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Seogwipo(Jeju Province), S. Korea! Please stop the construction of large scale illegal dog farm and crack down on existing dog farms immediately!


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Seogwipo (Jeju Special Self Governing Province), S. Korea!  Please stop the construction of large scale illegal dog farm and crack down on existing dog farms immediately!

제주특별자치도 서귀포시 김재봉시장님, 수망리 불법 개사육장 신축 즉시 중단해주세요!

Dear Mayor Jae-Bong Kim(김재봉시장님께),

We learned about the construction in progress of a large scale illegal dog farm in your city, Seogwipo and we are horrified and outraged. ( 수망리 주민 개사육장 신축 강력 반발 Seogwipo Sumangri Residents Strongly Opposes New Construction of Large Scale Dog Farm)

Your own citizens, many Seogwipo residents have been petitioning and filing civil complaints urging your city to stop the construction and crack down on the existing dog farms. Why do you ignore them?  Why did you approve the construction of this new illegal dog farm and why do you let these despicable and shameful trade operate in your city brutally taking the lives of innocent animals every day?

In your response to the civil complaints, you make the excuse about the lack of enforceable laws to disapprove this new construction . You tell them it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to address this dog meat consumption issue. The list of excuses is endless. Why send your own people round in circles? Your failure to act is a heinous crime to the animals and causes stress on your residents who no longer wish to endure the noise of barking cries and foul stench and bear this shame and guilt.

You know that Article 2, Item 1 of Korea's Livestock Product Sanitary Control Act which governs the raising, slaughter and disposal of livestock and the processing, distribution and inspection of livestock products, does not categorize dogs as a livestock that can be processed as food which makes dog meat technically illegal. Also, since S. Korea is a democratic nation where your representatives are elected through a democratic process, isn't it your responsibility as the citizens to end this shameful and barbaric atrocity? If the enforceable laws are not in place it is your responsibility to make sure the enforceable laws are enacted and enforced.

Further, according to the Food Sanitation Act, Article 7, Clause 1, Korean Food Standards Codex specified by the Food and Drug Administration, dogs are not included in the list of raw materials that can be processed and cooked as food therefore making raising and slaughtering dogs for consumption illegal.

Below are just few of many violations of Animal Protection Law by the dog farm operations in your city and many similar places around the country in South Korea:

In keeping, caring and protecting animals, everyone should recognize the following:
2. Animals should be free from the hunger and thirst.
5. Animals should be free from fear and stress.

① No one shall commit the following acts toward animals:
1. Act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging
2. Act of Killing in public or in another animal’s presence
③ No one shall commit the following acts toward abandoned or abused animals:
1. Act of capture and sell or kill.
2. Act of trade or purchase knowing that the animals are abandoned or abused.

① Anyone transporting an animal that has been selected by decree from the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must make an effort to abide by the following:
1. Ensure that the animals are properly fed, watered and drive carefully so that animals are not shocked or harmed from sudden departures or stops.
2. The vehicle used for transportation must be built to prevent any harm during transportation and to minimize any pain due to poor ventilation or sudden changes in temperature, etc.
4. Avoid any possible injuries while moving an animal and minimize any pain or discomfort, such as sudden changes in body temperature or difficulty in breathing.

① Anyone who violates Article 8, Clause 1 through 3 shall be punished with up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD).
In addition, according to the Ministry of Environment's Conservation of Water Quality and Ecosystem Law Article 15 Clause 1 Item 2 and Article 78 Item 3, act of discharging excrement, livestock waste water, animal carcass, waste materials or sludge into public water is punishable by up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD).

According to the Livestock Safety Management Act, slaughterhouses must slaughter animals they are registered to handle. Are the farms and slaughterhouse registered to slaughter dogs? They are not because dogs are not subject to slaughter under this law.

In your homepage you stated that you will do your best to make your city the "City of Dreams, Hope and New Challenges" What "Dream and Hope" guarantees are you giving citizens of Sumangri who have been suffering for so long because of these illegal dog farm operations?

Jeju Island maybe be designated as UNESCO's Triple Crown and New 7 Wonders of Nature but for us your island is a reminder of human brutality and cruelty towards man's best friends?

Seogwipo will never be considered an ethical, compassionate and modern city as long as your government ignores this illegal and despicable injustice towards the most vulnerable members of your society. Please enforce the law! Stop the new construction of dog farm and crack down on the dog farms immediately!

Until then, we will not invest in or visit Jeju, Seogwipo and we will continue to boycott all S. Korean products and tourism.


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  • Minister of Government Legislation
    Jeong-Boo Je 법제처 제정부 처장 (Minister of Government Legislation) (Minister of Government Legislation)
  • Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
    Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Seung-Hee Yoo 유승희 전국여성위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Seong-Gon Kim 김성곤 세계한인민주회의 수석부의장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Young-Hwan Kim 김영환 인재영입위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Jong-Girl Lee 이종걸 정치혁신실행위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Seung-Cho Yang 양승조 최고위원, 지방선거기획단장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Jae-Yun Kim 김재윤 교육연수원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Mi-Kyung Lee 이미경 4대강불법비리진상조사위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Kyung-Min Shin 신경민 최고위원, 국정원 헌정파괴 국기문란 진상조사특별위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Dong-Ik Choi 최동익 전국장애인위원장, 원내부대표_대외협력담당
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Kyu-Baik Ahn 안규백 10월 재보궐선거기획단장
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Kyung-Tae Cho 조경태 최고위원, 상향식공천제도 혁신위원장 (Member of Democratic Party)
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Jae-Jeong Bae 배재정 대변인, 민주통합당 언론정상화특별위원회 간사 (Member of Democratic Party)
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Won-Shik Woo 우원식 최고위원, 「을」지키기 경제민주화추진위원장 (Member of Democratic Party)
  • Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding
    Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
  • Minister of Health & Welfare
    Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
  • United Nations
    Hee-Bum Ko 고희범 제주도 민주당위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Seong-Yeop Yoo 유성엽 전국직능위원회 수석부의장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Yong-Jin Park 박용진 대변인
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Kwan-Young Kim 김관영 수석 대변인
  • Prime Minister of S. Korea
    Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
  • Leader of the Democratic Party of S. Korea
    Rep. Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표
  • Leader of the Saenuri Party of S. Korea
    Rep. Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표
  • Leader of Democratic Party (Opposition Party) of S. Korea
    Rep. Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
    Governor Keun-Min Woo 제주특별자치도 우근민 도지사
  • Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self Governing Province, S. Korea
    Mayor Jae-Bong Kim 김재봉시장님
  • President of S. Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Minister of Korea Food And Drug Safety
    Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
  • Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, S. Korea
    Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
  • Minister of Environment
    Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
  • Member of Democratic Party
    In-Soon Nam 남인순 대외협력위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Byum-Gae Park 박범계 법률위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Won-Shik Choi 최원식 전략기획위원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Byung-Du Min 민병두 전략홍보본부장, 민주정책연구원 부원장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Hong-Cheol Min 민홍철 수석사무부총장
  • Member of Democratic Party
    Ki-Choon Park 박기춘 사무총장
  • Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
  • Minister of Justice
    Jae-Jin Kwon 법무부 권재진 장관

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