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Sister City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – San Diego, California

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer of San Diego: Tell Sister City, Jeonju, 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.

Jeonju became Sister city with San Diego in 1982.
Jeonju 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 slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Jeonju. 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 Jeonju’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: 217 Health Food Centers; and 27 restaurants in and around Jeonju.

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 Jeonju in order to supply all of these outlets.

Friendship City Campaign - Jeonju, South Korea – Honolulu, Hawaii

Friendship City Campaign - Jeonju, South Korea – Honolulu, Hawaii

Friendship City Campaign - Jeonju, South Korea – Honolulu, Hawaii

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 San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, TODAY!

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • To send an online message to the Mayor: CLICK HERE.
  • Email: kevinfaulconer@sandiego.gov; cityattorney@sandiego.gov; sherrilightner@sandiego.gov; loriezapf@sandiego.gov; toddgloria@sandiego.gov; myrtlecole@sandiego.gov; markkersey@sandiego.gov; scottsherman@sandiego.gov; davidalvarez@sandiego.gov; martiemerald@sandiego.gov; communications@sandiego.gov; rwilby@gmail.com;
  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
    City of San Diego
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
    City Administration Building
    202 C Street, 11th Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim:
    Mayor Seung-Su Kim
    Jeonju Government
    10 Nosonggwangjang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabukdo-do, Postal Code 54994
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    전주시청
    김승수 전주시장님
    (54994) 전라북도 전주시 완산구 노송광장로 10
    South Korea

    Suggested message to the Mayor of San Diego

    Dear Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the City Council members:

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

    Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 223 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 30 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Jeonju alone.

    San Diego should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim 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-kevin-l-faulconer-of-san-diego-tell-sister-city-jeonju-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 Mayor’s office: (619) 236-6330
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@CityofSanDiego .@Kevin_Faulconer .@smartjeonju .@jeonbukstar Mayor, Plz urge Sister City,Jeonju Stop Killing Dogs! https://goo.gl/8Fvxdc

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  1. Bassi chantal
    Bassi chantalJune 25,16

    Please let live dogs and cats, they are our friends.

  2. Anne Catherine Mayor
    Anne Catherine MayorJune 25,16

    Dogs are our friends, members of the family !

  3. Gwen Ferry
    Gwen FerryJune 29,16

    This disgusting industry is being viewed by the whole World and seen as vile, as are the people inflicting this horrendous cruelty! Utterly unacceptable and must be stopped!

  4. ana antunes
    ana antunesJune 30,16

    Stop this atrocity, animals suffer like people

  5. Merthyr Stevens
    Merthyr StevensJune 30,16

    Horrific. Horrendous. Diabolical. Primitive. Savage. Barbaric. Shameful. These are just a few words to describe what image the continued torture and consumption of dogs and cats is giving to the world……a despicable image created by the superstitious populations of South Korea.
    Forgiveness for these continued atrocities will NEVER come, and Karma WILL visit with a vengeance.
    It is way past due that South Korea climbs above all the superstitious beliefs its populations are steeped in, and moves into the 21st Century.
    PLEASE, it is in your power to mandate that the existing laws are enforced to the fullest, to get this abhorrent practice stopped permanently, and without delay.

  6. Beth J
    Beth JJuly 10,16

    My letter, posted on both FB pages and on the city’s website:

    Dear Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the City Council members:
    I call on you to please watch the (trigger warning — despicably barbaric!) undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

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

    Let me get right to the point:
    The City of San Diego should not be a Sister City to any city in any nation that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten.

    These are not the acts of desperately hungry people, killing animals as painlessly as possible to feed hungry families. No, these are despicably callous and barbaric sadists acting **for profit**, killing these poor animals as painfully as possible because pain and fear hormones supposedly tenderize the meat and guard against heat stroke and/or impotence (!!).
    Perhaps you haven’t heard this yet, but Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 223 so-called “Health Food Centers” which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 30 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Jeonju alone.

    Please notify Mayor Seung-Su Kim of your awareness of the worldwide protests against this horrific (and now supposedly illegal!) industry in their country and vehemently urge them to close down ALL dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products as soon as humanly possible.

    There are a number of rescue organizations like Soi Dog or Animals Asia and local others who are ready and willing to help them rescue and rehabilitate and rehome these dogs (and not to forget many thousands of *CATS* as well!)
    San Diego should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Period.

    Again, please urge Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim to close down all dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products, ASAP.

    An online petition calling for your support in ending the hellish atrocities of the South Korean dog and cat meat industry is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-kevin-l-faulconer-of-san-diego-tell-sister-city-jeonju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats

    Horrified animal lovers the world over (including some Koreans themselves!) call on you to ACT to STOP this hellish industry. Dog and cat lovers are boycotting all things Korean until they finally decide to leave the Dark Ages on this issue.
    Thank you,

  7. Fateh
    FatehJuly 30,16

    Hi everyone thank you for being so caring and speaking up for these animals, I have urged this official to pressure the South Korea government to enforce its ban of dog meat and create stronger laws that completely stop the dog meat trade in South Korea and I feel that we should all urge the officials and ask that they request the city to end its dog and cat meat trade and outlaw cat and dog slaughtering

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