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

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: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

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 Sau-dong 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. David Velásquez
    David VelásquezOctober 30,20

    This cruelty of dogs and cats in south korea must be stopped.

  2. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanNovember 3,20


  3. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 22,21

    As the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this cruelty to animals they deserve to be treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter. What are you teaching your children and future generations. They are our future and they need to understand that cats and dogs in all over countries around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals has to stop NOW. Dogs and Cats are not for human consumption. They deserve to live with quality of life. Prosecute those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals. You as the Korean Government have the power to end this now. Please stop this and do the right thing. Show the World you are not going to let this happen anymore. All lives matter. Cats and dogs are domesticated and they should not be treated in this barbaric and cruelty way. Make the change now. We are now 2021. Stop the suffering of these poor helpless Animals.

  4. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongApril 2,21

    South Korea has the Jindo dog, a National Treasure prized for its loyalty and homing instinct. Yet Korea still has this barbaric practice of TORTURE AND EATING OF DOGS ! How can this be continuing in the 21st century? Korean people, please speak out against this terrible trade.

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