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San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor: Tell Sister City Gwangju (Jeollanam-do), 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.

San Antonio, Texas became Sister city to South Korea’s Gwangju in 1982.

Yet Gwangju, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats. Gwangju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog farms and slaughterhouses scattered all throughout Gwangju. There are countless dog farms from small to very large, 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.

Please watch the video from typical South Korea’s dog farm: https://youtu.be/FMcAPes38dw

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

Please sign petition, call and email San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor TODAY!

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send an email to Mayor Ivy R. Taylor . (Use below suggested message or petition for email tex t):

    Mayor.IvyTaylor@sanantonio.gov

  • Call the Korean Embassy and Consulate General’s offices in your country!
  • Call the Mayor’s Office!
    Phone: (210)207.2280
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@dodreamgwangju .@IvyRTaylor Mayor Taylor, Plz urge Sister City Gwangju,South Korea: Stop torturing & killing dogs https://goo.gl/m2rwiE
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
    City Hall
    Mayor’s Office
    100 Military Plaza
    San Antonio, TX 78205 USA

    Mayor’s Office
    P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283 USA

    Send a copy of your letter to the Gwangju Mayor Jang-Hyun Yoon!
    Mayor Jang-Hyun Yoon
    Gwangju City Hall
    111 Naebang-ro, Seo-gu (Chipyeong-dong) Gwangju Metropolitan City, Jeollanam-do, Postal Code 61945
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    윤장현광주시장님
    [61945] 광주광역시 서구 내방로 111(치평동)
    South Korea

Suggested message to the Mayor of San Antonio

Dear Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and the San Antonio City Officials:

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

The City of San Antonio should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Gwangju Mayor Jang-Hyun Yoon and Jeollanam-do Governor Nak-Yeon Lee 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 trade can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/san-antonio-mayor-ivy-r-taylor-tell-sister-city-gwangju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats

The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Your Name & Address

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in San Antonio!

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  1. Rita Ruocco
    Rita RuoccoMarch 31,16

    Please help stop the cruel and barbaric act of using dogs and cats for human consumption.

  2. Kerstin Olofsson
    Kerstin OlofssonMarch 31,16

    Please help stop the cruel and barbaric act of using dogs and cats for human consumption.

  3. Elfi Martin
    Elfi MartinMarch 31,16

    Das ist so unfassbar traurig!

  4. Carol
    CarolMarch 31,16

    the abuse and aggressive cruel, savage and heartless mistreatment and torture done to these noble loyal intelligent dogs is beyond barbarianism! No animal on earth deserves your sick cruel acts you do to these friends of man. These dogs are better than any of their gluttonous maggot torturers and killers ! Anyone who can so savagely abuse another living soul, as the maggot Koreans who prey on these helpless ,caged and tortured dogs deserves God’s wrath! May God stomp on Korea! Proverbs 12:10 Proverbs 11:17. I hate Korea. I hope you all get so sick and suffer as you made these precious dogs suffer. You are a wicked heartless people.

  5. Carmen Voinescu
    Carmen VoinescuApril 1,16

    Please help end this cruel practice!

  6. renate klinksieck
    renate klinksieckApril 1,16

    grausam und widerwärtig !

  7. renate klinksieck
    renate klinksieckApril 1,16

    I feel shocked, helpless and furious

  8. Ruud van Rikxoort
    Ruud van RikxoortApril 1,16

    Barbaren en nog eens barbaren,

  9. Cathy Souther
    Cathy SoutherApril 1,16

    No living creature deserves to be brutally tortured and terrorized until death these actions are of a cold sadistic soul. I can only pray you meet the same fate as the creatures you have harmed !!!!

  10. Barbara Peterlin
    Barbara PeterlinApril 2,16

    Very cruel Chinese people boil cats and dogs in hot water so it is very very mean!! They don’t ever understand how the cats and dogs feel burned or hurt very badly. “Thou shall not murder.”

  11. Sandra Kirchberger
    Sandra KirchbergerApril 8,16

    THIS COUNTRY IS PURE EVIL..I WILL BOYCOTT ALL KOREAN PRODUCTS AND TELL EVERYONE I KNOW TO DO THE SAME UNTIL THE EVIL IS STOPPED FOR GOOD!!

  12. Luree Dell-Bryan
    Luree Dell-BryanApril 8,16

    Backwards country – time to join the 21st century!

  13. eri tanabe
    eri tanabeApril 16,16

    terrible

  14. jacqueline
    jacquelineApril 18,16

    done

  15. Terry Lingard
    Terry LingardMay 12,16

    Copy of letter I sent to the Mayor.

    Will you please protest and do all you can to stop the evil torture of animals in South Korea. I am so distressed I am living in mental hell with these poor animals and I don’t know how the compassionate Koreans stay sane. The torture of these poor helpless animals is emotionally draining and torturing Koreans and millions of people around the world. Please help us all to achieve a little peace of mind and mercy.

    Yours in sincere hope,

    Sent from Windows Mail

  16. Caroline
    CarolineMay 19,16

    there is no place in civilised society for this barbaric torture. Shame on them. This must stop now

  17. chaitanya
    chaitanyaMay 21,16

    You reap wht you sow

  18. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASNovember 15,16

    NO ES POSIBLE QUE ESTA ARBITRARIEDAD NO SE DETENGA, ESTO ES UNA BRUTALIDAD Y EXIGIMOS EN TODO EL MUNDO ALTO AL CRIMEN. ESTO DEBE PARAR AHORA, SÓLO GENERA VIOLENCIA ENTRE LAS SOCIEDADES. ES PRIMITIVO Y PERTURBADOR. NO TIENEN DERECHO!!!!

  19. ely mens
    ely mensJanuary 19,17

    Please, stop this awful cruelty against these very poor, abandoned animals. It is heartbreaking to see their immense suffering and it makes me cry!!!
    We need to feel compassion and to teach our children that animals need to be treated with love and respect because they belong; exactly like we do; to the circle of life!
    And that is what we try to teach our children and grandchildren; to live on a planet with a high civilization; together with all these beautiful animals without cruelty.

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