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Let’s show Korea’s Sister Cities the truth about the dog and cat meat trades – and ask them to take action.

Sister City Agreements are formed between two cities with the aim of being mutually beneficial (for trade, cultural exchanges, business links etc., and to foster friendship), and many cities across the world have such ‘twin cities’ all over South Korea. Different cities may have different strategies outlined for their twinning scheme – some are quoted as offering the benefits of: “community, school and youth links (for joint projects and cultural exchange” and “providing advice on Korean language, cultural considerations and business practices”. ‘Cultural’ benefits, therefore, are an important element in a twinning venture, which is why we wish to bring the unacceptable practices of the dog and cat meat trades to the attention of those City Mayors, and their Offices, twinned with cities in South Korea.

We strongly believe that, however beneficial these sister/friendship city links are, it cannot simply be all about “taking the good, and ignoring the bad”, or only sharing ‘suitable’ cultural experiences. There must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of one city to take a stand against any wrongdoing being sanctioned or ignored by their Sister City: in this case the illegal and aberrant dog and cat meat trades in South Korea.

So, let’s urge these international City Mayors, in the spirit of friendship and for the good of the Korean people, to reach out to their counterparts in South Korea, asking them to enforce their laws and to put an end to the cruel dog and cat meat trades.

Click on the hyperlink in blue to take action.

We will continue to create more Sister/Friendship City Campaigns so check back on this page regularly. Thank you!

Sister City Campaign Status
No. Korean Local Government Country Sister City (Click for Campaign page!) Agreement Date Sister/Friendship Campaign Date Victory/Response received
1 Seoul United Kingdom London 2015-12-04 Friendship City 7/18/2017 8/1/2017
2 Seoul Gangseo-gu United Kingdom Nottingham 2011-8-25 Friendship City 7/19/2017 Response from Seoul Gangseo-gu Mayor, 8/23/2017
3 Seoul Gwanak-gu United Kingdom The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London 2006-11-14 Friendship City 7/21/2017
4 Seoul Seocho-gu United Kingdom The London Borough of Southwark 2009-09-15 Friendship City 7/24/2017
6 Gyeonggi-do Namyangju United Kingdom Dartford Borough (Kent) 1996-05-01 Sister City 8/30/2017
7 Seoul Italy Rome 2000-03-18 Friendship City 9/21/2017
8 Seoul Italy Milan 2007-02-01 Friendship City 9/22/2017
9 Gyeonggi-do Seongnam Italy Bologna 2007-02-01 Friendship City 1/13/2016 4/16/2016
9 Daegu Italy Milan 2015-07-02 Sister City 6/7/2016
10 Gwangju Italy Turin 2002-11-19 Friendship City 9/22/2017 9/28/2017
11 Daejeon Italy Florence 2010-11-12 Friendship City 6/9/2016
12 Gangwon-do Italy Veneto Region 2011-10-25 Friendship City 9/22/2017
13 Chungcheongbuk-do Youngdong-gun Italy Velletri 2011-04-12 Friendship City 9/23/2017
14 Jeollabuk-do Jeonju Italy Florence, Toscana Province 2007-3-28 Friendship City 6/9/2016
15 Jeollabuk-do Namwon Italy Verona 2008-10-15 Friendship City 9/26/2017
16 Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju Italy Pompei 1985-10-14 Sister City 12/5/2016 2/7/2017
17 Gyeongsangbuk-do Goryeong-gun Italy Cremona, Lombardy 2014-11-10 Friendship City 9/27/2017
18 Seoul Canada Montreal 2015-04-08 Friendship City 7/25/2017
19 Seoul Canada Ottawa 1997-01-10 Friendship City 7/25/2017
20 Seoul Gangbuk-gu Canada Chatham Kent, Ontario 2004-09-13 Friendship City 7/25/2017
21 Seoul Guro-gu Canada District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver), British Columbia 2009-09-21 Friendship City 7/27/2017
22 Seoul Dongjak-gu Canada Surrey, British Columbia 2000-11-01 Friendship City 8/2/2017 8/29/2017
23 Busan Canada Montreal 2000-09-19 Sister City 1/29/2015
24 Incheon Ongjin-gun Canada Barrie, Ontario 1997-03-26 Friendship City
25 Daejeon Canada Calgary 1996-03-04 Sister City 8/2/2017
26 Gyeonggi-do Canada British Columbia 2008-05-19 Sister City 4/1/2015
27 Gyeonggi-do Gunpo Canada Belleville, Ontario 1997-09-24 Sister City 8/2/2017 Response from Gunpo Mayor, 8/2017
28 Gyeonggi-do Paju Canada Coquitlam 2009-06-25 Sister City 7/29/2017
29 Gyeonggi-do Gwacheon Canada Airdrie, Alberta 1997-06-11 Sister City 9/7/2017
30 Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong-gun Canada Brampton, Ontario 2005-09-22 Friendship City 7/30/2017
31 Gangwon-do Canada Alberta 1974-09-03 Sister City 5/19/2015
32 Gangwon-do Wonju Canada Edmonton, Alberta 1998-11-03 Friendship City 8/3/2017
33 Gangwon-do Donghae Canada Saint John, New Brunswick 2008-05-30 Friendship City 7/29/2017
34 Gangwon-do Hwacheon Canada Chatham Kent, Ontario 2005-06-15 Sister City 7/30/2017
35 Jeollabuk-do Gunsan-gun Canada Windsor, Ontario 2005-06-20 Sister City 6/18/2015
36 Jeollanam-do Yeosu Canada Moncton, New Brunswick 2007-12-06 Friendship City 7/30/2017 8/9/2017 Response from Yeosu.
37 Gyeongsangnam-do Jinju Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba 1992-04-01 Sister City 8/4/2017
38 Seoul Australia New South Wales 1991-11-08 Sister City 9/28/2017
39 Seoul Jung-gu Australia Parramatta, New South Wales 1998-08-18 Sister City 9/29/2017
40 Seoul Eunpyeong-gu Australia Canterbury, New South Wales 1998-06-06 Sister City 10/2/2017
41 Seoul Yangcheon-gu Australia Bankstown, New South Wales 2002-09-12 Sister City 10/3/2017
42 Seoul Gangseo-gu Australia Penrith, New South Wales 1994-12-09 Sister City 10/6/2017
43 Seoul Geumcheon-gu Australia Burwood, New South Wales 2003-09-15 Sister City 10/6/2017
44 Seoul Seocho-gu Australia Perth, Western Australia 2008-10-01 Friendship City 9/17/2017
45 Busan Australia Victoria 1994-10-17 Sister City 10/8/2017
46 Busan Yeongdo-gu Australia Northern Beaches, New South Wales 2009-05-29 Friendship City 10/9/2017
47 Busan Haeundae-gu Australia Northern Beaches, New South Wales 1994-07-01 Sister City 10/9/2017
48 Daegu Suseong-gu Australia Blacktowncity, New South Wales 1994-11-15 Sister City 10/10/2017
49 Daejeon Australia Brisbane, Queensland 2002-06-17 Sister City 9/18/2017 9/20/2017 Councillors Johnston, Sri respond, 9/29/2017 Lord Mayor’s Office responds.
50 Gyeonggi-do Australia Queensland 1997-11-03 Sister City 4/1/2015
51 Gyeonggi-do Suwon Australia Townsville, Queensland 1997-04-28 Sister City 9/18/2017
52 Gyeonggi-do Yongin Australia Redland, Queensland 2008-07-25 Friendship City 9/18/2017
53 Gyeonggi-do Paju Australia Toowoomba City, Queensland 2002-10-01 Sister City 8/1/2017 8/2/2017. Disappointing response.
54 Gyeonggi-do Gwangju Australia Bathurst, New South Wales 2004-11-02 Friendship City 9/18/2017
55 Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong-gun Australia Strathfield, New South Wales 2011-08-22 Sister City 9/7/2017
56 Gangwon-do Samcheok Australia Mareeba Shire, Queensland 2004-12-09 Sister City Mareeba Shire, Queensland
57 Chungcheongnam-do Australia South Australia 1999-10-12 Sister City 5/22/2015 1/27/2016. Disappointing response from South Australia.
58 Jeollanam-do Naju Australia Belyando Shire, Queensland 1997-03-28 Friendship City Belyando Shire was amalgamated to form the Isaac Region in 2008.
59 Gyeongsangbuk-do Australia Western Australia 2007-10-07 Friendship City 9/17/2017
60 Gyeongsangnam-do Australia Queensland 2008-07-01 Friendship City 9/14/2017
61 Gyeongsangnam-do Goseong-gun Australia Blue Mountains, New South Wales 2007-09-03 Friendship City 10/12/2017 10/12/2017 No Friendship City Agreement.
62 Jeju-do Australia Tasmania 1997-10-27 Friendship City 9/15/2017
63 Gyeonggi-do Paju United Kingdom Gloucester 2014-04-22 Friendship 9/9/2017
64 Seoul Dongjak-gu Australia Singleton, New South Wales 2016-06-08 Friendship 9/8/2017
65 Seoul Gangdong-gu Australia Willoughby, New South Wales 2011-11-10 Friendship 9/11/2017
66 Incheon Italy Veneto Region 2010-09-06 Sister 9/11/2017
67 Gyeonggi-do Hwaseong Canada Burnaby, British Columbia 2010-09-28 Sister 9/9/2017
68 Busan Namgu Australia Latrobe, Victoria 2016-11-06 Friendship 9/8/2017 10/5/2017 Latrobe not Friendship City with Busan Nam-gu.
69 Jeollanam-do Mokpo United Kingdom Aberdeen 2017-02-15 Friendship 9/9/2017 9/19/2017 Councillor Martin Greig responds
70 Gyeonggi-do Namyangju Italy Salerno, Campania Province 2016-06-20 Sister 9/7/2017
71 Gangwon-do Hongcheon-gun France Sanary-sur-Mer Commune, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur Region 1986-10-30 Sister
72 Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju France Versailles, Ile-de-France Region 1987-04-15 Sister
73 Seoul France Paris, Ile-de-France Region 1991-11-12 Sister 6/1/2016 Seoul NOT sister city to Paris
74 Gyeongsangbuk-do France Alsace Region 1999-04-27 Sister
75 Jeju-do Jeju France Rouen, Normandy Region 2004-10-14 Sister
76 Seoul Guro-gu France Issy-les-Moulineaux Commune, Ile-de-France Region 2005-10-01 Sister
77 Daejeon France (CANCA/) Nice Côte d’Azur,(French Riviera) 2005-10-24 Friendship
78 Gangwon-do Taebaek-si France Megeve Commune, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region 2008-01-15 Friendship
79 Gyeonggi-do Paju France Reims, Grand Est Region 2009-04-04 Friendship
80 Jeollanam-do Suncheon France Nantes, Pays de la Loire Region 2009-10-30 Friendship
81 Chungcheongnam-do Asan France Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia Region 2010-03-30 Friendship
82 Jeollabuk-do Muju-gun France Evian Commune, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region 2010-10-08 Sister
83 Gyeongsangbuk-do France Aquitaine Region 2011-12-09 Friendship
84 Seoul Spain Barcelona, Barcelona Province 2012-11-13 Friendship 10/15/2017
85 Gwangju (Metropolitan City) Spain Barcelona, Barcelona Province 2011-05-31 Friendship
86 Busan Spain Barcelona, Barcelona Province 1983-10-25 Sister
87 Gyeonggi-do Goyang Spain Sabadell, Barcelona Province 2001-02-19 Friendship
88 Gangwon-do Gangneung Spain Algemesi, Valencia Province 2015-04-07 Sister 10/16/2017
89 Gyeonggi-do Paju Spain Zaragoza, Zaragoza Province 2014-01-16 Friendship
90 Seoul Gangdong-gu Spain Segovia, Segovia Province 2000-08-25 Sister
91 Gyeongsangbuk-do Spain Castile and Leon Autonomous Community 2005-11-08 Sister
92 Gyeonggi-do Spain Catalonia Autonomous Community 1999-03-15 Sister
93 Gyeonggi-do Paju Spain Cuenca, Cuenca Province 2008-10-17 Sister
94 Gyeonggi-do Ansan New Zealand Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region 2014-11-12 Friendship 10/18/2017
95 Busan New Zealand Auckland, Auckland Region 1996-04-22 Sister
96 Gyeongsangbuk-do Pohang New Zealand Auckland, Auckland Region 2008-08-04 Friendship
97 Seoul New Zealand Wellington, Wellington Region 2016-07-18 Friendship 10/13/2017
98 Seoul Songpa-gu New Zealand Christchurch, Canterbury Region 1995-02-10 Sister

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Video: Busan KAPCA(Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty). Illegal dog slaughterhouse in Ulsan, South Korea.

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  1. Robyne Zuendel
    Robyne ZuendelDecember 6,16

    Key word illegal

    • Alder
      AlderDecember 8,16

      Stop this cruelty right now

    • Monique Holzer
      Monique HolzerJanuary 7,17

      Agree! This shpuld be made illegal. Shame on all who abuse animals especially torture them . Disgraceful!!

  2. Pii Berg
    Pii BergDecember 6,16

    Stop this Cruelty right now.

  3. Emma
    EmmaDecember 8,16

    You have to stop this right now! They are our best FRIENDS with the same feelings of pain!

  4. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaDecember 8,16

    it so awful that I have no words to say what I feel !! I boycott all products made by these countries and will never visit them !!

  5. Maria Cristina Orsolato
    Maria Cristina OrsolatoDecember 8,16

    Non comprerò MAI prodotti che vengono da un posto di gente così insensibile

  6. Iva Turato
    Iva TuratoDecember 8,16

    End dog and cat meat trades!

  7. Uttielli
    UttielliDecember 9,16

    STOP THIS!!!

  8. Albert
    AlbertDecember 9,16

    END THIS MISERY ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!! THESE MANIACS ARE SICK!!!!!!!

  9. Tonya baker
    Tonya bakerDecember 16,16

    Boiling lives dogs.skinning live dogs .torching live dogs..putting these animals on bar b q Pitts alive..none human.please stop .

  10. mark Jackson
    mark JacksonDecember 18,16

    The scum that do this need to have the same treatment done to them.

    • fran gilbey
      fran gilbeyApril 15,17

      to right my friend

  11. Helena van Dierendonck
    Helena van DierendonckDecember 20,16

    Korea is now taking the killing of the dogs out of site from the people and away from the meat markets so that foreigners and locals can not see anymore what is really going on. This is a real setback because now nobody will know what attocities wil be done to the dogs. It is better to be for everyone to see instead of hiding this gruesome way of treating animals by boiling them alive and horrendous transport.

    • Denise Leblanc
      Denise LeblancJanuary 17,17

      Spokane Mayor David Condon: Please respond with plan of action as did the Shoreline, Washington Mayor Chris Roberts (http://koreandogs.org/shoreline-responds/) and many other cities.
      Thank you to the Spokesman Review for their coverage of this issue – Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and “health” AND “MANLY PERFORMANCES” tonics in SOUTH KOREA.
      Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A DOG AND CAT EATING NATION.

  12. bazin maryse
    bazin maryseDecember 21,16

    Bande de monstres sans coeur

  13. Paula Conkey
    Paula ConkeyDecember 21,16

    Stop!!!! This is evil!!!

  14. Norma
    NormaDecember 21,16

    Please stop this extreme cruelty

  15. Sherry Compton
    Sherry ComptonDecember 21,16

    Some of the most pathetic, mentally ill, heartless, sadistic humans on earth! Their evil, barbaric cruelty must be stopped, immediately! Poor, intelligent, gentle creatures!

  16. Marie Komons
    Marie KomonsDecember 22,16

    Please stop this!

  17. Bora Coskun
    Bora CoskunDecember 23,16

    Stop this cruelty right now!

  18. vera de weyer
    vera de weyerDecember 26,16

    stop this creulty now !! this animals are our best friends !!!!

  19. GL
    GLDecember 28,16

    This is CRUEL, INHUMANE and BARBARIC. I don’t care what culture practices are….you DO NOT DO THIS TO AN ANIMAL PERIOD !!!!!!
    This has GOT TO STOP !!!!!

  20. barbara gale
    barbara galeJanuary 6,17

    to take any life is a crime what you do is a evil against all of humanity

  21. Patti Gouker
    Patti GoukerJanuary 6,17

    These people are beyond barbaric! How could they be so cruel?? Would never support these people in anything they do unless their treatment of animals improves dramatically!!

  22. Elise Phillips Margulis
    Elise Phillips MargulisJanuary 7,17

    Unconscionable & morally reprehensible. The world is watching! Stop torturing & consuming dogs & cats!!

  23. Lynn J
    Lynn JJanuary 9,17

    You are all cruel, evil, barbaric cowards to treat animal beings like this. Karmic justice will come to you and you deserve it.

  24. Carole Fraser
    Carole FraserJanuary 9,17

    Stop the Brutality towards these innocent poor souls the Whole World is watching and your country’s that are committing this crime are being hated and seen as wicked evil and vile stop this now .

  25. Victoria
    VictoriaJanuary 16,17

    ASCO DE HUMANOS!!!!
    VERGÜENZA DE MI ESPECIE!!!`
    :`-((

  26. Lamia
    LamiaJanuary 19,17

    Why why why why the cruelty why the torture
    Do you not have hearts … dogs and cats are beautiful souls dogs are mans best friend

  27. Ginette vidal
    Ginette vidalJanuary 22,17

    Arrêter ça ce geste barbare et sauvage.

  28. Dr. Robin Cogburn
    Dr. Robin CogburnJanuary 24,17

    Stop this barbaric cruelty. It is evil, as are those that would perpetrate this heinous act toward an innocent animal.

  29. Franklin Hynes
    Franklin HynesJanuary 25,17

    It seems that many still live in the Dark Ages. There is never any excuse for cruelty of this extreme nature. Poverty, ignorance, culture, non of these excuses will do. These crimes can never be washed away. It is way past time that humanity became humane and realised that all members of this planet are sentient. Animals are alive too and deserve our respect and kindness.

  30. Elizabeth Flores
    Elizabeth FloresMarch 10,17

    Los animales son seres vivos que merecen el mismo respeto que cualquier otra criatura del mundo. Solo demostramos barbarie y crueldad al tratarlos y matarlos de esta forma. Ya es tiempo que evolucionemos y comprendamos que todo lo viviente tiene un destino común, el cual nunca va a ser feliz ni promisorio si atentamos egoistamente contra la integridad de otros,

  31. fran gilbey
    fran gilbeyApril 15,17

    i think if i were`them i think again cos what goes around come around ,3 times 3. you are i cannot spell the name but here it is dispicable what we call people we no morales. i hope you die the same way

  32. Annette Grizivatz
    Annette GrizivatzSeptember 1,17

    No to dog meat ant cruelty

  33. Annette Grizivatz
    Annette GrizivatzSeptember 1,17

    No to cruelty and no to dog meat

  34. christine warman
    christine warmanSeptember 10,17

    These so called humans will steal and torture and then eat people’s pets,why is this allowed to continue? the whole lot of those filthy infested so called markets need to be burnt to the ground,with any luck it might get rid of the parasites walking around on two legs,it is obvious the leaders of these filthy holes have no control over anything,all they think about is lining their own pockets.

  35. Brian Dobson
    Brian DobsonSeptember 10,17

    This is disgusting get real into the 21st century Korea stop this if you want people to respect your country not think your centuries behind others.

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