Gyeonggi-do’s response to our e-People petition
Application No.: 1AA-2008-0001501
Application Date: 2020-08-01
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
Civil Petition Results
organization in charge GYEONGGI PROVINCE 경기도
staff in charge 오희성
processing date 2020-08-23
1. Hello. This is answer to the civil petition you have filed through e-People.
2. Your civil petition is understood to be about “a request for closure of facilities, such as open farms, slaughterhouses, etc.”
3. The answer to your request is as follows.
A. Public Welfare Special Judicial Police Division (Special Police Officer) of Gyeonggi Province is conducting investigagion on illegal animal-related activities, such as animal abuse in dog farms and in slaughter facilities throughout the year, so if you find any evidence of animal abuse, please report it to the Special Judicial Police Group Report Center (https://www.gg.go.kr/gg_special_cop/gg_special_cop-call).
B. Also, related laws such as the Animal Protection Act, the Livestock Act, and the Wastes Control Act should be amended to prepare a legal ban on dog meat. We will also try to revise the bill in Gyeonggi-do as soon as possible and thoroughly implement the administrative measures accordingly.
4. Thank you for your interest in animal protection, and if you need further explanation on your answer, please contact the animal protection division of Gyeonggi Province (☏031-8030-4414). Thank you.