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Sister City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea

Mayor Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu, Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco and Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC: Tell Sister City, Seoul, 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 Mayor Won-Soon Park

Seoul became sister city with Honolulu in 1973, San Francisco in 1976, and Washington DC in 2006. Yet Seoul, South Korea is responsible for the horrendous dog and cat meat trade.

In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, POSCO,…, an estimated 2 – 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. And one of the largest markets in South Korea that sells dogs dead and alive for meat is the infamous “Gyeongdong Market” in Seoul Metropolitan City. If you have ever wondered what a hell would be like, just take a visit or watch the videos on Gyeongdong Market.

Korean TV news about Seoul Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/

Gyeongdong Market in Seoul, South Korea

This place is a “Hell on Earth” with innocent man’s best friends in cages after cages waiting for the heartless customers to order them to be slaughtered on the spot by electrocution, hanging, beating,…and thrown into boiling water sometimes while they are still alive. Dogs are being killed in full view of other dogs terrified in cages, in public and in broad daylight. Based on a recent news article (South Korea’s dog meat clash http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/542514.html), there are 8 slaughterhouses around Cheongnyangri residential area near Gyeongdong market alone. 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

No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION and CONTACT Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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

Please sign, call and email today!

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

  • Email Addresses:
    mayor@honolulu.gov; kmpine@honolulu.gov; emartin@honolulu.gov; ianderson@honolulu.gov; tozawa@honolulu.gov; akobayashi@honolulu.gov; cafukunaga@honolulu.gov; jmanahan@honolulu.gov; belefante@honolulu.gov; rmenor@honolulu.gov; 20150124181@seoul.go.kr; english@seoul.go.kr; jeangss@seoul.go.kr
  • Call: 808-768-4141
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Mayor Kirk Caldwell
    530 S. King Street, Room 300
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park:
    Seoul Metropolitan Government, Saejong-daero 110, Jung-gu, Seoul, Postal Code 04524, South Korea

Suggested message to the Mayor and the members of the City Council of Honolulu

Dear Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City Council members:

Please watch this Korean news about the Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market in Seoul: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/
Also please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Honolulu should not be a sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon 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/tell-sister-city-seoul-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you.

Your Name & Address

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

  • Click to email Mayor’s office!.
    Email Addresses:
    mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org, mayorsunshinerequests@sfgov.org; Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org; Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org; Katy.Tang@sfgov.org; Breedstaff@sfgov.org; Jane.Kim@sfgov.org; Norman.Yee@sfgov.org; Scott.Wiener@sfgov.org; David.Campos@sfgov.org; Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org; John.Avalos@sfgov.org; frances.hsieh@sfgov.org; beth.rubenstein@sfgov.org; Jeremy.pollock@sfgov.org; hillary.ronen@sfgov.org; sheila.chung.hagen@sfgov.org; carolyn.goossen@sfgov.org; vallie.brown@sfgov.org; iris.wong@sfgov.org; conor.johnston@sfgov.org; 20150124181@seoul.go.kr; english@seoul.go.kr; jeangss@seoul.go.kr; samantha.roxas@sfgov.org;

  • Call: 415-554-6141
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Office of the Mayor
    City Hall, Room 200
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park:
    Seoul Metropolitan Government, Saejong-daero 110, Jung-gu, Seoul, Postal Code 04524, South Korea

Suggested message to the Mayor and the members of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco

Dear Mayor Ed Lee and the members of the Board of Supervisors:

Please watch this Korean news about the Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market in Seoul: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/
Also please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

San Francisco should not be a sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon 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/tell-sister-city-seoul-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you.

Your Name & Address

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

  • Click to email Mayor’s office!.
    Email addresses:
    eom@dc.gov; pmendelson@dccouncil.us; kmcduffie@dccouncil.us; esilverman@dccouncil.us; abonds@dccouncil.us; dgrosso@dccouncil.us; vorange@dccouncil.us; vorange@dccouncil.us; callen@dccouncil.us; jevans@dccouncil.us; mcheh@dccouncil.us; yalexander@dccouncil.us; 20150124181@seoul.go.kr; english@seoul.go.kr; jeangss@seoul.go.kr
  • Call: (202)442-8150
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Executive Office of the Mayor
    1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 316
    Washington, DC 20004
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park:
    Seoul Metropolitan Government, Saejong-daero 110, Jung-gu, Seoul, Postal Code 04524, South Korea

Suggested message to the Mayor and the members of City Council of Washington DC

Dear Mayor Muriel Bowser and the members of D.C. Council:

Please watch this Korean news about the Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market in Seoul: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/
Also please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Washington DC should not be a sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon 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/tell-sister-city-seoul-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you.

Your Name & Address

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Honolulu, San Francisco, and Washington DC!

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  1. HELOISA FACCHINI
    HELOISA FACCHINIJanuary 9,15

    BOÇAIS

    • Anita Venturi
      Anita VenturiFebruary 2,15

      Unacceptable .
      We have to stop this immediately!

  2. silagui
    silaguiJanuary 9,15

    il faut arrêter cette ignominie

  3. silagui
    silaguiJanuary 9,15

    il faut aider à arrêter cette abomination

    • maria mongiello
      maria mongielloFebruary 5,16

      WE AMERICANS
      we will show our children what you do to dogs and cats and next generstion will have so much hatred for you and all asian countries who murder dogs and cats.to us americans we sleep with dogs in our beds …we eat with them..we love our companions and our dogs are part of our family… if you wants to be veiw as murders…tortures..than do nothing..if you want to be respected…THEN STOP THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE…

  4. Romano Cristel
    Romano CristelJanuary 10,15

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  5. Susan Frudd
    Susan FruddJanuary 10,15

    This vile trade must end it is totally inhumane causing shocking cruelty and suffering to domestic animals, where is the compassion if any.
    The world is sickened by such a practice surely there must be someway of stopping it.

  6. WAU
    WAUJanuary 10,15

    STOP BARBARISM AGAINST EVERY LIVING CREATURE AT THE MOMENT

    DO YOU HAVE AN INTELLECT AND COMPASSION, PERSONS ACCOUNTABLE?
    THEN YOU HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLE NOW!

    ONE PIECE OF CRAP DO NOT HAVE ONE OF THE ABOVE. CRAP IS TO DISPOSE ONLY.

    YOU ARE CRIMINAL, IN ANY CASE HUMANELY GUILTY.

    IT IS TIME NOW TO CRIMINALISE INACTIVE AUTHORITIES DESTROYING FURTHERMORE EVERYTHING WHAT IS INVIOLATE TILL NOW – FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  7. Aarti Sharma
    Aarti SharmaJanuary 20,15

    Please stop this nonsense

  8. Lucy
    LucyJanuary 21,15

    There are so many emails and phone numbers that i lost track but i’ll try… And i’ll do it. Stupid Koreans/Asians! Then they wonder why we hate them! They are worse than imbecils and idiots! People should stop being born- seriously.. This world doesn’t need anymore cruel people or evil entities in this case.

    • christina pafitis
      christina pafitisFebruary 5,15

      we need to stop this disgusting trade now, why are asian people so violent with animals it is not acceptable in todays society the whole world needs to boycott this horrible disgusting race and may karma get you back a thousand time worst its just plain evil evil evil

    • Lindsay Southcombe
      Lindsay SouthcombeMay 18,16

      I abhor this evil trade as much as anyone, but being racist isn’t going to help. All our countries are guilty of animal abuse. In the UK there are still circuses with performing animals because our Conservative government couldn’t give a damn. I know there are plenty of facilities in the US that are far from humane. There are brave and dedicated people in Korea trying to stop this dreadful practice. We cannot just lump everyone together as guilty.

      • Charlotte Neumann
        Charlotte NeumannAugust 5,16

        Agreed, Lindsay. I understand people’s emotions of abhorrence, but we’ve got to end cruelty to animals in ALL our countries.

  9. Diana Dragolea
    Diana DragoleaFebruary 6,15

    I have recently started signing and I am very committed to helping your cause. I have just emailed all these addresses above. However, when I tried to email the South Korean embassy by using an address you suggested I couldn’t. How can I address them in another way?
    And more importantly, can I adopt a cat and a dog from South Korea through your site? Adoption at distance with sponsorship, I mean, distance adoption or something of this kind.

    • admin
      adminFebruary 7,15

      Dear Diana,

      Thank you for writing us and caring about the animals of S. Korean dog and cat meat industry!
      Could you let us know how you are having trouble with the Korean Embassy emails? If you can be more specific we will try to resolve the issues for you.
      Regarding the adoption, the best person to get in touch will be Nami Kim in Busan, South Korea. She is an activist and a rescuer. https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs

      There are so many things each one of us can do to help fight this cruel industry.
      The most important action you can take is to call the South Korean Embassy in your country and speak out against this horrible cruelty. Click here to find the phone numbers and talking points: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/call-south-korean-embassy/
      If you can share your experience on what kind of responses you have received from the Korean Embassy with us, that will make our day. Can we count on you to be the voice for these dogs?
      Please click to visit the “What you can do” page for actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/
      Also please sign and share all petitions: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/

      Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter if you haven’t already to stay up to date on the news and for call to action! http://koreandogs.org/
      If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions please contact us.
      Thank you so much!

      Marianne

    • Charlotte Neumann
      Charlotte NeumannAugust 5,16

      Wow, that’s a lovely thought, Diana.

  10. Terry
    TerryFebruary 20,15

    The civilized world is looking down at your country and its shameful animal cruelty behavior. BAN the trade, feel the pain and terror of the other living creatures put here on earth with us. They’re not plastic, they feel pain and fear exactly the same as you. Please stop this dog trade, please.

    • Lynn Schlosser
      Lynn SchlosserApril 19,15

      WHAT A HUGE BLEMISH UPON THE COUNTRY THAT PERMITS THIS UNBRIDLED BRUTALITY!! THIS CALLS FOR CLEANING UP YOUR REPUTATION BY PERMANENTLY ENDING THE GRUESOME DOGMEAT TRADE. ANIMAL WEFARE LAWS NEED CREATED AND ENFORCED, LEST THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN BE UPON DEFENSELESS CREATURES, AND A CURSE BE UPON ANY NATION WHO ALLOWS SUCH EVIL TO CONTINUE, PLEASE DO NOT TURN A BLIND EYE!!!

  11. Julia
    JuliaApril 21,15

    I’ve send letter to the Mayor Kirk Caldwell

  12. alla
    allaJune 5,15

    stop it!

  13. Barb
    BarbAugust 1,15

    DISGRACEFUL .DISGUSTING,PRIMITIVE SADISTIC CRUEL BASTARDS !!!!!!!!!!! BOYCOTT THESE PRIMITIVES CRIMINALS IF THEY DONT STOP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CIVILIZES HUMANS DO NOT EATS DOGS & CATS ONLY PRIMITIVS!!!!!!!! I WISH THEY DIE’S FROM RABIES IN TERRIBLE PAIN’S !!!! KARMA GET’S THOUS BASTARDS SOON!!!! !!!!!!!!! SHAME ONE YOU S. KOREA!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Carol Gallops
    Carol GallopsDecember 9,15

    I wish a worse death on those that treat these animals or any animals inhumanly. Something needs to be done. I will buy nothing from this Country until it stops the in humane treatment of animals.

  15. LINDA BADHAM
    LINDA BADHAMFebruary 3,16

    A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY AND TO GOD. WHAT A VILE COUNTRY WHAT SICKENING REPULSIVE HEARTLESS SCUM PEOPLE THESE ARE TO ALLOW SUCH UNIMAGINABLE TORTUROUS CRUELTY TO MANS BEST FRIND. I DESPAIR OF THESE COUNTRIES WHO HAVE NO LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ANIMALS !

  16. RICHERE DEZIEL
    RICHERE DEZIELFebruary 4,16

    Please stop this cruelty. cats and dogs are not food !

  17. Marsha Colondres
    Marsha ColondresFebruary 5,16

    Thank Goodness For This Organization. I’m Really At A Loss For Words. There Are Other Food Sources. Cruelty Comes In Many Forms!☹

  18. Guilhrrme
    GuilhrrmeFebruary 6,16

    Here in Brazil, dogs and cats are also part of our families, they sleep in our beds, they do everything with us. I will do what I can to spread awareness here.

  19. Sandra Kirchberger
    Sandra KirchbergerFebruary 12,16

    GOD I HATE THIS COUNTRY!! DOES ANYTHING GOOD COME FROM THIS COUNTRY?? THEY SEEM TO ENJOY INFLICTING PAIN AND SUFFERING ON ANYTHING THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON. THESE MONSTERS NEED TO BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH FOR GOOD! THEY ARE WITHOUT A SOUL !!! WHAT AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE! I WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WOULD BE DESTROYED IN AN EARTHQUAKE!!

  20. Beth J
    Beth JMay 17,16

    Here is the letter I’m sending:

    Seoul Metropolitan Government,
    Saejong-daero 110,
    Jung-gu,
    Seoul,
    Postal Code 04524,
    South Korea
    Dear Sir or Madam: May 17, 2016

    Please watch this Korean news report about the terrible Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market in Seoul: https://youtu.be/tRPVLEpTajo
    Also please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
    The world HATES this cruel industry and anyone supporting it. So why do you let it continue? Why should tourists visit a nation that tolerates this barbarism or buy the products made there?
    Scientific tests prove that the commonly held belief that dog meat increases virility is a lie. Do Korean men really believe such foolishness? Why do Koreans have so little compassion for the suffering of innocent creatures?
    In the journal PLoS Medicine, Dr Heiman Wertheim reported on two cases of human rabies infection transmitted by eating infected dog meat. This also highlights the dangers of eating dog & cat meat.
    Dog and cat meat is not “health food” in any way. This is a lie told by criminals that leads to nothing but horrific animal torture in South Korea and international hatred for Koreans who let this happen.
    When will the good people of South Korea and Seoul finally STOP the criminal, cruel dog and cat meat trade?
    Animal lovers all over the world will be boycotting South Korea (and your Olympics) until you do the right thing.
    때 한국은 마침내 범죄, 잔인 개와 고양이 고기 거래를 정지 할 것인가?
    당신이 옳은 일을 할 때까지 전 세계 동물 애호가 한국 (그리고 올림픽을) 보이콧됩니다.

  21. gretchen
    gretchenMay 18,16

    I just left LONG messages with San Francisco and Honolulu Mayors.

    Let’s KEEP THIS GOING … until the BASTARDS STOP. Also …. please consider BOYCOTTING all Koreak BBQ restaurants. Revolting.

  22. Carmen Celea
    Carmen CeleaMay 18,16

    I just send Emails to all mayors and stuff .I am very concern about these extreme sadism and dogs torture .It is unacceptable .Beyond sadism ,evil,satanic actions against best man friend Even I can’t watching videos ..Is sadistic ,inhuman and only psychopaths make such acts .Shame on you korea and all asia ,for this demonic cruelty dog trade .Stop this till is not too late .Karma is coming on you korea .Shame,shame ,shame !!!!

  23. Moira
    MoiraMay 18,16

    I signed all the petitions and sent e-mails to the addresses you provided. I really hope your efforts will stop this mass cruelty. It’s not just because dogs and cats are pets, and people involved in this hell don’t deserve to live. It’s because all animals are intelligent and sensitive. Cruelty and violence against animals, every animal, must be stopped. And we can do it!

  24. doris
    dorisMay 18,16

    Human’m sorry for humans and the planet That we live in a world where there are countries like Korea, China and Vietnam Human who seemingly are But in fact the stigma humanity Although the longer even the Chinese people in the face of both the Korean and Vietnam Similar to not human Because human actions seriously affect the human face You’re race No civilization and no culture wild and very the unsightly And despised all people of the world And to their families, friends and the people and government of the country We wish that your generation will be erased from the earth Death China, especially Beijing, Shanghai and the first single people and people of Vietnam and the Korean people to ask God May God curse the government and people of China, Korea and Vietnam

  25. bonnie
    bonnieMay 19,16

    i have emailed them all! everybody must do this!

  26. Line Guertin
    Line GuertinMay 19,16

    It’s a shame. It’s a crime against God Creature. One day you People of China, Peking, Shanghai, Vietnam and korea, will pay the price for all the victims. Sadic, bastard People you haven’t a heart. You are all Psychopathe. I boycott everything what is made in your Countries. I sign every day all Petition concerning all the attrocities you may do against Dogs and cats. I boycott the Olympic Games. You don’t deserve it. You don’t have kultur, your are not civilized. You are just bastard. My Dog is my Familly. They have feelings, and feel pain and fears so we do.They are intelligent. When I look at the pictures from Dog beeing killed, ill-treat, burn alive, skin, I get mad and crasy. If I could, I would destroy your Country. SPELL ON YOU.

  27. antonio lucchetto
    antonio lucchettoMay 19,16

    this is an unsusefull tradition, please stop this shame because that tradition put all the corean people (nord and sud) in a shame position in the world!

  28. m s
    m sMay 20,16

    I hope all of u go vegan at some point. As disgusting as this is, the same thing happens daily to cows, pigs, and chickens. These animals are our friends and not food either. Please check out earthlings and forks over knives. Veganism is the healthiest for the animals, our bodies, and the environment.

  29. Hermien
    HermienJanuary 5,17

    Please stop the dog and cat meat trade. I pray that you find our Heavenly Father in your hearts and His Love for all creation. These animals are not to be eaten, they have feelings, emotions, hurt and are being treated and tortured inhumanely. Only satan and his demons will do things like this, because he wants to hurt everything God created, including your souls… it is so cruel and my heart breaks every time. May you all of a sudden be touched so terribly feeling what they must feel every time, so that your eyes will be opened. Give your all to Jesus and He will save you. Open the eyes of their hearts Lord. Our dogs and cats are friendly, not your city…every time they see us, they are happy and give us so much love…how can you NOT see or feel that. It sickens me to think that you can eat your best friend…it is the same as you killing your child and boiling him/her…would you do that? Please Lord, I pray with a deep cry in my heart that you will touch these people and STOP them immediately, because with You, all things are possible, You can change a situation in an instant…You have never meant for your children be like this…touch their souls Lord…You are all knowing God! Father, Elohim…please Lord! Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us, for our sins, that we may be saved God and never be the same again, EVER, and too that we may be with You some day in the promised land. AMEN.

    Please…

    With tears in my eyes and love in my heart, I pray this and ask this of you.

  30. ely mens
    ely mensJanuary 19,17

    The only way to tell these outdated, backwards & historically barbaric countries is to boycott. These parasitic barbarians only understand greed & money. BOYCOTT all products from these countries, shame on you!!!!!

  31. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJanuary 25,17

    TODA ESTA TRAGEDIA NUNCA DEBIÓ EXISTIR, ES LO QUE ESTAMOS VIVIENDO Y NO ES POSIBLE SEGUIR TOLERANDO SEMEJANTE BARBARIE. LA LEY TIENE EL PODER ABSOLUTO PARA LIBERAR A ESTOS PERROS Y GATOS DE SEMEJANTE HORROR, SEMEJANTE INFIERNO; ESTO ES INVOLUCIONADO Y FOMENTA ODIO Y VIOLENCIA ENTRE NUESTRAS SOCIEDADES!!!!! DETENGA ESTA TERRIBLE CRUELDAD AHORA MISMO, PUEDEN HACERLO Y TODOS QUEREMOS UN MUNDO EN PAZ Y ORDEN. NO PERMITAMOS MÁS ESTA DESGRACIA, ES SÓLO CUESTIÓN DE ÉTICA Y PRIORIDADES PARA TOMAR CAMINOS CORRECTOS, LOS INTERESES COMERCIALES DE UNOS CUÁNTOS NO SON IMPORTANTES Y NO CUENTAN. POR FAVOR ACABEN CON ESTE HORROR!!!

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