Gyeongju, South Korea, Shut down illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants.

Campaign updated on 11/15/2022.

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 Gyeongju, 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: Gyeongju Angang Market, South Korea. Jang Seung-Yeon.

Dog meat markets with onsite slaughter facilities left are Daegu Chilseong Market and Gyeongju Angang Market. Gyeonghyang News, 7/4/19. (도축시설 있는 개 시장, 이제 ‘대구 칠성’ ‘경주 안강’ 남았다)

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gyeongju’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 hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gyeongju.

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 Gyeongju 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)

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE)

  1. Vera Melo
    Vera MeloOctober 6,18


  2. Marla J.
    Marla J.October 6,18

    Good God people… Have you no heart for the acts you commit on another living creature? Shame Shame Shame on those who run and tolerate this barbaric act!

  3. Brian Price
    Brian PriceOctober 6,18

    I am writing to let you all know how disgusted I am only with the way these poor animals (cats & dogs) are being so cruelly treated. It is completely and utterly abhorrent to make any creature live in fear and in such vile conditions. Please please please do something to end this inhumane practice.

  4. Lesley Grant
    Lesley GrantOctober 8,18

    I am totally appalled at the disgusting and barbaric torturing of these poor creatures.PLEASE PLEASE THIS Torture Must STOP

  5. Bärbel Ernst
    Bärbel ErnstDecember 1,18

    Animals feel pain like humans. Stop torturing animals. It´s not right at all

  6. Alison Latham
    Alison LathamJuly 26,20

    How can human beings do this?

  7. S.D Parker
    S.D ParkerJuly 26,20

    This is absolutely barbaric evil act, upon all dogs and cats and any other animals. It is 2020 , you are so advanced in technology, but I am sorry to say you are still in the dark ages neanderthals, slaughtering innocent beautiful animals, stop it now.

  8. Karen Anne Badenhorst
    Karen Anne BadenhorstJuly 26,20

    Your actions towards these animals confirms your barbarism. Shame on you!!!

  9. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 27,20

    please help, save all these dogs and cats !! help them !!

  10. Arlette VIER
    Arlette VIERAugust 18,20


  11. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonAugust 18,21

    We must shut down these illegal farms Now.
    It is illegal and barbaric and those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused and used for for human consumption. We must end this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals.

  12. Sheila Glover
    Sheila GloverNovember 24,22

    What kind of ‘civilisation’ tolerates such unspeakable cruelty? What kind of government allows this obscenity to take place? Are these people devoid of any soul or spirit? Shame on the authorities who allow this vile and filthy behaviour. I will not buy any Korean product, or visit this country as long as this cruelty is tolerated.

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