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

Campaign updated on 8/26/2022.

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 Incheon, 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.

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

Dog farm in Incheon, South Korea.

Video: Incheon Ganghwado Dog Farm

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon’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 Incheon.

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 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: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  1. Patricia Stanley
    Patricia StanleyAugust 8,18

    Is the korean government going to allows this disgusting inhumane savages pigs to continue to kill cats and dogs for their imaginary magic medicine and eating these animals that we love and are our pets. wake up and do something you are hated by the world mostly because of this horrible abuse and cruielty.

    • Sheelagh Challenger
      Sheelagh ChallengerFebruary 4,19

      These depraved, deranged, unevolved and vile acts of torture and cruelty upon sentient animals in South Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam and other countries must stop in a 21st century world. It is 2019, not medieval times for goodness sake. Utter shame on these unevolved countries, their governments and people for acting in a medieval way!!!

  2. eva danielova
    eva danielovaSeptember 1,18

    Vaše země je plná krásných míst a tradic,Vaše výrobky se prodávají po celém světě.Pes a kočka a zvíře je trpící a cítící bytost,které si zaslouží náš soucit a respekt.Nedovolte tuto krutost a zakažte prosím tuto zvrácenost v zemi tak bohaté.

  3. Charmaine Settle
    Charmaine SettleSeptember 2,18

    STOP the inhumanity! You will suffer for your misdeeds!

    DURDUXSeptember 10,18

    Arrêtons d acheter Kia Samsung LG etc….

  5. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisNovember 24,18

    For thousands of years man has bred dogs to be man’s loyal companion. What kind of barbaric ignorant people would do this to them? I or my family will not purchase anything made in South Korea or China as in Kia, Hyundai, LG, Samsung and others as long as dogs are treated in this way. If it’s made in an evil backward dog eating country don’t buy it. There are plenty of other more civilized nations.

  6. Sandra Amici
    Sandra AmiciApril 25,19

    It is pure evil to harm innocent animals!!! Stop this practice now and teach your people respect and compassion for animals!!! Animals are our companions on this earth, the harm we inflict on animals and the planet will hurt humans!!!

  7. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJune 21,20

    please help, all dogs and cats, they are living beings, they feel like us humans. Please help, save them!

  8. Lesley Rae
    Lesley RaeJune 21,20

    Please help all dogs and cats, they are pets, sentient creatures like all animals, It’s barbaric torture. Shut down all farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

  9. Carina Rizell
    Carina RizellOctober 18,20

    Dogs and vars has femlings and should be treated with love and respect. Mans best friend.

  10. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 16,21

    We must stop the brutal murder of defenceless animals.
    It is illegal and barbaric. All around the World we are fighting for the end of this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals in your Country.

  11. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 16,21

    Dogs and Cats are not for human consumption. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals NOW. All around the World people treat Dogs and Cats as there pets at home these Animals bring joy and happiness to families World wide. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is illegal and barbaric. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Shame on you the Korean Government.

  12. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJuly 17,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

  13. Beis Roxane
    Beis RoxaneAugust 28,22


  14. Ana Gvozden
    Ana GvozdenAugust 30,22

    Filed petition, sent e mails… here’s hoping we can change this

  15. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenSeptember 3,22

    Lopettakaa tuo kauheus, ei kissoja ja koiria syödä, ne ovat lemmikkejä ja niitä rakastetaan !!! Lopettakaa tuo !!!

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