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

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3 min readNov 3, 2022

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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.

Yangsan Mayor Na Dong-yeon

In Yangsan, there are numerous 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. Click HERE to learn more about Yangsan’s massive dog meat industry.

Video: Dog meat farmers trading hundreds of dogs on the hillside in Yangsan.
Photo: Dog farm in Yangsan, Korea. Busan KAPCA.
A puppy with a leg cut off was rescued from a dog farm in Yangsan. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE). Other dogs from this dog farm were rescued by WEACT! Korea.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Yangsan’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 dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Yangsan.

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 present in the vicinity of Yangsan to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

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Documentary: Cruel Death of South Korea’s Dogs. Dogs Are Innocent.(한국 댕댕이 잔혹사: 개는 죄가 없다) https://koreandogs.org/documentary-koreas-dog-cruelty/

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