Gwangju (Gyeonggi-do), South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Gwangju Mayor Shin Dong-Hun

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.


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: 285 Health Food Shops; and 161 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 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. Ginette Gaudet
    Ginette GaudetJune 30,20


  2. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJune 30,20

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

  3. Jann
    JannJuly 3,20

    Please stop abusing and hurting these animals again. Stop

  4. Penny E Skaff
    Penny E SkaffJuly 8,20

    Please put an end to the dog and cat meat industry. It is cruel and inhumane. It is heartbreaking.

  5. Pamela
    PamelaSeptember 11,20

    Please stop this horrific practice!

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