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Sister City Campaign – Gunsan, South Korea

Update: 9/12/2018.

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Windsor, Canada Mayor Drew Dilkens : Tell Sister City, Gunsan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats!

Gunsan Mayor Kang Im-June

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.

Gunsan, South Korea became a Sister City with Tacoma in 1979 and Windsor, Canada in 2005.

In Gunsan, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch undercover videos from a dog slaughterhouse in Gunsan. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog slaughterhouses, farms and meat markets like these all around Gunsan.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gunsan’s dog meat demand.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants”.

The searches resulted in: 242 Health Food Shops; and 36 dog meat restaurants in and around Gunsan.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Gunsan in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

http://koreandogs.org/meat-dogs-in-wire-cages-feed-on-rotten-food-waste-slops/

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Tacoma and Windsor Mayor TODAY!

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards

  • Send an email to the Mayor Victoria Woodards and the city council members!(Use below suggested message or petition for email text)
    victoria.woodards@cityoftacoma.org; skaauamo@cityoftacoma.org; anders.ibsen@cityoftacoma.org; justin.camarata@cityoftacoma.org; keith.blocker@cityoftacoma.org; catherine.ushka@cityoftacoma.org; chris.beale@cityoftacoma.org; Lillian.hunter@cityoftacoma.org; conor.mccarthy@cityoftacoma.org; ryan.mello@cityoftacoma.org;

    Send a copy to Gunsan City Council:

    kkk-4180@hanmail.net; tjehdtn7187@nate.com; hans64@hanmail.net; soulkm@hanmail.net; wjs6923@naver.com; ssin3506@hanmail.net; snng4929@hanmail.net; ksg6151@hanmail.net; shjy6791@hanmail.net; cks7374@daum.net; jeus0829@hanmail.net; hwbae626@chol.com; jong3759@hanmail.net; shinyoja@hanmail.net; yoo9684@hanmail.net; sig2568@hanmail.net; kimjungsin28@hanmail.net; boss1618@naver.com; rladnals3@naver.com; sdw0321@hanmail.net; kimyj4333@hanmail.net; xnxn6221@hanmail.net; wjdwltnr2018@naver.com;

  • Call the Mayor’s Office!
    Phone: (253) 594-7848
    Fax: (253) 591-5123
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
    Mayor Victoria Woodards
    Tacoma Municipal Building
    747 Market Street
    12th Floor
    Tacoma, WA 98402 USA

Suggested message – Tacoma:

Dear Mayor Victoria Woodards and the Tacoma city council members:

Please watch the below undercover video from your Sister City, Gunsan, South Korea: https://youtu.be/fkS6gAchPjQ
http://koreandogs.org/

Do you think that Tacoma should be a Sister City to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Gunsan Mayor Kang Im-June 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/victoria-woodards-mayors-of-tacoma-and-windsor-tell-sister-city-gunsan-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens

  • Send an email to the Mayor Drew Dilkens!(Use below suggested message or petition for email text)

    mayoro@city.windsor.on.ca; ffrancis@citywindsor.ca; jelliott@citywindsor.ca; rbortolin@citywindsor.ca; cholt@citywindsor.ca; esleiman@citywindsor.ca; joagignac@citywindsor.ca; irek@citywindsor.ca; bmarra@citywindsor.ca; hpayne@citywindsor.ca; pborrelli@citywindsor.ca;

    Send a copy to Gunsan City Council:

    kkk-4180@hanmail.net; tjehdtn7187@nate.com; hans64@hanmail.net; soulkm@hanmail.net; wjs6923@naver.com; ssin3506@hanmail.net; snng4929@hanmail.net; ksg6151@hanmail.net; shjy6791@hanmail.net; cks7374@daum.net; jeus0829@hanmail.net; hwbae626@chol.com; jong3759@hanmail.net; shinyoja@hanmail.net; yoo9684@hanmail.net; sig2568@hanmail.net; kimjungsin28@hanmail.net; boss1618@naver.com; rladnals3@naver.com; sdw0321@hanmail.net; kimyj4333@hanmail.net; xnxn6221@hanmail.net; wjdwltnr2018@naver.com;

  • Call the Mayor’s Office!
    Phone: (519) 255-6315
    Fax: (519) 255-7796

  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
    Mayor’s Office
    350 City Hall Square West
    P.O. Box 1607
    Windsor, Ontario N9A 6S1
    Canada

Suggested message – Windsor:

Dear Mayor Drew Dilkens and the Windsor city council members:

Please watch the below undercover video from your Sister City, Gunsan, South Korea: https://youtu.be/fkS6gAchPjQ
http://koreandogs.org/

Do you think that Windsor should be a Sister City to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Gunsan Mayor Kang Im-June 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/victoria-woodards-mayors-of-tacoma-and-windsor-tell-sister-city-gunsan-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats.
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Tacoma and Windsor, Canada!

Update June 19, 2015: We mailed our petition letters to the Mayor Strickland and Dilkens. Can we count on your voice, too?

Letters to Tacoma and Windsor_061915

  1. ivan
    ivanJune 20,15

    Q asco tu crueldad y la de tu raza

  2. Lynn Juozilaitis
    Lynn JuozilaitisJune 20,15

    Please do something to stop these atrocities to living creatures! This is not what God intended for us to do to animals.

  3. stephanie
    stephanieJune 20,15

    Q asco q ciman perro q asci de crueldad y peor que teniendoi el poder d cambiar algo no lo hagan

  4. Anne-Françoise
    Anne-FrançoiseJune 23,15

    Cela suffit !!!! Plus de massacres d’un autre temps!! Nous sommes en 2015, nous plusieurs milliards d’humains sur cette planète. Les animaux étaient là avant nous, cessons de les considérer comme des êtres insensibles à la douleur.
    ,

  5. Marco Escalante
    Marco EscalanteJune 23,15

    Please do something to stop these atrocities to living creatures! This is not what God intended for us to do to animals.

  6. Yesenia Duran
    Yesenia DuranJune 24,15

    Ya no mas maltrato animal

  7. Ana Maria Sucena
    Ana Maria SucenaJune 24,15

    Shocking, cruel, I have no words for these atrocities!

  8. MS
    MSJune 25,15

    LET US END THE DOG & CAT MEAT SUFFERING — THE HORROR IS BEYOND THE PALE

  9. Fradelle Milrad
    Fradelle MilradJuly 1,15

    I was horrified to see what torture they are inflicting on these innocent and loving souls. I am in anguish and pain, heartbroken by this. This is hell on earth. To inflict pain and suffering on another living being is wrong. We should boycott until they stop this horror. I hate these people for what they are doing here.

  10. anabela pereira neves
    anabela pereira nevesJuly 1,15

    I desire that you and your people will sufer much more for the eternity tha those dear dogs sufered inthose days!
    I hate your horrible kind!

  11. Haas
    HaasJuly 1,15

    Stop this inhuman slauther of this poor creatures. Why this brutality?

  12. Anastasia Azizova
    Anastasia AzizovaJuly 3,15

    Creatures that eat everything that moves, you burn in Hell!

  13. Bethne Thomson
    Bethne ThomsonJuly 11,15

    It has been shown that like humans cats and dogs have the capacity for courage , loyalty,love, compassion,joy in socializing and play. People are missing out big time when they abuse or disrespect these animals.

  14. Lina
    LinaJuly 26,15

    My heart hurts I cry can’t watch.The President of Korea, no heart, no children, let God punish you.

  15. Sue
    SueAugust 24,15

    I am just so shocked that people can continue with this cruelty to animals! Do they get some satisfaction seeing these poor animals suffer!!!! SHAME ON YOU! To all you cruel people I say you will be punished one day for this cruelty. When the earthquakes come and the tsunamis come maybe then you will learn that what you are doing is unacceptable to us and to GOD!!!!!!

  16. Tania Mara
    Tania MaraAugust 10,17

    WE CAN’T STOP FIGHTING AGAINST IT!

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