Paju Gwangtan-myeon, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

If you want to help fight the grisly South Korean dog and cat meat trade and make a difference in South Korea, here are a few quick actions you can take that could save millions of dogs and cats each year.

In Paju, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging, or beating, and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Animal Rescue Korea 119 (ARK119). Cruel reality of South Korea’s dog meat industry.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Paju’s dog meat demand.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Centers,” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants.”

The searches resulted in dozens of 129 Health Food Shops and 148 restaurants in the vicinity of Paju.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Paju to supply these outlets.

👉 Click HERE to see the partial list of dog farms/slaughterhouses in Paju.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action

Video: Animal Rescue Korea 119 (ARK119). ARK119 held a press conference urging the closure of the illegal dog auction market in Paju. The auction house people are obstructing the press conference with violence.

Video: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

  1. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongJuly 4,21

    Signed petition and filed petition on E-People.

    • team teamJuly 4,21

      Thank you, Adeline!!

  2. Denise Hulsbosch
    Denise HulsboschJuly 4,21

    Time to stop this abborant slaughter.

  3. Dee
    DeeJuly 4,21

    This is just disgusting!No reason any one should eat dogs.
    They are family pets and do not deserve to be killed for a meal?
    This crap and unhealthy conditions is abominable.Talk about infections etc.

  4. Fabienne M
    Fabienne MJuly 4,21

    Je n’utilise plus facebook , j’ai envoyé quelques mails , j’attends toujours une réponse des responsables ( coupables de tels atrocités ) car qui ne faits rien , laiise faire
    je suis écoeurée, mais je ne laisserais jamais faire
    je continue le combat contre cette barbarie
    j’espère que les pays d’Asie abandonne ces horreurs
    certains condamne ces partiques
    encourageons ceux qui lutte , qui agissent, aidont les !
    a ce propos , je n’ai toujours pas su faire un don
    merci de simplifier la mise en page
    je ne suis pas la seule à n’avoir pas su faire un don
    on clique et on se retrouve sur une page facebook !!!!
    pendant ce temps là des chiens des chat subissent un véritable martyr !
    je ne peu y croire ! nous sommes pourtant en 2021 !!!?

  5. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 4,21

    What does it say about YOU the Korean Government to allow the innocent murder of helpless Animals in your Country.
    Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused and got human consumption. Dogs and Cats were put on this earth for people Families to have as there pets in there homes. They are treated as part of people’s families World wide.
    What you are allowing to go on in your Country is illegal and barbaric and those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to these poor defenceless animals.
    It is wrong and you are no better than the criminals that are involved in the brutal murder of these innocent Animals.
    What are you teaching your children and future generations that this unnecceary killing of innocent animals is acceptable. It is not. Dogs and Cats are loved throughout the World they bring pleasure to people they are company and part of people’s families World wide.
    Stop this sickening act of brutality and torture to innocent Animals NOW. Dogs and Cats lives matter too. Shut down these illegal farms NOW. Do the right thing.

  6. Carol Diack
    Carol DiackJuly 5,21

    These disgusting animal torturers MUST be stopped.

  7. Jane
    JaneJuly 13,21

    I have received the following email from Paju City Hall, I wonder if you could please advise if there is anything more I can do?

    “Thanks for interesting in our civil administration.

    We need you to prepare the evidence on the acts of violation of the dog farms, the evidence like the exterior pictures of a dog farms or animal abuse etc…

    According to Korean Law of the Method of Public interest Whistelblowing

    Article 8 (Method of Public Interest Whistleblowing)

    (1) Any person who intends to file a public interest whistleblowing case shall submit a statement in writing (including electronic documents. Hereinafter referred to as the “written report”), with attachment of evidence on the acts of violation of the public interests to any person in the Article 6 Subparagraphs. The statement shall include the information described in each of the following Subparagraphs:

    1. The name, resident registration number, address, contact numbers, etc. of the whistleblower;

    2. The name of the person who violated public interest;

    3. A factual description of the violation of the public interest;

    4. The purport and reason of the public interest whistleblowing.

    (2) Notwithstanding Paragraph 1, in the event that there are specific circumstances wherein a written report cannot be submitted, an oral statement may be presented in its stead. In this case, evidence, etc. shall be submitted as well.

    Article 10 (Processing of Public Interest Whistleblowing Case)

    (1) The examination agency, either upon direct receipt of a public interest whistleblowing case or receipt of a public interest whistleblowing case transferred from the Commission, shall conduct necessary examination about the details thereof.

    (2) The examination agency may not launch or may discontinue the examination if the public interest whistleblowing case falls under any of the following Subparagraphs:

    1. If the contents of the public interest whistleblowing case are clearly deemed to be false;

    2. In the event that the personal information of the public interest whistleblower is not available

    3. In the event that the public interest whistleblower fails to supplement his/her written report or supporting materials within a preset period after receiving at least two requests to do so;

    4. If a public interest whistleblower reports again, without any justifiable reason, a case for which he/she had already been notified of the processing result thereof;

    5. In the event that the contents of the public interest whistleblowing case were publicized through the mass-media, etc., and that there was no new evidence other than the facts that had already been disclosed;

    6. In the event that an examination into the violation of the public interest had already begun or had already been completed in accordance with some other Act(s) and subordinate statute(s);

    7. In the event that there is no reason for examination as prescribed by Presidential Decree.

    So, We need evidence on the acts of violation of the dog farms. You can prepare the evidence like the exterior pictures of a dog farms or address of a dog farms or animal abuse etc or …

    You should submit those pictures about evidence on e-mail by 18:00, thursday, JUL 15th, 2021 (Korean Time)

    If we can’t get the evidence by the time limit, We will send e-mail to you one more.”

    • team teamJuly 13,21

      Thank you for caring about the animals in the South Korean dog and cat meat industry and contacting us.
      Regarding Paju’s shameful response to us, you can use our response on this page (scroll to the bottom of the page) and send it to them:
      You can also send an email regarding Paju, Paju’s illegal “meat dog” auction market here:
      Please make sure to send both Korean and English translation.
      Thank you.

  8. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 13,21

    help for all dogs and cats !!! please help !!!!

  9. Anastasiya
    AnastasiyaAugust 13,21


  10. Anastasiya
    AnastasiyaAugust 13,21


  11. Denise Hulsbosch
    Denise HulsboschSeptember 13,21

    What can we do to stop this? Dispictable country in whole.

  12. Denise Hulsbosch
    Denise HulsboschSeptember 13,21

    What can we do to stop this? Dispictable country in whole. Have not said this previously. What,goes here???

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