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

Gwangju Opo-eup Director Kwon Yong-Seok

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.

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

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. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanNovember 3,20


  2. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 27,21

    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. To allow this act of torture and brutality towards poor defenceless 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. What you are allowing to happen in your Country is illegal and you should use your Power to stop this now.
    Cats and Dogs are not food consumption.
    We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals has to stop.
    People who are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty.
    STOP this now. This is barbaric and disgusting what is happening in your Country. Use your Power to stop this.

  3. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMarch 28,21

    Signed petition on and filed petition on E-People.

  4. Marco Salvetti
    Marco SalvettiMay 11,21


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