Yongin, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms!

We want Yongin to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut them down.

Photo: Dog farm in Yongin, South Korea. CARE.

Request to Yongin, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms.

Below are dog farms operating in Yongin, South Korea (more to be added to this list):

  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Namsa-myeon Cheondeoksan-ro 111 beongil 88
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Baekam-myeon Goan-ro 51 beongil 142-30
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Baekam-myeon Yongcheon-ro 128 beongil 34-19
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Baekam-myeon Jukyangdae-ro 1436 beongil 82-60
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Baekam-myeon Cheonggae-ro 200
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Shingi-ro 42 beongil 26
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Yanggi-myeon Saeshil-ro 85
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Yanggi-myeon Chugae-ri San 59-2 beonji 145-2 3 beonji
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Duchang-ri 2498 beonji 2499 beonji
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Mokshin-ri 91 beonji
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Bogaewonsam-ro 2044-11
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Wonyang-ro 246 beonji 88
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Wonyang-ro 246 beonji 91
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Wonsam-myeon Jukyangdae-ro 1626 beongil 58-17
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Yidong-myeon Cheoinseong-ro 1164
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Yidong-myeon Cheon-ri 341-3 4 beonji
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Pogok-eup Gokhyeon-ro 170 beongil 20
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Pogok-eup Yeongmun-ro 29 beongil 151
  • Gyeonggi-do Yongin Cheoin-gu Pogok-eup Yeongmun-ri 489 beonji 483-3

The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures!

1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to the Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law.

2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is being committed and then report it to the police.

3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities and must be registered and authorized by the municipality government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations.

4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized.

5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facility must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act.

6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act.

We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and prevent recurrence!

Click HERE to learn more about our epeople petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives.
Click HERE to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives.

Photo: Dog farm in Yongin, South Korea. CARE.

KARA’s petition letter in Korean:

용인시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.

  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 남사면 천덕산로111번길 88
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 고안로51번길 142-30
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 용천로128번길 34-19
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 죽양대로1436번길 82-60
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 청계로 200
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 신기로42번길 26 (남동)
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 양지면 새실로 85
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 양지면 추계리 산 59-2번지 . 145-2.-3번지
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 두창리 2498번지 . 2499번지
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 목신리 91번지
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 보개원삼로 2044-11
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 원양로246번길 88
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 원양로246번길 91
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 원삼면 죽양대로1626번길 58-17
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 이동면 처인성로 1164
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 이동면 천리 341-3.4번지
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 곡현로170번길 20
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 영문로29번길 151
  • 경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 영문리 489번지 483-3

위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인 및 행정처분을 촉구합니다.

1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다.

2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다.

3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다.

5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다.

6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다.

불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 촉구합니다!

Video: Terrible reality of South Korea’s dog farms. Animal Rescue 119.

  1. Vicki Casarett
    Vicki CasarettSeptember 28,19

    Please stop the horrible killing of family companion animals for exotic dinners. Dogs have so much more to offer alive than dead.

  2. Soraya Ciccarone
    Soraya CiccaroneSeptember 28,19

    This is all so shocking and these cruel and awful practices against dogs must stop!

  3. Lesley Partridge
    Lesley PartridgeSeptember 28,19

    Please stop this cruel practice. I beseech those involved to have compassion on these intelligent creatures.

  4. Patricia Rose
    Patricia RoseSeptember 28,19

    Is such a sick disgusting way to refer people make an excuse to kill innocent animals you ought to be ashamed of yourself cuz one day the good Lord is going to get a hold of you and you’ll regret your decisions in the Lake of Fire you need to wake up

  5. Sandy Carstensen
    Sandy CarstensenSeptember 29,19

    Please stop the the killing of dogs.

  6. Georgeanne Ford
    Georgeanne FordSeptember 29,19

    This is heinous and cruel torture and murder and needs to end.

  7. Heather
    HeatherSeptember 29,19

    Please stop

  8. Klaudia Arthofer
    Klaudia ArthoferSeptember 29,19


  9. Calliope Skoumbourdi
    Calliope SkoumbourdiSeptember 29,19

    Really humans are barbaric. Animals are far better beings than humans. How sick, ruthless, evil deeds you subject these poor animals to. Where are your hearts? Do you have hearts? I think not. This is not civilised. Karma will come to you that abuses and kills animals. Just a matter of time.

  10. Lori
    LoriSeptember 30,19

    How do you justify your actions? How can you look at these poor animals and cause them such pain and suffering? Put yourself in their place…the terror, the pain, the fear!!! Karma is real – your day will come!

  11. Gordana Balk-Moller
    Gordana Balk-MollerOctober 2,19

    South Korea can not pretend to be part of our civilized world !!! Stop the savage practices !!!

  12. Roberta Struthers
    Roberta StruthersOctober 3,19

    This barbaric behaviour has to stop.

  13. Christine Utzinger
    Christine UtzingerOctober 3,19

    Dogs and cats are family!You don’t eat your family!!!!

  14. Theresa Scarnuley
    Theresa ScarnuleyOctober 3,19

    This is a barbaric and inhuman practice and it must stop. I will buy nothing from your country and will encourage others to do the same

  15. Joann Rizzi
    Joann RizziOctober 3,19

    Please stop this! This is so inhuman and heartless

  16. Mimi Benadiba
    Mimi BenadibaOctober 3,19

    This is not only totally inhumane it is also pointless and unnecessary. Wake up people!! When are the Koreans going to act like humans with hearts and NOT like Monsters that they are! The horrific barbaric practice of killing God’s children in this manner will certainly reserve a place in hell for those that believe this is okay!!! I hope they arrive there sooner than later!!
    The Koreans are known for the DOG EATING NATION! This is NOT only disgusting but oh so VILE! I hope the Koreans all die of diseases that can not be cured witch it’s not to far from the truth. Given the way these poor. loyal, trusting, compassionate dogs have to live. P.S. God did NOT create dogs and cats to be tortured for FOOD, STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR RELIGION THIS IS THE WORK OF EVIL! GOD DID NOT INTEND HUMANS TO KILL CATS AND DOGS FOR FOOD! God created cats and dogs to be man’s best friend in all cultures. P.S. The word DOG spelled back wards is GOD. So think about that one!

  17. S
    SOctober 3,19

    It’s absolutely disgusting barbaric evil act . You suppose to be intelligent race . Dogs cats are not for the dinner table. If you eat any kind of animal respect them . This barbaric act has to stop

  18. Terri
    TerriOctober 3,19

    it disgust me to read about animals being killed for eating, I pray for these animals everyday hoping this will stop.these people that kill them I bet they could care less.

  19. Mette Ring Bursche
    Mette Ring BurscheOctober 4,19


  20. Debbie Cassidy
    Debbie CassidyOctober 4,19

    These dog farms are barbaric and the torture and constant suffering endured is horrific. Korea needs to end this meat industry as many have reached out to be their voice . Have you no soul, no morals, no compassion. What a deplorable and shameful country.

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