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Sister City Campaign – Yongin, South Korea – Fullerton, California

Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald of Fullerton, California: Tell Sister City, Yongin, 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.

Yongin became Sister city with Fullerton in 2004.
Yongin is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Yongin. 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 Yongin’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: 317 Health Food Centers; and 170 restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.

If every one of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, it is too awful to think how many dog/cat farms and slaughterhouses must be present in and around Yongin to supply all of these outlets – and those that might appear under a different ‘search’.

Health Food Center in Yongin_061916

Dog Meat Soup Restaurant in Yongin_061916

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 Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald, 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: jenniferf@cityoffullerton.com; council@cityoffullerton.com; gregs@cityoffullerton.com; bwwhitaker@live.com; CityManager@cityoffullerton.com; admsrvcs@cityoffullerton.com; fullertonsistercityorg@gmail.com;
  • Send message through Facebook pages:
    Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald
    City of Fullerton
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    City of Fullerton
    Mayor & City Council
    303 W. Commonwealth Avenue
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    USA

    Send a copy of your letter to Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong:
    Mayor Chan-Min Jeong
    Yongin Government
    1199 Joongbu-daero (Samga-dong), Cheoin-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 17019
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    용인시청
    [17019]경기도 용인시 처인구 중부대로 1199(삼가동)
    South Korea

  • Call the Mayor: 1-714-738-6311
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@FullertonCA .@Yonginsi_tr .@jungchanmin Mayor Fitzgerald: Plz urge Sister City, Yongin-Stop Killing & Eating Dogs! https://goo.gl/nn2ILE

Suggested message to the Mayor of Fullerton

Dear Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald and the City Council members:

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

The Korean internet searches resulted in: 317 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 170 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.

Fullerton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong 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-jennifer-fitzgerald-of-fullerton-california-tell-sister-city-yongin-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

Your Name & Address

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  1. Elaine Brum
    Elaine BrumJune 20,16

    Stop that evil act of killing and eating dogs and cats

  2. Elaine Brum
    Elaine BrumJune 20,16

    Stop killing dogs ,evil and sadistic subhumans

  3. Donna Taylor
    Donna TaylorJune 20,16

    An eye for an eye is required.

  4. Yeowol Kim
    Yeowol KimJune 21,16

    Stop torturing, slaughtering and eating dogs and cats !

  5. faith
    faithJune 23,16

    i wish more people know about u nami kim! im spreading the word!

  6. Hollie Hollon
    Hollie HollonJune 23,16

    We stand behind you Nami Kim in all your efforts to save these poor innocent animals. Good luck and may good win over evil and these horrible and vile murders stop now!!i

  7. Beth J
    Beth JJune 25,16

    Here is the letter I sent to the Fullerton officials (via email and FB pages) and cc’d to the Mayor of Yongin with his own letter:
    Dear Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald and the City Council members:

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

    Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs

    Let me get right to the point:
    The City of Fullerton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten.

    These are not the acts of desperately hungry people, but of despicably callous and barbaric sadists acting **for profit**.

    Searches of the Korean internet results in 317 so-called “Health Food Centers” — these commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), PLUS 170 (!) dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.

    This is not only unacceptable, this is DESPICABLE.

    Please notify Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong of your awareness of the worldwide protests against this horrific (and supposedly illegal) industry in their country and vehemently urge them to close down ALL dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products as soon as humanly possible.

    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-jennifer-fitzgerald-of-fullerton-california-tell-sister-city-yongin-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats

    Horrified animal lovers the world over demand immediate action on this extremely troubling matter.

    Thank you for your efforts to help us put an end to these atrocities.

  8. christa.oostenrijk
    christa.oostenrijkJuly 8,16

    PLEASE STOP THE HORRIFIC TORTURE AND VERY PAINFUL ABUSE AND KILLING OF BEAUTIFUL DOGS AND CATS ITS VERY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH TO EAT DOGMEAT!!

  9. Jean Clelland-Morin
    Jean Clelland-MorinJuly 8,16

    The Only Logical and Moral response is VEGANISM ! ! !

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