Incheon Seo-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

Incheon Seo-gu Mayor Lee Jae-Hyeon

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 Incheon Seo-gu District, 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.

Photo: CARE and Watchdog. Dog farm complex in Incheon Seo-gu District.

Below are more livestream videos from CARE investigating dog farms in a village in Incheon Seo-gu district:

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon Seo-gu’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 dozens of 66 Health Food Shops and 125 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Incheon Seo-gu.

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 Incheon Seo-gu 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

  1. Helena Maleňáková
    Helena MaleňákováOctober 14,20


  2. John Farnan
    John FarnanOctober 14,20

    S&S. Show compassion and empathy for suffering dogs by banning the atrocity that is the dog meat trade. Enough of this morally filthy trade in the death of humans most loving and loyal companion animal, the dog. Offer retraining for the individuals and groups involved in this cruel ‘business’. The cultural defence is not an acceptable excuse. Show some will and end this barbarous practice of the dog meat trade!

  3. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMarch 11,21

    The Korean goverment have the power to end this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals to innocent and helpless Animals
    We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals is still going on. Have you not learnt nothing. To allow this suffering to continue. You as a goverment should be ashamed of yourselves.

  4. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMarch 22,21

    Have filed petition on E-People. Everyone please do the same.

  5. ruth preston
    ruth prestonAugust 23,21

    it is too horrible to contemplate why people do this….stop ….close it …stop for God’s sake stop

  6. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonAugust 23,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now. 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.

  7. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováSeptember 9,21

    please help for dogs and cats !!! please help !

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