Wonju, South Korea, Shut down illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants.

Campaign updated on 10/27/2022.

Wonju Mayor Won Gang-su

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 Wonju, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been tortured their entire lives, end up being 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. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Dog farm in Wonju, South Korea. Inside a dog meat farm near Winter Olympics. USA Today.

Video: Hellish dog farm in Wonju, South Korea. News 1 Happy Pet.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Wonju’s dog meat demand.

Shown below are 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.”

The searches resulted in hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Wonju.

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 Wonju 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)

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

  1. M
    MOctober 4,18

    Please do not allow this cruetlty

  2. isabel boyle
    isabel boyleOctober 4,18

    I beg you to put an end to this barbaric practice…………..please ..

  3. Lione Worton
    Lione WortonOctober 5,18


  4. Anne Hawkins
    Anne HawkinsOctober 5,18

    Please end this barbarity it is a stain on your country

  5. Karen McCarney
    Karen McCarneyOctober 5,18

    Please stop killing these poor animals. Im begging yous.

  6. Pamela Hughes
    Pamela HughesOctober 5,18

    Please, please, stop the dog and cat meat trade. There is so much I want to say. Dog love us, and cats do too. They want to please you, but they do not want you to eat them. I know there isn’t much we can do to stop you from this outrageous behavior, but just stop and think about it. Why would you want to eat a dog or cat? If you are starving, then work with the US. I am sure that we can help you, but not if you keep eating dogs and cats. My cats are my family. They love me and I love them. Don’t deny yourself these truly loving relationships.

  7. Michaela Treffil
    Michaela TreffilOctober 8,18

    Go vegan!

  8. Dana Orságová
    Dana OrságováJuly 19,20

    stop killing dogs and cats! help them !! save them !! please !!!

  9. Dagmar Grabner
    Dagmar GrabnerJuly 20,20

    Stop killing dogs and cats!!!!!

  10. Jacqui Collins
    Jacqui CollinsJanuary 22,21

    there are no words I can utter I am gutted at the thought of the stress and fright these poor animal are living.

  11. michelle annunziato
    michelle annunziatoAugust 23,21

    close down these barbaric hell holes dogs and cats be kind not cruel it’s the year 2021 not 1847 were there was no food end this cruelty do the right thing be a good man if you are a man

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