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

Seongnam Mayor Eun Su-Mi

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 Seongnam, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

MBC News: Dog meat debate hotter than Boknal (Malbok), Unsanitary and infected dogs distributed as meat.

Seongnam Taepyeong-dong Dog Slaughterhouse

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

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”: 158 Health Food Shops; and 98 restaurants in and around Seongnam.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Seongnam in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action!

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Seongnam Mayor and the City Council TODAY!

  • Click HERE to file petition with the South Korean government through e-People online. (You can use our “Suggested message” below or your own words.)
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  • Send letter:
    Mayor Eun Su-Mi
    City of Seongnam
    997 Seongnam-daero, Joongwon-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 13437
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    은수미 성남 시장님
    우) 13437 경기도 성남시 중원구 성남대로 997
    South Korea

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    Subject: Seongnam, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Petition: Seongnam, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

    Dear Mayor Eun Su-Mi and the Seongnam City Council members,

    Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea”

    We ask you to please watch these:

    We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

    Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

    Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

    Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

    The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

    The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

    The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

    The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

    The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

    Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

    Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):

    The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (

    International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. An online petition calling for your immediate action to end the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:
    The favor of your reply is requested.

    [Your Name & City/Country]

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Seongnam Taepyeong-dong Dog Slaughterhouse

Seongnam Taepyeong-dong Dog Slaughterhouse

Photos: Jung Jin Woo.

Posted by Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth / CARE on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Video: Horror in the night! CARE confronts a dog slaughterhouse in Seongnam, South Korea!

Click HERE to watch more videos from CARE’s surprise visit on August 15, 2018 and press conference on August 16, 2018.

  1. Kathy Tenda
    Kathy TendaAugust 3,18

    Please shut down dog meat trade!

    • Tina Jones
      Tina JonesAugust 4,18

      It’s about time humans stopped being barbaric to innocent animals

  2. Carrie Gron
    Carrie GronAugust 5,18

    This is gut-wrenching!!!! I can’t believe the horror put upon these dogs and cats. PLEASE PLEASE STOP! i BEG OF YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE.

    BECKERAugust 6,18


  4. Terri Miller
    Terri MillerAugust 6,18

    This is so terrible to do this to these innocent animals , they don’t deserve to be murder. what is wrong with these people that do that.

  5. Fran
    FranAugust 6,18

    I thought Korea was a Christian country. Do you think God approves of your torture and murder of innocent animals. The Korean government is responsible for the murder in their country. You will answer to God one day. No excuses! The blood of those innocent animals will be required. You will give an account of this evil you allowed in your country.

  6. Carole Wales-Smith
    Carole Wales-SmithAugust 6,18

    This sort of horror is a blight on Korea and damages your tourist industry.

  7. AudreyCowan
    AudreyCowanAugust 6,18

    Stop this now this disgusting treatment of Dogs .You are sick people

    • n.k.y. uhlenhop
      n.k.y. uhlenhopOctober 8,18

      yes, cruelty must stop!

  8. Iris Neuwirth
    Iris NeuwirthAugust 6,18

    I wish , you feeling the same pain and suffering like this poor , innocent ANIMALS !!!

  9. Vasil Tsoukis
    Vasil TsoukisAugust 6,18

    I am not buying any products from this country and encouraging others to do the same. Boycott the country’s famous industrial products like Samsung, LG, Hyundai, KIA until they abolish their horrendous habits.

  10. Sabrina
    SabrinaAugust 7,18

    Possa il vostro Dio sprofondare il vostro Paese subito.

  11. Barb
    BarbAugust 8,18


  12. nelly garzon
    nelly garzonAugust 10,18

    No son humanos son unos malditos demonios

  13. Eva Degner
    Eva DegnerAugust 16,18

    Stop the animal cruelty

  14. Missy Whisman
    Missy WhismanAugust 17,18

    These people need to burn in hell for what they are doing

  15. Takako Ishii-Kiefer
    Takako Ishii-KieferAugust 18,18

    It is such unspeakable and disturbing cruelty. My heart pounds so hard as reading what is really happening in this deplorable industry. It should not be culture to torture and abuse innocent animals. It is a crime and must be abolished completely immediately. So much sacrifice has been made for centuries meaninglessly.

  16. Sally
    SallyAugust 18,18

    The world is in horror watching your country torture these animals who would dies for us. I beg you to stop.

  17. rose guarini
    rose guariniAugust 21,18

    please stop this ,it is inhumane for these poor animals are going thru ,no where to run their faces so scared and all they want to to be free and be able to get love and a good home with someone to love them not hurt or torture them .please have a heart and stop this I know you want money but please fine a better way then hurt and torturing these poor animals

  18. Richard Dames
    Richard DamesAugust 21,18

    I Thought we were done with this !@#$%^&*. What happened to the SO CALLED LAW that was supposed to have been brought in to STOP this. Was that ALL just BULL???
    Obviously!!! BOYCOTT, BAN, AND STOP SUPPORTING korean PRODUCTS like Samsung, Kia, etc.

  19. Margie Hancock
    Margie HancockAugust 22,18

    The EVIL dog and cat abuse/killing must to stop!!!!

  20. rose guarini
    rose guariniSeptember 11,18

    please stop this it is inhumane for this .

  21. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisOctober 4,18

    Nella foto soprastante vedo la foto di un sindaco di sesso femminile, come donna mi sorprendo che quella signora non provi a cambiare le cose, ritengo che una donna per istinto dovrebbe avere una sensibilità maggiore e avere più pietà per degli esseri viventi indifesi e spaventati

  22. Barb
    BarbOctober 25,18

    KARMA GET THESE BASTARDS SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. rose guarini
    rose guariniNovember 19,18

    please stop this it is inhumane ,

  24. Linda Petersen
    Linda PetersenNovember 20,18

    Stop this insanity! People who can abuse these awesome animals belong in prison for the rest of their lives!

  25. Carmen Rocco
    Carmen RoccoDecember 13,18


  26. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováFebruary 2,19

    help for dogs and cats!!!!!!!!!!!! please !!!!!

  27. Tizi
    TiziFebruary 2,19

    Change is possible. Kindness is possible. Stopping suffering is possible. Make the right decision. STOP The dog and cat meat industry NOW. Be part of the evolution.

  28. Colleen MERRICK
    Colleen MERRICKJune 26,19

    These people need to pay for there abuse to animals. KARMA KARMA KARMA

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