Seongju’s response to our petition on e-People

Below is Seongju’s response to our petition: Seongju, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Please take action and send your petition through e-People today. If they have to address and respond to hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of petitions on this issue; then perhaps they will finally be put under enough pressure to take action to bring this horrific animal cruelty to an end.

Our campaign is still effective because now they are aware that the eyes of the world are watching what’s going on in their county’s dog meat industry. Let’s keep up the pressure by taking action!

Below is our comments on the satisfaction survey regarding their response:

We are not satisfied with the response to our petition, due to the following key reasons:

it fails to substantiate and evidence what direct actions the Seongju County is taking to enforce existing laws to disrupt the entrenched dog meat trade in South Korea. We have not been provided, in this response, with any evidence of any direct actions taken by the Seongju County, such as recorded information relating to inspections, monitoring and actual enforcement action taken against violators, in relation to dog meat farming, slaughterhouses and businesses selling dog meat and dog meat products (such as dog elixir and dog soju);

it fails to show what actions the Seongju County is taking with regard to proposing amendments to existing legislation or bringing in new legislation to address and end the dog and cat meat trade, and

it fails to formally acknowledge the existence of the illicit dog and cat meat trade within South Korea and the problems this poses to human health, animal welfare and organized crime, which has been widely documented by both domestic and international NGO’s and animal charities (and has also been raised as an international area of concern by many western governments with South Korea and its diplomatic missions).

  1. Stephen Zaharias
    Stephen ZahariasFebruary 2,19

    02/01/2019 Dogs are companions to people. Dogs visit sick people in hospitals. Dogs help walk blind people. Dogs help the military and law enforcement. Dogs are not food.

  2. Christina tomkins
    Christina tomkinsFebruary 2,19

    This is not a satisfactory response from the Seongju County. The barbaric treatment of dogs and cats by South Korea is appalling and not acceptable and has no place in modern society. This problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

  3. Barbara Setchell
    Barbara SetchellFebruary 2,19

    Dogs and cats are not meant to be food for humans. Would you feed their dead flesh to your children? Please do not ‘stick your heads in the sand’ and ignore this tsunami of suffering. It is abhorrent and very outdated. Think of their agony and the health of your population too.

  4. Pamela Brandis
    Pamela BrandisFebruary 2,19

    So we are directed to the Drug & food safety authority for ceasing dog meat consumption. How ironic – it is not considered under animal welfare.This seems like a polite way of saying “go away” The big & wealthy companies like Hyundai need to step up.

  5. Claudia Rullman
    Claudia RullmanFebruary 5,19

    This gobbletygook amounts to absolutely nothing. Here is what it amounts to:

    1. “Seongju-gun is operating the ‘Animal Protection Act.”

    2. “Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act prohibits abusive activities such as killing animals such as dogs unlawfully or injuring them without justifiable reason.”

    3. “However, in the ‘Animal Protection Act,’ there is no regulation on eating dog or cat meat.”

    4. “Seongju-gun reports and approves animal-related businesses, such as animal sales and animal production, according to the provisions of the Animal Protection Act…”

    Return to point 2… This useless loop of deceptive illogic disappears right up its own bunghole.
    Better idea: Lay out and expose this B.S. and DEMAND a genuine response and real action to bring this horror to an end!!!

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