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

Gwangju Chowol-eup Director Lee Nam-Kyun

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 Gwangju, there are countless 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: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: CARE. Dogs are fed dead cagemates in dog farm/slaughterhouse in Gwangju, South Korea.

Video: Dog farm in Gwangju, South Korea. Dogs are forced to eat their cagemates. CARE.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gwangju’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 dozens of 266 Health Food Shops and 144 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gwangju. 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 in the vicinity of Gwangju 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)

  1. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 27,21

    All around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. As the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is a way of life. What teaching them to be cruel and Brutal to Animals.
    Animals lives matter too. Cats and Dogs in your Country should be allowed to live with kindness dignity and respect. They were not put on this earth to be treated by killing them. All lives matter.
    We are living in the 21st century. What is going on. Those involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals. Should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. You hsve to end this now. Enough is enough. Use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. As the Korean Government you have the power to end this.

  2. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakMarch 27,21

    what is going on in your country ? and yet this trade is illegal so why it still lasts ? why the dogs and cats are so tortured in your country ? !! what happened in the period of Middle Age is over now , now we are in 21st century !! how can South Korea manage this horrible image of the FIRST EATEN DOG NATION around the whole world ? this trade is a vil behavior and absolutely disgusting !! what happens in SK is beyond all human understanding ! cruel and inhuman ! even the animals are not doing this what in SK the humans do to the dogs and cats !! horrible and unbelievable … that the human can act like that with the dogs and cats, but I see that in SK they can …

  3. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMarch 29,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

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