Sister City Campaign – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Mobile, Alabama
Mayor Sandy Stimpson of Mobile: Tell Sister City, Pyeongtaek, 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.
Pyeongtaek became Sister city with Mobile in 1989. This sister city relationship was established to bring “excellent cultural learning experiences”. The press release found on Mobile’s official website proudly declares that both cities have “bustling international ports” and are “homes to major economic hubs with various industries”, and that they both “offer many cultural activities”. However, while this relationship is in place, do Mobile’s city government officials also know that their sister city is ignoring the unspeakable cruelty and brutal slaughter of tens of thousands of dogs and cats for human consumption?
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.
Let us ask the city of Mobile to put pressure on its sister city to banish this archaic practice and to remind them that there’s no place for animal cruelty in a progressive city like Pyeongtaek. It’s time for those in position in Mobile to speak up against its sister city’s abuse of companion animals and to demonstrate that this sister city relationship is not just guided by economic benefits but by moral responsibility as well.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Pyeongtaek’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: 173 Health Food Centers; and 88 restaurants in and around the city of Pyeongtaek 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 Pyeongtaek in order to supply all of these outlets.
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
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
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- Send message through Facebook pages:
Mayor Sandy Stimpson
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Mayor Sandy Stimpson
City of Mobile
P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633-1827
Send a copy of your letter to Pyeongtaek Mayor Jae-Kwang Kong:
Mayor Jae-Kwang Kong
City of Pyeongtaek
245 Gyeonggi-daero, Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do
Postal Code 17901
Address in Korean:
(우)17901 경기도 평택시 경기대로 245 (비전동)
- Call the Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office: (251) 208-7395 Fax: (251) 208-7548
- Send a Twitter message!
.@love_ptcity .@MayorStimpson .@City_of_Mobile Mayor Stimpson,Plz urge Sister City, Pyeongtaek-Stop Kill/Eating Dogs https://goo.gl/TTMU1x
Suggested message to the Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson
Dear Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the members of the City Council,
Pyeongtaek is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 173 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 88 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Pyeongtaek alone.
Do you think that Mobile should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Pyeongtaek Mayor Jae-Kwang Kong 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-sandy-stimpson-of-mobile-tell-sister-city-pyeongtaek-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
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