KARA: Please help KARA save the dogs at the dog farms in Paju.

Sharing for Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).

Dogs at the dog farm in Paju City are disappearing. Before more dogs disappear, we are filing complaints with the City of Paju so that the local government will begin the emergency rescue process of the abused animals.

On September 17, 2019, two ‘edible dog’ farms were found near the pig farm where the first ASF outbreak occurred. The quarantine authorities did not even know of the existence of the dog farms, and both farms were excluded from quarantine even though they were feeding dogs the same food waste they fed to the pigs. In response to the ASF outbreak, the government temporarily banned giving food waste to pigs but no measure was implemented to nearby dog farms.

KARA revisited the sites of the two farms on Friday, the 11th, while the civil campaign calling for the emergency rescue was in progress.

At KARA’s last visit of Yeondasan-dong farm, there were five dogs but on Friday there were only two left; they were both a poor mess, eagerly wagging their tails at us. Several dog leashes and identification tags were found at the farm. In Odo-dong farm there were only about 10 dogs left in the cages, and they were still feeding food waste to them.

KARA confirmed that the dogs were disappearing from the dog farm and immediately visited the department in charge in Paju to protest strongly, but they expressed disapproval of the emergency rescue measures. They were very passive in protecting neglected animals at the dog farms.

A Paju city official visited the site of two farms in the morning of the same day, and said he was not sure if the animals were abused and that a confirmation from a veterinarian was necessary. In particular, the head of the department in charge insisted that the emergency rescue of the abused animals could not be imposed due to ownership.

After KARA’s continued persuasion, the city of Paju has decided to identify the animals remaining in the two farms and check on whether the owners of the dog farms would give up ownership, but we are worried if the dogs left at the site will be safely handed over.
In order to prevent further sacrifices and to safely rescue all the animals currently at the site, Paju’s emergency rescue measure is needed as soon as possible. We desperately need many citizens’ complaints so that Paju City take action!

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    Suggested message

    Subject: Please save the dogs at the dog farms in Yeondasan-dong and Odo-dong, Paju.

    Dear Mayor Choi Jong-Hwan and the Paju City Council members,

    Please immediately take possession of the abused dogs remaining at the dog farms located at Yeondasan-dong and Odo-dong in Paju city so that they can be rescued. These dog farms are not only illegally transporting food wastes and feeding them to animals, causing them to become a vector of virus transmission, they are a hotbed of animal cruelty, where dogs in illegal facilities are neglected and traded. We request that the city of Paju immediately close down these two dog farms and take emergency measures to remove abused dogs from these farms.

    [Your Name & City/Country]

    Suggested message in Korean

    파주시 연다산동 및 오도동 개농장에 남은 동물들의 구조를 위해 피학대동물 긴급격리조치를 속히 내려주십시오. 이 개농장들은 음식물폐기물을 불법으로 이동시키고 동물들에게까지 급여하여 바이러스 전염의 매개체가 되는 것은 물론, 반려견을 불법 시설에 방치하고 거래하는 동물학대의 온상인 곳입니다. 파주시는 두 개농장에 대해 즉각 폐쇄 및 해당 개농장 개들에 대한 피학대동물 긴급격리조치를 내려주시기 바랍니다.

[❗긴급민원액션] 파주시 개농장에 남은 개들을 살릴 수 있도록 도와주세요🙏⠀파주시 개농장 남은 개들이 사라지고 있습니다. 개들이 더 사라지기 전에, 파주시 앞으로 두 개농장에 방치된 '피학대동물 긴급격리 조치'…

Posted by 동물권행동 카라 on Monday, September 14, 2020

  1. Veronika Meyer-Zietz
    Veronika Meyer-ZietzSeptember 18,20

    stopp that horror,dogs are friends

  2. Alba
    AlbaSeptember 19,20

    did u save them ? don t wait longer because this people kill don t waiting for you to rescue dogs!

  3. Susi Müller-Orlowski
    Susi Müller-OrlowskiSeptember 19,20

    Please save all dogs! Don’t wait to rescue them because otherwise they maybe kill them! Please answer if you could save ALL the poor dogs! Do you search for the dogs which disappeared? What’s with the dog from which you found leashes and identification tags? Please answer!

    JANE NASHSeptember 19,20

    I have just emailed the council about this. It sounds like they are dragging their heels about letting the dogs go for some bizarre reason -coming up with excuses of why the dogs cannot be released. Please keep trying. You do a marvellous job. I cannot look at the faces of these dogs- they are so sad and would make amazing pets for someone. So brutal and obstinate these Korean council representatives. Always in favour of the dog meat abusers.

  5. carola
    carolaSeptember 20,20

    I sent the email.please do the same it costs only one minute

  6. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisSeptember 25,20

    Quello che succede in questo paese è orribile e raccapricciante, i cani sono i veri e fedeli amici dell’uomo e non meritano quella fine tanto dolorosa, grazie alla associazione KARA che fa tutto il possibile per aiutare queste creature innocenti

  7. Maria
    MariaSeptember 27,20

    Insisting on the virus danfer can lead to a panic total kill order, as it was with pigs. I hope you understand what you are doing.

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