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Goyang, South Korea, Shut down illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, and markets.

Campaign updated on 9/4/2022.

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 Goyang, there are numerous 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: Wire cages full of filth, a corpse with split stomach at an illegal dog farm in Goyang. KBS News, 5/4/2020.

Video: Dog Farm in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Goyang’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”.

The searches resulted in hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Goyang.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Goyang 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.

Call for Action

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  1. Edith
    EdithAugust 26,18

    Walgelijk

  2. Victor Hoffmann
    Victor HoffmannJune 30,20

    STOP YOUR BARBARIC, SUBHUMAN TREATMENT OF DOGS AND CATS NOW!

  3. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJune 30,20

    please help!! save these dogs and cats! Help !!

  4. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 23,21

    This is illegal and barbaric and those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. In other Countries around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as part of there families. They are pets to people all around the World.
    This is Murder. It has to end NOW.

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