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

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 are 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 subjected 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 Food Shops” 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: 266 Health Food Shops and 144 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gwangju. Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Gwangju 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: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

  1. Martha
    MarthaJuly 13,19

    Stop this abhorrent and cruel homicide!!

  2. Sherry DeVine
    Sherry DeVineJuly 23,19

    I am horrified how the Korean people torture and kill “Man’s Best Friend”, the dog. I have had dogs my whole life. They are sensitive, loving, faithful animals that were domesticated by sophisticated cultures over thousands of years to be companion animals to man, NOT FOOD. But not in places like South Korea and China where they are first horrible tortured then killed. It is appalling what the South Koreans do to dogs AND cats. It’s time for this brutality to stop. Be a kind country, and end the practice of torturing and killing dogs.

  3. valenti
    valentiMarch 16,20

    Stop this barbaric behavior!

    in 2020 these atrocities must stop!!

  4. Eleanor McElroy
    Eleanor McElroyDecember 30,20

    Dogs are the most helpful animals for humankind.they guide the blind help the deaf search for lost souls herd sheep.i could go on.disgusting to treat them this way.

  5. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 27,21

    We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals in your Country is still going on. Shut these illegal farms Now.
    What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not and those involved should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. All around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. You as the Korean Government have the power to end this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. This is barbaric and disgusting what you are allowing
    To still go on in your Country. Do the right thing and end this now. All lives matter. Cats and dogs are pets world wide.
    You must stop this. It is illegal what you are allowing to happen in your Country. Are you not the Politicians that are in charge. Do the right thing. End this now. It is wrong. Use your Power.

  6. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMarch 29,21

    Have filed petition on E-People.

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