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Response from Incheon Ongjin-gun, Seo-gu, Bupyeong-gu, Namdong-gu, Dong-gu, Jung-gu

We have received the response below from the Ministry of Korea Food and Drug Safety’s Food Saftey Strategy department regarding our campaigns/petitions:
Incheon Ongjin-gun, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants
Incheon Seo-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.
Incheon Bupyeong-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.
Incheon Namdong-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.
Incheon Dong-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.
Incheon Jung-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

This response is a typical one from Korean government, which states; basically that they will do nothing, and they can do nothing, about the dog and cat meat industry and its inherent cruelty.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” 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: 69 Health Food Shops and 31 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Ongjin-gun, 61 Health Food Shops and 115 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Seo-gu and 198 Health Food Shops and 78 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Bupyeong-gu, 198 Health Food Shops and 96 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Namdong-gu, 18 Health Food Shops and 34 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Dong-gu, 56 Health Food Shops and 39 dog meat restaurants in and within the vicinity of Incheon Jung-gu.

Our campaign is effective because now they are aware that the eyes of the world are watching their district’s dog meat industry and would bring this issue to the attention of their governments for action. Let’s keep up the pressure by taking action!

Before you buy a product from Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, or LG, or visit Korea and spend your hard-earned money there, please remember how the Korean government is supporting criminals in the cruel dog meat industry by turning a blind eye to the unimaginable suffering of millions of sentient animals.

Response from the Ministry of Korea Food and Drug Safety:



Summary of requested petition Subject: Reply to the petition (1AA-1904-008379)
Results 1. We thank you for your petition posted on e-People.
2. With regard to your queries about animal persecution, please refer to a response from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. We at Ministry of Food and Drug Safety provides our reply to issue of eating dog meat.
○ Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is responsible for the safety and sanitation of foods, and is dedicated to preventing food safety hazards, promoting qualitative improvement of foods and nutrition, and providing correct information on foods.
○ Issues regarding eating dog meat as you mentioned is a unique eating habit of Korea. Please be informed that prohibition of such habit by laws calls for social consensus.
3. Should you need further assistance, please contact Kim Hyeon-jeong, Food Policy Coordination Division (☎ 043-719-2018).
4. For information regarding foods and drugs, please visit our website (http://www.mfds.go.kr). Thank you.
Organization Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Department Food Policy Coordination Division
Date of processing 2019.04.02
Staff in Charge Kim Hyeon-jeong ([email protected] )


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2019-04-02 15:08:52
1. 안녕하십니까? 대한민국 정부 국민신문고를 방문해 주셔서 감사합니다. 귀하께서 신청하신 민원(1AA-1904-008379)에 대해 다음과 같이 답변드립니다.
2. 동물학대와 관련한 사항은 농림축산식품부에서 회신하는 사항을 참고하시기 바라며, 개고기 섭취와 관련한 사항에 대해서는 식품의약품안전처에서 아래와 같이 답변을 드립니다.
○ 식품의약품안전처는 국민의 식품안전과 위생을 책임지는 일을 임무로 하고 있으며, 식품으로 인하여 생기는 위생상의 위해를 방지하고 식품영양의 질적 향상을 도모하며 식품에 관한 올바른 정보를 제공하기 위하여 최선을 다하고 있습니다.
○ 귀하께서 말씀하신 개고기 섭취와 관련한 사항은 우리나라의 고유의 식습관으로 이를 법으로 금지하는 것은 사회적 합의가 필요한 사항임을 알려 드리니 참고하시기 바랍니다.
3. 답변내용이 미비하거나 기타 궁금한 사항이 있는 경우, 식품의약품안전처 식품안전정책과(담당 김현정, ☎ 043-719-2018)로 연락주시면 친절하고 신속하게 상담하여 드리겠습니다.
4. 식·의약품에 대한 정보는 우리 처 홈페이지(http://www.mfds.go.kr)를 이용하시면 보다 편리하게 식·의약 관련 정보를 얻으실 수 있습니다. 감사합니다. 끝.

Let’s keep taking actions until Incheon Ongjin-gun bans the dog and cat meat industry.

  1. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaAugust 30,19

    it’s horrible that the country like South Korea can still be so cruel country , the cruelest country in the world after China , regarding the torture and mistreatment of dogs and cats ! the normal person can ask himself, how a human can do that to the innocents animals !! I can understand people”s cruelty against people, because it is equal to equal !!! but the man against the poor dog or cats defensless ? !!!! it is beyond all understanding !! it makes me believe that the asian people, so korean, have someting wrong with their brain !! now, it’s up to us !!! boycott them and all what is made by this country ! personnally, I can not even watch a tv when it was about South Korea !!

  2. Foct
    FoctSeptember 1,19

    Stop eatting cats and dogs

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