Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, and markets.

Campaign updated on 8/18/2022.

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 Gyeongsangbuk-do, 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.

Chilseong Dog Meat Market in Daegu, South Korea

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gyeongsangbuk-do’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 1,205 Health Food Shops and 276 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gyeongsangbuk-do.

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 present in the vicinity of Gyeongsangbuk-do 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

Chilseong Dog Meat Market, South Korea. News1, 2019.7.9

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

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  1. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisFebruary 1,19

    L’indifferenza delle amministrazioni che non si impegnano a far rispettare la legge, li rende resposabili esattamente come coloro che praticsano questa barbara incivile crudeltà

  2. Thomas Schröder
    Thomas SchröderMay 17,19

    Stop that inhiman slaughtering of dogs ! What kind of civilisation are You ?

  3. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 23,20

    save all dogs and cats, stop the abuse and murder, help them please !!!

  4. T M
    T MJuly 24,20

    Thank you for all of the work you do toward ending this horror for the animals. Each small step we take individually adds up to a collective impact. I am sending emails and submitting petitions. Appreciate all of the detail you provide to assist with this process. It was a little confusing to me at first but I’ve figured it out and it is not as overwhelming as it first seemed. Bless you for your dedication and non stop commitment!

  5. Veronika Meyer-Zietz
    Veronika Meyer-ZietzJuly 25,20

    Stopp torture and killing of our best friends. Dogs are helping humans in many ways theredore we love them-. Stop abuse and murder.

  6. Sally Reeve
    Sally ReeveJanuary 21,21

    The world is outraged by your heathenous society

  7. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 17,21

    Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World they bring pleasure to people company and part of people’s families World wide. They were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. This has to stop NOW. Shut down these illegal farms Now.

  8. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJune 17,21

    Have filed petition on E-People.

  9. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 24,21

    You the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. Dogs and Cats should not be used for for human consumption. It is illegal you allowing them to be bred for human consumption. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not. Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World. They are treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. End this cruelty to animals NOW. It is illegal and barbaric. You the Korean Government use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals.

  10. Kateřina Orságová
    Kateřina OrságováJune 27,21

    please stop this terrible torture and suffering !!! they are living beings, they feel stress and pain just like humans !!! don’t let more horrors on them !!! help please !!!!!

  11. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveAugust 19,22

    Please please please shut down all legal and illegal dog and cat meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants. Cats and dogs are our family members! You would not eat your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter would you? Or would you? It is wicked, evil and barbaric. Please shut them all down now! PLEASE”!

  12. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenAugust 19,22

    Ette ole edes ihmisiä kun syötte toisten lemmikkejä, olette hirviöitä ! Hävetkää ja lopettakaa !!!

  13. Sue
    SueAugust 26,22


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