Put the Cheonan Dog Slaughterer on Trial

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The Cheonan Dog Slaughterer was fined a mere 3 million Korean Won (Approx. $2,500 US) for the brutal killing of thousands of dogs. That outcome is unacceptable.

On January 29th, we held a press conference in front of the Cheonan branch of the Daejeon District Court and demanded that the Cheonan Dog Slaughterer who had been burning dogs alive for 20 years be put on trial.

After submitting a testimonial to the Cheonan Seobuk Police Station from one of the rescued dogs, Nova (the first time in South Korea that a dog has submitted a testimonial as a witness,) along with a petition signed by citizens urging the severest appropriate punishment, the prosecution merely fined him 3 million Korean Won (Approx. $2,500 US) without the need for a trial. That outcome was unacceptable.

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According to Article VIII of South Korean Animal Protection Act, the following are considered acts of animal abuse and are prohibited:

  • Cruel slaughter methods, such as hanging
  • Performing the slaughter in places visible to other animals or passersby

It is evident that the slaughterer had grossly violated animal protection laws. Witnesses reported that he had committed such acts for over 20 years, which brings us to an estimate of tens of thousands of dogs brutally killed by his hand.

The more severe the abuse is, the more severe the legal repercussions and punishment should be. This is the only way to also improve public awareness of the importance of animal protection in South Korea.

Although the petition had only been going a short while, we submitted 3,500 signatures to the court demanding a proper trial for the Cheonan Dog Slaughterer. We would like to thank all those who signed, and the individual activists who had come a long way to participate in the press conference with us.

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Petition signatures handed to the Cheonan branch of the Daejeon District Court

We hope the Department of Justice makes the right decision and signals a move to a more progressive, modern, and serious attitude that animal abuse will no longer be treated lightly in South Korea.

We will keep you updated of any developments in this case.

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CARE Korea is a South Korean animal rights nonprofit that rescues, shelters, and adopts abused and abandoned animals, mainly from the dog meat industry in South Korea.

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9 Responses

  1. La situazione della Corea per i cani e i gatti è una vergogna, queste tradizioni devono finire e essere impedite con severità dal governo di questo paese, le persone si devono rendere conto che il cani e i gatti sono creature che soffrono esattamente come noi e non meritano un trattamento tanto crudele.

  2. President Moon needs to stand up for the animals in his country, and put an end to this barbaric industry forever. How could this ever have been allowed to go on for so long. Shame on the South Korean Government for allowing this to continue. This heartless, evil slaughterer, and all his kind need to suffer for their actions. A huge thank you!! ‘CARE’ for the persistent, outstanding work you continue to do for “OUR FURRY FRIENDS”.

  3. Eating dog meat which causes The utmost cruelty to our animals, plus other creatures has come back to bite the human race, causing the killer virus. The dogs are living in appalling conditions standing in their faeces, they are slaughtered and on a plate. The cruelty caused, the torture implemented has always been a huge concern to all animal lovers, now the world should take notice and stop this horrible trade because the deaseses are transferable.

  4. and it’s only thanks to petitions we sign, the letters we send that this what happens now is possible ! who could imagine that the dog was able be a witness in judgment of his torturer ? we have to continue !! thank you , you all volunteers in South Korea who fight against this horrible DCMT !!

  5. This is probably the 200th time I’ve written letters or signed petitions, and if it takes 200 more or 2000 more, we ALL HAVE TO STAND COMMITTED!!!!! KEEP ON KEEPING ON…UNTIL THIS STOPS!!!

  6. Ich möchte das das töten der Tiere aufhört .Hunde Katzen . Es reicht Die Mörder müssen für immer im Knast . Alle Farmen aufgelöst u weiter kontrolliert werden . Tag u Nacht . Weil die Mörder Nachts zu jeder Tages zeit töten . Jutta kallsen

  7. In the modern world this has not to be accepted anymore. Animal cruelty has nothing to do with traditions.

    President Moon why don’t you stop it.
    It’s so heartbreaking. Why can people be so cruel.

    Why can a high technology country in a modern world allow eating men’s best friend. They are companions not food.

    President Moon, please stop it. Think about how loyal your own dogs are.

  8. Justice for dogs brutally killed by his hand. Terminate industry animals have rights. Stop the horrors.

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