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Sister City Campaign – Seoul Seongdong-District, South Korea – Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County Commissioner Tim Lee: Tell Sister City, Seoul Seongdong District, 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.

Seoul Seongdong District became Sister city with Cobb County in 2007.

The Seongdong district of Seoul – an industrial and “dynamic city taking great leaps to be futuristic”. It claims to “endeavour to be an ever-advancing city”; it wishes to be seen as one “in harmony with a pleasant natural environment”.

But while the tourist are visiting their water parks and learning centers, and admiring their lovely green environment, will they also be impressed by their continuing brutal dog and cat-meat trades? Trades in which animals are subjected to barbaric farming methods; ones with slaughterhouses and markets where these animals (often stolen or abandoned pets) are slaughtered in deliberately inhumane ways – in front of other animals: electrocuted, hanged or beaten … living animals are often thrown into boiling water alive.

We see no advancement here, no harmony – and certainly no pleasant environment for these animals. And unlike their citizens, who they claim will ‘never stop smiling’, we feel that until Seongdong brings a permanent end to these aberrant trades this is just one more city that really has nothing at all to smile about.

Seongdong, here is how to ensure a lasting smile for tourists and citizens alike: call an immediate end to the dog and cat meat trades in your city.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Seongdong District’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: 181 Health Food Centers; and 60 restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Seongdong District 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 Seoul Seongdong District in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Seoul Seongdong-District, South Korea - Cobb County, Georgia

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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 Cobb County Commissioner Tim Lee, TODAY!

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email:
    tlee@cobbcounty.org; Kellie.brownlow@cobbcounty.org; charlotte.collins@cobbcounty.org; bob.weatherford@cobbcounty.org; shannon.woody@cobbcounty.org; bob.ott@cobbcounty.org; kim.swanson@cobbcounty.org; joann.birrell@cobbcounty.org; inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org; lisa.cupid@cobbcounty.org; bianca.keaton@cobbcounty.org; dhankerson@cobbcounty.org;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Commission Chairman Tim Lee
    Cobb County Government
    100 Cherokee Street
    Marietta, GA 30090-9679
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Seongdong District Mayor Won-O Chong:
    Mayor Chong Won-O
    Seoul Seongdong District Office
    (04750) 270 Gosanja-ro , Seongdong-gu, Seoul
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    정원오 구청장님
    서울 성동구청
    (04750)서울특별시 성동구 고산자로 270
    South Korea

  • Call Commission Chairman’s office: 770-528-3305 Fax: 770-528-2606
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@people_sd .@seoulmania .@cobbcountygovt Com.Lee, Plz urge Sister City,Seoul Seongdong, Stop Killing & Eating Dogs! https://goo.gl/Axlou0

Suggested message to the Commissioners of Cobb County

Dear Commission Chairman Tim Lee and the Commissioners:

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

Seoul Seongdong District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 181 ‘Health Food Centers’ which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 60 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Seongdong District alone.

Cobb County should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Seongdong District Mayor Won-O Chong 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/commissioner-tim-lee-of-cobb-county-tell-sister-city-seoul-seongdong-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. MS
    MSSeptember 17,16

    STOP THE NEEDLESS, HORRIFIC, MERCILESS KILLINGS OF DOGS & CATS — where’s your rationality & compassion — where’s your empathy — where are your morals.

  2. Line Guertin
    Line GuertinSeptember 20,16

    Please sign and help the Animals.

  3. Statius
    StatiusSeptember 20,16

    Dogs are wonderful animals, and we humans must be grateful for al the help they give us.
    They are used for helping disabled people, blind humans ,as companions for elderly people .There are drug detecting dogs , rescue dogs, they can even detect cancer in humans. But apart from being so useful, they are man’s best friend !
    And what are the South Korean people doing with these lovely animals ,dogs and cats also ? They are eating them !
    But before being eaten, they have to suffer atrociously .
    They have to live in extremely small cages . And at the end of their miserable lives, they are tortured , skinned alive, cooked alive and/or their fur is burned off t alive. It makes me cry.
    I can feel that you must be ashamed that your people are committing such barbaric acts against animals.
    Please try to convince your presedent to use all his INFLUENCE TO STOP THAT HORROR AND TRY TO EDUCATE THEM IN THEIR BEHAVIOR TOWARDS ANIMALS.
    Do not ignore it. Ignoring is even worse than doing it.
    Someone very famous once said you can measure the rate of civilisation of someone by his attitude towards animals .

  4. Jackie
    JackieSeptember 21,16

    BARBARIC!

  5. Beth Gruff
    Beth GruffSeptember 26,16

    Dogs are companion animals. The world is watching you! This is disgusting!

  6. Cecilia Lin
    Cecilia LinSeptember 27,16

    This needs to be stopped!! I stopped buying made in Korea! Korea is no civilized country!!

  7. Kelly Ohri
    Kelly OhriOctober 8,16

    Please helping animals out for is very cruelty to watching them suffering and they likes to helping people…

  8. Diane Smith
    Diane SmithOctober 18,16

    Surely COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA doesn’t want to become “sisters” with this apathetic society which will not speak out against unbelievable torture and barbaric slaughtering methods
    Suggest you drop these So. Koreans and get another sister city in which dog meat markets are outlawed. This Korean society can walk right past the screaming of tortured dogs and not even think about stopping it. These tortures come from hell. Please read up on what all is not only tolerated but supported by apathy, to the horror of a merciful society. These are not merciful people, They are god-less. They enjoy watching the pain, terror, torture and cruel slaughter!

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