Gimpo Haseong-myeon, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

Gimpo Haseong-myeon Director Min Seok-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 Gimpo, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been 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 subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Gimpo, South Korea’s dog meat farm and slaughterhouse.

Video: The horrible reality of dog meat farms that you don’t know.
KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) Dog farm in Gimpo, South Korea.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gimpo’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 Centers,” 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.”

Two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Centers,” 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”: 118 Dog Meat Restaurants and 137 Health Food Shops in the vicinity of Gimpo.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Gimpo Haseong-myeon to supply 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)

  1. Claudia Mandacen
    Claudia MandacenApril 30,21


  2. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongApril 30,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

  3. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonApril 30,21

    As the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Animals around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. End this cruelty to animals Now. They deserve to live a quality of life. There lives matter too. Stop this cruelty to animals Now.

  4. Maria Da Silva
    Maria Da SilvaApril 30,21

    This only shows how barbaric and uncivilized a country and most of its people are, not to mention heartless

  5. Irene Roos
    Irene RoosApril 30,21

    please shut it down!!!!

  6. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováMay 3,21

    please all good people, help and save these animals from cruel torture and killing !! help them please !!!!

  7. Pauline Collis
    Pauline CollisMay 20,21

    Why aren’t all governments around the globe making efforts to put an end to this heinous industry. The suffering endured by those poor innocent, helpless dogs is unthinkable and cruel beyond belief.

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