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[Update February 14, 2017] Once again supportive Glendale responds to call to action against the dog meat trade.

Glendale Mayor Paula Devine

Glendale Mayor Paula Devine

On February 14, 2017, we received another positive response from the City of Glendale, regarding our campaign protesting their Sister City, Gimpo’s dog meat cruelty. Ms. Eliza Papazian from the City of Glendale’s Management Services sent us an email letter, as below, in which she states “The City of Glendale has and continues to work in conjunction with our local Korean Sister City Association and Gimpo representatives to monitor this situation and ensure that these atrocities do not continue to occur.”

Previously, the former Mayor of Glendale, and the current City Councilman, Mr. Zareh Sinanyan, reached out to Gimpo calling for action to enforce the law. Glendale is also the first city ever, as a result of our many Sister City/State campaigns and petitions, to kindly respond to us by taking positive action. We are very grateful to Mayor Paula Devine and the entire City Council of Glendale for caring about the poor Korean dogs and taking action to speak out for them.

We are also thankful to all in support of our work, who have taken action to speak out against the cruelty to dogs and cats in Gimpo.

Click HERE to see our campaign.

[Update February 14, 2017] Once again supportive Glendale responds to call to action against the dog meat trade.

Call for Action

Please send an email thanking the Mayor and the City of Glendale for responding to our concern. You can use our suggested message below or your own words.

Email addresses:
epapazian@glendaleca.gov; CPowers@glendaleca.gov; VGharpetian@GlendaleCA.GOV; zsinanyan@glendaleca.gov; lfriedman@glendaleca.gov; anajarian@glendaleca.gov; pdevine@glendaleca.gov; SOchoa@glendaleca.gov; RCastro@glendaleca.gov; BGanley@glendaleca.gov; rmanoukian@glendaleca.gov; jduran@glendaleca.gov; ccleary@glendaleca.gov; mdoyle@glendaleca.gov; belliot@glendaleca.gov; mflynn@glendaleca.gov; hhaghani@glendaleca.gov; PLanzafame@GlendaleCA.GOV; MJGarcia@glendaleca.gov; akassakhian@glendaleca.gov; hscoggins@glendaleca.gov; szurn@glendaleca.gov; RGolanian@glendaleca.gov; greengimpo@korea.kr;

Suggested letter (Please personalize.)

Dear Mayor Devine and the entire staff at the City of Glendale,

We would like to thank you and the City of Glendale for once again responding to our concerns raised through the petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Glendale’s Sister City, Gimpo.

Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you continue to reach out to Gimpo until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. Thank you again for your efforts here.

[Your Name & City/Country]

Video: KARA. Dog farm with more than 2,000 “meat dogs” in in Gimpo, South Korea.

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  1. Mia rowe
    Mia roweFebruary 14,17

    I want to thank you for a your work to stop this dogsd and cats are no food people that get executed don’t suffer like these poor dogs thank ypu

    • brenda hilton
      brenda hiltonFebruary 15,17

      please pleas stop this murder off dogs puppy’s and cats

    • mrs marguerite j white
      mrs marguerite j whiteFebruary 21,17

      Thankyou for your kind support of the outrage towards innocent animals.There is torture and barbaric actions towards animals in eastern countrys.

  2. brenda hilton
    brenda hiltonFebruary 15,17

    I would like to thank you fromm liverpool for helping this evil killing off dogs please help us stop this dogs are put on this earth to be loved not eat please once again thank you from Liverpool

    • brenda hilton
      brenda hiltonFebruary 15,17

      stop this off dose for food

  3. Klaus Weber
    Klaus WeberFebruary 15,17

    We live in the 21st century. A dog is a.mans best friend and should not be tortured and eaten that is just evil

    • knud thirup
      knud thirupFebruary 17,17

      Yes – 100% agree.Stop it now!!!

  4. Patricia Gilmartin
    Patricia GilmartinFebruary 15,17

    Please help the dogs to end this evil doge meat trade .. thank you they have no voice innocent souls ??

  5. Carole Fraser
    Carole FraserFebruary 15,17

    Thank you so much for your work in helping to stop the Brutality of the dog and cat horror these animal suffer in appaulling conditions and the torture is Horrendous no animal should suffer the brutality they do not deserve to be treated in such a way thank you so much for your support .

  6. Paula
    PaulaFebruary 15,17

    Thankyou for helping the dogs. This cruel barbarity has to stop. The butchering, boiling, hanging and skinning alive is cruelty beyond belief.
    Please be the voice for the voiceless. Regards and a big THANKYOU

  7. Hazel harvey
    Hazel harveyFebruary 15,17

    Thank you for helping the dogs, we need to stop cruelty, it is heartbreak.

  8. Annemieke Rademakers
    Annemieke RademakersFebruary 16,17

    Thank you for helping!

  9. barbara
    barbaraFebruary 16,17

    thank you very much! I bless you. You put a good cause for your karma

  10. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaFebruary 16,17

    we are moving slowly but in the right direction !!! we have a long way yet to do but I hope to be still alive to see this horrendous trade banned !!

  11. Sonia Monteiro
    Sonia MonteiroFebruary 16,17

    Thank u!!

  12. Michelle m Schafer
    Michelle m SchaferFebruary 16,17

    I can’t handle what these cruel people do to these poor dogs and cats…….I sign every damn petition there is out there to save any animal from these people or any other person around the world who is cruel to animals…UNCALLED FOR…. the words that want to come out won’t be allowed on here!!!!!

  13. rob rondanini
    rob rondaniniFebruary 16,17

    please continue to help stop this cruelty thank you

  14. Patricia Frederick
    Patricia FrederickFebruary 16,17

    Thank you for speaking against the torturing and slaughter of man’s best friends and of course the cats. Please do all that you can to stop bring an end to this horror to these animals.

  15. Monica Drege
    Monica DregeFebruary 17,17

    Thank you for your help-people like you will make the world a better place also for animals who are so close to my heart-all politicians should be like you.

  16. Lita Lubitsh-White
    Lita Lubitsh-WhiteFebruary 17,17

    Letter sent. Thank you so much for your work. I will donate as much as I can when I can.

  17. Vickie Kidwell
    Vickie KidwellFebruary 17,17

    Thank you, Mayor Devine, for supporting our ban against the dog Meat Trade.

  18. Joan hansen
    Joan hansenFebruary 17,17

    Thank you for helping the animals. I can’t stand even thinking about what they do to these poor beings. I’ve signed so many petitions I’ve lost count!!

  19. Nancy Chiodo
    Nancy ChiodoFebruary 17,17

    You are beautiful, inside and out! Thank you for your courage to take the steps to ending this horror for these poor dogs and cats. There is absolutely no excuse for making any living being suffer like this.

  20. Claude Stren
    Claude StrenFebruary 17,17

    Thank you for your all you are doing to stop this unacceptable cruelty.

  21. Ellen Reznick
    Ellen ReznickFebruary 17,17

    Thank you so much for taking action to stop the unthinkable dog and cat meat tradition in Korea. It’s hard to believe that the government allows such cruelty so it is up to individuals to put pressure on them to put an end to this atrocity.

  22. Guadalupe Anzoategui
    Guadalupe AnzoateguiFebruary 17,17

    Enough with killing animals. We have endless options to replace meat and its properties. Let’s leave animals, beings with feelings and a heart of their own, lead a happy and fair life.

  23. Ia Johansson
    Ia JohanssonFebruary 17,17

    Thank You so much for keeping this good work up! God bless You and everyone who speaks up for the animals!

  24. Lee Jones
    Lee JonesFebruary 17,17

    God bless the dogs

  25. Pesi Unwalla
    Pesi UnwallaFebruary 17,17

    THANK YOU for caring!

  26. O Olon
    O OlonFebruary 18,17

    Thank you so much for helping stop the horrific cruelty, torture and slaughter of innocent animals. It is unbelievable that the government allows this horror to continue. We must all take action to stop this and if that means boycotting countries by not buying their products, vacationing in their countries then that is what we need to do. Horrific animal torture and killings= No tourists=No tourist $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  27. Andrés Aguilera
    Andrés AguileraFebruary 18,17

    thank you, Fair causes will always be imposed

  28. Jackie Corso Lamirande Laguna Beach CA USA
    Jackie Corso Lamirande Laguna Beach CA USAFebruary 18,17

    Dear Mayor Devine and the entire staff at the City of Glendale,

    We would like to thank you and the City of Glendale for once again responding to our concerns raised through the petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Glendale’s Sister City, Gimpo.

    Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you continue to reach out to Gimpo until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. Thank you again for your efforts here.

  29. Muradiye Öztaşkın
    Muradiye ÖztaşkınFebruary 22,17

    Thank you for your courage.

  30. Elsa Cilio
    Elsa CilioFebruary 22,17

    Dear Mayor Devine and the entire staff at the City of Glendale,

    Many thanks to you and the City of Glendale for once again responding to our concerns raised through the petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Glendale’s Sister City, Gimpo.

    Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you continue to reach out to Gimpo until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. God bless you and your team.

    El Cilio, Toronto, Canada

  31. isabel silva
    isabel silvaSeptember 21,17

    Dear Mayor Devine and the entire staff at the City of Glendale,

    We would like to thank you and the City of Glendale for once again responding to our concerns raised through the petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Glendale’s Sister City, Gimpo.

    Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you continue to reach out to Gimpo until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. Thank you again for your efforts here.

  32. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisSeptember 21,17

    PLEASE STAND AGAINST THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE AND SAVE THESE POOR INNOCENT ANIMALS

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