STOP KOREAN TORTURE - ABOUT THIS SITE

This site has been created:
- to inform people about the cruelty inflicted on millions of dogs in South Korea
- to support the South Korean associations in their fight for saving more animals as possible, above all Nami Kim and her team;
- to help them to obtain animal protection laws in their country, a nation where the meat consumption of dogs and cats, killed without the slightest respect for their life, is legally recognized, especially during the summer, in the period called "Bok Nal Days".
Dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea. Photo Manchul Kim/HSI
Dogs, bred by meat industry in South Korea, are victims of savage cruelty, bred in places where "humanity" doesn't exist.
The dogs are bred in terrible places where every expenses are reduced to a minimum and the dogs are repeatedly victims of these deprivations.
The dogs (above all "Tosa" race), from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, are imprisoned in cramped, filthy, raised cages, all their lives, with no protection from extreme weather, without any care. They get no water, exercise, companionship or medical care, and they never feel the ground beneath their feet. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. They eat the remains of human food, sometimes they eat animals dead from diseases, sometimes they eat directly the carcasses of other dogs.

In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten, have their throats slashed, or are boiled or burnt to death. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog enhances male virility and stamina. Consumption peaks during the hottest days of summer (Boknal).
And despite this dog meat is bred in horrible conditions, it continues to have very high prices.
South Korea is the only country known to have large, intensive farming
"systems" to supply the demand for dog meat.
"According to the South Korean non-profit, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), It is technically illegal to process dogs like livestock and use dog meat as any kind of food product. However, it is not illegal to breed, or raise, or slaughter dogs for dog meat.”

South Korean law is ambiguous on the legality of the dog meat trade and official efforts to reign in the trade have been half-hearted at best. One legal analyst concluded that “Despite the significance of the industry, there is no clear law governing the trade of dog meat. There is neither explicit recognition of dog meat as legitimate food, nor a clear ban on the sale or slaughter of dogs for food.


A typical dog meat farm in South Korea. Photo: Occupy for Animals

There is no nation-wide cat massacre in Korea, but some people are killing and eating felines.
Despite a government announcement that cat meat does not have any medical benefits, some koreans still eat cats according to their false beliefs. And this leads cruel cat-killing markets booming. Stray cats are caught by traps and boiled to death to make 'medicine' or 'health aid food.' It is not just cats, it's dogs, goats and other animals. Unless there is some sort of re-education against this sad savagery, then it seems rather impossible to ban this barbarism. The Korean Government can and should regulate these facilities more effectively.

This site has been created by an international group of activists, who not belong to ANY association, and is not calling to ANY donations.

The aim of this website is to help stopping the massacre of dogs and cats in South Korea by spreading awareness and sharing informations.

The Timeline page list informations and links concerning past and upcoming events and protests.
You will find there links to organiser pages, schedules, event locations.
Links are provided for your convenience, and are managed by their respectives organisers. In this site you will find tweetsheets made to share information about the conditions in which pets live and die in South Korea:


This site contains also 2 sections dedicated to the videos about the real cruel face of South Korea. In the first section the tweetsheets are made by tweets with movies in autoplay showing the cruel dog meat trade in the whole South Korea: 
#KoreanDogsVideo Part 4 In the second sections the tweetsheets are made by tweets with movies in autoplay showing the dog meat farms and markets in every city of South Korea - for some cities the tweets include the "Sister City Campaigns" and "Petitions" created by Koreandogs.org asking to the Mayors to stop the horrific dog meat trade in their cities:
#CruelKoreanCities Part 1

The site also provides tweetsheets to share more than 300 petitions created in order to stop the daily slaughter of dogs and cats in South Korea, filtered as follow: 


The Olympic Committees section links to the Koreandogs 204 petitions to Each Olympic committees, classified by continents. You can read Koreandogs original statement here for additional actions and find the NOC directory here.


The other petitions section list all the petitions raised by other organisations.


There are still a lot of Sister City relationships that we can focus our campaign on and we will try to cover as many of these as possible in 2016. So please make taking action for the Korean dogs on:

Cities Campaigns 1
Cities Campaigns 2
Cities Campaigns 3
Cities Campaigns 4
Cities Campaigns 5
Cities Campaigns 6
Cities Campaigns 7
Cities Campaigns 8
Cities Campaigns 9
Cities Campaigns 10


The Event Support section contain tweetsheets dedicated to announce and support coming events.


The Email Actions page includes a series of emails already prepared and prewritten to send to South Koreans government offices, to ask them:
- To pass laws for the protection of companion animals;
- To ban the consumption of dog/cat meat;
- To stop all atrocities and torture of man's best friends.

For more information about what is happening in South Korea, please visit the web sites of the most important associations fighting to save dogs and cats from slaughterhouses:


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