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Sister City Campaign – Goyang, South Korea – Loudoun County, Virginia

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall: Tell Sister City Goyang, 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.

Goyang Mayor Seong Choi

Goyang Mayor Seong Choi

Loudoun County, Virginia became Sister city to South Korea’s Goyang in 2013.

Goyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. There are countless dog farms, 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.

Mayor Choi Sung’s goal is to “develop Goyang into a world class city that attracts favorable international attention.” How can this be accomplished for as long as the illegal and barbaric dog and cat meat trade is rampant in his city? This cruel trade brings misery not only to its helpless and defenseless victims, but for those watching from around the world. The horrendous cruelty of the dog and cat meat trade will continue to dishonor and sully the reputation of the city through international scrutiny and opinion. The Mayor also committed “to further developing Goyang into one of the most prestigious future cities that will be admired by many around the world.” The best way for the Mayor to successfully realize his goals, is to end the dog and cat meat trades in Goyang.

Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul  (Source: Nami Kim. https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs)

Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul (Source: Nami Kim. https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs)

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Goyang’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: 275 Health Food Centers; and 212 restaurants in and around the city of Goyang 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 Goyang in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign – Goyang, South Korea – Loudoun County, Virginia

Sister City Campaign – Goyang, South Korea – Loudoun County, Virginia

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

Please watch the video of a typical dog farm in Goyang https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8.

Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

Please sign petition, call and email Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall TODAY!

Sign Petition!

    Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall

    Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email: (Use below suggested message or petition for email text)

    Phyllis.Randall@loudoun.gov; ralph.buona@loudoun.gov; suzanne.volpe@loudoun.gov; Tony.Buffington@loudoun.gov; Ron.Meyer@loudoun.gov; Geary.Higgins@loudoun.gov; Matt.Letourneau@loudoun.gov; Kristen.Umstattd@loudoun.gov;

  • Call the Board of Supervisor’s Office!
    Office Phone: 703-777-0204
    Fax: 703-777-0421
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):

    Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall
    Loudoun County
    P.O. Box 7000
    Mailstop #01
    Leesburg, Virginia
    20177-7000 USA

    Send a copy of your letter to the Goyang Mayor Seong Choi !
    Mayor Seong Choi
    Goyang City Hall
    10 Goyangsicheong-ro, Deogyang-du, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 10460
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    최성 고양시장님
    (우)10460 경기도 고양시 덕양구 고양시청로 10
    South Korea

  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@goyangcity .@LoudounCoGovt .@ChairRandall Chair Randall, Plz urge Sister City, Goyang-Stop Torture Killing of Dogs https://goo.gl/OgjRc8

Suggested message to the members of the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County

Dear Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall and the members of the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County:

Please watch the video of a dog farm in Goyang: https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8
Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

Goyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 275 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 212 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Goyang alone.

The Loudoun County should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Goyang Mayor Seong Choi 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/loudoun-county-board-of-supervisors-chair-phyllis-j-randall-tell-sister-city-goyang-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. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaOctober 21,16

    it’s horrendous !!! it must be stopped !!!

  2. Namrata
    NamrataOctober 22,16

    This is the most barbaric act ever! The torture and slaughter of innocent dogs and cats is just despicable. This is the year 2016 and not the dark ages, to behave like barbarians is not acceptable! If there is any humanity left in South Korea put an end to this cruelty.

  3. Ernst Henrich
    Ernst HenrichOctober 25,16

    It’s a shame. If you want to stop animal cruelty, start with yourself and become vegan!

  4. ana antunes
    ana antunesOctober 26,16

    Dear Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall and the members of the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County:

    Please watch the video of a dog farm in Goyang: https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8
    Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

    Goyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 275 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 212 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Goyang alone.

    The Loudoun County should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Goyang Mayor Seong Choi 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/loudoun-county-board-of-supervisors-chair-phyllis-j-randall-tell-sister-city-goyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    Ana Antunes Portugal

  5. Bambi Muller
    Bambi MullerOctober 26,16

    I would never want my City to be associated with a City that allows this barbaric and disgusting practice. It is like being related to a serial killer. These people eat dogs and cats? I would never visit this country or have anything to do with them.

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