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Sister City Campaign – Jeju, South Korea – Santa Rosa, California

Mayor Chris Coursey of Santa Rosa: Tell Sister City, Jeju, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Jeju Mayor Kyung-Sil Ko

Jeju Mayor Kyung-Sil Ko

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.

Jeju became Sister city with Santa Rosa in 1996.

In Jeju, 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.

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Undercover video by: Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE). Jeju, Korea dog meat industry.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Jeju’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: 171 Health Food Centers; and 16 restaurants in and around Jeju.

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 Jeju in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Jeju, South Korea – Santa Rosa, California

Sister City Campaign - Jeju, South Korea – Santa Rosa, California

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/meat-dogs-in-wire-cages-feed-on-rotten-food-waste-slops/

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Santa Rosa Mayor TODAY!

Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey

Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send email:
    ccoursey@srcity.org; hjtibbetts@srcity.org; jcombs@srcity.org; eolivares@srcity.org; crogers@srcity.org; crogers@srcity.org; tschwedhelm@srcity.org; mjejusi@korea.kr;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Mayor Chris Coursey
    City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Rm. 10
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Jeju Mayor Kyung-Sil Ko:
    Mayor Kyung-Sil Ko
    Jeju City Hall
    10 Gwangyang 9 gil, Jeju
    Postal Code 63208
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    고경실 제주시장
    제주시청
    (63208) 제주특별자치도 제주시 광양9길 10(이도2동)
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Santa Rosa
    Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey
    Jeju

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Coursey and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/
    Jeju Dog Meat Industry: https://youtu.be/iwQmt7w4jaE

    Do you think that Santa Rosa should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Jeju Mayor Kyung-Sil Ko to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal 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-chris-coursey-of-santa-rosa-tell-sister-city-jeju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office! Phone: 707-543-3017 Office Fax: 707-543-3030
  • Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Sister city, Jeju in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as they would not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Jeju to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals, and also respect to their own citizens, by bringing these trades to an end.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@jejusisalang .@happyjejudo .@CityofSantaRosa Plz Urge Sister City, Jeju,Korea-Stop Torturing & Eating Dogs & Cats! https://goo.gl/IVSQ1n

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