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Mayor of Richmond, Virginia: Tell Sister City, Uijeongbu, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to 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.

Uijeongbu Mayor Byung-Young Ahn

Uijeongbu Mayor Byung-Young Ahn

Uijeongbu, South Korea became a Sister City with Richmond, Virgina in 1995, despite the fact that Uijeongbu, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty.

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, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who does nothing to stop this. One of the cities which supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Uijeongbu.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Watch the videos below from dog farms and slaughterhouses in Uijeongbu. There are no words to describe the daily horror of these “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog restaurants, slaughterhouses, farms and meat markets like these all around Uijeongbu.

Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Uijeongbu 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.

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

Please sign petition, call and email Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones TODAY!

    Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones

    Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send an email to Mayor Dwight C. Jones!(Use below suggested message or petition for email text)
    Click HERE to send an online message or send an email to: askthemayor@richmondgov.com; ryuek@korea.kr
  • Call the Mayor’s Office!
    Phone: (804)646-7970
    Fax: (804)646-7987
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@hope_u .@byahn21 @CityRichmondVA Mayor Jones, Plz urge Sister City Uijeongbu, Korea–stop torturing & killing dogs https://goo.gl/NpO5Yw
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
    Mayor’s Office
    City of Richmond
    900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
    Richmond, VA
    23219 USA

    Send a copy of your letter to the Uijeongbu Mayor Byung-Young Ahn!

    Uijeongbu City
    Mayor Byung-Young Ahn
    Simin-ro 1, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 11622
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    의정부시장 안병용님
    경기도 의정부시 시민로 1 (의정부동) (11622)
    South Korea

    Phone: 82-31-828-2114
    Fax: +82-31-828-4912

Suggested message:

Dear Mayor Dwight C. Jones:

Please watch the below videos from dog farm/slaughterhouses in Uijeongbu, South Korea: https://youtu.be/XtVfdpCsjts, https://youtu.be/h9UWO0Wd4mg
Also watch the below undercover video from the South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Richmond should not be a Sister City to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Uijeongbu Mayor Byung-Young Ahn 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/richmond-mayor-the-hon-dwight-c-jones-tell-sister-city-uijeongbu-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

Your Name & City/Country

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  1. Mary Ellen Bunney
    Mary Ellen BunneyFebruary 3,16

    Eating of dogs and cats need to stop. These animals were nor put here for food consumption. What u do is barbaric and cruel.

  2. Terry Jordan
    Terry JordanFebruary 3,16

    You are barbarians. You have no soul, no humanity. I will NEVER do anything to support your country or products until you treat animals humanely. You are hated by the western world for your cruelty.

  3. Daniela Penasa
    Daniela PenasaFebruary 3,16

    Stop this. it is not necessary to eat any dogs or cats or other animals. we have enough healthy food (fruit and vegetables). That is so cruel? all animals feel also pain. Try it on your body self – you will feel how it hurts and how cruefull you are! Don’t torture anymore and live with dogs and cats together! you will see, those animals enrich our lives. pls stop this and let them live.

  4. marga terstal
    marga terstalFebruary 3,16

    you are the great barbarians we ate you

  5. marga terstal
    marga terstalFebruary 3,16

    you are the great barbarians we hate you

  6. jill burtenshaw
    jill burtenshawFebruary 3,16

    You are vile cruel barbaric bastards, you have no soul, i hope you die the same way you treat the poor dogs!!!!!

  7. Tina White
    Tina WhiteFebruary 3,16

    You are evil and cruel! God needs to wipe you off this world!

  8. Rita Ruocco
    Rita RuoccoFebruary 3,16

    Please find compassion in your hearts to respect the lives of these animals..
    All living things want to live and not die! This is a horrific act against wonderful creatures that are also entitled to being treated compassionately. Dogs and cats were not created for consumption, please stop.

  9. Marlene
    MarleneFebruary 3,16

    Just Stop you make me sick.

  10. MS
    MSApril 27,16

    WHAT SANE & MORAL SOCIETY WOULD ALLOW THIS? PLEASE, LET’S DO THE RIGHT THING -THIS IS ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION. Think of the future for ALL people — LET’S ABOLISH THESE DRACONIAN, BRUTAL FARMS -LET’S RESCUE THESE DOGS & CATS.

  11. chaitanya
    chaitanyaMay 21,16

    You reap wht you sow

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