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Dog Meat Cruelty in Gwanak, Seoul

We the undersigned petition the council to Please urge your Friendship City, Seoul Gwanak-gu Mayor Jong-Pil Yoo to close down all the illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products in his city.

Started by: Giny Woo (

This ePetition ran from 05/10/2017 to 31/12/2017 and has now finished.

7 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for your letter and petition addressed to the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, on the subject of dogs and cats meat consumption in South Korea.

Whilst the situation described is deeply worrying, we understand the British Embassy in Seoul has raised the issue of animal cruelty with the South Korean authorities on numerous occasions, explaining that the UK public would like to see the practice come to an end. We would encourage concerned individuals and groups to continue working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to seek appropriate opportunities to raise the issue further.


Lead Officer - Foreign Investment & International Partnerships
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall 2, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1EU