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

Gimpo Tongjin-eup Director Lee Du-Su

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 are 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 subjected 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.

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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 Food Shops” 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 Food Shops” 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 and around Gimpo.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Gimpo Tongjin-eup in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

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  1. Suzie Kovacs
    Suzie KovacsMay 2,19

    Please stop killing our angels on earth. Dogs saves lives and help the handicap, people suffering from depression and anxiety, PTSD, the blind, kid with autism and so much more. Dogs have the kindest hearts and souls. They were put on this earth to show us loyalty and unconditional love. God has created these magical creatures, canines, to help us go through life and to be by our side for comfort and security… please dogs ask for so little yet deserve so much…dogs are not food, they are our best friends…

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