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Partnership Country Campaign – South Korea – The United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Honorable Rishi Sunak: Please tell your Partnership Country, South Korea, you oppose the torture and consumption of dogs and cats.

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.

The Embassy of South Korea in the UK reported, “On May 20, 2023, South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol had a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. The two leaders discussed strengthening bilateral relations and practical cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister said the United Kingdom wants the Republic of Korea to be its most important partner in the Asia-Pacific region and has proposed a detailed plan and agreement for enhancing our cooperation at pace.” Click HERE to learn more.

In South Korea, there are numerous 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: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

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

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – 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” – resulted in thousands of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in South Korea.

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 South Korea to supply these outlets.

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

Call for Action

  1. Mara Miller
    Mara MillerJune 19,23

    This treatment of dogs is brutal and unconscionable. It is inexcusable in today’s world. Please put a stop to it.

  2. Donie Nagle
    Donie NagleJuly 2,23

    This is outrageous and must be ended right away.

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