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Sister City Campaign – Anyang, South Korea – Garden Grove, California

Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California: Tell Sister City, Anyang, 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.

Anyang became Sister city with Garden Grove in 1989.
Anyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Anyang. 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 Anyang’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: 169 Health Food Centers; and 70 restaurants in and around the city of Anyang alone.

If every one of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, it is too awful to think how many dog/cat farms and slaughterhouses must be present in and around Anyang to supply all of these outlets – and those that might appear under a different ‘search’.

Naver search-Anyang Health Food Centers-062216

Naver search-Anyang Boshintang-062216

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Please sign petition, call and email Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, TODAY!

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email: baon@ci.garden-grove.ca.us; stevej@garden-grove.org; chrisp@ci.garden-grove.ca.us; phatb@ci.garden-grove.ca.us; kbeard@garden-grove.org; anyang@anyang.go.kr;
  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Mayor Bao Nguyen
    City of Garden Grove
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    City of Garden Grove
    Mayor & City Council
    11222 Acacia Parkway
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Anyang Mayor Pil-Un Lee:
    Mayor Pil-Un Lee
    Anyang Government
    235 Simin-Daero, Dongan-gu, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, postal code 14053
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    안양시청
    경기도 안양시 동안구 시민대로 235(관양동) 우편번호 14053
    South Korea

  • Call the Mayor: 1-714-741-5104
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@CityGardenGrove . @anyanglove .@officialbao Mayor Nguyen: Plz urge Sister City, Anyang-Stop Killing & Eating Dogs! https://goo.gl/CpAmtj

Suggested message to the Mayor of Garden Grove

Dear Mayor Bao Nguyen and the City Council members:

Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

The Korean internet searches resulted in: 169 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 Anyang alone.

Garden Grove should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Anyang Mayor Pil-Un 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/mayor-bao-nguyen-of-garden-grove-california-tell-sister-city-anyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & Address]

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  1. ana antunes
    ana antunesJune 30,16

    Please stop this insanity and suffer, other beeings suffer the same way as people. The world should be better

  2. marguerite white
    marguerite whiteJuly 5,16

    Its hell on earth for these poor tortured animals,what are these countrys teaching their children,that its right to torture and kill anything you like as its your right.Not teaching compassion and sentimental reasons to be kind can make children grow up into nasty killers or bullies.

  3. Heide Smith
    Heide SmithJuly 10,16

    PLEASE GOOD PEOPLE OF KOREA, STOP THIS BARBARIC ACT, WE LIVE IN A CIVILIZED WORLD AND THIS BARBARIC ACT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, PLEASE STOP THE TORTURE OF OUR FURRY FRIENDS

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