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Sister City Campaign – Seoul Gangnam-District, South Korea – Riverside, California

Mayor William ‘Rusty’ Bailey of Riverside: Tell Sister City, Seoul Gangnam District, 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.

Seoul Gangnam District became Sister city with Riverside in 1999.

Culture, art, high-end shops, first-class hotels and fashionable streets – all can be found within Gangnam District in the ‘City of Korean Cultural Center and Global Advancement” regrettably, so can the dog meat restaurants and so-called ‘health-food centers’, places that brutally slaughter dogs and cats, to be served up as food and drinks.

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 Seoul Gangnam District’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: 163 Health Food Centers; and 69 restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Gangnam District 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 Seoul Gangnam District in order to supply all of these outlets.

Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir

Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir

Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir
Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir

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 Riverside Mayor William ‘Rusty’ Bailey, 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:
    2mayor@riversideca.gov; elton.diane@gmail.com; Lacharya@riversideca.gov;jhice@riversideca.gov;
  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Mayor William ‘Rusty’ Bailey
    City of Riverside

  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Mayor William ‘Rusty’ Bailey
    3900 Main St.
    Riverside, CA 92501
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Gangnam District Mayor Yeon-Hee Shin:
    Mayor Yeon-Hee Shin
    Seoul Gangnam District Office
    426 hakdong-ro (Samseong-dong)
    Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Postal Code 06090
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    신연희구청장님
    서울 강남구청
    서울시 강남구 학동로426(삼성동) (06090)
    South Korea

  • Call the Mayor’s office: (951)826-5551
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@riversidecagov .@Mayor_Bailey .@gn_family Mayor Bailey, Plz urge Sister City, Seoul Gangnam, Stop kill/eating Dogs https://goo.gl/9Y8f9U

Suggested message to the Mayor of Riverside

Dear Mayor William ‘Rusty’ Bailey and the City Council members:

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

Seoul Gangnam District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 163 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 69 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Gangnam District alone.

Riverside should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Gangnam District Mayor Yeon-Hee Shin 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/city-of-riverside-tell-sister-city-seoul-gangnam-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. Jeffery Vautour
    Jeffery VautourAugust 11,16

    So sad what humans can do

  2. Sheri Verges
    Sheri VergesAugust 25,16

    HI, is there an email address for Mayor Yeon-Hee Shin? I sign every petition and send every letter possible. This barbaric cruelty must stop. Thank you for all you do!

  3. olimpia marina
    olimpia marinaAugust 25,16

    We are Outraged It is a horrific crime against animals and against humans who respect animals..From Australian people who have respect for animals and will never stop fignting.

  4. Hannah Tepper
    Hannah TepperAugust 25,16

    What can I say but stop this cruel and discusting crualty towards dog and pets These lovely animals are pets and are not to be eaten, they are to be loved!!

  5. Sarah Tay
    Sarah TayAugust 25,16

    Bloody sick country n disappointment !! Once used to be my fave country to visit n was looking
    Forward to another trip with my kids but no longer eyeing to go to this horrible land. Totally
    Disgusted !! People seem nice there but why so cruel their heart ? No wonder the saying goes
    “Dun judge a book by its cover” !! Sigh really sad even without watching the videos n photos ;;((

  6. Anita McLeod
    Anita McLeodAugust 25,16

    This meat trade and its practices are barbaric & inhumane to say the least! Pls bring awareness and stop this meat trade. Dogs deserve way better life and should not be served on a plate.

  7. Jaime Perez
    Jaime PerezAugust 25,16

    This horrible practice must stop now! No animal deserves to be treated in such an inhumane and barbaric manner for any reason. Dogs and cats are NOT food. You people are barbarians and very heartless.

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