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Mayor Jose L. Segarra of Killeen: Tell Sister City, Osan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak

Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak

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.

Osan became Sister city with Killeen in 1997.

In Osan, 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.

The Mayor of Osan, the ‘festive city’, in South Korea, claims that his office will “continuously work together with the citizens” to create a pleasant environment … where the “joy from culture and welfare is abundant”.

Key words here, culture and welfare, because it has been stated that some Koreans believe that dog eating is “part of the traditional culture of Korea” – if so, it is a part that is devoid of any animal welfare, devoid of any joy, but abundant in cruelty, greed and illegal practices.

The dog and cat meat trades cannot be justified in such a prosperous country as South Korea, and whatever label one wishes to give to dog eating (culture, tradition or otherwise) there is nothing pleasant about the environment in which these pitiful animals are raised, transported or slaughtered.

So, we want Mayor Gwak to carry on ‘continuously’ (unceasingly; constantly; without interruption) working with his citizens to create real joy, for the Korean people and the animals alike, by permanently ending the dog and cat meat trades in his city.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Osan’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: 44 Health Food Centers in and around Osan; and 22 restaurants in Osan.

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 Osan in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Osan, South Korea - Killeen, Texas

Sister City Campaign - Osan, South Korea - Killeen, Texas

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/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/

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Please sign petition, call and email Killeen Mayor Jose L. Segarra TODAY!

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

Killeen Mayor Jose L. Segarra

Killeen Mayor Jose L. Segarra

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email:
    mayor@killeentexas.gov; bmoore@killeentexas.gov; jokray@killeentexas.gov; jrrivera@killeentexas.gov; gdjohnson@killeentexas.gov; sfleming@killeentexas.gov; dyoung@killeentexas.gov; jkilpatrick@killeentexas.gov;
  • Send a message through Facebook page: Killeen
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Mayor’s Office
    City of Killeen
    PO Box 1329
    Killeen, Texas 76540
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak:
    Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak
    City of Osan
    141, Seongho-daero, Osan, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 18132
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    곽상욱 오산시장님
    오산시청
    18132 경기도 오산시 성호대로 141
    South Korea

  • Call the Mayor Jose L. Segarra’s office: Phone (254) 290-0548
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@osansi .@npil2580 .@CityofKilleen Mayor Segarra, Plz Urge Sister City Osan, Korea-Stop Killing & Eating Dogs/Cats! https://goo.gl/YrtR0a

Suggested message to the Killeen Mayor Jose L. Segarra

Dear Mayor Jose L. Segarra and the members of the City Council,

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

Killeen should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak 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-jose-l-segarra-of-killeen-tell-sister-city-osan-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. Chantal Vergnault
    Chantal VergnaultNovember 12,16

    please stop the slaughter of dogs in attroces suffering dog is the best friend of man we must respect and protect the please stop its massacres that horrifies all the world’s people

    • Jill morra
      Jill morraDecember 5,16

      I just can’t understand why the Korean commission of laws and anti corruption doesn’t stop the illegal dog killing and illegal slaughterhouses ? Do they like knowing dogs are being killed everyday ? Cruel practices should not be ignored because dogs should be here on earth to help people not to eat !

  2. Julie Tidball
    Julie TidballNovember 13,16

    This is so barbaric & has to stop. You cannot call yourselves civilised

  3. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaNovember 14,16

    we must do everything we can to stop this horrendous trade ! it’s barbaric and not cultural !! only the monsters are able to do the things this way ! the animals have the rights, we have to respect them and proctect them! Abraham Lincoln said ” I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights, that is the way of a whole human being” I think that there’s a time to start to think like Mr Lincoln !!!

  4. Anne arrabito
    Anne arrabitoNovember 15,16

    All of those people should die the same way….no need for torture I don’t think God intended for these poor animals to be tortured while they die….if you spell dog backwards it is god…they will be punished by God eventually for what horrible painful deaths they put animals through…why would they think this is ok…i pray for their destruction and dam them to the fires of hell..stop this horrible horrible suffering of innocent loving animals….this is pure evil and evil will return to them…..

  5. ana antunes
    ana antunesNovember 15,16

    Dear Mayor Jose L. Segarra and the members of the City Council,

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

    Killeen should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak 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-jose-l-segarra-of-killeen-tell-sister-city-osan-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

  6. lina sorrentino
    lina sorrentinoNovember 18,16

    God sees their cruelty and yes dog spelled backwards is God. So they will be judged

  7. lina sorrentino
    lina sorrentinoNovember 18,16

    It’s so barbaric to think that dogs and cats don’t have a right to life. They want to live just like you do. Please show some compassion. It’s extremely evil torturing dogs and cats. Your evil cruelty is unbearable and unimaginable. Stop it. Stop, stop or land in he’ll with other devils.

  8. Mary Stump
    Mary StumpNovember 24,16

    Stop I am so ashamed .it’s horrid and evil sick I will never visit your country .

  9. Anna Maria Bongiorno
    Anna Maria BongiornoNovember 24,16

    The world is watching you and seeing how you are treating these innocent, helpless, beautiful animals. You have no heart to let this go on in this day and age. Dogs are sentient beings….they feel. Stop this creulty once in for all. The world already think you are barbaric and crazy!!!! We love our animals…why don’t you? Make laws to protect them!!!!

  10. Debbie manson
    Debbie mansonNovember 24,16

    This has to stop

  11. Katja Brorson
    Katja BrorsonNovember 24,16

    Stop this terrible suffering for these dogs !!!!

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