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Sister City Campaign – Gimpo, South Korea

[Update 4/12/2015] Victory – City of Glendale responds to our petition!

We received a positive response from the City of Glendale regarding our campaign and petition. We would like to thank Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and the City of Glendale for not ignoring our petition and for following up with an action for resolution. We respect the City of Glendale’s diligence and empathy for addressing this issue in a timely manner and for informing us on the progress of their effort with honesty. Click HERE to learn more.

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan of Glendale, California: Tell Sister City, Gimpo, 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.

Gimpo Mayor Young-Rok Yoo

Gimpo Mayor Young-Rok Yoo

Gimpo became a sister city with Glendale, California in 2010. But this Sister City has a shameful, reprehensible history: Gimpo, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade.

In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. One of the cities that supports illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Gimpo.

If you have ever wondered what a Hell would be like, click HERE to see undercover video from Gimpo dog farms and slaughterhouses. There are countless dog farms/slaughterhouses scattered all around the city of Gimpo and they are “Hell on Earth” for defenseless dogs. Man’s best friend exists in squalid, feces-crusted raised cages in utter misery their entire lives. They are slaughtered in most horrific ways – by electrocution, hanging, beating, and are sometimes thrown into boiling water while they are still alive. Dead dogs are tossed away like garbage in front of the cages where other dogs watch in terror and despair.

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

No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Please sign, call and email to the Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan today!

Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan

Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan

  • Click HERE to send an online message!
  • Send emails!
  • zsinanyan@glendaleca.gov; lfriedman@glendaleca.gov; anajarian@glendaleca.gov; pdevine@glendaleca.gov; dweaver@glendaleca.gov; SOchoa@glendaleca.gov; RCastro@glendaleca.gov; BGanley@glendaleca.gov; rmanoukian@glendaleca.gov; jduran@glendaleca.gov; ccleary@glendaleca.gov; mdoyle@glendaleca.gov; belliot@glendaleca.gov; mflynn@glendaleca.gov; hhaghani@glendaleca.gov; PLanzafame@GlendaleCA.GOV; MJGarcia@glendaleca.gov; akassakhian@glendaleca.gov; hscoggins@glendaleca.gov; szurn@glendaleca.gov; RGolanian@glendaleca.gov; greengimpo@korea.kr;

  • Call the Mayor’s Office! 818-548-4844, 818-550-4400
    Glendale City Council Members
    Laura Friedman
    Ara Najarian
    Paula Devine
    Dave Weaver
  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Mayor Zareh Sinanyan
    613 East Broadway, Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91206 USA

Suggested message:

Dear Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and the City Council members:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister City, Gimpo, South Korea, about their dog farms and slaughterhouses https://youtu.be/_Kt8RXNpGEs and this video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Glendale should not be a sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gimpo Mayor Young-Rok Yoo 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-zareh-sinanyan-of-glendale-california-tell-sister-city-gimpo-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

Your Name, City and Country

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  1. paul mannings
    paul manningsMarch 28,15

    has to be stopped

    • Anna Weiss
      Anna WeissMarch 30,15

      Diesen Hurensöhne würde ich am liebsten die Eisenstange aufs Hirn schlagen.Pfui Teufel Schlitzaugen

  2. paul mannings
    paul manningsMarch 28,15

    all cruelty to animals has to be stopped

  3. Christel Hansson
    Christel HanssonMarch 28,15

    PLEASE STOP This CRUEL Thing Your People is doing to Dogs and Cats I beg You

  4. shamim shir
    shamim shirMarch 28,15

    I dont understand !when is the government going to stop this disgusting action! Shame on you ! The whole world damn you ..isnt there anything else you could eat?!

  5. Yvonne Carter
    Yvonne CarterMarch 28,15

    Vile practice. The world is now waking up to your evil practices!!!

  6. Roxana Razmpoush
    Roxana RazmpoushMarch 29,15

    WE’RE OPPOSED TO THE TORTURE AND CONSUMPTION OF DOGS AND CATS

  7. Vicki McNamee
    Vicki McNameeMarch 29,15

    I hate everyone of you that do this to our beautiful companion animals! You are a bunch of human waste! You are the lowest form on life on this earth! I pray Karma comes back on you in the worst way!!

  8. nicole troyan
    nicole troyanMarch 29,15

    Please stop torturing gods innocent creatures! They are deserve to be humanely treated just like we would want to be treated.

  9. Lynn J
    Lynn JMarch 29,15

    The world is watching and the hatred for what you is growing. You will be reviled through out the world as evil, barbaric, lowlife, subhuman creatures unless you stop this!

  10. Monica Donato
    Monica DonatoMarch 30,15

    This cruel and barbaric behavior needs to be put to an end.

  11. Lauri Tuominen
    Lauri TuominenMarch 30,15

    like ex.pro.militar, i can say,seen it all. but this is what cosiopath is. strait.

  12. Terri Fylling
    Terri FyllingMarch 30,15

    Dear Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and the City Council members:

    Please watch this undercover video from your Sister City, Gimpo, South Korea, about their dog farms and slaughterhouses https://youtu.be/_Kt8RXNpGEs and this video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

    Glendale should not be a sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gimpo Mayor Young-Rok Yoo 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-zareh-sinanyan-of-glendale-california-tell-sister-city-gimpo-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,
    Terri stapleford Fylling
    Norway

  13. Peter Rylander
    Peter RylanderMarch 30,15

    PLEASE, WE NEED TO TELL THE POLITICAL PEOPLE, THE GOVERNMENTS, THE AMBASSADS TO STOP THIS ANIMAL ABUSE AND KILLING!!!

  14. dorothee heine
    dorothee heineMarch 30,15

    when will we ever learn….

  15. Mary Fitzpatrick
    Mary FitzpatrickMarch 30,15

    I am appalled that this type of cruelty goes on in this day and age. We must stop buying products from South Korea immediately! And get our politicians, and leaders of the world to cease trade with this country. With the olympics 2018 coming up in South Korea, we must use this to our advantage in an effort to eliminate these acts of crime.

    • Michele Vernet
      Michele VernetApril 9,15

      Don’t forget China, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Phllipines, and…really, although most meat eaters see a DIFFERENCE, ALL animals are being tortured the world over, for mythical “health” remedies, elixirs, farm animals for what some believe a “necessary evil” only because they believe they can’t live without meat! Those who need “meat” to live, especially Asians who torture, and slaughter, steal people’s cats and dogs for meat are thieves, ghouls, savages, primitives Neanderthals, that have nothing to give this world! They are using up decent humans’ oxygen and MUST BE EXTERMINATED! THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FUTURE CHILDRENS WHO BECOME CRIMINALS! SOUTH KOREA’S GOVERNMENT? OXYMORON! THERE’S NO JUSTICE THAT AVENGES AND/OR PROTECTS SENTIENT BEINGS! FIRST, COMES INTELLIGENCE! MISSING IN MOST ASIAN COUNTRIES! I’M PRAYING FOR MORE MAJOR TSUNAMIS! Hahaha! Namaste!!

  16. Leslie
    LeslieMarch 30,15

    This horrific cruelty and abuse of these gentle, loving and trusting dogs and cats in South Korea is inhumane. How can human beings do this to our most loving animal friends? This sickening abuse must stop.

  17. Maire roche
    Maire rocheMarch 31,15

    Please stop the cruel treatment of dogs and cats in the meat industry.

    M Roche

  18. Tracey Stewart
    Tracey StewartApril 4,15

    In the words of Ghandi, a Nation is judged on its treatment of lesser creatures. In action by individuals or countries who stand by and watch, is akin to condoning the cruelty. Dogs help the autistic, sick, aged, infirm, lead the blind, are used to find missing persons, dead bodies, drugs, bombs, and are now being used to see if individuals are suffering cancer in its early stages. These animals trust us, and have the intelligence and emotional intelligence of a five year old child. Do something!

  19. marina Alescekevich
    marina AlescekevichApril 8,15

    disgustose assasini,dovete fare lo stesso fine,anzi,molto peggio,asiatici di merda umana

  20. MARLA
    MARLAApril 11,15

    There are not words to say how bad, how sad is what those people are doing to the animals, it’s so cruel!
    It beaks my heart, it makes me sick.
    Hope God touch the heart of those people that make them to stop the torture, abuse, and the brutal killing.

  21. Esteve Eliane
    Esteve ElianeApril 11,15

    Please stop the cruel treatment of dogs and cats in the meat industry.

  22. Paula Santos
    Paula SantosApril 16,15

    Animals have feelings and rights too! Please help!

  23. alla
    allaJune 5,15

    stop it!

  24. pattie gordon
    pattie gordonJuly 19,16

    Sop this evil vial subhumans scub of the earth

  25. Ina
    InaJuly 19,16

    As custodians of the planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species
    with kindness, love and compassion.
    That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding!
    Please help to stop this madness!

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