The two, believed to be from Indonesia, are accused of violating the Animal Protection Act which prohibits killing of animals in a cruel way, including hanging them.
Violators of the law are subject to a fine of up to 10 million won ($8,995) or a maximum prison term of 1 year.
Nami Kim, an animal rights activist, reported the killing of this dog and produced these photographs to the Busan Jungbu Police Station on Thursday.
“They said they can track down the two monsters,” Kim said, noting that police told her they have access to a “list of all migrant workers in Korea.”
Some Koreans reacted furiously over the brutal killing of the dog by the migrant workers, claiming that what they killed was a Jindo dog.
“Indonesian human trashes slaughtered a Jindo dog, Korea’s Natural Monument, at a Korean factory,” a netizen with the screen name, menbung_18552, wrote on todayhumor.co.kr, a popular online forum.
Jindo dogs, known to have originated from Jindo Island in South Korea, are designated as Natural Monument No. 53 by the government.
Katy Thomason was so unhappy with what these men had done that she copied their photos and started a campaign on YouSignAnimals to prosecute these men.
In three days this petition has raised over 8,000 signatures.
UPDATE:- One of the migrant workers have been arrested: http://www.koreaobserver.com/undocumented-indonesian-arrested-for-killing-dog-in-korea-26612
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