In December 2016, the Moran Market Vendors’ Association agreed to voluntarily stop displaying and slaughtering live dogs, and remove the butchering facilities. As the result of our ongoing investigation during May and June of 2017, it was revealed that the agreement has not been upheld.
Animals for Food
With presidential elections on the 9th of May, we thought we’d take a brief look at the five main candidates’ policy pledges regarding animal welfare during their campaigns, and particularly their stance on dog meat.
CARE continues to investigate traditional markets in and around Seoul since Moran market’s announcement that the public slaughtering of dogs at the market will cease. However, this is still happening, including at Moran market; dogs are being taken from display cages and slaughtered in front of customers and other dogs.
Despite the cold and rain on February 23rd, an alliance of CARE and other animal rights organizations held a press conference in front of the government complex at Gwanghwamun to protest against mass culling of farm animals.
These are some photographs of Moran Market, a famous center for selling and distributing dog meat in South Korea. We hope you can understand the cruelty these dogs face daily from the following photos taken by CARE during an undercover investigation. They are subjected to poor living conditions and die in inhumane ways. The pictures […]
The good news: On December 13, 2016, Seongnam City announced that by the end of February 2017, they will be banning the display of and slaughtering of live dogs at Moran Market, a major dog meat center that butchers around 80,000 dogs annually. Seongnam City will also support dog meat merchants in changing their business […]