Naju’s response to our e-People petition asking to shut down their dog farms 10/6/2021

Application No.: 1AA-2109-2450666
Application Date: 2021-09-21
Jeollanam-do Special Judicial Police Team: We strongly request that the illegal dog farm in Naju be investigated for animal cruelty, inspection and all illegal matters.
전라남도 특별사법경찰단: 나주시에 있는 불법 개농장에 대해 동물학대 행위, 점검과 모든 불법적인사항에 대한 수사를 해주시기를 강력히 요청합니다.

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Civil Petition Results
organization in charge 전라남도
staff in charge 최효성
contact 061-339-7604
processing date 2021-10-06
result 국민신문고 민원(1AA-2109-2227491) 외 3건에 대하여 다음과 같이 답변하고자 합니다.

1. 안녕하십니까? 귀하께서 국민신문고에 신청하신 민원(1AA-2109-2227491) 외 3건에 대한 축산과 및 관련 부서 법률 검토결과를 다음과 같이 안내해드립니다.

2. 귀하의 민원내용은 “불법개농장 및 판매업소 조치요청”에 관한 것으로 이해(또는 판단) 됩니다.

3. 귀하의 질의사항에 대해 검토한 의견은 다음과 같습니다.
가. 축산과
1) 「동물보호법」 제8조제1항4호 위반여부
– 해당 조항은 동물학대 금지 관련 내용으로써 식용을 위한 도축 불법여부 확인에 적용하는 것은 다소 어려움이 있습니다. 식용을 금지하는 관련법이 제정될 시 위반여부 확인 및 처벌이 가능할 것으로 판단됩니다.

2) 「동물보호법」 제8조1항1호 및 제10조 위반여부
– 축산물위생관리법 상 가축의 도살방법 중 전살법이 존재하나 가축에 개가 포함되지 않아 도축방법에 대해 불법여부를 확인하기가 어렵습니다. 다만, 다른 개들이 보고 있는 환경에서 도축이 이루어질 시 이는 명백한 동물학대에 해당됩니다. 또한 고통을 최소화 할 수 있는 방법을 사용하지 않고 지속적인 고통을 줄 시 동물의 도살방법에 위반된다는 말씀을 드립니다.
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End date 2021-10-07 23:59:59

1. How are you? We are informing you of the results of the livestock and related department’s legal review of the complaints (1AA-2108-0601822) you have filed with the e-People petition as follows:
2. Your complaints are understood (or judged) to be about “Request for action at illegal dog farms and retailers”.
3. Your comments on your questions are as follows:
A. Livestock production
1. Violation of Article 8 (1) 4 of the Animal Protection Act
– The provision is related to the prohibition of animal abuse, and it is somewhat difficult to apply it to the verification of illegal slaughter for food. It is judged that if a related law banning the use of food is enacted, it will be possible to check for violations and punish them.
2. Violation of Article 8 (1) 1 and 10 of the Animal Protection Act
– Under the Livestock Sanitation Control Act, there is a slaughter method for livestock, but it is difficult to check whether the slaughter method is illegal because the livestock does not include dogs. However, if slaughter is carried out in the environment that other dogs are looking at, this is clearly animal abuse. Also, I would like to say that continuous pain without using a method to minimize pain violates animal slaughter methods.
3. We hope your answer was satisfactory, and if you need further clarification, please contact Naju City Government Livestock Department (☏061-339-7604) and we will kindly guide you. Thank you.

B. Environmental Management
4. I read your complaint letter about illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets. As man in charge of environmental management department, I answer your complain.
5. As you write on your complaint letter, livestock excretions from illegal dog meat farms are violation of regulation on Livestock Excreta Act 11.
6. We crackdown illegal dog meat farms, if you know, please let us know.
7. Our city is cracking down on illegal dog farms, and if you have any information about the related farms, please contact the Environmental Management Department. In addition, there are legal dog farms in Naju, which are protected by Korean law.
8. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Environmental Management Department in Naju (☎061-339-8953). If you contact, I will answer your question with all my heart.

C. Cleaning resources
9. I wish your family good health and good luck.
10. In response to your complaint about closing illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and bosintang restaurants in Naju, we will respond to the Waste Management Act as follows.
11. If animal and vegetable residues and food wastes are recycled as food for their livestock (dogs) pursuant to Article 46 of the Waste Management Act, they are subject to waste disposal (recycling) report.
12. There is no current identification of farms that do not implement waste disposal (recycling) reports and recycle animal and vegetable residues and food waste as food for their own livestock (dogs).
13. If a farm is detected without implementing the report according to the above law, we will take proper measures according to the relevant law. If you have any other questions, please contact Naju cleaning resources (☎061-339-8948 Official Simyoung) and we will answer sincerely.
D. Health and hygiene
14. It shall not be regarded as an act of selling food or selling sick animal meat for the act of displaying and selling dogs as food in traditional markets or dog soup handling businesses, etc.
15. General restaurant operators who handle and sell dogs as food are obliged to comply with hygiene standards prescribed by the Food Sanitation Act, and if they violate such regulations, they may be subject to disposition under the relevant statutes.
16. According to Article 44 (1) 1 of the Food Sanitation Act, animals used for livestock products or experiments that have not been inspected under Article 12 of the Livestock Sanitation Control Act shall not be transported, stored, displayed, sold, or used for food preparation or processing.
17. In cases not included in livestock under the Livestock Sanitation Control Act, livestock inspection, etc. are not subject to management.
18. Dog meat is not recognized as a food ingredient by the Food Standards and Standards because there is no social consensus on its soundness as food, but prohibiting matters related to consumption is a priority for social consensus.

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