Friendship City Campaign – Paju, South Korea – Pasadena, California
Mayor Terry Tornek of Pasadena: Tell Friendship City, Paju, 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.
Paju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Paju. There are countless dog 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.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Paju’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 Centers” 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: 143 Health Food Centers; and 135 restaurants in and around the city of Paju alone.
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 farms and slaughterhouses must be present in and around Paju 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.
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
Click HERE to send message to City Council/City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris.
Click HERE to send message to City Council/City Manager Steve Mermell.
Click HERE to send message to City Council/City Clerk Mark Jomsky.
- Send message through Facebook pages:
City of Pasadena
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Mayor Terry Tornek
Pasadena City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91109
Send a copy of your letter to Paju Mayor Jae-Hong Lee:
Mayor Jae-Hong Lee
Paju City Hall
50 Sicheong-ro, Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province, Postal Code 10932
Address in Korean:
(우 10932) 경기도 파주시 시청로 50
- Call Mayor’s office: (626) 744-7311
- Send a Twitter message!
.@PasadenaGov .@pajusi .@pjleejaehong Mayor Tornek, Plz urge Friendship City, Paju, Korea Stop Killing & eating Dogs https://goo.gl/bWFtPD.@TyronHampton .@PasadenaCaD2 .@PasadenaD5 .@pajusi Mayor Tornek, Plz urge Friendship City Paju, Stop Kill/eat Dogs! https://goo.gl/bWFtPD
Suggested message to the Mayor of Pasadena
Dear Mayor Terry Tornek and the City Council members:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Paju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 143 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 135 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Paju alone.
Pasadena should not be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Paju Mayor Jae-Hong Lee 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/city-of-pasadena-tell-friendship-city-paju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
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