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Council member Timothy Murphy of Burbank responds to call to action against the dog meat trade

Burbank Council Member Timothy M. Murphy

We had received an email response from Council member Timothy Murphy of Burbank, California regarding our campaign. We asked Burbank to take action against the dog meat trade in Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s Sister City. We are grateful to Mr. Murphy for responding to our concern so quickly, and for expressing his support for our campaign. He thanked us for our message and informed us that he signed several of our petitions. We hope that the Councilmember Murphy will be able to bring the city leadership on board to speak out against the horrible cruelty, and urge Incheon to enforce the law to close down the illegal dog meat industry.

Click HERE to see our campaign.
We sent Council member Murphy and all the members of the Burbank City Council a thank you email as below:

Dear Councilman Murphy,

Thank you so much for responding to our concerns and taking action to help the dogs and cats in Korea.

We hope that the city of Burbank will take action to reach out to your Sister City, Incheon, and urge them to end the illegal and inhumane dog and cat meat cruelty immediately. Many of the cities that we have contacted, kindly have taken action, and as a result, a few of the cities in Korea have begun the process of becoming “dog meat- free”. Mayor Harvey Hall of Bakersfield, California has contacted their Sister City Bucheon, and now Bucheon is on its way to become the first “dog meat- free city” in South Korea. (http://www.koreandogs.org/bucheon-a-new-light-shines-in-the-darkness/) Jeonju has also begun the process to become the second “dog meat- free city”. Your action, even a simple phone call or a letter, can make a difference for so many of these helpless animals living in utterly hellish conditions, then brutally slaughtered. Click here to learn more about our campaigns and the responses we had received from cities in the

U.S. and around the world:
U.S. http://www.koreandogs.org/sister-city-campaign/
Non-U.S.: http://www.koreandogs.org/sister-city-campaign-center-non-us/

Incheon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one is 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 is for “dog meat restaurants”. The searches resulted in 435 Health Food Shops and 241 dog meat restaurants in and around Incheon.

Incheon Health Food Shops: https://www.map.naver.com/?query=%EC%9D%B8%EC%B2%9C%EC%8B%9C+%EA%B1%B4%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90&type=SITE_1
Incheon Dog Meat Soup: https://www.map.naver.com/index.nhn?query=7J247LKc7IucIOuztOyLoO2DlQ&enc=b64&tab=1

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 Incheon in order to supply all of these outlets. The profound indifference and the disregard for the laws of the Incheon government and the majority of its citizens, are the root cause of the immense suffering of tens of thousands of sentient animals, universally considered companion animals of humans.

Again, we thank you, and hope you will follow our efforts in changing the perception of dog and cat- eating nations, like South Korea. We are a “grassroots”, hands-on group of people who dedicate ourselves to ending the cruelty in the dog and cat meat trade. We continue to work, not for profit, but with love and compassion, for the Korean animals.

Sincerely,

Giny Woo
www.KoreanDogs.org


Video: Dog farm in Incheon, South Korea. SaveKoreanDogs.org

  1. Rose Brooks
    Rose BrooksJuly 19,18

    It is unbelievable that, in this day and age there are still uneducated and gullible people who imagine that their maladies can be cured by eating tortured animals and that nothing has been done by the leaders of these countries to do anything about it! Please- all you sister states- enlighten the south Koreans and express your horror at their failure to consign this horrendous practice to history.i

  2. Sheri DeOrio
    Sheri DeOrioJuly 19,18

    Thank you SO MUCH for taking action against the dog and cat meat trade in Korea!

  3. Rose Brooks
    Rose BrooksJuly 19,18

    It is incredible that in a country producing advanced technology there are some who actually believe that consuming tortured animals will cure cancer and improve their sexual prowess and the powers that be do nothing to educate these people or to stop the heinous cruelty and suffering involved in the breeding and the unbelievable terror and agony of the slaughter of these sentient beings. Not the characteristics of a modern, educated and advanced country.

  4. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJuly 19,18

    WE FEEL IT IS OUR DUTY TO FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE IN SOUTH KOREA AND MANY OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES; WE NEED TO STAND STRONG AND RESOLUTE AGAINST THIS BARBARIC INDUSTRY, A HEINOUS PRACTICE THAT HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. IT IS ENOUGH!!! THIS CRUELTY PROMOTES INSENSIBILITY, UNCONSCIOUSNESS, AND VIOLENCE BETWEEN US. WE HAVE TO EVOLVE AND BE BETTER HUMAN BEINGS!!!

  5. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaJuly 20,18

    “the world is the dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing” Albert Einstein said this !!! and I see with pleasure that Mr Timothy M. Murphy will be one of them if he joins our fight !!!! money is not everything on this EARTH !!! if we are human, a form superior to animals, as we claim, then it’s time to prove it and if we want to look at ourselves in the mirror then this is the moment to act

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