Punish the pet shop owner who killed 79 dogs by severe neglect! Protect companion animals!
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A heartless pet shop owner in Cheonan Dongnam-gu district is reported to have neglected a total of 160 dogs, causing the death of 79 of them because he did not want to spend any more money on them. Many corpses were found in a significant state of decomposition, with their skulls and ribs fully exposed. The remaining 80 surviving dogs, were clearly starving and many found diseased. Astoundingly the pet shop is also reported to have been offering an adoption service to clients, promising to find new homes for these unfortunate animals!
We request President Moon Jae-In of South Korea to punish, to the fullest extent of the law, the pet shop owner who was responsible for the deaths of 79 dogs and the suffering of 80 more dogs due to severe neglect. We request the protection of companion animals in Korea by the strengthening and enforcement of the Animal Protection Laws.
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Yonhap news reported on February 24 that police had applied for an arrest warrant against a pet shop owner in Chungcheongnamdo Cheonan who had severely neglected dogs causing them to die.
Chungcheongnamdo Cheonan Southeast Police station stated on February 24 that on February 20, it had requested an arrest warrant for the pet shop owner (referred to only as “Mr A”, aged 27) on charges of violating animal protection law.
Mr A is suspected of neglecting 160 dogs and causing death of 79 of these dogs while operating a pet shop from July of last year in Cheonan Dongnam-gu district.
Many corpses were found in a significant state of decomposition, with their skulls and ribs fully exposed. These dogs were found in metal cages, on the floor and stuffed inside boxes throughout the pet shop.
Of the 80 surviving dogs, some had clearly not been fed for a long time and many have been infected with measles and deadly parvoviruses. Mr A reportedly admitted to the police that he “neglected the dogs because it was costly to treat them medically or euthanize dogs.”
It is unusual for police to file arrest warrants for violations of animal protection laws.
In response, one police official said, “We filed for an arrest warrant because we found that the nature of the crime is terrible, causing so many dogs to die for personal monetary gain.”
It was known that the pet shop was also charging fees to people seeking to abandon their dogs, promising to find new homes for them as well as charging well-meaning would-be adopters adoption fees.
On February 20, Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) held a press conference at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, urging the government to “strengthen the management and regulation of companion animal industry before enacting laws to promote (expand) companion animal industry”.
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