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Sister State Campaign – Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virgina, Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Governor Gary Herbert of Utah, Premier Christy Clark of British Columbia(Canada) and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of Queensland(Australia): Tell Sister State, Gyeonggi Province, 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.

Gyeonggido Province Governor Kyung-Pil Nam

Gyeonggido Province Governor Kyung-Pil Nam

Gyeonggido Province of South Korea became a sister state with the U.S. states of Utah in 1983, Virginia in 1997, and Florida in 2000, and Queensland, Australia in 1997 and British Columbia, Canada in 2008.

This, despite the fact that Gyeonggido, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade.

In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Gyeonggido.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch undercover video from the Moran Dog Meat Market in Seongnam, Gyeonggido. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many markets like this all around Gyeonggido.

Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Gyeonggido and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. Dogs and puppies died of diseases are tossed away like garbage, left in front of cages to rot while the momma dogs watch in terror and despair. Seongnam, Suwon, Pocheon, Goyang(Ilsan), Gimpo, Incheon, Namyangju, Anseong, Uijeongbu; and on goes the list of cities in Gyeonggido where these terrible atrocities are perpetrated.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Please sign, call and email today!

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

News: Governor Nam Kyung-pil organizes a Gyeonggi-Virginia 6-member discussion council to expand exchanges 12/2/2014

  • Click HERE to send an online message!
  • Call the Governor’s Office! 804-786-2211
  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Governor Terry McAuliffe
    P.O. Box 1475
    Richmond, VA 23218 USA

Suggested message:

Dear Governor Terry McAuliffe:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister State, Gyeonggido, South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.

Virginia should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeonggido Governor Kyung-Pil Nam 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/terry-mcauliffe-tell-sister-state-gyeonggido-south-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

Florida Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott

  • Click HERE to send an online message!
  • Call the Governor’s Office! (850) 488-7146
  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Office of Governor Rick Scott
    State of Florida
    The Capitol
    400 S. Monroe St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 USA

Suggested message:

Dear Governor Rick Scott:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister State, Gyeonggido, South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.

Florida should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeonggido Governor Kyung-Pil Nam 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/terry-mcauliffe-tell-sister-state-gyeonggido-south-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

Utah Governor Gary Herbert

Utah Governor Gary Herbert

Utah Governor Gary Herbert

  • Send emails!
    constituentservices@utah.gov
  • Call the Governor’s Office! Phone: 801-538-1000
    Toll-free: 800-705-2464 (in-state only)
  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Office of Constituent Services
    Utah State Capitol
    350 North State Street, Suite 200
    PO Box 142220
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220 USA

Suggested message:

Dear Governor Gary Herbert:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister State, Gyeonggido, South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.

Utah should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeonggido Governor Kyung-Pil Nam 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/terry-mcauliffe-tell-sister-state-gyeonggido-south-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

British Columbia, Canada Premier Christy Clark

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark

  • Click HERE to send an online message!
  • Send emails!
    premier@gov.bc.ca; suzanne.anton.mla@leg.bc.ca; bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca; shirley.bond.mla@leg.bc.ca; stephanie.cadieux.mla@leg.bc.ca; rich.coleman.mla@leg.bc.ca; mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca; peter.fassbender.mla@leg.bc.ca; norm.letnick.mla@leg.bc.ca; terry.lake.mla@leg.bc.ca; coralee.oakes.mla@leg.bc.ca; mary.polak.mla@leg.bc.ca; john.rustad.mla@leg.bc.ca; michelle.stilwell.mla@leg.bc.ca; todd.stone.mla@leg.bc.ca; steve.thomson.mla@leg.bc.ca; amrik.virk.mla@leg.bc.ca; teresa.wat.mla@leg.bc.ca; andrew.wilkinson.mla@leg.bc.ca; naomi.yamamoto.mla@leg.bc.ca;
  • Call the Premier’s Office!
    Telephone:250-387-1715
    Fax:250-387-0087

  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Office of the Premier
    PO Box 9041, Stn Prov Gov’t
    Victoria, BC V8W 9E1 Canada

Suggested message:

Dear Premier Christy Clark:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister State, Gyeonggido, South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.

British Columbia should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeonggido Governor Kyung-Pil Nam 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/terry-mcauliffe-tell-sister-state-gyeonggido-south-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

Queensland, Australia Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

  • Click HERE to send an online message!
  • Send emails!
    Inala@parliament.qld.gov.au; thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au; South.Brisbane@parliament.qld.gov.au;
    deputy.premier@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Mulgrave@parliament.qld.gov.au; treasurer@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Woodridge@parliament.qld.gov.au; health@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Ashgrove@parliament.qld.gov.au; education@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Stafford@parliament.qld.gov.au; sdnrm@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Redcliffe@parliament.qld.gov.au; attorney@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Bundamba@parliament.qld.gov.au; police@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Rockhampton@parliament.qld.gov.au; agriculture@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Yeerongpilly@parliament.qld.gov.au; mainroads@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Mount.Coot-tha@parliament.qld.gov.au; environment@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Algester@parliament.qld.gov.au; housingandpublicworks@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Waterford@parliament.qld.gov.au; communities@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Mundingburra@parliament.qld.gov.au; disabilityandseniors@ministerial.qld.gov.au; Sandgate@parliament.qld.gov.au;
  • Call the Premier’s Office!
    Phone: (07) 3719 7000
    Fax: (07) 3220 6222

  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Department of Premier and Cabinet
    PO Box 15185
    City East, Queensland 4002, Australia

Suggested message:

Dear Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

Please watch this undercover video from your Sister State, Gyeonggido, South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.

Queensland should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeonggido Governor Kyung-Pil Nam 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/terry-mcauliffe-tell-sister-state-gyeonggido-south-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

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Gyeonggido, South Korea's Cruelty!

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  1. 김연진
    김연진April 1,15

    Don’t eat dog!
    Don’t do that crazy something

  2. Rebecca Zeitz
    Rebecca ZeitzApril 1,15

    I am opposed to the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in the province of Gyeonggido. Please use your power to stand up against this injustice.

  3. Fairy Zamrou
    Fairy ZamrouApril 1,15

    Please, STOP THIS BARBARIC ACT.

  4. soile wiirilä
    soile wiiriläApril 1,15

    I am opposed to the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in ANY province of South-Korea, the nation of beasts!

  5. Andrea Dimbleby
    Andrea DimblebyApril 2,15

    This horrendous cruelty has to stop – they are not a civilised nation

  6. Kevin Dimbleby
    Kevin DimblebyApril 2,15

    Must be stopped – barbaric

  7. Maggie Schafer
    Maggie SchaferApril 3,15

    THESE PEOPLE ARE HORRIBLE BARBARIANS – THEY HAVE NO MORALS OR ETHICS! THEY DO NOT DESERVE A PLACE ON THE PLANET AND I WILL PRAY FOR A DISASTER, EITHER NATURAL OR OTHERWISE, TO WIPE THEM OUT AND CLEANSE THE COUNTRY! UGLY, BRUTAL, BASE, DESPICABLE – THEY DESERVE WORSE THAN WHAT THEY ARE GIVING THESE ANIMALS!

    • linda bagdasarian
      linda bagdasarianJune 9,15

      Maggie Schafer, I completely agree with your statement. I, too, have been waiting for the elimination of this barbaric country! of course, that being said, I only want the monsters that do this to be banished in the most horrific of ways and their kids too!!! might as well get rid of the genes

  8. Debbie Godio
    Debbie GodioApril 3,15

    Stop the slaughter of dogs and cats world wide !

  9. Ravinder Singh
    Ravinder SinghApril 3,15

    This shows the mentality of these countries. They are devils,monsters on this earth in the form of humans. SHAME,DISGUSTING. THESE COUNTRIES SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED.

  10. Deborah Gehr
    Deborah GehrApril 3,15

    A a civilized nation, South Korea has a duty to protect and not kill, torture and eat companion animals. There are alternatives like agriculture. Claiming
    the dog meat industry is a must and it is cultural is no longer an excuse to kill and torture these poor defenseless animals who have intelligence, emotion, and they experience fear and pain as humans do… its time for the elected officials to put a stop to this barbaric trade. The world is watching South Korea!! Do something to stop this!!! How a nation treats its animals says it all about a nation and how humane and compassionate and civilized it is.

  11. iwana Baczynski-arku
    iwana Baczynski-arkuApril 4,15

    Stopt das grausame abschlachten der armen Tiere so grausam muß kein Tier behandelt werden ich hasse Tierquäler

  12. cristina iertea
    cristina ierteaApril 6,15

    !!!

  13. cristina iertea
    cristina ierteaApril 6,15

    stopt this!!!

  14. brandao jacqueline
    brandao jacquelineApril 29,15

    courrier mails envoyés.

  15. alla
    allaJune 5,15

    stop it!

  16. denise yipp doyle
    denise yipp doyleJune 25,15

    The level of barbaric torture and wilful ignorance involved with the boiling, skinning, starving, beating and complete lack of respect for life….that these people commit on our animal brothers is the worst thing going on this planet, at this moment in time.

  17. yuliwantono
    yuliwantonoJune 26,15

    Pls Stop this cruelty

  18. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisJuly 1,15

    in the name of god please stop this torture on these poor innocent animals for goodness sakes

  19. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisJuly 1,15

    please humans go vegan and this will stop killing all animals

  20. Anastasia Azizova
    Anastasia AzizovaJuly 3,15

    Creatures that eat everything that moves, you burn in Hell!

  21. Janine Morata
    Janine MorataJuly 13,15

    Please…stop killing and eating animals… they also have their own lives… they can also feel pains and know how to cry… Please stop. They can protect and love us.

  22. Raouchaia Reda
    Raouchaia RedaJuly 29,15

    Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats. It is horrible. Evil and sad :(

  23. Jessica
    JessicaJune 8,16

    ONE DAY YOU GUYS WILL GO TO HELL FOR GOOD !! YOU SHOULDNT KILL A ANIMAL BECAUSE THATS YOUR CULTURE ! NO NO NO

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