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Petition: South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Below is petition letter for our South Korean government campaigns.

Click HERE for the Korean translation.

South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

To the South Korean government,

Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY

We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your province. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 https://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/

The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401

International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your country’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

  1. Linda Sorrells
    Linda SorrellsFebruary 11,19

    Please stop the barbaric dog and cat trade. How can you think it’s ok to brutaliz theses precious companions

    • Renee M Bellemare
      Renee M BellemareFebruary 11,19

      I don’t know how they think this is ok…in my mind , S.Korea and all other countries that think torturing of animals and eat them is fine, are nothing but evil! sick MF’s….that is hard to forgive!

      • Karen McCarney
        Karen McCarneyJuly 22,19

        I definitely agree. This has to stop and stop now

    • JOSEPH
      JOSEPHMarch 17,19

      Please stop and ban these horrific, brutal, cruel, inhumane, despicable, disgusting, crazy and insane trades! Your country and all other countries that do the despicable, ungodly acts of cruelty are a dirty filthy stain on this earth! I abhor your country and all other countries, it is EVIL! so STOP YOUR EVIL AND BAN, SHUTDOWN, END this! TODAY!! IT IS NOTHING BUT EVIL HORROR! and TORTURE OF INNOCENT ANIMALS!

      • Joei Ruffino-Fischer
        Joei Ruffino-FischerJuly 1,19

        Please Stop this insane barbaric practice NOW! To torture & kill these innocent animals is beyond horrifying!! This Disgusting & Vile behavior by the uncivilized & largely uneducated! Asians that live in the USA live long healthy lives without eating dogs/cats!

      • Karen McCarney
        Karen McCarneyJuly 22,19

        100% agree x

    • JOSEPH
      JOSEPHMarch 17,19

      Please stop and ban these horrific, brutal, cruel, inhumane, despicable, disgusting, crazy and insane trades! Your country and all other countries that do the despicable, ungodly acts of cruelty are a dirty filthy stain on this earth! I abhor your country and all other countries, it is EVIL! so STOP YOUR EVIL AND BAN, SHUTDOWN, END this! TODAY!! IT IS NOTHING BUT EVIL HORROR! and TORTURE OF INNOCENT ANIMALS!

    • Shirley Keene
      Shirley KeeneJuly 22,19

      No place for this inhumane barbarism in the 21st century in a civilised country. Tourists will vote with their feet and go elsewhere.

    • Larry Carradine Astoria NY
      Larry Carradine Astoria NYJuly 22,19

      Stop eating dogs and cats South Korea. The whole world is watching.
      Stop the brutality. Please shut down the dog markets. Show compassion for the beautiful animals

  2. nathalie welter
    nathalie welterFebruary 11,19

    Stop this inhuman and so cruel Dog and cat meat trade in South – Korea.

  3. Renee M Bellemare
    Renee M BellemareFebruary 11,19

    Please stop and ban these horrific, brutal, cruel, inhumane, despicable, disgusting, crazy and insane trades! Your country and all other countries that do the despicable, ungodly acts of cruelty are a dirty filthy stain on this earth! I abhor your country and all other countries, it is EVIL! so STOP YOUR EVIL AND BAN, SHUTDOWN, END this! TODAY!! IT IS NOTHING BUT EVIL HORROR! and TORTURE OF INNOCENT ANIMALS!

  4. Cassio Vieira
    Cassio VieiraFebruary 11,19

    This barbaric trade is a stain in Korean culture. Everywhere in the world when someone sees a Korean, the first thing that comes to his/her mind is: Korean eat dogs! I must stop. Right now!

  5. Brian
    BrianFebruary 11,19

    This oppression and violence against all animals needs to stop now!

  6. mahi j denny
    mahi j dennyFebruary 11,19

    This is a horrific and barbaric act. These animals are human companions, please stop this disgusting murder fest!!

  7. MAŁGORZATA ŻERNICKA
    MAŁGORZATA ŻERNICKAFebruary 11,19

    PLIS STOP THIS HORROR!!!!!!

  8. kohler
    kohlerFebruary 11,19

    Please stop this horrible and not ethic trade

  9. Klaudia Arthofer
    Klaudia ArthoferFebruary 12,19

    Please Stop

  10. April L Buechel
    April L BuechelFebruary 13,19

    Dogs are the most loving and sensitive beings on this planet; they are better than humans, all they want is love. To treat them like this is an abomination. Please realize that you have the power to stop this and you own the karma. Let me warn you that your next life might well be this same treatment. If you have the power to stop this, do it now, before you have sealed your fate. Let this be the moment you end this horror. Do what is right or you will suffer.

  11. Lona Hansen
    Lona HansenFebruary 16,19

    Please stop The cruelty. Dogs and cats are loving animals, The Feel Pain, they want so be loved, they want to live in a caring family. How can you be so cruel to these animals. My heart bleeds thinking about all the horror they are exposed to. You can stop it, please show the world you care.

  12. ARBUTINA
    ARBUTINAFebruary 19,19

    PLEASE STOP THIS HORROR!!!

  13. sharon Robinson
    sharon RobinsonFebruary 20,19

    Dogs are intelligent, sensitive animals hence why they are used as guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, they can detect cancer by smell and drugs and explosives plus they are used by the police & military so with all these possibilities and obvious intelligence why would S. Korean people treat dogs so appallingly. Educate your people to respect animals and treat them well and start by banning all restaurants that serve dog meat & closing all dog farms. In the eyes of the rest of the world S. Korea is still acting as if they are in the past and not progressive where I’m sure the younger generation would like to be seen as part of the future without this evil stain on they’re country.

  14. Paula Lloyd
    Paula LloydFebruary 20,19

    So so cruel, barbaric! PLEASE stop this horror.

  15. Annie
    AnnieFebruary 25,19

    The world is watching and seeing the disgusting cruelty you inflict on dogs…. your culture is becoming disliked worldwide as a result of your actions . It is beyond depraved and sadistic.

  16. Natalia
    NataliaFebruary 28,19

    STOP FEASTING ON OUR FAMILY MEMBERS!!!! You have such a modern approach to technologies, your people are smart and friendly. Where is the logic to go back in history and use old ways of doing things???!! Earlier government was burning people alive, but no longer. The world moved on!!! It is South-Korean HOLY RESPONSIBILITY TO STOP ALL DOGS & CATS MEAT TRADE. My relatives, friends & myself will abandon South-Korea until this horrific trades will terminate. WAKE UP KOREA!!! From Russia with Love.

  17. francesca bran
    francesca branFebruary 28,19

    these people have no feelings for the poor dogs , they dont care at all, these places have to shut down now,,you people are so disgusting

  18. Elli Mölers
    Elli MölersMarch 12,19

    This has to stop!! It’s a Crime.

  19. Penny Heim
    Penny HeimMarch 13,19

    Please stop this in human slaughter of dogs and cats, it just is not right..Do the people have feelings at all? Well the dog and cats do…THIS IS WRONG…

  20. Jann Quigley
    Jann QuigleyMarch 13,19

    This is so disgusting. I will never visit your country and American s must stop coming to your country. This is so sad and disgusting. Very inhumane. I cannot believe you think it’s okay to make a animal suffer. This is so sick

  21. Ann spencer
    Ann spencerMarch 15,19

    It’s this countries ignorant beliefs that keep this evil trade going strong…education for the next generations is important, for these old outdated beliefs to be challenged…unless the world expresses there horror, that in the 21st century this hideous cruel practice, shows no sign of being stamped out for ever…they want the world to respect them, not see them as uncivilized savages

  22. joseph
    josephMarch 17,19

    Please stop and ban these horrific, brutal, cruel, inhumane, despicable, disgusting, crazy and insane trades! Your country and all other countries that do the despicable, ungodly acts of cruelty are a dirty filthy stain on this earth! I abhor your country and all other countries, it is EVIL! so STOP YOUR EVIL AND BAN, SHUTDOWN, END this! TODAY!! IT IS NOTHING BUT EVIL HORROR! and TORTURE OF INNOCENT ANIMALS!

  23. Sylvia
    SylviaMarch 18,19

    Dogs are sensitive innocent animals stop this sadistic evil cruelty now . Shame on all of you

  24. Jan Cardew
    Jan CardewMarch 23,19

    Cruelty is disgraceful and extremely evil. These people must be stopped.

  25. Michele l Pariseau
    Michele l PariseauMarch 24,19

    Honorable sir,please stop killing your dogs . My golden retriever before I saved her was beaten and used to fight other dogs and was very sick.But I took care of her and loved her have her good food and taught her tricks and how to have fun ,she repaid me by saving my life.She was my best friend .I loved her her more than anything.please don’t hurt dogs anymore.

  26. Tiziana Coluccio
    Tiziana ColuccioMarch 29,19

    Please stop this in human slaughter of dogs and cats, it just is not right..Do the people have feelings at all? Well the dog and cats do…THIS IS WRONG

  27. linda botbyl
    linda botbylApril 5,19

    please stop the torture and slaughter of these feeling dogs and cats. The whole world is watching you and your country to see what you allow.I was planning a trip to your country but now I will go somewhere else as you people are barbarians!!!

  28. Rob
    RobApril 6,19

    Please end this cruelty once and for all!!

  29. Ifigeneia Levanti
    Ifigeneia LevantiApril 18,19

    Please stop the dogs torture. It doesn’t make such a technological advance nation to behave this way

  30. ROUX Josette
    ROUX JosetteApril 19,19

    Please stop this hell !

    How people making these horrific things could sleep?

    I boycott now Samsung, LG , Hyundai etcc.. until they stop these terrors and torture on innocent and sensitive animals

  31. Dorothy Talbot.
    Dorothy Talbot.April 21,19

    ase please Banned all dog and cat meat farms and killing of all these poor innocent dogs and cats I will be boycotting all goods that comes from any country that Deal in dog and cat meat farms.

  32. Angela Grammatico
    Angela GrammaticoApril 23,19

    It’s unthinkable the brutal torture and pain and suffering you allow to dogs and cats in your country. The world is watching and it’s a terrible label you have made for the good people of your country. Just STOP this Horror NOW !!!

  33. Nathalie Noval
    Nathalie NovalApril 30,19

    Plz I panging u.its so painful what happen every day to our lovely pets dogs and cats.plz stop doing that.its not acceptable to kill friend given from God especially dogs.plzzzzzzzzzzzz

  34. Jonathan Mitchell
    Jonathan MitchellMay 13,19

    End the abuse now, please!

  35. Diana BIRCH
    Diana BIRCHMay 13,19

    Please stop this cruel, barbaric treatment of dogs. They are entitled to live their lIves as humans and other animals. We have no right to decide what animals live or die. It’s tragic.

  36. Liz
    LizMay 13,19

    You are a horrific barbaric people if you do this or alllw this to be done . In most of the world dogs and cats are considered part of the family . This is evil
    . These animals are your best friends . They love you like a child would love a mother and what you are doing in inhumane. It’s evil . It’s cruel . Have any of you who do this taken the time to allow one of these animals to give you the love you have obviously been missing in your life . If you had you would realize how evil it is to abuse these dogs and cats in this way . There is a special place in HELL waiting for those humans that take part in this and murder these loving innocent animals in this way .

  37. TOMMY BOLLINGER
    TOMMY BOLLINGERMay 13,19

    Unacceptable practices being utilized by korea. Animals deserve far better treatment than this, unlike humans they are innocent. it will take much time and effort but I believe best solution is to cutoff all animal traffic into korea which would eventually solve the deplorable culture as the number of available animals would drop hopefully to zero. Korea doesnt deserve to have a single dog or cat.

  38. Rhonda D Johnson
    Rhonda D JohnsonMay 13,19

    Your treatment of dogs and cats is just as cruel as your treatment of horses. Shame on you.

  39. Nicole
    NicoleMay 13,19

    Unthinkable to do this to the kindest living beings. This bizarre cruelty and the lack of civilization are truly disgusting and unacceptable.

  40. Marina Mercado
    Marina MercadoMay 17,19

    Throwing animals alive into burning water, beating them to death, blowtorching and beating live and conscious dogs, cats, pigs, canards, and any other living animal, in busy markets, dog and cat meat farms are unspeakable crimes that have turned societies into aggressive criminals. Also, these acts promote violence and desensitization in children. S. Korea has an animal protection act, police and public officials do not enforce the law. Sadly these terrible actions are being exported by your own people into other countries, making even worse people’s and animals life!

  41. grazia battista
    grazia battistaMay 17,19

    please, be a civil country, end this crime

  42. Patricia Ohldag
    Patricia OhldagJune 4,19

    Please stop this abomination now

  43. Virginia Boehne
    Virginia BoehneJune 24,19

    Dogs & Cats Are Meant To Be Pets, Never Food, To Breed & Steal Them Only To Be Severely Tortured, Killed & Eaten Is Beyond Evil, It’s Horrific, Barbaric,Inhumane, Dog Meat Does Nothing To Improve Health & Torture To Increase Certain Chemicals For Better Taste Is Not True, It Is Sickening, I Have Nightmares just Seeing The Gruesome Photos. It Needs To End!

  44. Bonnie Wong-Harano
    Bonnie Wong-HaranoJune 24,19

    This inhumane torture and slaughter of dogs and cats needs to end. It is not culture. It is being fueled with false beliefs of the meat benefits promoted by the Dog and Cat meat industry purely for greed. These animals deserve respect and compassion. The world is becoming aware of these atrocities and it is unacceptable and unnecessary.

  45. Tiziana Volante
    Tiziana VolanteJune 25,19

    Stop with this horror. The animals are creatures of Good. Love the animals. Let us hope that this horror has a end

  46. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJune 25,19

    No puedo creer que piensen que korea del sur es un país evolucionado, no para nada, igual que china, cambodia, indonesia y otros; son involucionados, nos cuestionan a todos si la existencia del ser humano carece totalmente de sentido. De verdad son unos miserables y cobardes, que nos avergüenzan a todos como especie. Ellos generan violencia y odio entre nuestras sociedades.

  47. mary nicolosi
    mary nicolosiJune 26,19

    The dog and cat meat trade needs to end now it has gone on for far too long, it is cruel and barbaric and has no place in our world.

  48. KoreanDogs.org team
    KoreanDogs.org teamJune 27,19

    Dear Ronald, please take actions on this page: https://koreandogs.org/la-resolution/
    Posting comments here doesn’t really help. Thank you for taking actions in advance!

  49. DESIREE SCHEEPERS
    DESIREE SCHEEPERSJune 27,19

    GOD THE CREATOR OF ALL LIFE
    IS WATCHING BE ASSURED
    THIS EVIL TO GODS CREATION
    WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED
    THERE HELL YOU PUT THESE
    INNOCENT LIVES THROUGH
    WILL BE WHAT YOU ENDURE
    IN ETERNAL HELL
    GOD IS CLEAR WHAT YOU SOW
    YOU WILL REAP THIS IS THE HAND
    WORK OF satan
    I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS ON THESES
    ANIMALS LIFE
    SO primitive and demonic
    YOUR HELL IS COMING

    • Mary Bobadilla
      Mary BobadillaJuly 17,19

      Desiree, this is such a beautiful request that you are making to our God, creator of all! I pray that our God intervenes and stops this horror done to our loving, innocent furry friends! Thank you and God bless!!

  50. Linda
    LindaJune 29,19

    WHY HOW CAN YOU ALLOW SUCH EVIL TO DOGS CATS ANIMALS ?? HOW DOES YOUR COUNTRY BELIEVE THAT TO TORTURE THEM IS GOOD FOR THEM TO EAT. THIS IS SICKENING .ITS EVIL ITS WRONG ITS A DISGRACE TO GOD AND NATURE. END IT NOW !

  51. Estelle Swanepoel
    Estelle SwanepoelJune 30,19

    South Korea’s disrespect for dogs as living creatures by their deliberate torture & the inhumane dog meat trade is an absolute disgrace. I will use all my influence in the Travel Industry to make sure that all contact, trade & travel with your country & it’s products STOP until this horrific practice it put to an end.

  52. Shell
    ShellJune 30,19

    You have no honour, respect for life, I would never visit your country you’ve made it look so ugly to the hole world.. Torturing animals and teaching your kids it’s ok how disgusting!

  53. Kathleen Cusumsno
    Kathleen CusumsnoJuly 2,19

    Cruelty defines your society and the world is watching

  54. Constance Schertlen
    Constance SchertlenJuly 3,19

    Whoever eats a dog or cat should choke to death! Close all dog farms, dog meat markets and restaurants that serve murdered dogs. Make these dog farms, markets and restaurants illegal and send the perpetrators to lengthy prison sentences and fine them very, very heavily. The dogs should be given into good hands, families, who love them, care for them and respect them!

  55. sharon stevens
    sharon stevensJuly 15,19

    pure evil

  56. TERI a Gaumond
    TERI a GaumondJuly 20,19

    This is a horrible,horrible practice of the illegal dog and cat meat trade is the worst kind of abuse. It is cruel and inhumane. The dog farms,and everywhere that dogs and cats are MURDERED. We should boycott all countries that MURDER innocent animals. These countries such as Korea,China,Viet Nam and many more.We need to STOP the horrible brutality of innocent animals ONCE and FOR ALL. IT MUST BE STOPPED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Margaret Irving
    Margaret IrvingJuly 21,19

    This is a sick country along with other countries that eat these animals. A group of us were going to visit but now we will go where these animals are treated like they are suppose to. Has the saying goes what goes around comes back worse. May these bastards that eat these animals suffer in severe pain

  58. Christine Curran
    Christine CurranJuly 21,19

    Despicable,ignorant,monstrous sub humans involved in this trade, including the government who turns a blind eye to these atrocities.

  59. Dallas E.
    Dallas E.July 22,19

    I am so upset I cannot say in words, how I feel for these poor tortured animals. I boycott everything from Korea, North and South.

  60. Verity Morris
    Verity MorrisJuly 22,19

    With no voice and no control, these innocent souls are subjected to the brutality of humans. Please show compassion South Korean Government to end this cycle of killing innocent victims of man. Thankyou

  61. krystina kellingley
    krystina kellingleyJuly 22,19

    This is horrifyingly barbaric. No animal deserves this inhumanity and careless cruelty.

  62. Mariel Tsapelas
    Mariel TsapelasJuly 22,19

    Please for the love of God stop these horrific acts. No creature deserves to suffer and have their lives taken like this or any other way. The cruelty is unbelievable that in this world there would be such cruelty. Please please please stop killing these animals please please please stop this horrible cruelty it’s absolutely unspeakable

  63. Liz Guzman
    Liz GuzmanJuly 22,19

    Please immediately stop this cruel & inhumane torture of our beautiful animals. No animal deserves this treatment. Do something now!

  64. C. F.
    C. F.July 22,19

    Despicable and barbaric slaughter of innocent domestic and loving animals! HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE WORLDWIDE OUTCRY TO HALT THE DOG MEAT TRADE IMMEDIATELY??? Do not buy Korean products and imports!! You should not profit from the global economy until you immediately stop the suffering and torture of dogs and cats in your country. SHAME ON YOU KOREA- THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU!!

  65. P. K
    P. KJuly 22,19

    Hell on earth does not come close to what these dogs are enduring at the hands of these cruel heartless barbaric humans, this must stop right now, we will not stop crying out, we are in pain knowing these beautiful animals are being tortured in the most horrific ways possible, our hearts are breaking for them, what is wrong with you South Korea? Have you no hearts, no souls? Its time to change your ways today!

  66. jamie arenburg
    jamie arenburgJuly 22,19

    Please stop this terrible thing

  67. Karen F
    Karen FJuly 22,19

    Please stop! It’s wrong!

  68. ken cerra
    ken cerraJuly 22,19

    Please stop this barbaric practice now!

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