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Goryeong-gun, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Goryeong-gun to respect and enforce the law, stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and immediately shut down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses.

Photos: Massive dog farm in Goryeong, South Korea. Kyo-hee Kang https://www.facebook.com/sexykhdeer/posts/1620540731419784

Call for Action

Suggested message

Request to Goryeong-gun, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms and shut them all down immediately!

Online Petition: https://bit.ly/33YRtW2

* Please respond to my petition in both English and Korean language using the Microsoft Word Document. The Hancom word processor program is not used outside of Korea and we cannot open Hancom’s .hwp file.

Below are dog farms operating in Goryeong-gun, South Korea:

Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Daegaya-eup Sotjil-gil 33
Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Ssangrim-myeon Yulpyeong-ro 767-1
Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Daegaya-eup Naesang-gil 4-44
Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Daegaya-eup Naesang-gil 4-42
Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Unsu-myeon Daegaya-ro 1908-20
Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Ugok-myeon Yangdongdanji-gil 160

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures and immediate shutdown.

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is committed and report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities, must be registered and authorized by the municipal government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facilities must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

Our worldwide campaign urging your city to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress. https://koreandogs.org/goryeong-dog-farms/

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and shut down all these illegal dog farms immediately!

Suggested message in Korean (Please include this in your petition.)

고령군에 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

전자청원: https://bit.ly/33YRtW2

* 청원 답변은 한글과 영어로 마이크로소프트 워드 파일로 보내주시기 바랍니다. 한콤 .hwp파일은 외국에서는 사용하지않으며 오픈할수 없습니다.

경상북도 고령군 대가야읍 솥질길 33
경상북도 고령군 쌍림면 율평로 767-1
경상북도 고령군 대가야읍 내상길 4-44
경상북도 고령군 대가야읍 내상길 4-42
경상북도 고령군 운수면 대가야로 1908-20
경상북도 고령군 우곡면 양돈단지길 160

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인, 행정처분 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

고령군의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다. https://koreandogs.org/goryeong-dog-farms/

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분, 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

Click HERE to learn more about our e-People petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. KBS DIGITALNEWS LAB.

  1. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakDecember 28,19

    over across the whole world this country is and will be as the most cruel country against dogs and cats !!

  2. Wendy Bartolini
    Wendy BartoliniDecember 28,19

    End the suffering

  3. Kari mbarek
    Kari mbarekDecember 28,19

    This cruelty must end

  4. Esther Khoo
    Esther KhooDecember 28,19

    Please Stop DCMT now.

  5. tina
    tinaDecember 29,19

    outrageous and unacceptable

  6. Linda
    LindaJanuary 14,20

    STOP THIS WICKED EVIL SICKENING CRUELTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Pauline Collins
    Pauline CollinsJanuary 31,20

    Sick society!! Absolutely no compassion whatsoever for voiceless, innocent and helpless animals.

  8. Iris Tervala
    Iris TervalaJune 5,20

    BOYCOTT KOREA AND IT’S PRODUCTS FOREVER.

  9. Gail Taraschuk
    Gail TaraschukDecember 13,20

    These Asian countries are messed up in the mind. They eat anything and everything…even pets ! What can we expect from a country the forces women to have there feet bound and crippled . Or what they do or might still do to female babies because they want boys instead. Wack jobs !

  10. Victoria G
    Victoria GDecember 13,20

    Stop this cruel and inhuman act on these animals

  11. Colin Kidner
    Colin KidnerDecember 13,20

    Please stop this selfish and cruel behaviour

  12. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováDecember 15,20

    Stop this suffering and abuse of all dogs and cats! help them, please save them !! help!

  13. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJune 11,21

    Sick society!! Absolutely no compassion whatsoever for voiceless, innocent and helpless animals.

  14. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJune 12,21

    It is shameful and horrifying that Korea has the Jindo dog, considered a National Treasure, yet Korean people eat dogs and treat dogs in this terrible way. Please support KARA and speak out against this Korean barbaric ways.

  15. Jane Farrell
    Jane FarrellJune 12,21

    This dog farm is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures! Stop unhumane torture of innocent animals. i

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