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Victory: Mayor Declares an End to Dog Slaughtering in Seoul, S. Korea

10.28.19Your help fighting the dog meat trade in S. Korea is making a difference! On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Mayor Park Won-soon officially declared all dog meat slaughterhouses would be closed in Seoul, S.Korea on October 31, 2019.

LCA's S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) and a coalition of other animal protection groups and activists celebrated the announcement at an event in Seoul's Namsan Park.

In a statement released before the event, Mayor Park said: "Through persuasion for many years, we stopped all slaughter in Seoul....We will maintain the city as a slaughter-free place to promote the dignity of animal coexistence. If Seoul slaughter activity occurs again, we will use all means to block it."

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Activists holding signs spelling out "No dog slaughter in Seoul!"


Help end S. Korea's dog meat trade!

  • Sign the petition at urging the S. Korean government to pass MP Pyo Chang-won's proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Act. If passed, MP Pyo's amendment will be a major blow to the country's dog meat trade.
  • Educate your friends and family about the issue and urge them to take action!



Click here to learn more about LCA's work to end Asia's dog meat trade.



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