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

Campaign updated on 12/8/2022.

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.

In Seogwipo, there are countless 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.

Photos: Dog farm shut down by Busan KAPCA in Seogwipo, Jeju.

Video: Dog farm in Jeju, South Korea. 제주도 개농장 MBC방송

Video: Dogs transport from Jeju, South Korea. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

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

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first 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.”

The searches resulted in dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Seogwipo.

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 the vicinity of Seogwipo 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

Video: Appalling Reality of South Korea’s Illegal Dog Farms (불법 개농장 참혹한 현실 – 제보자들 20200610)

  1. Tina Dunleavy
    Tina DunleavyAugust 7,18

    All posted by email, Twitter and FaceBook

  2. Christina Boyes
    Christina BoyesAugust 9,18

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

    DURDUXSeptember 10,18

    quelle cruauté ! ! !

  4. Rosa Serrat
    Rosa SerratAugust 2,20

    Don’t kill dogs !!!

  5. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováAugust 3,20

    save these dogs and cats !! help them !! please help !!

  6. Denise hulsbosch
    Denise hulsboschJuly 18,21

    It’s time to realize it has to stop. Your country should be aware abject slaughter will not be allowed. Where do you think the hate racism comes from ? ? ?

  7. Denise Hulsbosch
    Denise HulsboschJuly 18,21

    Iif you love your pets how can, you inflict horrific abject pain and death on them, ????

  8. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJuly 19,21

    Shut down these illegal farms Now. Those that are involved in the brutal murder of defenceless animals should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to animals. Dogs and Cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. They were not put on this earth to to be used for human consumption. End this unnecceary killing of innocent animals NOW. You the Korean Government you should use your Power to stop this misery and cruelty to helpless Animals. SHAME ON YOU for allowing this to continue.

  9. Sue
    SueNovember 8,21

    Petition filed and emails sent.

  10. Valerie Mallon
    Valerie MallonDecember 21,22


  11. Marco Salvetti
    Marco SalvettiMarch 29,23

    Please, tweet this to keep pressure:
    .@sukyeol__yoon .@koreanet Your Excellency President Yoon Suk-Yeol, please end the horrific #dogmeat #catmeat #cruelty! 👉 👉

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