Lawmaker Pyo Changwon states, “Dog meat consumption is illegal. We must take steps to ban dog meat before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.”

Daum news reported on August 28 that National Assemblyman Dr. Pyo Changwon of the Minjoo (Democratic) Party expressed his opposition to dog meat consumption.

On May 28, through social media, Dr. Pyo stated that he will continue his legislative effort to illegalize the dog meat industry.

Dr. Pyo pointed out that “dog meat consumption is illegal” and “the dog meat industry is being neglected using sections of Enforcement Ordinances.”

Pyo Changwon states, “Dog meat consumption is illegal. We must take steps to ban dog meat before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.”

He stated that “It is absolutely necessary to take action to make dog meat consumption illegal before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games,” further promising that, “I will continue my legislative efforts (to illegalize dog meat consumption).”

During an interview on a tv program called SBS Morningwide on September 2, 2016, Dr. Pyo declared that he thinks the “dog meat industry and culture should be abolished.”

On August 31, 2016, he presented a proposal to amend the Animal Protection Law. The proposed amendment contains provisions to reinforce punishment for animal cruelty; allow anyone to rescue abused animals; suspend the license of any business committing animal abuse; confiscate animals; and restrict animal ownership by animal abusers.

Dr. Pyo has undertaken a difficult battle to save Korean dogs from horrific cruelty and keep Korea’s image from being further tarnished. There will be backlash from dog meat consumers and the dog meat industry in an attempt to preserve their livelihood. Please keep the pressure on South Korea. Let’s make this happen! Sign the Petition to support Dr. Pyo.


Pyo Changwon states, "Dog meat consumption is illegal.  We must take steps to ban dog meat before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.”

  1. ai
    aiAugust 29,17

    there’s a real bond between our animal alies & humans, especially with canines! humans dont decrace thisl

  2. Christine T Madden
    Christine T MaddenAugust 29,17

    Thank you from my heart.

  3. Cheryl Barnett
    Cheryl BarnettAugust 29,17

    I really hope and pray that do everything in your power to put a end to this its horrific

  4. elisa novarese
    elisa novareseAugust 30,17

    Dear Giny Woo,

    I would like to let you know that Ms.Gill Aaronjot from City of Surrey,Brithish Columbia, send me an e-mail five days ago in which she states that Mayor Hepner will be terminating the friendship city agreement with Dongjak and that they have contacted the Mayor of Dongjak to ensure they understand that their agreement has been terminated.We should thank Mayor Hepner for her sensitive decision!
    Best Regards.

  5. Rui Almeida
    Rui AlmeidaAugust 30,17

    This must end!
    At all cost!
    No one deserve to be treated this way.
    I have 3 dogs, everytime i look at those happy eyes, i see those who are crying of suffering, agony, desespair, alone with no one to protect them.
    All animals have the right to live in this world.
    Animals forever.

  6. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaAugust 30,17

    At last !!! only one word !!! Bravo !!! Thank you Dr Pyo Changwon !!! You have the courage to join us in this great, global battle to rescue dogs and cats from Korean Hell !!! I know that there are many Korean citizens who are against this horrible trade but we need people like you to help us !!!!

  7. Gabriela Gurdziel
    Gabriela GurdzielAugust 30,17

    Oh, thank you from the heart, keep it up!

  8. Annie Pascotto
    Annie PascottoAugust 30,17

    Press on Dr. PYO, you’ll be a HEROE for millions of people who are waiting for THE END of dogs and cats meat trade !

  9. Erin C Kennedy
    Erin C KennedyAugust 30,17

    The World Loves Our Companion Pets! The Words You Expressed Give Us Hope That This Horrific Practice Will End! Everyday Life for These Dogs and Cats is He’ll on Earth! There is No End in Sight Until You Spoke Such Encouraging Words! I Can Tell You How Much Relief It Gives to Know That This Abomination Will End Soon! Thanks From the World Over!!!

  10. Diana
    DianaAugust 30,17

    Great news! A glimpse of hope! Thank you, Dr Pyo!

  11. Gloria
    GloriaSeptember 1,17

    Best news ever! Dogs and Cats are our very best friends and family! NOT FOOD!!!

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