for dogs such as jindos (one of the Korea’s national treasures), golden retrievers, labradors etc., while their cage mates watch on in horror as the humans try to out bid each other for their meat. This is an example of how horrific humans can be to our best friends. Let’s take action now to close this auction for good!

Below is a translation of the JTBC report on July 1, 2019:

Dog auction while the dogs are yelping…even the companion dogs are sold for meat.
Ahead of Boknal, JTBC cameras captured the scene of buying and selling dogs for meat without distinguishing between ‘meat dogs’ and ‘companion dogs’.

There were dogs such as Jindos, which are Korea’s national treasure, and dogs that look like Golden Retrievers which are companion dogs. Choi Kyu-Jin reports on the condition of the ‘meat dog auction house’.

A vehicle carrying a metal wire cage enters a warehouse.
Inside the warehouse, there are about 200 dogs inside the cages. This is an illegal “meat dog” auction site in Gimpo (Gyeonggi-do Province).

[Auctioneer: How can I help you? (I came to buy dogs.) Ok. Take a look around.]

The auction begins with the sound of a whistle blowing. Bargaining takes place as buyers jab at crying dogs with a stick. Instead of calling the dogs by their names, they are called by the price.

[Auctioneer: White dog! White dog! Start from 1 million won. 15,000 won! 28,000 won! 30,000 won!]

Auctions are held 3 times a week; 200 dogs from all over the country are brought here. In addition to Dosa dogs, which are commonly used for meat in Korea because of their size, there are also dogs like Golden Retrievers and Jindo dogs, which are Korea’s national treasures. This is illegal under the Animal Protection Act.

[Im Yeong-Ki / Animal Rescue 119 Director: They had the dogs divided by breeds. There’s no such thing as inspections done here. Only sales are taking place.]

The dogs that are not sold wait inside the cage, an empty food bowl beside them, for the next auction day. Some of the dogs inside the cage have injuries, while others are suspected of having skin diseases.

[Lee Ji-Yeon / Animal Liberation Wave Co-Director: The companion dogs and “meat dogs” are not treated differently at all at the auction house. From here, the dogs are sent to the illegal dog slaughterhouses scattered all around the country.]

Most of these meat dog auction houses are illegal but cracking down on them is not easy. That is because under current law, only companion dog sales require a license.

Video: Animal Liberation Wave.

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  1. Erin Kennedy
    Erin KennedyAugust 17,19

    Shut All These Hellholes Down!Boycott All Korean Goods Until It is Done!!!

  2. Una Molyneux
    Una MolyneuxAugust 18,19

    We need to declare war on Korea. They are violating every International law on aninal welfare, health and safety and causing enormous distress to both animals and animal lovers. They must be shut down. They will turn on people next with their relentless lust for inflicting intolerable cruelty.

  3. Susan Siniard
    Susan SiniardAugust 18,19

    Shut these hellholes down now!

    • Cynthia mann
      Cynthia mannAugust 23,19


  4. Mad Kav
    Mad KavAugust 23,19

    This activity is barbaric and evil, shit this hellhole down, action needs to be taken to end such suffering of dogs

  5. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisAugust 23,19

    For thousands of years man has bred dogs to be man’s loyal companion. What kind of barbaric ignorant people would do this to them? I or my family will not purchase anything made in South Korea or China as in Kia, Hyundai, LG, Samsung and others as long as dogs are treated in this way. If it’s made in an evil backward dog eating country don’t buy it. There are plenty of other more civilized nations.

  6. ms
    msAugust 25,19

    TORTURE is NOT CULTURE — SHAME on you COWARDS for cruelly abusing & slaughtering Dogs & Cats, when so MUCH FOOD is already available.

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