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Sister City Campaign – Daejeon, South Korea – Seattle, Washington

Mayor Edward B. Murray of Seattle: Tell Sister City, Daejeon, 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.

Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon

Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon

Daejeon “the New Hub City for Korea states on its website that it “has a high standard of living for foreigners”. Daejeon, with the slogan ‘Vibrant Daejeon Happy People’ boasts that the City Government “rolled its sleeves and worked very hard to … revitalize its local economy through promotion of tourism”.

But ‘vibrant’, ‘happy’ and ‘high standard of living’ are not words anyone can use to describe the way in which the dog-meat trade inhumanely raises and brutally slaughters its millions of animals each year. Daejeon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea; it has countless dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where these pitiful dogs are subjected to the final brutality of being electrocuted, hanged, or beaten – then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while still alive. In many places these dogs (some stolen or abandoned pets) are killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs. And this takes place in public and in broad daylight. So, what foreign resident or tourist could feel really comfortable being in a city whose ‘happy people’ do nothing to stop this aberrant meat trade?

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Daejeon’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: 462 Health Food Centers; and 115 restaurants in and around the city of Daejeon 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 Daejeon in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Daejeon, South Korea - Seattle, Washington

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The Mayor of Daejeon states that he feels “it is an honor and profound responsibility to serve the people of Daejeon”. But the best way for the Mayor to live up to this claim, and to really prove a Vibrant Daejeon with Happy People would be for him to end the dog and cat meat trades in his city.

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

http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/

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Daejeon became Sister city with Seattle in 1989.

Call For Action

Please sign petition, call and email Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray TODAY!

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

Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray

Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email:
    Click HERE to send an online message to the Mayor Murray.

    bruce.harrell@seattle.gov; sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov; tim.burgess@seattle.gov; Lorena.Gonzalez@seattle.gov; Lisa.Herbold@seattle.gov; Rob.Johnson@seattle.gov; Debora.Juarez@seattle.gov; Mike.OBrien@seattle.gov; Kshama.Sawant@seattle.gov; international@seattle.gov;

  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Mayor Edward B. Murray
    City of Seattle International Engagement
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray
    600 4th Ave, 7th Floor
    Seattle, WA 98104
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon:
    Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon
    City of Daejeon
    100 Dunsan-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon
    Postal Code 35242
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    권선택시장님
    대전광역시청
    (35242) 대전광역시 서구 둔산로 100
    South Korea

  • Call the Mayor Edward B. Murray’s office:206-684-4000
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@DreamDaejeon .@CityofSeattle .@MayorEdMurray Mayor Murray, Plz urge Sister City, Daejeon-Stop Killing/Eating Dogs! https://goo.gl/YqCKLg

Suggested message to the Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray

Dear Mayor Edward B. Murray and the members of the City Council,

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

Daejeon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 462 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 115 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Daejeon alone.

Seattle should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon 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-edward-b-murray-of-seattle-tell-sister-city-daejeon-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. Vickie Kidwell
    Vickie KidwellOctober 19,16

    Please stop the inhumane practice of torture killing dogs and eating them.

  2. ana antunes
    ana antunesOctober 26,16

    Dear Mayor Edward B. Murray and the members of the City Council,

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

    Daejeon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 462 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 115 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Daejeon alone.

    Seattle should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon 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-edward-b-murray-of-seattle-tell-sister-city-daejeon-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    Ana Antunes Portugal

  3. Beth
    BethApril 16,17

    Folks, PLEASE do NOT post your letters here! Send them to the addresses listed above! Your letters and comments do no good if the people you write them to never see them.

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