Seoul Gangnam-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants.

Seoul Gangnam-gu Mayor Jeong Sun-Gyun

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 Seoul Gangnam-gu, there are countless markets and restaurants, where there are dogs suffering, they are tortured their entire lives and 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, the meat is then sold to consumers. Many of these dogs are abandoned and stolen former pets, and they end up in the dog meat industry, these dogs are subjected to the same cruelty.

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Video: South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE)

Photo: Dead dogs from dog farms in South Korea. KAWA.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Gangnam-gu’s dog meat demand.

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”: 106 Health Food Shops and 61 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Seoul Gangnam-gu.

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 Seoul Gangnam-gu 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. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisMarch 13,19

    For thousands of years man has bred dogs to be man’s loyal companion. What kind of barbaric ignorant people would do this to them? I or my family will not purchase anything made in South Korea or China as in Kia, Hyundai, LG, Samsung and others as long as dogs are treated in this way. If it’s made in an evil backward dog eating country don’t buy it. There are plenty of other more civilized nations.

    • Bette Dominguez
      Bette DominguezMarch 13,19

      Yes I will stand up for that too. Thanks Dean. j Francois

      • Prish Hackman
        Prish HackmanMarch 13,19

        And I TOO will stand up for that. Thanking you, Dean J Francois and Bette Dominguez. I will ALWAYS speak for animals, ALWAYS.

    • Jolanta Vingen
      Jolanta VingenMarch 16,19

      Big respect to Your decision and Your love for animal. I promised myself to try and do the same. However this is very difficult in the world where allmost all technology comes from these countries and allmost vegetables/fruits from Spain. I have similar problems with Spain for horrible masacre of Galgo dogs.

    • Estella Jarvis
      Estella JarvisMarch 18,19

      Here here!!!! I couldn’t watch the videos. As soon as I heard the dog screaming I quickly switched it off! What a coward I am… when these poor defenceless wonderful animals – pets, are having to go through such barbaric torture!!!!! In the name of What? So as some sicko can have his wicked way with them. Who would even want to eat these animals once they have died a barbaric death. Who??? What Is Wrong With These People??? STOP IT🙏🏻❤️🐕🐈

      • RS
        RSMarch 20,19

        No no no! You are not a coward, I can’t watch any of this stuff. We dont need to see the gruesome details that damages our hearts, we just need to sign and help all the dogs and animals in anyway we can.

  2. Clare Guy
    Clare GuyMarch 13,19

    PLEASE STOP this torture – we are a our civilised race and your people MUST NOT DO THIS ANYMORE!!!!!

    Frankly – all Koreans should banned from the UK and other countries until you have stopped this disgusting behaviour.

    As for the man with the blow torch – he should skinned alive!!

  3. Nuria Ferrer
    Nuria FerrerMarch 13,19


  4. Marshall Diachenko
    Marshall DiachenkoMarch 15,19

    How can you People be so CRUEL. CATS & Dogs are PETS. HEARTLESS BASTARDS

  5. karen m
    karen mMarch 15,19

    Boycott all products from S. Korea including Samsung and LG. Hit them where it hurts…their pockets!

  6. karen m
    karen mMarch 15,19

    Boycott all S Korean products like Samsung and LG. Hit them where it hurts their pockets!

  7. Anneline Bacon
    Anneline BaconMarch 16,19

    The people of a nation is known by the way they treat there animals! Show compassion and stop eating dogs.

  8. Petra Romagna
    Petra RomagnaMarch 16,19

    How can people be so cruel ? Dogs and cats are more endearing creatures than today`s humanity !!!!

  9. kate
    kateMarch 22,19

    Thanks to the organizers of this protest for the list of Contacts in central & local government, finance, tourism ect. in S. Korea. & letter of translation. I have emailed them all . A lot bounced back, but hopefully some will have got delivered & hopefully have some impact as we are all so distressed & horrified by what is happening to these magnificent cats & dogs.

  10. Anne Marsh
    Anne MarshSeptember 19,20


  11. Adeline Wong
    Adeline WongMarch 7,21

    Filed petition on E-People.
    Korean people, please dont keep quiet, please also voice out to your government !

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