Seoul Nowon-gu’s response to our e-People petition
Application No.: 1AA-2009-0385029
Application Date: 2020-09-12
Seoul Nowon-gu, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
대한민국 서울노원구는 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 2020-09-20
[주관부서] : 보건소 보건위생과
[답변일자] : 2020-09-20 15:34:51
[작성자] : 이동진
[전화번호] : 2116-4270
[답변내용] : Greetings! Thank you for your interest in our administrative policy. Hereunder is our reply to your petition.
The problem of dog meat consumption in our country has always been controversial. That is because it is unclear whether eating dog meat is legitimate or illegal.
Dogs are classified as livestock according to the current Livestock Industry Act, but the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act does not include them in livestock. As such, it is not possible to clarify the application of laws against acts such as arbitrarily slaughtering dogs.
Note, however, that the Animal Protection Act strictly prohibits killing using cruel means such as hanging, killing in front of other animals, and killing without proper reason. Any violation is subject to imprisonment of not more than 2 years or fine of not more than 20 million won.
As such, Nowon-gu is continuously cracking down on violations of the Animal Protection Act including animal abuse and inhumane slaughter, along with inhabitants (Animal Protection Honorary Observers), and strives to promote animal protection and animal welfare by suggesting to the central government the supplementation of the relevant Acts.
We salute you for your deep love and interest in your pet and wish you and your family full of health and happiness.