Gumi, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Gumi 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.

Call for Action

📝 Suggested message

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

Online Petition:

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

Below are dog farms operating in Gumi, South Korea:

Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Sandong-myeon Bongsan-ri 249-1
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Goa-eup Hanggok-ri 153
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Okseong-myeon Sanchon-ri 811 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Seonsan-eup Posang-ri 983-1 985-1 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Seonsan-eup Bongnam-ri 154 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Seonsan-eup Posang-ri 991-2 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Seonsan-eup Posang-ri 1005-1 beonji
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Mueul-myeon Mui-ri 501-1 (Animal breeding facility)
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Okseong-myeon Nongso-ri 536-1 beonji (Animal breeding facility)
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Okseong-myeon Deokchon-ri 852-30 beonji (Animal breeding facility)
Gyeongsangbuk-do Gumi Seonsan-eup Bonggok-ri 446-4 beonji (Animal breeding facility)

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to the 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 per Articles 17 and 18 of the Act. 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 and 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 per 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 per Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures per Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste violate Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures per 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.

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.)

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


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

경상북도 구미시 산동면 봉산리 249-1 (200명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 고아읍 항곡리 153 (50명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 옥성면 산촌리 811번지 (400명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 선산읍 포상리 983-1, 985-1번지 (35명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 선산읍 봉남리 154번지 (250명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 선산읍 포상리 991-2번지 (270명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 선산읍 포상리 1005-1번지 (33명 도사견)
경상북도 구미시 무을면 무이리 501-1 (동물생산업이 허가중)
경상북도 구미시 옥성면 농소리 536-1번지 (동물생산업이 허가중)
경상북도 구미시 옥성면 덕촌리 852-30 (동물생산업이 허가중)
경상북도 구미시 선산읍 봉곡리 446-4번지 (동물생산업이 허가중)

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.

구미시의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다.

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. james taylor
    james taylorNovember 19,19

    HORRENDOUS CRUELTY and must be punishable by international law as this amounts to extremely deprived and mentally unstable CRIMINAL minds and need very harsh prison sentences for many long arduous years to rid themselves of this international crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Marilyn COLLINS
    Marilyn COLLINSDecember 3,20

    From the pictures I’ve seen your country and people are totally despicable. Ban this disgusting inhumane behaviour and educate your people.

  3. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováDecember 4,20

    PLEASE!! help and save all these dogs and cats !! stop torture and killing !! help! they are living beings just like humans! help!

  4. Miranda Caylus
    Miranda CaylusDecember 4,20

    I hope that there is a judgement day, and that the barbaric, cruel, vile and truly evil Dog meat trade farmers, butchers and all those who eat the Dogs suffer for what they inflict on beautiful and innocent creatures. What type of Government allows such brutality towards animals? Shame on the cesspit countries that are South Korea, China and all other participating countries. The modern world’s Government’s should stop dealing with you. ***SHOW YOUR CONTEMPT FOR THE COUNTRIES THAT ALLOW THE DOG MEAT TRADE TO CONTINUE BY NOT BUYING ANYTHING FROM THEM*** CHECK THE LABELS. IF A PRODUCT STATES THAT IT IS MADE IN CHINA, OR SOUTH KOREA, THEN PUT IT BACK. HIT THOSE GOVERNMENTS FINANCIALLY -WHERE IT HURTS!!!***

  5. Fabienne
    FabienneJune 3,21

    Méprisable ! On ne doit plus rien acheter de ces pays là !

  6. Rolf
    RolfJune 5,21

    I don’t see why we eat any meat… all these animals are precious and only want to live. I hope things change. This is heartbreaking knowing this happens when we lay our heads down to sleep at night. There are animals and people suffering all over

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