[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Seoul Songpa-District, South Korea – Fairfax County, Virginia
[Update October 7, 2016] We have received a response from Chairman Bulvoa of Fairfax County. The Chairman thanked us for bringing her attention to this issue and promised us that she will communicate with the Mayor of Sonpa-gu about our online petition and our concern. Click HERE to read more and to send a thank you email to the Chairman and the Members of the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County.
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova of Fairfax County: Tell Sister City, Seoul Songpa 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 Songpa District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. 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 Seoul Songpa 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: 156 Health Food Centers; and 56 restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Songpa 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 Songpa District 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.
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:
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Fairfax County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Songpa District Mayor Chun-Hee Park:
Mayor Chun-Hee Park
Seoul Songpa District Office
326, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 05552
Address in Korean:
(우)05552 서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 326
- Call County Chairman Sharon Bulova’s office: 703-324-2321
- Send a Twitter message!
.@Songpafocus .@seoulmania .@fairfaxcounty .@SharonBulova CM Bulova, Plz urge Sister City, Songpa-Stop Killing Dogs!
Suggested message to the Fairfax County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova
Dear Chairman Bulova,
Seoul Songpa District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 156 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 56 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Songpa District alone.
Fairfax County should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Songpa District Mayor Chun-Hee Park 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/chairman-of-the-fairfax-county-board-of-supervisors-sharon-bulova-tell-sister-city-songpa-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
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