S. Korea’s Dog and Cat Shame

by pepismartdog on July 24, 2012

S. Korea: cat trussed and ready to be boiled alive. This is one of the worst cat photographs I’ve ever seen (and I have seen many.) Click photo to enlarge.

August 7th is Worldwide Awareness Day about Korea’s ongoing cruelty toward dogs and cats, allowing them to be tortured and agonisingly killed for food under the banner of making men masculine when they eat dog and curing rheumatism when they drink cat juice.

On-going torture goes on for up to an hour because this is considered the only way to deliver first class dog meat. Cats are trussed for hours on end and then boiled alive. Small dogs are treated the same as cats.

Customers demand extreme torture and agonising pain so that at the moment of death massive amounts of adrenalin are coursing through the dog or cat’s body, making the meat tough; which is what they want.

Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese* people believe eating tortured dog meat makes men masculine. They falsely believe eating tortured cats or drinking Cat Tonic is a cure for rheumatism.

S. Korea: dog killer uses blow torch on freshly murdered dog as terrified alive dogs are forced to watch. Click photo to enlarge.

If you would like to sign a PETITION to help stop this abhorrent cruelty: CLICK HERE

In S. Korea and Vietnam, while still alive and conscious, the dog would probably have been tied to a pole and repeatedly struck with an electric prod in the genital area, then strung up by his neck hanging as his killer tortured him, beating him with a baseball bat to start with, then burning his flesh with the blow torch as he wreathed in pain, conscious but unable to scream out because his whole body weight was hanging by his own neck, cutting off his vocal chords. They begin skinning the dog while it is still alive.

China: dogs are usually killed in either of the following ways:

S. Korea: dog realises his death is imminent, as little dogs watch on helplessly. Click photo to enlarge.

a) a large knife is plunged into the dog’s chest (not the heart), and the dog is left to stagger with the knife still inserted, then minutes later the killer goes back and sadistically slowly twists the knife causing blinding agony to the screaming dog (who is still conscious), as the killer stands on it’s legs. If the dog takes too long to bleed out, they usually pull out the knife and plunge it into the belly of the still live dog. It is horrific! They then begin skinning the dog while it’s still alive.

b) the dog is tied to a pole and the hind leg tendon is slashed with a large knife, causing shocking agony and crippling the screaming dog. After a few minutes a knife is plunged into the dog’s chest, similar to the above description and the dying dog is skinned while still alive.

Vietnam: if you visit Vietnam you will probably see alive meat dogs packed in cages attached to scooters, heading to be slaughtered. Many of them are stolen pets.

c) the dog is held around the neck in heavy steel clamps and it is struck in the head with a baseball bat and then as it writhes in agony on the ground another blow is administered across it’s body, hitting vital organs causing more agony. As the dog continues to writhe for several minutes (to allow maximum pain), it is picked up and they begin skinning it alive.

Remember: many of these dogs were stolen pets!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Pamela C August 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Signed the Petiton, @Unchat


pepismartdog August 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Thank you so much for helping. XXX :=o)


Serena Lee August 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I’m Korean. This is very shameful. We need international strong pressure. Please help dogs & cats in korea.


pepismartdog August 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hi Serena, thank you for speaking out on behalf of Korean people who love their pets and want this terrible behaviour to stop. While individually we cannot stop it, if we join our voices together using social media our voices gather strength and bring international shame on the governments of the offending countries.
Serena please know the you are the exact type of person Kyenan Kum (starting 22 years ago: Korea’s first fighter against dog & cat meat & a world leader against the DMT & founder of IAKA) , is hoping will change Korea. You are Korean, you use social media and you know it is shameful. You have a LOT of power in helping us fight against the DMT in Korea!
Please tell as many other Korean friends as possible. I’ll be writing many more articles on this site; look forward to hearing from you again. :=o)


mark osborne November 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Great page and thank you for exposing this disgusting Dog and Cat Trade to the world. There are no empathy when it comes to these traders and farmers towards our pets in some parts of Asia. Education is the key to make sure the children of tomorrow do not grow up into monsters like their parents who live and work in this barbaric trade.


Gina Cheng August 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Let us unite as one powerful voice to speak up for the millions of cats & dogs’ lives that have already died in vain or are going to die in those countries soon. They will certainly rest in peace & be with their Creator eventually. On the other hand, we have to educate the future generations of this world that such unnecessary & insane atrocities committed on these living beings cannot go on. It is mentally unsound & morally wrong in all aspects of lifeforms. If the human species derives immerse pleasure in torturing such innocent animals to get at what they want, it would reduce us to being called barbarians instead.


Rhona August 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

This is horrifying!!!!!!!


Karin MacCurrie August 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

You should hang your heads in shame Korea, what sort of God do you believe in. How vile is this. May my God forgive you or give you the punishment you deserve. I will leave it to his better judgement. Be thankful I am not your God.


linda hipskind August 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

these evil fcks dont deserve the God given right to live,send their asses back to a hell,nothing but maggots…


Marion August 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Das ist der absolute Wahnsinn… wie kann so eine Brutalität geduldet werden?? Es ist barbarisch, extrem grausam….


Kimberly Hart August 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Eat Veggies, not Pets


Donna L King August 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm



Susanna August 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

Cure yourself from cruelty. Or submit yourself to the same situation. Ashamed to belong to the same human race with you.


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