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

Campaign updated on 11/8/2022.

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 Gunsan, 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: Dog Meat Industry in Gunsan, South Korea.

Dog meat farm in Iksan and Gunsan area, South Korea. ARK119.
Photo: The Korea Observer. Documentary: The Dog Meat Professional – South Korea.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gunsan’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 Gunsan.

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 present in the vicinity of Gunsan 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)

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

Photo: The Korea Observer.
  1. Olja
    OljaOctober 7,18

    So cruel people! Its horrible!

  2. Ashley
    AshleyOctober 19,18

    People who support this crime against animals make me fucking sick. Burn in hell.



  4. Annie Flores Ramos
    Annie Flores RamosOctober 26,18


  5. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováAugust 3,20

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

  6. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonFebruary 3,21

    Please stop this cruelty to innocent Animals.
    The time now is to take action. To stop this brutality.

  7. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováFebruary 3,21

    Stop all suffering, torture and killing !!! Help all the dogs and cats and save them !! help!

  8. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMay 29,21

    You the Korean Government should end this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. It is illegal and barbaric and pure evil. That you are allowing to still go in in your Country. Shut down these illegal farms Now. All 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. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. You the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. They deserve to live a quality of life. End this now. Shut down these illegal farms Now. It is illegal and barbaric.

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