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

We want Jincheon to respect and enforce the law, stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and immediately shut down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses.

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. KBS DIGITALNEWS LAB.


8/7/21: Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) and Watch Dog animal activists were blocked and prevented from leaving by a group of dog farmers from massive dog farm complex in Jincheon. Suspected approx. 6,000 dogs are imprisoned in these farms. https://www.facebook.com/CAREanimalKorea/videos/1040884759988549/

Call for Action

Suggested message

Request to Jincheon, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms and shut them all down immediately!

Online Petition: https://www.change.org/p/jincheon-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-farms

* Please respond to my petition in both English and Korean using Microsoft Word Document. Hancom word processor program is not used outside of Korea, and we cannot open Hancom’s .hwp file.

Below are dog farms operating in Jincheon, South Korea:

Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Gwanghaewon-myeon Wolseong-ri 215-37
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Deoksan-myeon Yongmong-ri 190-1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Munbaek-myeon Sayang-ri 631 oe 1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Munbaek-myeon Euntan-ri 194-1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Munbaek-myeon Euntan-ri 358
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Munbaek-myeon Jangwol-ri 64
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 289
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 291
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 424
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 774
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 775-1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 775-2
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 777-1 oe 3
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Nowon-ri 795
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Sagok-ri 622
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Sagok-ri 733
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Sagok-ri 734-3
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Sagok-ri 97-19 oe 1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Jungsan-ri 268
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Iwol-myeon Jungsan-ri San 46-1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Chopyeong-myeon Yonggi-ri 1-1
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Chopyeong-myeon Yonggi-ri 116-2
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Chopyeong-myeon Yonggi-ri 34-2
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Chopyeong-myeon Yonggi-ri 58
Chungcheongbuk-do Jincheon-gun Chopyeong-myeon Yonggi-ri 78

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 and immediate shutdown.

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 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 committed and 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, must be registered and authorized by the municipal 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 facilities must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge of 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.

Our worldwide campaign urging your city to shut down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses is in progress. https://koreandogs.org/Jincheon-dog-farms/

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and shut down all these illegal dog farms immediately!

Suggested message in Korean (Please include this in your petition.)

진천군에 불법 개농장, 개도살장 행정처분 시행과 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

전자청원: https://www.change.org/p/jincheon-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-farms

* 청원 답변은 한글과 영어로 마이크로소프트 워드 파일로 보내주시기 바랍니다. 한콤 .hwp파일은 외국에서는 사용하지않으며 오픈할수 없습니다.

충청북도 진천군 광혜원면 월성리 215-37
충청북도 진천군 덕산면 용몽리 190-1
충청북도 진천군 문백면 사양리 631 외 1
충청북도 진천군 문백면 은탄리 194-1
충청북도 진천군 문백면 은탄리 358
충청북도 진천군 문백면 장월리 64
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 289
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 291
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 424
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 774
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 775-1
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 775-2
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 777-1 외 3
충청북도 진천군 이월면 노원리 795
충청북도 진천군 이월면 사곡리 622
충청북도 진천군 이월면 사곡리 733
충청북도 진천군 이월면 사곡리 734-3
충청북도 진천군 이월면 사곡리 97-19 외 1
충청북도 진천군 이월면 중산리 268
충청북도 진천군 이월면 중산리 산46-1
충청북도 진천군 초평면 용기리 1-1
충청북도 진천군 초평면 용기리 116-2
충청북도 진천군 초평면 용기리 34-2
충청북도 진천군 초평면 용기리 58
충청북도 진천군 초평면 용기리 78

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인, 행정처분 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 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.

진천군의 불법 개농장과 도살장 폐쇄 청원 캠페인을 전세계적으로 진행하고 있습니다. https://koreandogs.org/jincheon-dog-farms/

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분, 및 즉각적인 폐쇄를 강력히 촉구합니다.

Click HERE to learn more about our e-People 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.

Photo: Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA).
  1. Mette Ring Bursche
    Mette Ring BurscheOctober 4,19

    STOP THIS TORTURE IMMEDIATELY!!

  2. Maria
    MariaNovember 19,20

    Stop ala tortura

  3. andree courand gueye
    andree courand gueyeNovember 19,20

    arrêtez immediatement mais il y a longtemps que ça devrait être fait, trop longtemps, même les animaux ne sont pas aussi cruels car c’est la tête qui va mal et seul l’homme est capable de telles atrocités, je ne peux comprendre

  4. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanNovember 23,20

    SOS

  5. Maria Grazia Colasanto
    Maria Grazia ColasantoMay 24,21

    Stooooppppp this cruelty

  6. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonMay 24,21

    What you are allowing to happen in your Country is illegal and barbaric and pure evil. You the Korean Government have the power to end this illegal act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals Now. What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not. Cats and dogs are domesticated and they bring pleasure to people all around they are treated with kindness and Respect there lives matter too. They are treated as part of people’s families. Cats and dogs were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. As the Korean Government you are allowing this illegal act of cruelty to go in your Country. All around the World every Country is fighting for justice for all these poor defenceless animals. You the Korean Government are doing nothing. We are living in the 21st century and this cruelty to animals has to stop NOW. We will keep fighting for the end of illegal farms Now. Because you the Korean Government have done nothing. Shame on you.

  7. Erika Weiss-Geissler
    Erika Weiss-GeisslerMay 24,21

    „Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen, wie sie ihre Tiere behandeln“- Gandhi

  8. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMay 28,21

    Filed petition on E-People.

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