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Friendship City Campaign – Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea – The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

Update on August 24, 2017: In response to our petition, the Democratic Support of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames sent us a response as below.

Petition Policy of The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom:

If a petition contains more than 500 signatures, it will be debated by the full Council unless
it is a petition asking for a senior Council officer to give evidence at a public meeting. The
Council will endeavour to consider the petition at its next meeting, although on some
occasions this may not be possible and consideration will then take place at the following
meeting.

The petition organiser will be given five minutes to present the petition at the meeting and
the petition will then be discussed by Councillors for a maximum of 30 minutes. The
Council will decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting. The petition organiser
will receive written confirmation of this decision.

Correspondence with the  Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Below is our response:

Correspondence with the  Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Update on July 24, 2017: In response to our petition, the Democratic Support of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames sent us a copy of their petition Scheme on July 21. On July 24, 2017, we submitted a written petition with the print out of our change.org petition signatures to comply with their petition requirement as much as possible. It was sent by USPS Global Priority mail. Click HERE for the tracking info.

Mayor Julie Pickering of The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London: Tell Friendship City, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Seoul Gwanak-gu Mayor Jong-Pil Yoo

Seoul Gwanak-gu Mayor Jong-Pil Yoo

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.

Gwanak-gu, Seoul became Friendship city with The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London in 2006.

In Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 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.

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A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gwanak-gu, Seoul’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: 160 Health Food Shops; and 71 restaurants in and around Gwanak-gu, Seoul.

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 Gwanak-gu, Seoul in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Seoul Gwanak-District, South Korea - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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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 The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London Mayor TODAY!

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London Mayor Julie Pickering

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London Mayor Julie Pickering

    • Send Email: democratic.support@kingston.gov.uk; gwanak_gu@naver.com;

 

    • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):Democratic Support
      3rd Floor
      Guildhall
      Kingston upon Thames
      KT1 1EU
      United Kingdom

      Send a copy of your letter to Gwanak-gu Mayor Jong-Pil Yoo:
      Mayor Jong-Pil Yoo
      Seoul Gwanak-gu District Office
      145 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
      Postal Code 08832
      South Korea

      Address in Korean:
      유종필구청장님
      서울관악구청
      (08832) 서울특별시 관악구 관악로 145
      South Korea

 

    • Call the Mayor’s Office: 020 8547 5020

      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, Seoul Gwanak-gu 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 Seoul Gwanak-gu 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

      .@seoulmania .@yoojongpil .@RBKingston .@CllrJPickering Plz Urge Friendship City Gwanak,Seoul,Korea-Stop eating dogs https://goo.gl/3zF6ub

 

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London!

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  1. alessandra
    alessandraJuly 25,17

    Mi auguro che un giorno, spero molto vicino, queste persone si rendano conto di tutto il male che stanno infliggendo a delle creature indifese e che soffrono come tutti noi

    • alessandra
      alessandraJuly 26,17

      a questi individui non darei nessuna fiducia e ne avrei tanta paura

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