Sister City Campaign – Anseong, South Korea – Nashua, New Hampshire
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.
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”.
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
Please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs
- 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!
- 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):
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
Address in Korean:
(우)17586 경기도 안성시 시청길 25 (봉산동)
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
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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