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Call for Action: Contact Gov. Jerry Brown to Help Stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Jeju, South Korea!

If you want to help fight the grisly South Korean dog and cat meat trade and make a difference in South Korea, here are a few quick actions you can take that could save millions of dogs and cats each year.


California became a sister state to South Korea’s Jeju province in 2005 and to the nation of South Korea in 1987.

Governor Hee-Ryong Won of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Governor Hee-Ryong Won of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

South Korea is the World’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered and eaten as “health food” each year. These dogs are forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are brutally slaughtered. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. Especially Jeju Province is the “meat dog farm capital of South Korea” where a large percentage of dogs consumed in South Korea are bred and slaughtered. This is because their local government is known to be friendly to these cruel dog farmers. Dogs of Jeju dog farms make long torturous journey from Jeju Island to mainland Korea only to be slaughtered in most brutal and horrific ways.

Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION and CONTACT California Governor Jerry Brown. And if you live in California, please also call and email your state representatives.

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Please sign, call and email today!

  • Email Governor Brown. (This has the most impact)
  • California Governor Jerry Brown

    California Governor Jerry Brown

  • Call California Governor Brown’s office. 916.445.2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160
  • Send letter to Governor Brown.
    Governor Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814

  • Sign the petition.
  • Find the names and contact information of your California Senators and Representatives. Call and email your California Senators and Representatives.
  • No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in California!
Suggested message to legislatures

Dear Governor/Representative/Senator:

Please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

California should not be a sister state to any province or nation that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge South Korean President Geun-Hye Park and Jeju Province’s Governor, Hee-Ryong Won, to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/president-geun-hye-park-stop-the-brutal-dog-and-cat-meat-trade-in-south-korea.
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

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  1. Fran Davies
    Fran DaviesDecember 23,14

    Come on you coward, do something good to make your mark in history!

    • Leslie
      LeslieDecember 24,14

      Thanks for your concern for the dogs and cats that are being slaughtered in S Korea erroneously for mainly male virility. I totally agree, this is a sickening and brutal business, and it makes me sick. However, we need to encourage the governor to discuss this with S Korea. Calling the governor a coward will not inspire him to take action. I think supporting him and urging him is better. Perhaps he didn’t know about the dog the trade when California became a sister state to South Korea’s province. Let’s make him feel good about connecting with South Korea and urging them to make change. This will be more effective. Once he has good relations, and builds affinity it will be easier to apply pressure and bargain for S. Korea to stop the dog meat trade. You can’t get anywhere with Asian business if the person you are dealing with loses face in front of you. He has to be very diplomatic in applying pressure, and I believe this can work. Making threats will get nowhere if people lose face.

      • Jerry Cesar
        Jerry CesarFebruary 22,15

        HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT AND BE NICEY, NICE TO GOVERNOR BROWN AND TO THE SOUTH KOREAN MUTANTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE HORRENDOUS ATROCITIES AGAINST POOR, VULNERABLE DOGS. THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE IN SOUTH KOREA WHO WANT THESE HORRORS TO END. HOWEVER WE ARE DEALING WITH AN ENTRENCHED AND CULTURAL KAOS THAT IS OPEN SEASON ON DOGS 24/7/365.

        We must STOP THESE MONSTERS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. WHAT IS THAT GOV. BROWN JUST DOESN’T GET? WHAT IF THESE ATROCITIES WERE DISCOVERED TO BE TAKING PLACE IN THE USA – HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE FOR THIS KIND OF BARBARITY TO CEASE IN THE GOOD OLD USA? WHY SHOULD WE WAIT AND WATCH THIS BARBARISM GO ON YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR THROUGHOUT CHINA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. HOW LONG MUST WE BE NICEY, NICE AND WAIT AND WATCH?

    • 원정은
      원정은March 13,15

      한국의 개도살,개고기,개소주,먹는 문화가 얼마나 잔인하게 이뤄지고 있는지 정부와 국가는 알면서도 아무런 대책도 해주질 않고 있다
      잔인하게 눈앞에서 동물들이 학살을 당하고 고통을 받고 죽어가도 우리는 학대받는 동물들을 보고만 있어야 하는것이 더 고통스럽다
      동물학대의 대한 아무런 법도 없고 잔인하게 길에서 동물을 학살시켜도 아무런 처벌을 받지 않는 대한민국 국가가 너무 무섭습니다
      잔인한 전쟁터에서 살고 있는것과 다름없고 괴물들하고 같이 숨쉬는것같다
      국가는 국민과 동물을 보호해주지도 않는다
      국민들의 소리에 귀를 막고 눈을 감고 사는것이 국가가 국민들에게 해주는것이다
      민주주의국가에서 공산당 피바다 냄새가 난다
      길거리 여기저기에서 동물의 죽는소리 학대 받는소리가 들리는데도 정부는 모른척한다
      법은 동물을 물건취급을 하고 반려견인 가족이 죽어도 손괴죄에 속하기만하는 대한민국이다
      무섭다 소름끼친다
      살인마 괴물들이랑 사는거같다,.

      • 원정은
        원정은March 13,15

        Slaughter, abuse is brutally going on the State does not get involved in knowing.

  2. anthony
    anthonyDecember 23,14

    EAT PEOPLE NOT ANIMALS

    • Leslie
      LeslieDecember 24,14

      Stupid comment. Please don’t drag the intelligence of the community down.

      • Lynn J
        Lynn JJanuary 12,15

        I don’t think it’s stupid at all. Serial murderers, mass murderers, child molesters, sadistic torturers and terrorists should be used to benefit normal people and animals. Use them for medical/dental experiments including surgeries instead of torturing animals in these sadistic labs, use them in car safety testing, let them check for land mines for our troops. I can think of many ways they can pay their debts to society instead of giving them three meals a day, allowing them to use the Internet and watch movies on tv, exercise, receive mail, etc. while they’re victims are either dead or living a nightmare because of these vile, evil creeps. When they’re used up, feed what’s left to the animals, if they’re in good health. Use their bones, body parts, etc. to make these medicinal elixirs. And for you out there who think this makes me as bad as them, I say, think and say what you want. I stand my ground on this one. These lowlife subhumans brought it on themselves. They lost they’re humanity as far as I’m concerned when they started their “hobbies” such as murder, torture and the general destruction of innocent people and animals who did them no harm. And don’t play the they’re sick card either. If they’re “sick” do them and all of us a favor and take them out. Time to take out the garbage. I’ve had it with those who commit atrocities against other beings, human and animal. Enough is enough!

    • Kali
      KaliDecember 26,14

      I agree with you! But only the evil people; those who are cruel, callous and violent, like these insane people.

      • Amy marie
        Amy marieJanuary 15,15

        I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT LYNN J. HAS SAID. THESE SICK DISGUSTING ASSHOLE’S THAT THINK IT’S OK TO TORTURE, ABUSE, NEGLECT AND KILL ANIMALS FOR THEIR OWN AMUSEMENT OR SICK THRILLS OR WHATEVER THE REASON I THINK SHOULD HAVE THE SAME THING DONE TO THEM!!!! ALSO WITH THE VIOLENT MURDERER’S AND PEDOPHILE’S AND SHIT SITTING IN PRISON, I ALSO THINK THEY SHOULD AND COULD BE USED FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES INSTEAD OF ANIMALS. THEY COULD BE USED FOR MANY USEFUL PURPOSES. I’M JUST REALLY SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING ALL THESE POOR INNOCENT ANIMALS BEING ABUSED AND KILLED AND IT’S JUST REALLY FUCKING PATHETIC AND ENOUGH! !!!! THESE SWEET BABIES DON’T ASK FOR ANYTHING BUT TO BE LOVED! !!!! EVERYDAY THEY GET UP JUST WANTING TO L8VE YOU AND PLEASE YOU ANY WAY THEY CAN, AND IN RETURN THEY JUST WANT LOVE AND AFFECTION! !!! I DON’T THINK THAT’S TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR, BECAUSE REALLY THAT’S ALL WE REALLY WANT AND NEED ALSO!!!! WELL EXCEPT FOR THE SICK FUCKERS OUT THERE!!! I’M SORRY FOR MY LANGUAGE IT’S JUST I ABSOLUTELY HATE ANIMAL ABUSER’S , KILLERS AND PEOPLE WHO EAT THEM!!!! ANIMALS DESERVES RIGHTS AND HOPEFULLY ONE DAY SOON THEY WILL!!!! GOD BLESS THEM ALL………

    • silvana
      silvanaJanuary 16,15

      CHE SCHIFO L’UOMO!!!!!!!MERITEREBBERO LA MORTE COME FANNO LORO CON GLI ANIMALI!!!

  3. D.G. Sifuentes
    D.G. SifuentesDecember 23,14

    This is deplorable to even imagine in this day and age such barbaric treatment of any animal occurs on a daily basis in S Korea. As Americans we should be setting an example in humanity and compassion. Please help stop this horrific practice of torturing animals for product that is most likely not consumable.

  4. Leoncio Provoste
    Leoncio ProvosteDecember 23,14

    Please help us stop the Dog meat trade in Korea.

  5. sandra murray
    sandra murrayDecember 23,14

    I AM SO SURPRISED AT CALIFORNIA – HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY CONDONE THIS BARBARIC GOING ON

  6. Sharyn Shubert
    Sharyn ShubertDecember 23,14

    This must end now, not tomorrow, NOW. It is absolutely disgusting.

  7. Czerny Auyang
    Czerny AuyangDecember 23,14

    I understand that it’s politics and international diplomacy, but we as a civilized nation should have nothing to do with a country that practices such babarism and cruelty. To insist on slaughtering dogs in the most horrific manner in order to increase its “health benefits” is nothing short of insanity and superstition. Korea should be shunned and be informed of the reasons why. Why are we “sister” states with a foreign country whose mores and culture is so counter to ours anyway?

  8. Richard Rosenheim
    Richard RosenheimDecember 23,14

    Only the most uncivilized and vile savages would participate in anything such as this to make a lousy dollar. I do not know or associate with any human beings who would lower themselves to even think of involving themselves with something as inhumane and vicious as these South Korean people do to make a dollar. I will never knowingly buy ANY products made in Korea. I will tell any and all of my friends, family and associates of their savage activity and encourage them to BOYCOTT ANY AND ALL SOUTH KOREAN PRODUCTS. This you can count on.

  9. Sherrie Shown
    Sherrie ShownDecember 23,14

    Please . whatever you can to end this horrific business. The pain and suffering these animals experience is indescribable.

  10. Mil mosta
    Mil mostaDecember 23,14

    Please stop this disgusting dog and cat meat industry

  11. Caroline Quirke
    Caroline QuirkeDecember 23,14

    California should not be a sister state to any province or nation that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge South Korean President Geun-Hye Park and Jeju Province’s Governor, Hee-Ryong Won, to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products.
    Thank you,

    Caroline Quirke
    28 Alder Road
    Poole Dorset
    BH12 2AE
    England

  12. Silvia Wagner
    Silvia WagnerDecember 23,14

    stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea

  13. Renate
    RenateDecember 23,14

    No money, no bussiness for those barbaric dog and CAT murders!!!

  14. Bryanna Anelli
    Bryanna AnelliDecember 23,14

    Sitting there doing nothing about this sick S*** is just as bad as comitting the atrocity yourself! This needs to stop NOW! What was I thinking about doing to stop these heinous acts myself? Well, being an animal lover all my life, I’ve been toying with the idea of traveling over there with a few former Marine merc buddies of mine as a hit squad and put an end to it once and for all!!! :( If you’ve got any better ideas NOW’S THE TIME TO ACT -BEFORE WE DO!!!

  15. Monica Evans
    Monica EvansDecember 23,14

    Please stop this dog and cat meat industry.

  16. L.Blom
    L.BlomDecember 24,14

    Respect for all living creatures!

  17. Artur Pieprzyk
    Artur PieprzykDecember 24,14

    “EAT PEOPLE NOT ANIMALS” – very good idea !

  18. Maria R Furbelli
    Maria R FurbelliDecember 24,14

    stop the meat trade

  19. Phil Nicols
    Phil NicolsDecember 24,14

    Meat from any source needs to be eliminated from human’s diets. Its inhuman, unimaginably cruel, causes the greatest amount of Co2 emissions leading to global warming.. Feeding animals, in order to “feed” humans is a very bad model.. It takes 30 x more land to feed animals, then only 35% of the animal makes it back to the plates of humans. Its a total disgraceful mis-use of land, water, energy which could be redirected to those in need of food. And the kicker is, NONE of this is necessary! If eating meat were necessary then all the vegans and vegetarians on earth would be dead but in fact were doing pretty well. NOTHING seems to be taboo today! ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that moves seems to be “on the menu” soon humans will be eating humans and this will be considered ok too. I remind you that not long ago, smoking was looked at as not only “normal” but it was promoted as being cool and sexy.. TOday cigarette packages have ugly pictures on them and there is no promotion of tobacco products. THis should be the same with animals. Pictures of animals being ripped apart while still conscious with warning labels – heres your bacon… Enjoy your steak!

  20. Elma Tassi
    Elma TassiDecember 24,14

    PLEASE STOP THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE!

  21. celines miranda
    celines mirandaDecember 25,14

    Please show your compassion. Do not support anyone who supports animal cruelty.

  22. Sylvia
    SylviaDecember 25,14

    Que tout le peuple chinois réagissent….. C’est ‘une horreur et criminel….. Bravo aux activists chinois en souhaitant qu’il y en ait davantage….!!!!

  23. zaneta
    zanetaDecember 25,14

    Stop eating dogs! Eat yourself!

  24. Linda Nunez
    Linda NunezDecember 26,14

    Exactly, EAT YOUR PATHETIC SELVES, LOSERS!

  25. akansha
    akanshaDecember 27,14

    Stop eating dogs you losers…!!

  26. Jorunn Indrefjord
    Jorunn IndrefjordDecember 27,14

    When is this going to stop ? Is South Korea a civilized country ? No, that ‘s impossible today ! I don’t ever buy anything from that country.

  27. Jorunn Indrefjord
    Jorunn IndrefjordDecember 27,14

    I have written comments. Look above !

  28. Mandy Michele Webb
    Mandy Michele WebbDecember 30,14

    how can i help in the states

  29. naomi cohen
    naomi cohenDecember 30,14

    you savages have enough food to eat. the idea that you ingest innocent and beautiful cats and dogs turns my stomach.
    we won’t stand for it. i guarantee it.

  30. ritna tri andini
    ritna tri andiniJanuary 1,15

    Please action and stop this cruelty

  31. ROCIO GALAN
    ROCIO GALANJanuary 3,15

    STOP!!! ALTO A TANTA CRUELDAD!!! SON SERES VIVOS QUE SIENTEN Y SUFREN

  32. Aurea Walker
    Aurea WalkerJanuary 3,15

    Ma che cazzo fai! WTF eating dogs? Que carajo hacen ustedes pinche putos

  33. marina Alescekevich
    marina AlescekevichJanuary 6,15

    Please,stop Killing dogs and cats …this animals NOT FOOD

  34. Sheri Costas
    Sheri CostasJanuary 12,15

    Wake up to the 21st century you primitive heathens!! Stop this barbaric evil behaviour now!!

  35. Susan Muston
    Susan MustonJanuary 14,15

    THESE SAVAGES MUST BE STOPPED, DOGS HELP THE BLIND, LONELY, ELDERLY, AUTISTIC, AND DEAF
    THEY ARE THE ONLY CREATURES ON THE PLANET THAT LOVE THEIR OWNER MORE THAN THEMSELVES
    THIS MUST BE STOPPED
    BOYCOTT ANYTHING PRODUCED IN SOUTH KOREA

    Susan Muston BSc (Hons) Dip
    senior reporter

  36. Monica Gomez
    Monica GomezJanuary 16,15

    Please STOP animal abuse all over the world!! STOP being friends with countries and people who abuse animals!!

  37. Marquita Church
    Marquita ChurchJanuary 19,15

    Please stop the S Koreans from horrific treatment of dogs and cats Don’t buy any product from them!

  38. Terry
    TerryFebruary 20,15

    Boycott Korea until they end their disgusting repulsive cruel treatment of animals. Get with the 21st century Asia!!! It shows an APPALLING lack of empathy or understanding.

  39. Gilda D'Abramo
    Gilda D'AbramoFebruary 22,15

    No comment

  40. margot zakrovsky
    margot zakrovskyMarch 5,15

    sop it asia has compleately lost his face toward the western civilisation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Susan Lanzaro-Schroeder
    Susan Lanzaro-SchroederMarch 5,15

    I did speak to Brian at Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office armed with my facts. We do distribute Koreandogs.Org promotional materials, frisbees, hats, key chains at dog parks. We will be hosting a Spring Booth at CT parks. Prayers too. Please keep up the Gr8 work everyone!!

    • admin
      adminMarch 5,15

      Thank you, Susan!

  42. Sandra kirchberger
    Sandra kirchbergerMarch 6,15

    Please stop any connection to Korea until this unbelievably cruel practice is stopped!!!!! Please do whatever you can to help these poor defenseless animals that are being tortured just for being born an animal!!!!

  43. richere deziel
    richere dezielMarch 6,15

    There is no animal on earth that deserve so much cruelty and violence !

  44. Gabriela Elias
    Gabriela EliasMarch 6,15

    This must be stopped!

  45. eva plzakova
    eva plzakovaMarch 6,15

    Stop animals holocaust Korea . Psychopathic and sadistic Korea people DIE !!! Burn in hell !!! Forever!!!!

  46. Janine
    JanineMarch 6,15

    I hate all countries like Korea, parts of China, vietnam and Switzerland, they still eat dogs!!!! Discusting – dogs are the best friends from human over 20.000 years!

  47. Roger Mann
    Roger MannMarch 6,15

    I discovered this awful fact of Korean dog torture years ago and find it hard to believe that South Korea is still immune to international opinion when boycotting its products would cause it economic hurt. BUT – do not the US have states in which dog consumption is legal? Also throughout the US there are puppy mills which are almost as bad. Sort out your own back yard US then the South Koreans can’t point a finger at you. Having said all that I know there are many concerned Americans who are disgusted and ashamed of their country’s use of dogs so more power to their elbow in ridding your country of this heinous practice.

  48. Karin Paris
    Karin ParisMarch 6,15

    Disgusting! Boycott until you stop this inhumane act.

  49. Angel Guard
    Angel GuardMarch 6,15

    Shame on the Nation
    We need to share worldwide and boycott !!

  50. Maria
    MariaMarch 6,15

    STOP THIS BARBARIC CRUELTY !!
    THIS IS DISGUSTING, STOP USING AND EATING ANIMALS !!

  51. Sandra kirchberger
    Sandra kirchbergerMarch 8,15

    please stop this brutality immediately. I will boycott all asia products until this nastiness is stopped!!!!! how cruel can you be???

  52. MARI
    MARIMarch 8,15

    PLEASE Gov. Brown — Humans should not be allowed to cruelly and unconscionably abuse and slaughter dogs and cats — no matter where the location! PLEASE — this must come to a complete stop! The international community MUST get on board and stop this brutal horror! The animals are depending on us! The suffering of these animals is horrific and beyond the pale.  It’s cruel, immoral, unconscionable, irrational, hateful and merciless. HOW CAN WE ALLOW THIS!

    California is a sister state to South Korea. South Korea is the World’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered and eaten each year. These dogs and cats are forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are brutally slaughtered. WHO DO THESE HUMANS THINK THEY ARE? In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burned to death. Especially Jeju Province — the “meat dog farm capital of South Korea” where a large percentage of dogs consumed in South Korea are bred and slaughtered. This is because their local government is known to be friendly to these cruel dog farmers — ARE THERE NO STANDARDS? — DOESN’T THE BUCK STOP SOMEWHERE? — HOW CAN ANY DECENT AND RESPECTABLE SOCIETY ALLOW SUCH HORROR! Dogs of Jeju dog farms make long torturous journeys from Jeju Island to mainland Korea only to be slaughtered in the most brutal and horrific ways.

  53. Christa Klose
    Christa KloseMarch 16,15

    IT’S NOT THAT THEY ONLY EAT PETS THATS DISGUSTING BUT MOST OFF ALL THE WAY THIS ANIMALS ARE KILLED. THEY ARE BEING COOKED ALIVE, SKINNED ALIVE, AND BEATEN TO DEATH. THIS PEOPLE KILL NOT ONLY FOR FOOD BUT FOR THE PURE PLEASURE TO BE CRUEL AND SADISTIC.

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP TO STOP THIS. NO LIVING CREATURE MUST DIE THIS WAY.

  54. kathy nawara
    kathy nawaraApril 2,15

    the abuse of cats & dogs must end now!

  55. Kristina Adamou
    Kristina AdamouApril 21,15

    This is totally in sane and must be stopped immediately! This is an act of an sick and sadistic society! End this inhuman practice NOW!!!

  56. alla
    allaJune 5,15

    stop it!

  57. lisa lammon
    lisa lammonJuly 30,16

    We are begging you to HELP WITH THIS ISSUE OF INHUMANE , torture these living feeling being are suffering thu ,at the hands of men women TORTURE for what ever the reason, this is wrong. TORching animals with BLow torches and cooking dogs alive in huge out door frying pans alive , please if you can, please help. ITS A FELONY TO HURT ANimals in us, this is surely hurting a living being.

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