South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety must stop the illegal dog meat industry!

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Early in the morning, on the side of Moran Market in Seongnam, the bodies of dogs are taken off the truck.

It is the carcass of dogs slaughtered at the Seulmoon-dong slaughterhouse in Goyang. The butcher caged the dogs he had bought at the auction houses, fixed their necks with a snare, electrocuted them in front of other dogs, and sold the body to Moran Market.

We have been tracking the whereabouts of the butchers and have seen dogs slaughtered in Seulmoon-dong taken to various markets and Bosintang(Bosintang is the name of ‘dog meat’ soup) restaurants.

The remaining 34 dogs and a mini-pig could have been rescued with the help of many citizens’ petitions, KARA’s on-site complaint, and Goyang City and Ilsan Police, but if not, they would have been killed and distributed as meat.

The 34 dogs rescued from the slaughterhouse were found to be three parvo-positive, ten corona-positive, and six heartworm-positive. Two of them, in particular, died within a day after being rescued, vomiting blood. The current reality in South Korea is that dogs in this condition are secretly slaughtered, distributed, and sold as food at the Bosintang restaurants.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is a government agency responsible for food safety in South Korea. In response to an official inquiry from KARA in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety made it clear that

‘dog meat does not meet the required classification for livestock and is not recognized as a food ingredient.’ However, they said, ‘since we have been eating dog meat for a long time due to our eating habits,’ it is difficult to ban the industry. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is therefore neglecting its duty to the public to continue allowing illegal dog carcasses to be distributed. (Related post:

Dogs are illegally traded and slaughtered in many auctions and slaughterhouses across the country. However, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is still not cracking down on the illegal industry.

The distribution, cooking, processing, and selling of dog meat, which is not classified as a food ingredient, is illegal under the Food Sanitation Act. The dereliction of duty by The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which is responsible for national hygiene and food safety, is simply unacceptable.

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