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

Campaign updated 8/22/2022.

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 Gyeongsangnam-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.

Video: Watchdog shuts down slaughterhouses in Sacheon where dogs suffer for up to two and a half minutes in excruciating agony after being electrocuted.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gyeongsangnam-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 hundreds of “Health Centers” and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Gyeongsangnam-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 Gyeongsangnam-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

Video: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

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

  1. sonna hosta
    sonna hostaDecember 28,18

    These inhumane meat farms must stop! What kind of country does this? VERY uncivilized!!

  2. Debbie Tong
    Debbie TongDecember 28,18

    The illegal dog meat trade in South Korea is a tragedy for innocent animal who are truly men and women’s friends and loyal protectors. There are many ways to eat protein that do not involve torture and pain for sentient beings. This use of dogs is a terrible situation that must be protested by caring people. For without humans to protect them, the dogs do not have a chance to be treated with respect and will continue to be treated like objects This is morally wrong and what goes around will come around .

  3. Rosemarie Purdy
    Rosemarie PurdyDecember 28,18

    I am writing to you as your beautiful country has a long history of culture – which is respected throughout the world. The traditional of breeding animals particularly ‘ Cats & Dogs ‘ isn’t necessary in these times because alternative food is plentyful and more varied. The conditions that the animals are breed in and looked after is barbaric and cruel, the animals suffer horrific deaths. They are living creatures too , just like you and me . If you want your country to once again be remembered for its history and not its brutality then the practice of eating ‘ Cats and Dogs ‘ must stop. My families and friends enjoy travelling but will continue to boycott your country until something is done.

  4. eileen daly
    eileen dalyDecember 28,18

    4I despise the horrendis discusting ways that they torture and slaughter animals. These poor dogs and cats beautiful caring loving animals who suffer such horrendis pain and suffering. This has to STOP NOW!!!

  5. Isabelle
    IsabelleDecember 28,18

    This is why I would never buy a Korean made vehicle or anything made in Korea, until they change this.

    DANIEL KALDERONDecember 28,18


  7. Thomas Schröder
    Thomas SchröderMay 17,19

    Stop the slaughtering of dogs and cats. what kind of civilisation are you ?

  8. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 23,20

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

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

    Dogs are our bestt friends. Stop abuse and murder. Kepp them lieke a friend and family member. Dont eat doggmeat.

  10. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisAugust 8,20

    Fermare questa mattanza deve essere un dovere delle istituzioni, questa è civiltà

  11. Fabienne
    FabienneJuly 6,21

    Mais quel genre de personne peut faire de tel actes ?
    Arrêtez ces ces actes ignobles , ces crimes
    Il faut évoluer ! nous sommes en 2021 !
    Arrêtez cez tortures !
    vos actes vous poursuivrons
    Cessez dès maintenant , sauvez ces animaux ! vous ne le regretterez pas
    et vous sauverez vos âmes !

  12. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 6,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now. What you are allowing to happen in your Country is illegal and barbaric. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. They were not put on this earth to for human consumption. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals NOW.

  13. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenAugust 23,22

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

  14. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisOctober 7,22

    E’ una strage insopportabile, dove avete il cuore?

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