Applaud Ban on Slaughtering Dogs in South Korean Market

Target: Lee Jae-myung, Mayor of Seongnam, South Korea

Goal: Praise groundbreaking ban on the slaughtering of dogs in a major South Korean market.

Dogs will no longer be slaughtered in Moran Market in Seongnam, one of South Korea’s largest dog meat markets. City officials will soon begin confiscating slaughter equipment from market sellers. Animal rights groups hope that the ban will lead to the eventual shutdown of the market, where over 80,000 dogs are killed annually. Some expect the market to be entirely dismantled by summer of 2017.

The Moran Market is one of the biggest hubs for the dog meat trade, selling one third of all of the country’s dog meat. Buyers can choose their animals from cages, where they are forced to endure the day’s hot weather without shade or water. Buyers can then watch their chosen dogs be slaughtered right before their eyes, often with inhumane methods such as electrocution.

Media reports state that the city of Seongnam will also be footing the tab to help dog farmers transition into different lines of work. This way, not only will the dog meat market close, but those who rely on the market for money will not be left without a source of income.

This move could not only signal the end of this massive dog meat market, but is a huge step in ending the dog meat trade throughout South Korea. Not only will tens of thousands of animals be saved from cruel upbringings and painful deaths, but farmers will be given a chance to start new, more humane careers. Sign the petition below to applaud this groundbreaking announcement by the city of Seongnam.


Dear Lee Jae-myung,

Seongnam recently announced a ban on slaughtering dogs at the Moran Market, a major hub for the South Korean dog meat trade. City officials will soon begin confiscating slaughter equipment, effectively shutting down the dog meat trade in this market, where over 80,000 dogs are slaughtered annually. This move could be the first step in a nationwide ban on the trade and sale of dog meat.

This move will save tens of thousands of dogs from unnecessary suffering and death, and will help dog meat farmers transition into more humane lines of work. We, the undersigned, applaud this groundbreaking new move.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. We need to band toether internationally and exterminate each and every one of these ugly,slanteyed filthbag dog and cat asian murderring bastards!

  2. Por Dios!!! De sólo mirar los perros colgados ,muertos, no dan ganas de comer!!! Nuestros mejores amigos no se comen!!!!

  3. simon hooper says:

    what a fukin revolting cruel race these bastards are.

  4. annie vallet says:

    good news, this is great

  5. Nooshin Perla says:

    God, I know those sicko kill cats too. did we do anything about that?????

  6. Sorry, but I won’t be giving praise until I see that they’re following up on their promise to stop the cruelty, slaughter and consumption of dogs and cats.

  7. We need to finish this brutality mow!!! And never repeat these terrible and unacceptable cruelty.

  8. I can’t applaud since the ban is on slaughter in public. but the ordeal for these creatures is to go on behind the curtains. Since the tourists can’t see them happening they won’t beuproarious any more about the horridity. And soon the world will forget all about it.

  9. Diane Bonenfant says:

    This is great. It’s a good beginning. Hopefully the underground market won’t compensate completely. Success to all the farmers who seek humane careers. Comfort and joy to all the dogs who will be saved.

  10. A step in the right direction but what is going on behind closed doors. I agree with Michelle. These people are revolting murdering bastards and I would like some robots especially designed to murder and skin them in the same way as they treat dogs and cats.

  11. Richard Hofman Richard Hofman says:

    To have got such powerful company like the Samsung in there on the one side and on the other side to have eaten dogs and cats is very odd, isn’t it?

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