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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.

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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 and around 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 and around Gwangju in order 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

  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.

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