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

Sharing for Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA).


Early in the morning, on the side of Moran Market in Seongnam, 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 the dogs 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’ petition, 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 that is responsible for the safety of food in South Korea. In response to an official inquiry from KARA in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety made it clear 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 are therefore neglecting their duty to the public in continuing to allow the distribution of illegal dog carcasses. (Related post https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/10368)

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

The distribution, cooking, processing, and selling of dog meat, which is not classified as a food ingredient, is clearly 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 on petitions can move the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to stop the nationwide dog meat trade!🙏

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  • 👉 Click HERE to file a petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or use your own words.)
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Suggested message

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

Online Petition: http://bit.ly/3aXwGWX

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is a government agency that is responsible for the safety of food in South Korea. In response to an official inquiry from KARA in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety made it clear 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 are therefore neglecting their duty to the public in continuing to allow the distribution of illegal dog carcasses.

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

The distribution, cooking, processing, and selling of dog meat, which is not classified as a food ingredient, is clearly 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

Suggested message in Korean

(Please include this in your petition)
식약처는 허가 받지 아니한 식품의 원료 유통과 조리 판매를 단속해 주십시오.
전자청원: http://bit.ly/3aXwGWX

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

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