[Update] Illegal sale of animals at Gupo Market – Case turned over to the Prosecutor’s Office!
This is a translation of the April 7, 2014 posting on Busan KAPCA(Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)’s Facebook: [Update] Illegal sale of animals at Gupo Market – Case turned over to the Prosecutor’s Office!
These are photos of the scene where animals are put in onion bags and sold illegally at the Gupo dog meat market.
On weekends and market days many illegal vendors come to this market and sell puppies, kittens and various other animals.
Our planning team repeatedly reported them as illegal but the District Office and the police have consistently ignored our reports. They kept making excuses for the vendors saying that the selling of animals is their livelihood and that they instructed the vendors not to sell them.
The police have classified us as habitual accusers and they delayed in responding when we reported illegal vendors. Sometimes they didn’t even get out of their car after arriving at the scene. They told us that they will investigate saying that they have the identities of the violators and then later told us that they cannot punish them because they didn’t know who the violators were.
The Gupo Market’s illegal sale of animals continued to take place illegally due to the indifference and neglect of the District Office and the police.
The struggle to eradicate the Gupo Market’s illegal sale of animals was not only against the illegal vendors but it was also against the District Office and the police. It was an unfavorable fight of us against the three of them.
However, our planning team never let that discourage us and we continued to monitor the market.
Finally, the illegal sale of animals was recognized as a violation of the Animal Protection Act. Our photographs and voice recordings from the scene were provided as evidence and the case was turned over to the Prosecutor’s Office for a possible indictment.
If you would like to send in petitions to the Busan District Public Prosecutor’s Office, please contact our office for the case number. (051-817-0993)
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