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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 Mayor Chun-Hee Park

Seoul Songpa District Mayor Chun-Hee Park

Seoul Songpa District became Sister city with Fairfax County in 2009.

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.

Sister City Campaign - Seoul Songpa-District, South Korea - Fairfax County, Virginia

Sister City Campaign - Seoul Songpa-District, South Korea - Fairfax County, Virginia

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 Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova TODAY!

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

Fairfax County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova

Fairfax County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email:
    chairman@fairfaxcounty.gov; braddock@fairfaxcounty.gov; Dranesville@FairfaxCounty.gov; huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov; mason@fairfaxcounty.gov; mtvernon@fairfaxcounty.gov; springfield@fairfaxcounty.gov; sully@fairfaxcounty.gov;

    Click HERE to send a message to Office of Public Affairs.
    Click HERE to send a message to Lee District Supervisor.
    Click HERE to send a message to Providence District Supervisor.

  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Fairfax County
    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
    USA

    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
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    박춘희구청장님
    서울송파구청
    (우)05552 서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 326
    South Korea

  • 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,

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

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.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. Carol James
    Carol JamesOctober 20,16

    Sister city Songpa should have no right to be associated with Fairfax Country if they continue with their crimes against the animals. DISOWN THEM!

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