Icheon, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

Icheon has not responded to our official Korean government petition (epeople) regarding the numerous dog farms still in operation. We want Icheon to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut them down.

Photo: One of countless dog farms in Icheon, South Korea. Empathy for Life.

Request to Icheon, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms.

Below are dog farms operating in Icheon, South Korea (more to be added to this list):

  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Daewol-myeon Daedae-ri 22
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Majang-myeon Jakchon-ri 332 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Moga-myeon Dumi-ri 411-17
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Moga-myeon Shingal-ri 347 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Moga-myeon Eonong-ri 816-5 oe 2
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Baeksa-myeon Shindae-ri 417 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Bubal-eup Sujeong-ri 450-8
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Bubal-eup Jukdang-ri 553
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Geumdang-ri 179-2 oe 2
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Daejuk-ri 818-2
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Songgae-ri 873 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Susan-ri 449-3
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Shinpil-ri 342-4 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 192-1 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 197 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 209
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 209-1 oe 2
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 475-1 oe 2
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 48-1 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Jangneung-ri 813-3
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Seolseong-myeon Haengjuk-ri 652 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Yul-myeon Godang-ri 13-38
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Yul-myeon Godang-ri 176-1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Yul-myeon Oseong-ri 607-1 oe 1
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon Janghowon-eup Daeseo-ri 515-16

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures!

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to the Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is being committed and then report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities and must be registered and authorized by the municipality government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facility must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and prevent recurrence!

Click HERE to learn more about our epeople petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Video: Terrible reality of South Korea’s dog farms. Animal Rescue 119.

KARA’s petition letter in Korean:

이천시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.

  • 경기도 이천시 대월면 대대리 22
  • 경기도 이천시 마장면 작촌리 332 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 모가면 두미리 411-17
  • 경기도 이천시 모가면 신갈리 347 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 모가면 어농리 816-5 외 2
  • 경기도 이천시 백사면 신대리 417 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 부발읍 수정리 450-8
  • 경기도 이천시 부발읍 죽당리 553
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 금당리 179-2 외 2
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 대죽리 818-2
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 송계리 873 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 수산리 449-3
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 신필리 342-4 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 192-1 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 197 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 209
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 209-1 외 2
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 475-1 외 2
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 48-1 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 장능리 813-3
  • 경기도 이천시 설성면 행죽리 652 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 율면 고당리 13-38
  • 경기도 이천시 율면 고당리 176-1
  • 경기도 이천시 율면 오성리 607-1 외 1
  • 경기도 이천시 장호원읍 대서리 515-16

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인 및 행정처분을 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 촉구합니다!

  1. Lunte Natalie
    Lunte NatalieSeptember 11,19

    Boycott Korea!!!! You as a government ignoring your own peoples, since you have chosen to ignore the requests, I choose not to buy anything that comes from out of your country or anywhere else that supports this kind of barbaric treatment on all animals especially companion animals such as dogs and cats. I work in Law Enforcement and I vow to get the word out aloud to everyone that lives on this planet globally. In our country, we have laws that protect animals such as these that you have chosen to ignore to enforce laws. We arrests people like you and they do serve jail time.

  2. Carole Sheehan
    Carole SheehanSeptember 12,19

    This is an outrageous way for any animal or human to die… Obviously Satan’s worst infliction of cruelty and those who are complying will face the judgement, and punishment at the end of their miserable existence at the end of their reign! God have mercy on their souls.

  3. Lesley Grant
    Lesley GrantSeptember 14,19

    These poor animals should not have to suffer like this. They are in a living hell from the minute they are born. Poor souls.

  4. Susan cooper
    Susan cooperSeptember 14,19

    Disgusting cruelty ,boycott you’re country shame on you all for allowing this!

  5. Monika Malecka
    Monika MaleckaSeptember 14,19

    Please stop it

  6. Fiona dow
    Fiona dowSeptember 14,19

    How any country allow such atrocious treatment of such magnificent animals is beyond me.

  7. Eve Glover
    Eve GloverSeptember 14,19

    Please stop this atrocity!! This is so evil & sick! Dogs are such sweet & kind animals – they are our family & best friends. Please stop killing them!! People around the world know about this & we are sickened & horrified by your country!

  8. Christine Schneebeli
    Christine SchneebeliSeptember 14,19

    dogs are my best friends so: leave them alone and don’t kill them !

  9. Judith
    JudithSeptember 15,19

    These people must be morons!!!Vegetables are a better use of resources, eating animals is stupidly inefficient, wasteful & cruel!!!

  10. MS
    MSSeptember 22,19

    This is beyond depraved cruelty — NO DECENT RESPECTABLE society would EVER tolerate such unconscionable torture to Animals.

  11. Miriam Moran
    Miriam MoranSeptember 27,19

    Jamás visitaría ese país diabolico

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