Seongnam’s shameless lies

Seongnam continues to deceive and mislead people into believing that dog-meat sales and dog slaughterhouses no longer exist in their city, falsely congratulating itself on being a dog slaughter-free city. Nothing could be further from the truth. Seongnam’s massive dog-meat industry is alive and well and continues to operate with impunity, without any restrictions or enforcement from the Seongnam government. We refuse to permit Seongnam’s shameless lies to go unanswered.

Application No.: 1AA-2207-0382764
Application Date: 2022-07-12
Seongnam, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants.
성남시는 불법 개농장, 도축장, 시장, 보신탕집을 폐쇄하라!

📌 Please note: The South Korean government continues to deceive us with lies and excuses. Click HERE to learn more.

Animal rights organizations, including ARK119, together held an Anti-Dog Meat Protest at the Seongnam Moran Dog Meat Market (the largest dog meat market in South Korea) on July 9, 2022.

Civil Petition Results
organization in charge 경기도
staff in charge 임정현
contact 031-729-3289
processing date 2022-07-14
result 1. Thank you very much for your interest in our city administration.

2. In connection with your request for the removal of the dog meat slaughterhouse in Seongnam City and sanctions in accordance with the relevant regulations, our city demolished all dog meat slaughter facilities located in Seongnam City at the end of 2018.

3. Since 2016, our city had removed dog storage and slaughter facilities in Moran Market and Taepyeong-dong through consultations with merchants. Currently, the park is being built in Taepyeong-dong and most facilities in Moran Market were changed to general restaurants. There are still some restaurants that sell dog meat, but according to the current domestic law, eating dog meat is not prohibited, so it is difficult for us to prohibit the sales of dog meat.

4. In addition, we would like to inform you that the matters related to the demolition of the dog storage slaughter facility in Seongnam City in 2018 were reported on CNN News on November 22, 2018.

5. For details, please feel free to contact the Seongnam City Hall, Regional Economy Division (031-729-3289), and we will be happy to answer your inquiries faithfully. Thank you. End.

1. 시정에 관심에 대단히 감사합니다.

2. 성남시 개고기 도축장 철거 요청 및 관련 법규에 따른 제재 조치와 관련하여 우리 시는 2018년 말 성남시에 위치한 개고기 도축장을 모두 철거하였습니다.

3. 우리 시는 2016년부터 상인들과 협의를 거쳐 모란시장과 태평동의 개 보관소 및 도살장을 철거했습니다. 현재 태평동에 공원이 조성되고 있으며 모란시장의 대부분의 시설은 일반식당으로 바뀌었습니다. 아직도 개고기 판매하는 식당이 일부 있긴 하지만 현행 국내법상 개고기 먹는 것이 금지가 아니기에 저희가 개고기 판매를 금지하기는 어렵습니다.

4. 또한 2018년 11월 22일 CNN 뉴스를 통해 2018년 성남시 개도살장 철거 관련 사건이 보도되었음을 알려드립니다.

5. 자세한 사항은 성남시청 지역경제과(031-729-3289)로 문의해 주시면 성실히 답변해 드리겠습니다. 고맙습니다. 끝.
End date 2022-07-21 23:59:59

Video: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

We responded as below:

Dear Government of Seongnam,

With all due respect, it is widely known that the city of Seongnam is not dog-meat sale-free, dog slaughter-free, and cruelty-free. This may be your goal –which the watching world hopes it is — but please do not state it as a current fact.

When one does an internet search for “dog meat soup in Seongnam,” dozens of results appear. If one includes the so-called “Health Centers” or “Geongangwon,” which commonly sell dog and/or cat products, search results number in the dozens.

Dog meat restaurants:

Is the world then to believe that the dog meat used in Seongnam’s restaurants and shops is not from dogs slaughtered within the city of Seongnam? If so, please provide evidence.

Closing down a few dog slaughterhouses while allowing dogs and cats to continue to be served in dozens of Seongnam restaurants is wholly unsatisfactory and dismaying. While the former Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-Myung’s action to remove live dog display cages and prohibit on-the-spot dog slaughter at the Moran Market is praiseworthy, the city of Seongnam must be honest and forthcoming about the magnitude of Seongnam’s dog meat industry and begin cracking down on the restaurants and shops that sell dogs and cat products.

In summary, to state that Seongnam is currently a “dog-slaughter-free city” is nothing short of propaganda.

I would kindly appreciate a follow-up reply.

In Korean:

성남시 정부에 바랍니다.

성남시가 개사체 판매 금지, 개 도살 금지, 잔혹 행위를 금지하고 있지 않다는 것은 누구나도 알고있는 사실입니다. 이런 개식용산업을 금지시키는것이 성남시의 목표일 수도 있습니다. 그것은 저희 세계인들이 바라는 바입니다. 그러나 현재 성남시에 개도살이 자행되고있지 않다는 거짓말은 하지 말아주십시오.

인터넷에 ‘성남 보신탕’을 검색하면 수십 개의 검색결과가 나옵니다. 개 또는 고양이 소주를 판매하는 이른바 ‘건강원’을 포함하면 검색 결과가 수십 개에 달합니다.


그러면 성남의 보신탕집, 건강원, 개고기 상점에서 판매하는 개사체가 성남시에서 도축된 개의 사체가 아니라는 것을 세상이 믿을수 있습니까? 그렇다면 증거를 제시하십시오.

수십 개의 성남 보신탕집과 건강원에서 개와 고양이 사체를 계속해서 판매하면서 몇 개의 개 도살장을 폐쇄했다는것으로 저희는 만족할수 없습니다. 이재명 전 성남시장이 모란시장에서 살아있는 개들의 진열장을 철거하고 즉석 개 도살을 금지한 행동은 칭찬할 만하지만 성남시는 성남 개식용 산업의 규모에 대해 정직하고 솔직해야합니다. 개와 고양이 사체를 판매하는 보신탕집, 건강원, 개사체 상점을 모두 폐쇄해야합니다.

성남시가 현재 ‘개 도살 없는 도시’라는 것은 허위선전에 불과합니다.

답변을 부탁드립니다.

Video: What’s Happening in a Dog Farm in South Korea. KBS animal TV : animal4u

  1. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakJuly 27,22

    so horrible, so disgusting, I feel sick when I see the name of South Korea written…. what is happening in this country is so repulsive that it does not make you want to go there to visit this country ….

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