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South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety must stop the illegal dog meat industry!

Campaign updated on 10/9/2022.

Sharing from Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).

Slaughtered dog transported to the Seongnam Moran Dog Meat Market, South Korea. KARA.

👉 Click HERE to watch the video.😢

Early in the morning, on the side of Moran Market in Seongnam, the bodies of dogs are taken off the truck.

It is the carcass of dogs slaughtered at the Seulmoon-dong slaughterhouse in Goyang. The butcher caged the dogs he had bought at the auction houses, fixed their necks with a snare, electrocuted them in front of other dogs, and sold the body to Moran Market.

We have been tracking the whereabouts of the butchers and have seen dogs slaughtered in Seulmoon-dong taken to various markets and Bosintang(Bosintang is the name of ‘dog meat’ soup) restaurants.

The remaining 34 dogs and a mini-pig could have been rescued with the help of many citizens’ petitions, KARA’s on-site complaint, and Goyang City and Ilsan Police, but if not, they would have been killed and distributed as meat.

The 34 dogs rescued from the slaughterhouse were found to be three parvo-positive, ten corona-positive, and six heartworm-positive. Two of them, in particular, died within a day after being rescued, vomiting blood. The current reality in South Korea is that dogs in this condition are secretly slaughtered, distributed, and sold as food at the Bosintang restaurants.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is a government agency responsible for food safety in South Korea. In response to an official inquiry from KARA in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety confirmed that 📌 ‘dog meat does not meet the required classification for livestock and is not recognized as a food ingredient.’ However, they said, ‘since we have been eating dog meat for a long time due to our eating habits,’ it is difficult to ban the industry. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is therefore neglecting its duty to the public to continue allowing illegal dog carcasses to be distributed. (Related post: https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/10368)

Dogs are illegally traded and slaughtered in many auctions and slaughterhouses across the country. However, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is still not cracking down on the illegal industry.

The distribution, cooking, processing, and selling of dog meat, which is not classified as a food ingredient, is illegal under the Food Sanitation Act. The dereliction of duty by The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which is responsible for national hygiene and food safety, is simply unacceptable.

Only your participation in petitions can move the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to stop the nationwide dog meat trade!🙏

🔥 Filing complaints to The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety 👉 www.epeople.go.kr

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Call for Action

📝 Suggested message

South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety must stop Korea’s illegal dog meat industry!

Online Petition: https://chng.it/ZX6VR9rp
LCA/ALW testifies at S. Korea National Assembly against the dog meat trade: https://youtu.be/z3vbZ2z0Qjo

Dear Minister Oh Yu-Kyoung of Korea Food and Drug Safety,

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is a government agency responsible for food safety in South Korea. In response to an official inquiry from KARA in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety confirmed that ‘dog meat does not meet the required classification for livestock and is not recognized as a food ingredient.’ However, they said, ‘since we have been eating dog meat for a long time due to our eating habits,’ it is difficult to ban the industry. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is therefore neglecting its duty to the public by continuing to allow the distribution of illegal dog carcasses.

Dogs are illegally traded and slaughtered in many auctions and slaughterhouses across the country. However, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is still not cracking down on the illegal industry.

The distribution, cooking, processing, and selling of dog meat, which is not classified as a food ingredient, is illegal under the Food Sanitation Act. The dereliction of duty by The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which is responsible for national hygiene and food safety, is simply unacceptable. Source: https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/10368

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

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

식약처는 허가 받지 아니한 식품의 원료 유통과 조리 판매를 단속해 주시길 강력히 촉구합니다.

전자청원: https://chng.it/ZX6VR9rp
개식용 동물학대의 숨은 주범, 식약처의 역할을 엄중히 요구합니다! LCA/ALW 국회 증언: https://youtu.be/z3vbZ2z0Qjo

식품의약품안전처 오유경 처장님께 청원합니다.

현행 식품위생법과 식약처의 해석에 의하면 개고기는 명백히 식품의 원료가 아닙니다. 재래 개시장에서의 개 지육의 유통은 불결한 환경에서의 불법 도축, 전시과정에서의 오염으로 위해식품 등의 판매 금지 조항에 위배되며 병든 동물의 고기가 유통되지 않도록 점검할 방법 또한 없습니다. (식품위생법 제 4조 및 5조 위반).

보신탕집이나 개소주의 조리 판매에 있어서도 식품위생법 제 44조에 의거 검사를 받지 않은 축산물은 운반, 보관, 진열, 판매하거나 식품의 제조 가공에 사용할 수 없습니다.

따라서 식약처는 재래 개시장의 개 사체 지육 판매는 물론, 이를 원료로 가공 조리 판매하는 모든 영업장에서 허가 받지 아니한 원료를 이용한 판매 행위를 하지 아니하도록 단속 처벌하여야 합니다. 지금까지의 행정 무위를 돌아보시고 식품 안전을 위한 식약처의 역할을 다해 당장 단속에 나서 주시기 바랍니다.

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

– 근거 : 개식용 종식을 위한 법규 안내집(2016, 동물권행동 카라 발간 및 카라 질의에 따른 식약처 답변(1BA-1807-128825)

https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/10368

  • 👉 Click HERE to take actions urging Seongnam to shut down illegal dog meat industry.
Illegal dog slaughterhouse in Goyang, South Korea. https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/13911
  1. Jan Fischer
    Jan FischerJanuary 1,21

    Stop this barbaric- dogs are humans best friend

  2. Desiree Scheepers
    Desiree ScheepersJanuary 1,21

    GOD IS WATCHING YOU KINGS OF THE EAST GOD IS CLEAR THE WICKED WILL BE CAST INTO HELL AND ALL THE NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD
    DO NOT FEAR THE ONE WHO KILLS THE BODY BUT NOT THE SOUL BUT FEAR GOD THAT WILL DESTROY THE BODY AND THE SOUL IN HELL
    THESE ANIMALS HAVE PURE SOULS BUT YOU EVIL SAVAGES WITH YOUR SATANIC AND DEMONIC TRADITIONS ARE GOING TO FACE ETERNAL DAMNATION FOR YOUR DEMONIC ACTIONS TO GODS INNOCENT ANIMALS YOU ARE NOTHING BUT BARBARIC SAVAGES

  3. Robin
    RobinJanuary 1,21

    Bjr

  4. Jörg Gaiser
    Jörg GaiserJanuary 1,21

    Please, people, sign the e-petitions!!! It’s so important and so easy!

  5. Raquel
    RaquelJanuary 1,21

    E-petition sent.
    To know a dog is to know unconditional love. It is heartbreaking that these loyal creatures are suffering like this. They deserve to be treated with the same unwavering affection they give to mankind.
    Hope everyone has a happy, safe and healthy New Year!

  6. Joanne Mainiero
    Joanne MainieroJanuary 1,21

    SHUT THEM ALL DOWN.. THESE DOG DEATH CONCENTRATION CAMPS.. THE dungeon DUNGEON OF HORROR HELL .. SHUT THEM DOWN THESE BUTCHERS JAILED FOR LIFE.. THRU THEM INA CONCENTRATION CAMP … THE SMELL OF DEATH ……….

  7. Irene Leggett
    Irene LeggettJanuary 2,21

    ItsShame, shame, shame on these vile, sick, disgusting, psychotic masses…..may Karma visit them and repay them tenfold for these heinous atrocities.

  8. Carole Blaire
    Carole BlaireJanuary 2,21

    These poor animals all have the same sad look in their eyes even the puppies. This is a wicked trade and I hope and pray these countries see this and stop it. Its an accepted thing to do, so more eduction is needed for people to see its not, and the misery it causes. I will continue to sign these petitions and donate when i can.

  9. Dean Francois
    Dean FrancoisJanuary 2,21

    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.

  10. Carina Rizell
    Carina RizellJanuary 3,21

    Treat animals with respect and love They feel pain just like us 🙏😔

  11. Christine PHILLIPS
    Christine PHILLIPSJanuary 3,21

    Terrible barbaric cruelty boycott korean products and services

  12. Marta Hoyos
    Marta HoyosJanuary 4,21

    Estos monstruos merecen las peores torturas y castigos , Dios los está mirando, suspendan este horror ya.

  13. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisJanuary 4,21

    Firmate queste petizioni per aiutare questi poveri cani e gatti che subiscono questi maltrattamenti indicibili

  14. Tam winnie
    Tam winnieJanuary 6,21

    Please stop it!!

  15. Tam cat
    Tam catJanuary 6,21

    Please stop it!!

  16. Sally Reeve
    Sally ReeveMay 17,21

    Barbaric & evil

  17. Denise Gustafson
    Denise GustafsonJune 2,21

    SO SICKENING!! 😈 A-HOLES , SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR ALL OF THEM

  18. CaroleFraser
    CaroleFraserOctober 10,22

    Evil Vile SCUM you will reap what you soe God is watching the evil you are comitting their is a Special place you will enter when yo DIE Hell

  19. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisOctober 10,22

    Il destino che viene riservato a questi poveri cani e gatti in questo paese è il peggiore che si possa immaginare, orribile incredibile insensato

  20. Prish Hackman
    Prish HackmanOctober 11,22

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SAVE EVERYONE OF THESE PRECIOUS ANIMALS.
    May every perpetrator be damned and his souless being be removed in whatever way….no respect is even in question!
    I PRAY FOR THESE ANIMALS AS I DO FOR THE BEARS ON THE NOTORIOUS BILE FARMS. MAY EVERY ANIMAL BE SAVED TO FOREVER LIVE IN PEACE AND FREEDOM.

  21. Karen Lyons kalmenson
    Karen Lyons kalmensonOctober 19,22

    Friends not food

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