Seoul Jungnang-gu’s response to our e-People petition
Application No.: 1AA-2009-0384906
Application Date: 2020-09-12
Seoul Jungnang-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
대한민국 서울중랑구는 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.
Civil Petition Results
organization in charge 서울특별시
staff in charge contact
processing date 2020-09-21
[주관부서] : 보건소 보건행정과
[답변일자] : 2020-09-21 10:21:12
[작성자] : 이재영
[전화번호] : 02-2094-0752
[이메일] : [email protected]
[답변내용] : I received your letter to request for taking immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in Jungnang-gu . First of all, thank you for loving animals.
The problem of dog meat has long been disputed in Korea because it is uncertain if it is illegal to eat it. In fact, dogs are classified as livestock by Livestock Industry Act though they are not included in livestock by Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act. So the law is not easy to enforce.
But Animal Protection Act prohibited the actions by which dogs are brutally killed, slaughtered in front of other animals and killed without justifiable reason. And violators who do not abide by this law may face imprisonment for up to two years or fines of 20 million won.
Looking to the future, we will try to promote animal welfare and request law revision to government.
Thank you again for deep love and concern about animals and wish you all the best in your family.