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[Campaign on Hold] Friendship City Campaign – Goyang, South Korea – Sabadell, Spain

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Mayor Maties Serracant Camps of Sabadell, Spain: Tell Friendship City, Goyang, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

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.

Goyang became Friendship city with Sabadell in 2001.

In Goyang, 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.

Mayor Choi Sung’s goal is to “develop Goyang into a world class city that attracts favorable international attention.” How can this be accomplished for as long as the illegal and barbaric dog and cat meat trade is rampant in his city? This cruel trade brings misery not only to its helpless and defenseless victims, but for those watching from around the world. The horrendous cruelty of the dog and cat meat trade will continue to dishonor and sully the reputation of the city through international scrutiny and opinion. The Mayor also committed “to further developing Goyang into one of the most prestigious future cities that will be admired by many around the world.” The best way for the Mayor to successfully realize his goals, is to end the dog and cat meat trades in Goyang.

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Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul  (Source: Nami Kim. https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs)

Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul (Source: Nami Kim. https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs)

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Goyang’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: 265 Health Food Centers; and 200 restaurants in and around Goyang.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers 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 Goyang in order to supply all of these outlets.

Goyang, South Korea – Virginia Beach, Virginia: Friendship City Campaign

Goyang, South Korea – Virginia Beach, Virginia: Friendship City Campaign

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

Please watch the video of a typical dog farm in Goyang https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8.

Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

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

Sabadell Mayor Maties Serracant Camps

Sabadell Mayor Maties Serracant Camps

  • Send Email:
    premsa@ajsabadell.cat; alcaldia@ajsabadell.cat; gmcrida@ajsabadell.cat; grubio@ajsabadell.cat; lperarnau@ajsabadell.cat; mferrandiz@ajsabadell.cat; gmunitatpelcanvi@ajsabadell.cat; jberlanga@ajsabadell.cat; rvidal@ajsabadell.cat; enavarro@ajsabadell.cat; ehinojo@ajsabadell.cat; gmerc@ajsabadell.cat; mchacon@ajsabadell.cat; xguerrero@ajsabadell.cat; gfernandezd@ajsabadell.cat; gmguanyem@ajsabadell.cat; mmartinez@ajsabadell.cat; msolera@ajsabadell.cat; gmpsc@ajsabadell.cat; jayuso@ajsabadell.cat; crsanchez@ajsabadell.cat; acarrasco@ajsabadell.cat; gmciu@ajsabadell.cat; crossinyol@ajsabadell.cat; afont@ajsabadell.cat; jbeltran@ajsabadell.cat; srenom@ajsabadell.cat; gmciutadans@ajsabadell.cat; ahernandezm@ajsabadell.cat; jfernandezd@ajsabadell.cat; rgarciaf@ajsabadell.cat; gmpp@ajsabadell.cat; EGesa@ajsabadell.cat; cbosch@ajsabadell.cat; LlMonge@ajsabadell.cat;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Honorable Sabadell Mayor Maties Serracant Camps
    Plaza de Sant Roc, 1, 08201, Sabadell.
    Spain

    Send a copy of your letter to Goyang Mayor Seong Choi:
    Mayor Seong Choi
    Goyang City Hall
    10 Goyangsicheong-ro, Deogyang-du, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 10460
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    최성 고양시장님
    (우)10460 경기도 고양시 덕양구 고양시청로 10
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:
    Sabadell
    Mayor Maties Serracant Camps
    Goyang
    Goyang Mayor Seong Choi

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message – In Spanish

    Asunto: Sabadell, Ciudad Amiga de Goyang, Corea del Sur

    Estimado Señor Alcalde de Sabadell y miembros del Concejo Municipal,

    Le pedimos que por favor observe este video sobre una granja de perros en Goyang: https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8
    Y que también mire el video encubierto cuyo trailer pertenece al documental publicado por el Observador de Corea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
    http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/
    http://koreandogs.org/dmp/
    http://koreandogs.org/companion-animals-for-consumption/.

    ¿Considera Usted que Sabadell debería ser Ciudad Amiga de cualquier otra que permita torturar y comer perros y gatos? Por favor, inste al alcalde de Goyang Seong Choi a que ponga fin a las granjas ilegales de perro, y a los mataderos, mercados, transportes y restaurantes que utilicen productos de aquel origen. Está en curso una petición en línea solicitando su apoyo para terminar con la crueldad inherente a la industria de carnes de perro y gato en Corea del Sur: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-maties-serracant-camps-of-sabadell-spain-tell-friendship-city-goyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-consumption-of-dogs
    Se solicita el favor de su respuesta.
    Muchas gracias,

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Subject: Friendship City – Goyang, South Korea

    Dear Mayor Camps and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the video of a dog farm in Goyang: https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8
    Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
    http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/
    http://koreandogs.org/dmp/
    http://koreandogs.org/companion-animals-for-consumption/.

    Do you think that Sabadell should be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Goyang Mayor Seong Choi to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal 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/mayor-maties-serracant-camps-of-sabadell-spain-tell-friendship-city-goyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-consumption-of-dogs
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office: +34 937 45 31 00

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Friendship city, Goyang in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as they would not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Goyang to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals, and also respect to their own citizens, by bringing these trades to an end.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@goyangcity .@choisung2010 .@sbdinnovacio Mayor Camps, Plz Urge Friendship City Goyang, South Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs/cats https://goo.gl/FRXkun

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Sabadell!

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