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

Jangseong Mayor Yoo Doo-Suk

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 Jangseong, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.

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A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Jangseong’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 Food Shops” 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: 156 Health Food Shops; and 24 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Jangseong.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Jangseong in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action

  • 👉 Click HERE to file petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or your own words.)
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  • Send emails to the Jangseong County Council members:
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  • Send letters:
    Mayor Yoo Doo-Suk
    Jangseong County
    200 Yeongcheon-ro, Jangseong-eup, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Postal Code 57219
    South Korea

    Mayor’s address in Korean:
    유두석 장성군수님
    (57219) 전라남도 장성군 장성읍 영천로 200
    South Korea

    Jangseong County Council
    200 Yeongcheon-ro, Jangseong-eup, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Postal Code 57219
    South Korea

    Jangseong County Council’s address in Korean:
    (57219) 전라남도 장성군 장성읍 영천로 200
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook pages:
    Jangseong Mayor
    Jeollanam-do Government
    Jeollanam-do Governor Kim Yung-Rok

    🇰🇷Click HERE for the Korean translation of the suggested message which you can then add to your letter.🇰🇷

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    Subject: Jangseong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Petition: Jangseong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Dear Mayor Yoo Doo-Suk and the Jangseong County Council members,

    Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea”

    We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your county. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

    Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

    Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

    Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

    The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

    The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

    The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

    The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publicly announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

    The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

    Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

    Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):

    The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (

    International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your county’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

    [Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. Linda Baverstock
    Linda BaverstockDecember 11,18

    We need more help to make Korea .abusing dogs killing dogs and cats for meat .we need more help in shutting down Restaurant.animal farms and so on .this is so wrong in what they are doing to theses dogs and cats for meat .I know they have to eat but not dogs or cats . I am trying to stop this by helping and signing the petitions every time I see it .in my heart .you have to save theses dogs and cats from abuse and people like this who think it’s ok to kill and eat theses dogs and and cats .take time out .look in the dogs eyes and see the pain and hurt you are doing .stop this right now .shut down all the bad stuff and let the dogs and cats to free please .

  2. Millicent Owen
    Millicent OwenDecember 11,18

    Please stop this horrible thing, these poor dogs only want someone to love them, not abuse them. This whole thing makes me sick to my stomach!!
    Please NO MORE!!

  3. Debra Marriott-Webster
    Debra Marriott-WebsterDecember 11,18

    In the name of humanity please stop this evil trade!

  4. Ann Marie Painchaud
    Ann Marie PainchaudDecember 11,18

    this has to stop the slaughter and torture of dogs and cats

  5. Pat Bowers
    Pat BowersDecember 11,18

    Cruel sadistic and horifying! Please have COMPASSION and stop eating and torturing these wonderful sentient beings.

  6. Bärbel Ernst
    Bärbel ErnstDecember 11,18

    if you don´t want us to call you barbarians then you have to stop this awfull and cruel torture of animals! It´s disgusting! No human needs to eat animals. Especialy in Asia there are so many resourses of vegetable food. I don´t understand how people can be so inhuman and ignorant about the pain and suffer of defenseless creatures.

  7. Carole Morbey
    Carole MorbeyDecember 12,18

    Inhuman cruelty to defenceless dogs and cats , people who commit these atrocities have no soul or feeling whatsoever , to hurt a living animal without emotion is sickening beyond belief . I hope the Korean government put an end too this vile practice. My heart goes out to all these unfortunate animals .

  8. Marina Gall
    Marina GallDecember 12,18

    Sent a message…

  9. Sinikka Soininen
    Sinikka SoininenDecember 12,18

    Stop torturing animals!

  10. Faith Collins
    Faith CollinsAugust 27,20

    Please be kind to our sentient animals who do so much for us and who love us all the time no matter how we are to them They protect us and our families against danger and will always stand by our side how can we be cruel to such wonderful creatureS They are the best friend anybody will ever have

  11. Derek Johnson
    Derek JohnsonAugust 27,20

    Please consider stop killing dogs and cats and they need to be loved by family

  12. David Velásquez
    David VelásquezAugust 28,20

    Stop the cruelty and trade of dogs

  13. Anne Marsh
    Anne MarshAugust 31,20

    The eyes of the world are upon you – STOP THIS CRUEL TRADE IN DOG AND CAT MEAT!

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