PETITION TARGET: Namyangju Mayor Cho Kwang-han
UPDATE (12/10/20): We have learned that Mayor Cho Kwang-han is issuing a demolition order against Nakwon Auction House. We must make sure the city follows through on this order!
Undercover footage from Lady Freethinker shows horrifying cruelty at the Nakwon Auction House in Namyangju, South Korea, thought to be the largest remaining dog meat auction house in the country.
Amid the annual Bok Nal “dog eating days,” this auction house of horrors sold more than 200 “meat” dogs in mere hours.
Held captive in cramped, dirty metal cages, the terrified, cowering dogs yelped in terror as an auctioneer poked them with a metal rod, selling the helpless animals off to the highest bidder.
In a cruel twist of irony, “Nakwon” refers to paradise in the Korean language. But this hellish facility is more nightmare than paradise for the dogs trapped inside.
The dogs held captive here are either bought for human consumption or for breeding, forced to raise more dogs who will be tortured for the meat trade. The industry often kills its victims through inhumane methods like electrocuting or hanging, resulting in an agonizing death.
South Korea is the only country in the world that operates large-scale, commercial dog meat farms, even though most residents don’t eat dog meat. But with Korean citizens increasingly protesting the trade, markets and auction houses have been closing rapidly in recent years.
Add your voice to help shut down this appalling auction house, sparing countless more dogs from ending up on dinner plates. Sign this petition urging the mayor of Namyangju to close the Nakwon Auction House and end the cycle of cruelty and suffering.
Subject: Nakwon Auction House
As COVID19 causes chaos all over the world, you must know that it is incredibly important to not only regulate dog farming and close dog auction houses but to perhaps find alternative solutions to the consumption of dog meat in order to prevent the next global pandemic from taking root. Presently, the dog meat auction house in Namyangju is illegally operating on land owned by the city. We wholeheartedly support your efforts to enforce its closure in an effort show other cities that change can only come from taking action. Together we can make Namyangju a city to be recognized for positive contributions to society and help them become a leader in setting standards for others to follow.