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Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess: Tell Sister City Anseong, 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.

Nashua, New Hampshire became Sister city to South Korea’s Anseong (Gyeonggi-do) in 1988.

Anseong is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. 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.

Anseong is a historically significant and diverse city which is about one hour from Seoul, it’s a place where high emphasis is placed on the quality of food being produced there (in fact they have a booming beef industry with relatively high agricultural animal welfare standards for S. Korea). In light of this restaurant trade has flourished, building on the reputation for ‘good food’.

Unfortunately, none of this matters or changes the circumstances for the poor dogs and cats locked into the meat trade. There are no ‘welfare standards’ for them as they get served up on the menu at many of Anseong’s restaurants. Condemned to a life of dark, dank and infested wire cages only to be brutally slaughtered in the most painful ways imaginable. How can Anseong nurture its agricultural, tourist and restaurant industries when it continues to allow these barbaric and out-dated trades to continue?

Anseong needs to take action NOW to stop the operation of the restaurants, butchers and farmers operating in the sickening, cruel and internationally condemned dog and cat meat trades.

Help us to tell Anseong that the barbaric dog and cat meat trades need to be abolished for good! Help us Tell Anseong the world is watching!

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Anseong’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: 124 Health Food Centers; and 70 restaurants in and around the city of Anseong 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 slaughterhouses must be present in and around Anseong 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 .

Please watch the videos of dog farms in Anseong made by Professor Ann Yong-Geun also known as “Dr. Dogmeat” to promote Korean dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/YBKeTh5xJX4 https://youtu.be/CISKm0hjd9A

Please watch the undercover video of a dog farm in Anseong: https://youtu.be/zbjFkY91g-k

https://youtu.be/ycMNoDtDwAI

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

Please sign petition, call and email Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess TODAY!

Sign-Petition

    Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess

    Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send an email to Mayor Jim Donchess. (Use below suggested message or petition for email text):

    NashuaMayor@NashuaNH.gov; loverings@NashuaNH.gov; JUNECARONWARD7@YAHOO.COM; CLEMONSB@NASHUANH.GOV; COOKSONM@NASHUANH.GOV; DEANED@NASHUANH.GOV; DOWDR@NASHUANH.GOV; LEBRUND@NASHUANH.GOV; LOPEZT@NASHUANH.GOV; MCCARTHYB@NASHUANH.GOV; MCGUINNESSS@NASHUANH.GOV; MELIZZIGOLJAM@NASHUANH.GOV; MORIARTYD@NASHUANH.GOV; OBRIENM@NASHUANH.GOV; SCHONEMAND@NASHUANH.GOV; SIEGELK@NASHUANH.GOV; WILSHIREL@NASHUANH.GOV;

  • Call the Mayor’s Office!
    Phone: 603-589-3260
    Fax: 603-594-3450
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@anseongsi .@JimDonchess Mayor Donchess, Plz urge Sister City Anseong, Korea-Stop Torture/Killing of Dogs and cats! https://goo.gl/NDJ0ru
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):

    Mayor’s Office
    City of Nashua
    229 Main Street
    Nashua, NH 03060 USA

    Send a copy of your letter to the Anseong Mayor Eun-Seong Hwang!
    Mayor Eun-Seong Hwang
    Anseong City Hall
    Sicheong-gil 25, (Bongsan-dong), Anseong, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 17586
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    황은성 안성시장님
    (우)17586 경기도 안성시 시청길 25 (봉산동)
    South Korea

Suggested message to the Mayor of Nashua

Dear Mayor Jim Donchess and the members of Board of Aldermen of Nashua:

Please watch the below undercover videos of dog farms in Anseong: https://youtu.be/zbjFkY91g-k
https://youtu.be/ycMNoDtDwAI
Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

Anseong is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 124 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 70 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Anseong alone.

The City of Nashua should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Anseong Mayor Eun-Seong Hwang 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 trade can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/nashua-mayor-jim-donchess-tell-sister-city-anseong-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

[Your Name, City/Country]

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  1. Pam turner
    Pam turnerOctober 30,16

    Ask your daily newspapers to do any article on this disgusting barbaric practice. We must get this out to more people and shame these asian wicked countries worldwide.who do these wicked thing to poor cats and dogs .thank you

  2. Lizzie
    LizzieOctober 30,16

    This is just sickening. It shouldn’t be happening 😭💔

  3. Elizabeth
    ElizabethOctober 31,16

    This is unbelievably horrible, cruel and barbaric. All participants are psychopaths. Guess I’ll boycott Korea as well as China (easier than you think).

    • katya masini
      katya masiniNovember 5,16

      Basta con questo scempio; LASCIATELI IN PACE,date una carezza e capirete…………….!!!!!!!

  4. Pam
    PamNovember 4,16

    Pets are His Children, too. We are supposed to be kind to animals. This travesty must and will end. Those poor babies.

  5. Kiki L
    Kiki LNovember 5,16

    They are our friends but not the food. Please stop this cruel thing!!!!

  6. jim taylor
    jim taylorNovember 5,16

    Utterly DISGRACEFUL in this day and age by subhuman people involved in this HORRIBLE TRADE. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  7. Ingela Hammar Wallentin
    Ingela Hammar WallentinNovember 6,16

    Cruel treatment of animals is a violation of my whole outlook on life

  8. elizabeth
    elizabethNovember 6,16

    Actually I hope they rot in HELL! that would be to good for them.

  9. Silvia Pasch
    Silvia PaschNovember 7,16

    Can’t believe what those koreans do to dogs and cats, no animal deserves to be torture.
    Please we need to speak up for those innocents that are torture and killed daly!
    Korea is hell !

  10. FANTI DONATELLA
    FANTI DONATELLANovember 8,16

    E’ DISUMANO ED INCIVILE CHE SI USINO TORTURE SU CREATURE INDIFESE ED INNOCENTI…….E’ ORA DI DIRE BASTA….. IO FINCHE’ CI SARANNO QUESTE BRUTALITA’ NON ACQUISTERO’ PRODOTTI PROVENIENTI DAL VOSTRO PAESE….

  11. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJanuary 24,17

    CÓMO PUEDEN SEGUIR CON ESTE INFAME COMERCIO, ES UNA TRISTEZA PARA EL MUNDO COMPLETO, ES IMPERDONABLE, ES UNA INVASIÓN Y NO TIENEN DERECHO A SEGUIR CON LAS INFAMIAS DE BOKNAL NI YULLIN; ES UNA VERDADERA DESGRACIA. YA NOS ODIAMOS ENTRE UNOS Y OTROS, Y ESTO SÓLO GENERA AÚN MÁS ODIO. ES PERTURBADOR!!!!

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