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