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

Seoul Gwanak-gu Mayor Park Jun-Hee

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 Gwanak-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)

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A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Gwanak-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 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”: 131 Health Food Shops; and 74 dog meat restaurants in and around Seoul Gwanak-gu.

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 Seoul Gwanak-gu 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.

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  1. Dean j Francois
    Dean j FrancoisMarch 5,19

    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.

    • Cataline El KHOURY
      Cataline El KHOURYMarch 8,19

      100% RIGHT. I WILL DO THE SAME, CATALINE EL KHOURY BELGIUM

  2. Kevin bazua
    Kevin bazuaMarch 5,19

    We need to help them

  3. Angie Rickert
    Angie RickertMarch 5,19

    WHEN will these HELLS END?!?!?!? WHY do you feel the need to destroy an animal mentally and psychologically before you destroy it physically!?!?! Why do you call yourselves ‘peaceful people’ yet practice beyond barbaric and cruel methods with animals!??! Have you no empathy??

  4. Alper Kozan
    Alper KozanMarch 6,19

    Please end this nightmare. Please. They are carnivores, not meant to eat… Not only in Korea but also anywhere on earth, eating carnivores like bears, dogs, cats, etc. is huge mistake…

  5. Carole Fraser
    Carole FraserMarch 9,19

    Please End this evil vile Brutality on these innocent cats and dogs it’s pure evil these are loving animal the World is watching your country is evil .

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