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Call for Action: Shut down the illegal dog auction house occupying government land in Paju!

Call for Action: Paju, Please, immediately shut down the illegal dog auction house occupying the Korean Ministry of Defense property in Paju and impose heavy penalties and fines for the violations!

A “meat dog” auction house, located in Paju Geomsan-dong 9-1 area (파주시검산동 9-1 일대) has been in operation for the past 2 years, illegally occupying the Korean Ministry of Defense’s property.

Even though the Paju Dog Auction House was in the process of being served with an administrative order for restoration, as well as a criminal prosecution due to civil complaints that had been filed with the Paju City Hall the previous September, the owner stated that he would pay the fine and continue to operate the auction house.

Before moving to this location, this dog auction house was in Namyangju, also illegally occupying government land. This is a repeated pattern of illegal occupation of government land and violation of the Animal Protection Act, etc.
Please take action TODAY to demand immediate action by the Paju government and the Ministry of Defense to shut down the illegal dog auction house immediately and all the violators punished.

Video: Dog auction house operating on “Blind Spot”,.. Even on military-owned land?, KBS News, 9/15/2019. (‘단속 사각지대’ 개 경매장 활개…軍 소유 땅에서까지? / KBS뉴스)

Video: When the ‘illegal dog dog auction house’ is shut down… Relocate to another city and continuing business, JTBC News, 10/24/2019. (‘불법 식용견 경매장’ 폐쇄되자…장소 옮겨 버젓이 영업)

Dog auction house operating on “Blind Spot”,.. Even on military-owned land?, KBS News, 9/15/2019. https://youtu.be/C6svoHlN2WM

Call for Action

Video: Unauthorized occupation of government land, ‘If I squat, it’s my land’ KBS Broadcast on 5/18/2021.

Video: “If I squat, it will become my land”… Unauthorized occupation of government land throughout the country, TV Chosun News, 5/7/2021.

Sharing from Animal Rescue Korea 119 (ARK119): https://www.facebook.com/119ark/photos/a.503921693356472/834138877001417

Photo: Animal activists protesting in front of the illegal “meat dog” auction house in Paju. 10/24/2019. ARK119. 파주 불법 식용견 경매장 당장 폐쇄하라!!

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.

Shut down the Paju Illegal Dog Auction House!

On October 24, 2019, Animal Rescue Korea 119 (ARK119) (Director Im Yeong-Ki), together with about 10 animal activists, held a press conference to shut down the illegal “meat dog” auction house in Paju Geomsan-dong 9-1.

Even though the Paju Dog Auction House was in the process of being served with an administrative order for restoration, as well as a criminal prosecution due to civil complaints that had been filed with the Paju City Hall the previous September, the owner stated that he would pay the fine and continue to operate the auction house.

As a result, ARK119 decided to hold a press conference in an attempt to shut the auction house down.

The Paju Dog Auction House is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, with auctions starting at 1:30 pm.

The press conference, which started at 12:00 noon, was temporarily interrupted due to abuse, harassment, and violent physical attacks from the auction house officials.

Even as the press conference was going on, trucks were quickly arriving, one after another, in order to meet the scheduled auction time. Butchers who won the bids filled their cargo compartments with dogs, including quite a few young puppies.

In a single auction, a minimum of 200 dogs, up to a maximum of 500 dogs, are traded. The butchers slaughter the dogs at their illegal slaughterhouses and deliver the dog meat to restaurants.

Im Yeong-Ki, Director of ARK119, said, “Dogs are being sold through 10 illegal auction houses across the country. We will find and shut down all the places where dogs are illegally traded and slaughtered.”

Meanwhile, ARK119 closed the Gimpo “meat dog” Auction House in August.

2019.10.25 Animal Rescue Korea 119

👉 반려인분들 꼭 봐주세요. 파주 검산동 불법 개고기 경매장 개도살 반대현장에서..

  1. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJuly 10,21

    Tuo on hirveätä mitä te teette !

  2. Michael Paul
    Michael PaulJuly 11,21

    This government of South Korea is fundamentally immoral to allow such cruelty to animals. In fact it is dysfunctional. Only poor backward, or so called conservative countries allow such cruelty. I am sure that this image of South Korea has effect on the sale on imports to countries that they do business with. Many countries, unfortunately, kill animals for their people but the their government, through legislation, controls animal cruelty.

  3. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanJuly 11,21

    Help

  4. JHENG
    JHENGJuly 11,21

    stop animal cruelty

  5. Margaret Eleanor Jones
    Margaret Eleanor JonesJuly 12,21

    This is appalling in this day and age – who does this kind of thing.

  6. Cindy Keller
    Cindy KellerJuly 12,21

    Please stop. Dogs are our best friends, not our food.

  7. kay e jacobs
    kay e jacobsJuly 12,21

    This makes me SICK…………. it makes me cry…………..I don’t want anything in my home that comes from any country or any people who allow or cast a blind eye to this. Dogs are the most loyal, most loving, most protective animals. They assist people who need physical help, they have saved many people’s lives……….PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STOP THIS! There are a lot of SICK humans who could learn much from the dogs in this world! Meanwhile, I want NOTHING in my home or in my life that is made in a country that allows this. Disgusting………..and heartbreaking.

  8. Darby Stone
    Darby StoneJuly 13,21

    These actions are crimes against humanity and all life on this planet.

  9. Kathy Khoshfahm
    Kathy KhoshfahmJuly 13,21

    If you wouldn’t want to be caged, beaten, brutalized or skinned alive, then you shouldn’t do it or allow it to happen to another living thing. The country of South Korea is sickening!! Uneducated idiots!!!

  10. Celia Clarke
    Celia ClarkeJuly 13,21

    I agree with ALL your words

  11. Alexandra goeman
    Alexandra goemanJuly 15,21

    Please stop the cruelty! They/ anybody deserves this is horrible!

  12. margarita camus
    margarita camusJuly 15,21

    Please don’t commit such horrendous acts of cruelty. They deserve to live, just like we all do. Every single life is precious and must be protected. Stop killing them. You don’t need to kill to eat. Look at their petrified faces. They deserve to be cared for, know what living is all about and not about being held captive, mistreated and killed…….

  13. Linda Wiltshire
    Linda WiltshireJuly 15,21

    These are messages from people that are humane not money grabbing greedy madmen.

  14. Marc Westerlinck
    Marc WesterlinckJuly 15,21

    You can judge a culture by the way it is treating it’s animals. Shame on South Korea.

  15. ms
    msJuly 15,21

    STOP depraved HORROR to Dogs and Cats — KILL your absurd, superstitious MINDSET — we have enough options on our plates – SHUT DOWN all DOG MEAT farms, slaughterhouses & markets — thank you for footage bringing this HORROR to light —we MUST PROTECT our Dogs and Cats — I am vehemently against the depraved brutality, sadistic abuse to Animals — STOP the INSANE, unconscionable, immoral brutality — we have enough food on our Menus — STOP the KILLING.

  16. Joanne Bergeron
    Joanne BergeronJuly 15,21

    This is so so cruel and sick. How can anyone live with themselves by doing this. Totally unacceptable!

  17. Sue
    SueJuly 16,21

    I filed the epetition and sent the email to all the recipients. Unfortunately a few dozen emails were rejected. Probably overfull inboxes.

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